A land as ancient as the origin of Mother Earth , land of multiple religions, a potpourri of varied cultures and traditions and a juke-box of numerous languages and dialects. A land about which Mark Twain quoted:
“…..the cradle of the human race , the birth place of human speech, the mother of history , the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition….”
In the coming days, I would be posting glimpses of this ancient land with snippets , on my blog.
Still wondering which land am I talking about? Well, let me give you another clue – The Land of Yoga , The Majestic Temples and Maharajas! Yes, I am talking about ‘India’.
From the unheard dunes of Mahabar to the Singing Hills of Himachal, from Colourful chariots of Gods and Goddesses on the South Indian streets to the chambers of the Rajas and Maharajas, all through this April – I am writing about the exciting places , traditions , architecture and adventure activities that one can indulge in , across India. Some of the places might not find a mention in the Travel Books but that should not deter a traveller from indulging in the beauty of a place, according to me.
Here, take a glimpse of this wonderful country captured through my lens
India, often termed ‘Mother India’ by her citizens has never ceased to surprise me. Whenever I thought that I had had enough and seen everything about her, she has revealed another unknown aspect of herself to me. So sit tight, fasten your seat-belts as I take you on a Photo-essay of my motherland – ‘Bharat or Bharatavarsha’ aka ‘India’ with my 26 posts as part of the #AtoZChallenge.
First things first. This is my very first flight over A-Z Challenge but that does not mean I am an inexperienced pilot ( read-traveller) and I assure that you are in safe hands, though I am a bit too excited about being a part of this Blogging marathon.
Before we take off on this tour, let me familiarize you a bit about Vibrant India.
Facts about India
India is the world’s largest democracy with 1.2 billion people and one of the fastest developing Third World Countries. She is majestically protected by the Himalayan Ranges on the North to till the East, by the ‘Thar desert’ in the West and the Royal Indian Ocean in the South. Her neighbours include Sri Lanka, Nepal , Bangladesh , Bhutan, China and Pakistan.
There are around 22 official languages with English and Hindi being two of them. The currency of India is the Indian Rupee.
There are direct flights connecting the National Capital of Delhi and many of the major cities of India, with the rest of the world.
Best time to visit :
All through the year. Yes, you heard it right. April to June is pretty hot but there are beautiful hill stations to which you can escape. India is not known as a Sub-Continent for nothing !
Where to stay , where and what to eat and what to do around in the country – all this and more will be covered in the coming posts. So stay tuned and watch out this space for more.
Welcome aboard Polkajunction on this #AtoZChallenge , across Incredible and Vibrant India!