India and its beauty
India is the most culturally diverse nation in the world, a country full of verve, energy and contradictions. From language to dressing-style, the country has been hailed as one of the most complex amalgamation of various cultural identities. The word India and its cultural diversity can almost be used as synonyms to each other. Being culturally diverse, India witnesses different festivals throughout the year across the country, each festival showcases unique features of ones own culture through music, dance, cuisine and traditional sports. Every culture has their own unique delicacies and one should never miss out of the rich food delicacies when one visits India.
India is a land of surprise! Every region has their own culture and language so most Indians will speak at least two (most of the time 3) languages! We Indians are very expressive and like to talk a lot. We are mostly known as very loud, but when you come to Northeast region you will notice people are quite and shy. I guarantee anyone who visits India, that India will never allow you to have a dull moment. Its overwhelming. You will experience weirdest customs and traditions which possibly happens only in India.
There are many reasons why one should visit India and why you will not regret doing so. Reason number one should be that you won´t have to worry about budget once travelling to India, because India is a budget friendly destination. When I say budget friendly I mean that the prices of street food can go as low as 2$ and you can literally fill your hungry belly with just 5$.
And if you ever are in India you should not miss out the street foods. The cuisine is undeniably a highlight of any trip to India. India is also a place where a vegetarian will never feel bored! One will get the most exciting veggie options in India. Perhaps no other country can offer the range of cuisine that India does and you might be surprised that in India there is no such thing as typical Indian food. Every region and every tribe have different cuisines and different dishes they are proud of. From Idli and dosa in the South, to Chhole bhature in the North, to dhokla of west and bamboo shoots in the east.
Architecture in India is also something worth seeing, for example Mumbai is the second largest city in the world with art-deco buildings! India has a history of royal kingdom and many palaces built in ancient time has been maintained beautifully and some have even been turned into hotels which is good news for you, because this means you have an opportunities to experience staying in royal palaces! While talking about the royalty one should not fail to appreciate the ancient architecture of India, the temples built with such dedication is beyond words. The art and its details are wondrous of wonders, the golden temple in Amritsar, Birla temple in Kolkata is one perfect example!
The Northeast India, the least known or talked about in India even by Indians ourselves is known for hotspot bio diversity and its virgin forest. Northeast India is made up of eight states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. Assam is home to one-horned rhino, Kanchendzonga in Sikkim stands 8586 m tall, Mawsynram in Meghalaya has the worlds highest rainfall, Mawlynnong village also in Meghalaya the cleanest village in Asia and Manipur shelters the world's largest floating island, where you can find houses and a school.
Northeast India forms one of the major regions of tropical forests in India. India harbours six types of large cats and the state of Arunachal Pradesh prides itself for sustaining four large of them. The forests in the region are extremely diverse in structure and composition. Even though India has so much to offer, tourism is a new term for the people of Northeast India. So if there is any explorer in search of a new and less known/talked about place Northeast India is the right place to come to. Inspite of lack of hospitality management the people of Northeast have the warmest hearts and will welcome you to their homes with a big smile. You may not find hotels everywhere but you don't have to worry about it, because people will give you shelter and will treat you as if you were a part of their family. That's the beauty of Northeast India and that makes you experience the local living in the best way possible.
I cannot stop writing about my country and I have still to mentioned so many things! It is next to impossible for me to jot down all the beauties that my country has to offer down on paper. That's why I really encourage you to come and visit and experience India yourself, so that you can understand why I love my country so much.