SUBMITTED TO: Mrs. DEEPALI SHARMA
INDIA - a land of dreams and romance. A land blessed by the Sun, Shimmering Waters, Landscapes Painted golden with its rays, Silhouetted mountained, And a warm glowing welcome. A land of enormous Contrasts from North to South, East to West. India unfolds for you, a Series of diversities. The People, The Culture, The Languages, The Costumes, The Religions, Their art, architecture, forms of dances and music all amazingly different from another. The land of remarkable assemblage of the traditional hospitality. An irresistible magnet for visitors through the ages.
Every year millions of people visit India from all over the world and discover more than a culture as old as time. So make your travel plans now and have a memorable experience of a lifetime with Recreation.
North India has an amazingly varied topography. In the far north, the Himalayan mountains, snow covered sentinels, separate India from the rest of Asia. Nestling in their lower ranges are the Picturesque hills and valleys of Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttranchal, Punjab/Haryana.
Rajasthan is the desert state of India. It is also a land which successfully combines burning sands with shimmering lake palaces.
The states of South India have much in common. Located in Peninsular India, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. All four southern states have extensive coast lines and remain mainly tropical areas, except for the day scrub of the Deccan Plateau.
Start from Hyderabad, the city of Nizams, in Andhra Pradesh or Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Visit the vibrant city of Bangalore in Karnataka, an exciting mixture of the traditional, colonial and modern. Move on to the gracious ambience of Mysore with its air of still living in a royal past. Bandipur National Park, Belur, Halebid, Hampi & Badami are other worth-seeing places. Visit historic port town of Kochi and explore Kerala's warm beaches and magical Backwaters/House Boat for a perfect holiday experience of South India.
The entire eastern region is one of the great natural beauty and variety. The snow clad mountains of Sikkim give way to lush, green hills where bamboos and orchids flower in great profusion. Towards the south the forests and lakes of Orissa teem with an abundance of wildlife. The state is full of temples. Still further, scattered in the Bay of Bengal, lie the tropical Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With rain forest, beautiful beaches of clean lagoons edged by The North East is composed of seven states whose natural beauty has earned them the sobriquet 'seven sisters'.
Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya have been generously blessed by nature.
Bihar is another state in North East where one can visit Patna, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Nalanda and Rajgir - Buddhist places.
Mumbai - India's Western gateway and capital Maharashtra, with a major international airport and harbour. Aurangabad, 400 kms. from Mumbai is famous for spectacular rock cut caves - Ajanta & Ellora of 2nd/3rd century B.C.
Goa - the most comprehensive beach resort in the country.
Bhopal, the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh is famous for Udaygiri, Sanchi for Buddhist art and architecture. One can also visit Mandu, Gwalior with excursion to Orchha, Shivpuri and Khajuraho.
SHOPPING IN INDIA :-
India's vast cultural diversity has resulted in a treasure trove of handicrafts for the discerning shopper, in a truly remarkable variety of styles and prices. Below are some of the best buys, either for the souvenir hunter or the connoisseur.
SILKS :- ( Varanasi, Mysore, Kanchipuram, Assam, Kashmir)
Every part of India offers its own variety of rich silk and its own individual colours and weaves. Indian...