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India Heritage Travel Guide

Cultural Heritage of India

Taj MahalThe cultural heritage of India has its roots in the different components of culture i.e. musical heritage, dances, sculpturing and other fine arts, festivities, languages spoken, traditional beliefs and customs, food and many more like these. It is the development in these aspects of life that makes the heritage of India one of the most vibrant and most exhaustive.

We at Indianvisit believe in the continuity and dynamism of Indian cultural heritage and it is our endeavor to make other people exposed to the same. The best way to understand the Cultural Heritage of India is to experience and to make you understand it better we have special tour packages lined up. Travel to India with our cultural tour packages and understand why this heritage has withstood thousands of years and still going strong.

Monuments and Sculptors of India

Shore TempleThe talent of the shilpis or the Indian artisans' is till date visible in the temples constructed centuries ago. The sculptures boast of their creativity and hard work. The numerous sculptures on temple walls are all hewn out of hard rock & last to date. Rock-cut architecture was perfected by the Buddhists, and was followed by several Hindu rulers. In Southern India Pallavas excelled in this art form.

The sculptures or idols in temples are made of granite & the Utsava murthis are made of bronze & panchaloha. Apart from these, there are the huge Iyyanar statues & horses exist in South Indian villages.

Indian Festivals

The Indian calendar is a yearlong procession of festivals. These are both varied in origin and large in number. There are innumerable national, regional, local, religious, seasonal and social festivities. Owing to the fact that India is the land of gods, goddesses, saints and people who believe in building and maintaining relationships.

Color, gaiety, enthusiasm, feasts and a variety of prayers and rituals characterize all the festivals. Travelers are struck by the scale and multiplicity of the festivities that populate the cultural scene here. If the fireworks of Dussehra symbolize the triumph of good over evil, prayers of Raksha Bandhan are said for a long and happy life of a brother.

Dances of India

Garba India offers a number of classical dance forms, each of which can be traced to different parts of the country and representing the culture and ethos of a certain region or a group of people. The beginning of the contemporary styles of classical dances can be traced to the period between 1300-1400 A.D.

The dance forms range from temple dances like Bharatnatyam, oddissi and mohiniyattam, to kathakali, symbolizing the victory of truth over falsehood. Kathak and Kuchipudi are means to recite religious and mythological tales to the accompaniment music, mime and dance. Manipuri, and Dandiya Raas representing the celebration of Radha-Krishna's togetherness.

 

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