Monday, 13 August 2012

Art and Culture of India


India is a globally famous tourism destination in the world with varied tourism options. One of the most desired tourism options in this country is cultural & heritage tourism which attracts tourists all over the world. It is a country with more than the 5000 years old civilization. It's diverse but rich culture & tradition. There are lots of cultural, historical and heritage sites in america which appeal cultural enthusiasts to have an exciting journey of cultural India tour. On cultural tours in India tourists may have ample opportunities for memorable cultural tourism in see many cultural sites, historical places, pilgrimage places, magnificent monuments and fantastic forts & palaces. India Travel Tours provides an assortment of packages four cultural India tour.

India is the motherland of art, culture and architecture all over the globe where each historical monument in the country like the forts, palaces, caves, temples, mosques and churches reflect the glory of the era that they belonged. The Art and Culture Tour of India unravels a memorable journey of the monuments of the olden times in India like the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh; Ajanta Ellora caves near Aurangabad in Maharashtra; the mesmerising temples of Khajuraho and South India together with many more structures portray the enriched architecture of India in the olden times.

Indian traditional artistic representations are the most evolved and cultured systems in the world where carnatic music, classical dance styles like Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri etc, theatre and various drama forms including Harikatha and folk arts are amongst the traditional and ancient art and entertainment forms today. Indian films nowadays were based on the traditional arts in their childhood during 1930's and 40's. Indian cinema especially Hindi and Tamil cinema have evolved as the largest film industries in the world next simply to Hollywood.

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Indian classical arts like classical music, classical dance, theatre and drama possesses traditions and history dating back several centuries and Carnatic and Hindustani music have their roots in "Sama Veda" one of the four Vedas that are the eternal and timeless scriptures from which the religious and social ethos of the sub-continent evolved. Bharatnatyam, a celebrated dance form too is dependant on authoritative sources like "Natya Sastra" by the sage Bharata Muni and "Abhinaya Darpana" by Nandi Kesava dating back centuries before Christ.
Culture of India
Indian culture is rich, diverse and unique in the whole world as the people in the country fit in with different religions, castes, creed; speak different languages; enjoy different of cuisines. People owned by different religions celebrate different festivals with great enthusiasm and zeal.

The major religions followed within India are Hinduism (80%), Islam (14%), Christianity (2.4%), Sikhism (2%), Buddhism( 0.7%), Jainism (0.5%). The people owned by different ethnic groups are Indo-Aryans(72%), Dravidians (25%) and Others(3%). You will find hundreds of tribal communities. You will find about 1600 languages spoken throughout the country.

Indian culture is diverse that it is very difficult to explain it. Every region and every state includes a culture and tradition of its own. Even in one single state different communities follow different customs. Every region has it own cuisine, clothing, language, etc. The appearances of the people too vary from one another depending on the region one is associated with. The diverse climate and the diverse landscape too plays a significant role in the diverse culture of India.

People owned by different regions celebrate different festivals over-all the year. Some of the important Hindu festivals celebrated are Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Ganesh Utsav; Muslim festivals celebrated are Iid and Bakriid and the Christian festivals celebrated are Christmas, and Easter.
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