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Rajasthan & The North

Rajasthan, message the realty of the kings, has a story dating backwards 5000 years. A Rajasthan pass is the undergo of a experience tradition. Dotted with well-preserved architectural wonders sound age-old legends, whatever of these, especially the ancient havelis are in ingest modify today. Similarly, ancient temples in this worshipper realty hit effortlessly spanned eons of love by the sincere as they reverberate modify today with vocalizing and sound of bells.

Kerala & The South

The land of high culture and cool kitsch that is a placard of the lush, peninsular south. Nestling at the feet of the Vindhya Range, this linguistically sundry dominion chalks the bottomline of Indian tourism industry. With the sound of roaring waves on all sides, this is where you can savour a perfect beach comfort like nowhere else. Everything about sunny and tropical, resting underneath swaying palm trees that add an ambrosial colour to the landscape. South India is bold and beautiful - the ornately sculptured temples, the intense carries, emerald green backwaters as far as the eye can see. Come to Andhra Pradesh, where the pearls of Dravidian culture and heritage bloom in their full colours.

Mumbai & Goa

After the bewitching ambience of Bombay, allow the palm-fringed beaches of Goa charge up your spirits in the basking sun and relax your mind with cool waves. Sail high and feel the kick of winds straight on your face. Or corral the leftover relics of Portuguese heritage strewned all over the domain of Daman, the erstwhile Portuguese seat of prowess. Experience yourself while meditating in the serene and ancient Buddhist caves chiselled out of solid rock on the rugged hillsides - a dramatic contrast from the colourful fairs and festivals in the sun-kissed land of Gujarat.

Calcutta & The East

There are very few places in the world that gift you a magnanimous heart to say 'WOW' and that too about everything. The eastern plains, drenched by the shimmering waters of holy Ganga and ebullient Brahmaputra, is one of them. Nestling to the east of Vindhya range that stretches its contours to the high mist-clad mountains of the northeast, East India cordially offers an India experience in India. Welcome to the land where the first rays of the nascent sun kisses the misty your eyes a bronze sunset trembling amidst crimson ripples created in the heart of the ebullient Brahmaputra. Emerald tea gardens wrapped in a soothing aroma of leisure. Descend on the chaste Gangetic plains only to hear the clang of prayer bells at some Buddhist monastery.
India Uncommon - Sadhus
The most photographed symbol of India after the Taj Mahal, the Holy Men of India typically have a frail semi-naked body, long hair tightly tied and wrapped over the head, long beard and moustache, forehead smeared with sandalwood paste or ash, minimal clothing (at times, a loincloth only), a stick as a hand-rest for meditation, a sack for collecting food, a bowl for water and a few scriptures wrapped in cloth. Some lead a nomadic life, traveling from one holy place to other. Others settle down in Ashrams at peaceful locations to meditate for the rest of their lives.

A Sadhu is a person who abdicates his worldly responsibilities and duties to fully devote himself to God. In his search for the ultimate truth, he leads an austere and non-materialistic lifestyle. His daily needs are fulfilled by donations from the general populace, who consider it their good fortune to welcome and respect him. People seek their blessings and advice for the worldly problems they have.

Sadhus vary in their beliefs and appearances, depending on the cult that they are attached to. Highly visible in pilgrimage fairs and temples, they can also be found everywhere in day to day life, even in buses and railway compartments. Easily recognizable due to their appearance and extremely photogenic, Sadhus can be extremely interesting to know more about.