India is a land of contrasts. Tradition
and superstition coexist
with economic and technological progress. A Mercedes zips across
while a bullock cart moves somnolently on the same road. This
disparity causes no surprise, it is accepted. Indian philosophy
and way of life embraces differences and advocates acceptance.
India is multilingual and each state has its own local culture
and flavour. Interestingly, in Mizoram the official language is
English and the lifestyle is quite westernized. The cities in
India are cosmopolitan in outlook. There are shopping malls and
multiplexes. In fact when you enter a mall you might feel you are
in New York or Frankfurt – they are so large and stock
world renowned labels and brands. The villages are still mired in
their past and inherited legacies.
Even the landscapes are a study in contrast. The highest
mountains in the world, the endless desert, enticing beaches
– India has them all. Our history is 5000 years old and
evidence of our glorious past is reflected in the grand monuments
and colourful handicrafts. Religion, languages, cuisine all vary
from region to region. As a traveler you will find that every
experience enriches you. Whether it is the Hilsa fish (a
delicacy) in Calcutta or the Ragi Roti in Dharwar it will be
served to you with love and warmth. You can stay at luxury
resorts such as the AmarVilas, RajVilas and the UdaiVilas or on
beautiful coffee plantations in South India.
Regardless of whether you choose between a luxury travel in India
or an adventure travel in India; the common thread that binds
India together is the hospitality and genuine caring showered on
guests. There is a Sanskrit saying “Athithi devo
bhava,” – translated it means that a guest should be
treated like God.
Visit India and return Enchanted!