Festivals of India

India is a vast country with 28 states and seven Union Territories where over hundreds of sects and sub-sects reside. It is a land of gaiety and tradition. It is said that India celebrates one festival each day in some part of the land. If you look at the variants in its topography and rich cultural heritage then you can see that it is quite true. So this estimate is in fact a reality. Though from the month of October to December the grandest of festivals are celebrated in India which includes Navratri, Dusshera, Diwali, Christmas and finally the New Year arrival. But along with these grand festivals there are many more festivals and cultural events that are celebrated in India throughout the year.

Varanasi,the Holiest Hindu City

Varanasi is also known as Benaras or as Kashi which means the “City of Light”. It is one of the holiest city of Hindu’s and situated on the west bank of Ganges. This city is the City of Lord Shiva. Among the 12 Jyotirlinga, Varanasi is the foremost. There are almost 90 ghats along the bank of river Ganga and these ghats define the life and identity of the city. All the ghats together covers almost 6 Km which stretches from Asi Ghat in southern side to Adi Keshav Ghat on the northern side. These ghats are lined with many temples and shrines. They reverberate with the endless cycle of Hindu religious practice—-from daily rituals to profound rites of passage. The spiritual and religious legacy of the city goes back to nearly 3,000 years.

Kerala, the Perfect Tourist destination

keralaNational Geographic has credited Kerala as one of the paradise among the ten paradises on the earth. Kerala is an ideal blend for a perfect holiday destination because of its demography and its diversified cultural background. Main things that usually comprises Kerala tour package are a visit to Lush hill stations, Sandy beaches of Kerala ,Religious Heritage and cultural sights, Kerala Ayurveda treatment and Unique Kerala backwaters. The name ‘The Gods Own Country’ and ‘Venice Of East’ suits most to Kerala and these name are perfectly given to the place. Among Indian holiday vacation spots Kerala has become the most visited place among all Indian places.

Tourist Places of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal

Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal together cover a vast area of 294,000 sq km which stretches from the Himalayas to the Indo-Gangetic Plains. It has the population of 175 million and the main language of these states is Hindi. A wide variety of landscapes and historic monuments are offered by these two states. Among the place of tourist attraction in UP plains are the famous Taj Mahal, many Islamic monuments along with the Holy city of Varanasi and the Budhist Stupas of Sarnath. After every 12 years mammoth Kumbh Mela takes place at Allahabad as well as at Haridwar. Till November 2000 the Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh was not separate but in November 2000 the hill area of Uttar Pradesh became the separate state of Uttaranchal. There are a lot of places of tourist attraction at the hill state of Uttaranchal and those places includes beautiful trekking trails, the picturesque hill stations of Mussoorie and Nainital along with yoga rafting tours and yoga ashrams around Rishikesh. There is also Corbett National Park which is very famous for its tigers.

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