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Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?

   

We all feel a sense of proud when we come to think of the beauty of India. The kind of diversity we have geographically, historically, artistically, religiously and culturally truly gives India a recognition at the global level.

But, why do we call our land ‘Incredible India’? Out of innumerable reasons to call it one, here are just few that define the incredibility of India.

1.The Taj Mahal

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-1 It is truly a moment of delight every time we see Taj Mahal on the list of 7 wonders of the world, which includes some of the magnificent creations of mankind representing the human heritage at the global level. This is one place which represents India at its best on the world map. The white marble beauty is a true epitome of love and an apt representation of the Mughal architecture. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, it was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1658 in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. It is visited by 9-10 million people each year who highly contribute to the travel industry of our country.

2. The diversity of food

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-2 29 states, 7 union territories and you will find distinctive cuisines all around the country no matter where you go. Right from the hills of Kashmir to the beaches of Kanyakumari there is so much diversity in the food culture of India that is hard to find in any other part of the world. Being the largest producer of spice, it is the main ingredient of the Indian cuisine. From the scrumptious biryani from Hyderabad, Tunday-kebabs in Lucknow, Sarso ka Saag in Punjab and Daal Bati churma from Rajasthan, everything is cooked with love to satiate the foodies from all over the world. And, to satisfy your sweet tooth, there are a number of sweet dishes as well.

3. Yoga Capital of the world

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-3 Yoga is one of the best contributions from India to the world. The origin of Yoga can be dated back to the pre-Vedic times, it was developed by Yogis in the 5th and 6th century BCE, but it was only in the late 19th century that gurus like Swami Vivekananda introduced yoga to the western world. On December 1, 2016, Yoga was listed as UNESCO’s Intangible cultural heritage. As of now, it is practiced all over the world in the various ashrams located abroad and in India. Rishikesh is cited as one of the major yoga cities in India.

4. The majestic beauty of Himalayan ranges

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-4 Standing in pride at an elevation of 8,848 m, the beauty of Himalayas adorns the backdrop of the North and North-east region of India. Right from the lush green Garhwal Himalayas, Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand to the foothills of Shivalik, Dhauladhar ranges, Pin- Parvati in Himachal, each one is distinct and mesmerizingly beautiful in its own way. India also homes the second largest mountain peak, Kanchenjunga which opens up the way for the mountain climbers to trek the summit.

5. The land of festivals

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-5 Being a part of Indian festivals is on the list of every traveler visiting India. You can’t blame them, the extravagance of the Indian festivals is a hearty invitation to all those who want to be a part of it. Different festivals of the different cultures find their home in the heart of India. Thousands of festivals are celebrated in different parts of the country with the utmost spirit of festivity. Holi- the festivals of colors and Diwali -the festival of lights are festivals of North India which blend everyone in the same spirit of festivity. When you are in India, you cannot miss the massive celebration of festivals like Durga Puja in Kolkata, when the whole city gathers in the streets to offer their prayers to Goddess Durga. Ganesh Chaturthi, is the most important festival of Maharashtra celebrated to worship Lord Ganesha. Moving to the South India, festivals like Onam and Pongal not only include the grand celebration of the festival but also hosts varieties of sports such as boat race, kayaking etc. You must indulge in the celebration of Indian festivals to get a better taste of India’s culture after all this is what makes it Incredible India.

6. Roof of the world- Ladakh

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-6 The roof of the world and a cold desert, the beauty of Ladakh is incomparable and adds to the incredibility of India. We have the fierce Indus river flowing, the rusty mountains, the crystal lakes, the arid desert, ancient Buddhist monasteries, the heart-warming people and their culture. Ladakh is truly a paradise India is blessed with.

7. The exquisite wildlife

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-7 India is very well known as the land of elephants and snake charmers. Our land is home to a variety of wildlife species which is a delight to watch for a wildlife enthusiast. The royal cats- Bengal tigers and Asiatic lions are the pride for India.The Bengal Tiger are found in Sariska, Ranthambore, Sunderbans and Kanha National park and Gir National park being the most important habitat for the Asiatic lions. Elephants have always been part of our ancient culture and a single sight of the largest land mammal makes tourists go crazy with its majestic beauty.

8. The Great Thar desert

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-8 When it comes to the diversity of geographical land, India is blessed to encompass some of the highest mountain peaks, most beautiful beaches, and the dusky deserts. Thar desert, which is spread across the Rajasthan state is known for its sand dunes, the camel rides, and the enthralling desert safaris amidst the grandeur of Thar. Pushkar which encloses a small part of the desert is one of the major tourist attractions in India that draws in a lot of foreign crowds. What do they find there? The blend of rusty desert and the vivid culture.

9. Diversity of languages

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-9 There is no other place in the whole world where you find more than 1,000 languages being spoken under one geographical boundary, but India! You can get a good idea of the diversity of Indian languages by the fact that there are more than 1 lakh newspapers and periodicals circulated in India. India is also the world's second largest newspaper market. The various newspapers are printed in more than 1,000 regional languages which do not even include Hindi and English! Talking about languages, Sanskrit being one of the oldest languages of India has contributed in the derivation of many other languages and words not only in India but outside India as well. It is one of the most difficult dialects and encompasses a rich collection of poems, verses, mantras and ancient Indian literature. A number of sacred books and texts of Indian history that we have preserved till date were written in Sanskrit. A number of mantras used in Yoga and meditation all around the world are also a contribution of the Sanskrit script.

10. And finally- Atithi Devo Bhava!

Why Do They Call Our Country An " Incredible India"?-10 One thing that every traveler visiting India takes back home is a bundle of good memories and the warm wishes of the Indians. We Indians, truly live by the mantra of Atithi Devo Bhava which means ‘Guest is equivalent to God’ and treat our guests with utmost love, respect, and hospitality. This is one mantra that represents our country as the Incredible India!

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