Indian culture is as old as the hills. Stretching back to the 5000 years, it exists as a melting pot of many races, castes, colors, creed, sex and religion. The enticing unity among the people in India is the evidence of brotherhood and oneness among them. Indian culture is widely influenced by the rich historical past of the country. The Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists of India and their myriad religious beliefs, customs and rituals forms the inseparable part of the fascinating Indian culture collage. Most of these customs, faiths and beliefs have been handed over from one generation to another and still forms the integral part of the society.
The art and craft, dance and music, fairs and festivals, architecture and
people are all part of the rich and diverse culture of India. Trip to the
city of Rajasthan, introduce you to the true colors of India. The city
offers you the unique sights of the architectural magnificence of the forts
and palaces. Enthralling rides on camel and elephants can be compared to the
ride in Mercedes Benz. The women of Rajasthan are fascinatingly adorned in
bright colored clothes, wearing tons of jewelery and men wearing turbans are
examples of diversity of culture in India.
Talking about the architecture of India, one's mind traverses to the great
temple cities of the south Chidambaram, Rameswaram, Kanchipuram, Madurai to
the architecture splendors of he Vijaynagar empire an ruins of Hampi to the
erotic sculptures of Khajuraho and the grand Mughal architecture of Delhi,
Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.
India look reason for celebrations, be it Holy, Diwali, Pongal, Durga Puja,
Id or Christmas. Every festival has its own special significance. Weather
you go to east or west Delhi, north or the south Delhi, you would be able to
enjoy every month a festival or a fair. It is its rich traditions and
customs that has binded the people in the country.
Foremost among the performing arts are India's classical dances
Bhartnatyam, Odissi, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, and Mohiniattam, that have their
origins in various states across the country. Every dance has a precise
vocabulary of emotions and these are displayed by gestures that involve the
body, arm face, figures and eyes. Classical music in India has no comparison
with western orchestra.
Along with the traditional music, western music is also equally popular in
the country. Every major hotel has a restaurant with the live band and dance
floor. These range from the informal coffee shops and to sophisticated night
Yet another facet of Modern Indian culture is experienced through the
colorful lifestyle of the tribal people inhabited in the country. Some of
the most popular among them are gonds, bhils, munda, santhals, angami, nagas
and great andamanese.