Tourism Traits of Indian Holidays

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Published: 31st October 2012
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India is home to countless fairs and festivals taking place all over the country round the year. India is known for its oldest history for over 5000 years and rich tradition in different forms of art & culture, dance & music etc. Indian people love to celebrate each and every festival on their merits. That is how cultural tourism in India has become an epitome for all the communities living in India. Countless casts, religions and all the spiritual groups of different faith living together with peach and communal harmony in India. It amazes foreign travelers and motivates them to visit India. India is growing popular all over the world due to become a potential tourist destination.

India is a blessed country in terms of containing beautiful hill stations lies in North India, lively beaches of Goa & Kerala, mesmerizing backwaters of “God’s own country” Kerala, Majestic fort and palaces of Rajasthan, One of the wonders of the world & architecture masterpieces of marble “ Taj Mahal” in Agra, Wild life sanctuaries & national parks of central India and several pilgrim centers all over the country. India is a country of “diversity in unity” as the people, language, culture, traditions, folklore, dressings, food and landscape of each state of India is dissimilar from each other. Plenty of tours are on platter with the different categories.

Cultural Holidays in India :
India is culturally rich country and bagged the cultural history for thousands of years. India is treasure house of attractions when it comes to the cultural holidays in India, ranging from Majestic fort and Palaces, has, several cattle fairs & festivals held every year including world renowned Pushkar fair, Mughal architecture masterpiece ‘Taj Mahal’ in Agra and many other Mughal fort and mausoleum like Agra Fort, Fatehpur sikiri etc., to the Tibetan monasteries of Ladakh , Sikkim and some part of Himachal Pradesh, caves of Ajanta Ellora, Churches of South India and Goa and many more ingredients of cultural holidays of India.

Hill Resorts in India :
India is also blessed with high altitude hill stations as well as low altitude hill resorts lie not only in the northern states of India like, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand but also bestowed with with few hill stations like Ooty, Mount Abu and other small hill towns. Hill stations of India are blessed with exemplary scenic beauty, panoramic view of hills, peace full atmosphere, priceless vegetations around; slippery meadows where you can rejuvenate yourself make your tour a refreshing experience. Some of the famous mystic hill stations of India are:

North India hill stations : Kashmir, Srinagar, Kullu Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Nanital, Kausani, Ranikhet, Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, Auli

West & south India hill stations : There are some comparatively at low altitude, likes of Mount Abu, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar , Pariyar, Nilgiri, Coorg etc.

Beach Holidays in India :
India is a paradise for the beach lovers. Beaches of India attract tourists from all over the world. Most popular beaches of India are located in Goa and Kerala. India is blessed with some of the mesmerizing beaches in Goa & Kerala such as Calangute and Kovalam. Goa comes in mind if you think of beach holidays in India. Goa is a paradise for beach travelers. It doesn’t end here as there are many more beach destinations then Goa, such as Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and beaches of Orrisa. Enjoy a grand shoreline stretching up to miles of sand and sea, Goa beaches are the ultimate attraction in the state. Some popular beaches in Goa including Calangute beach Goa beaches: Anjuna Beach, Dona Paula, Aguada Beach, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Benaulim beach, Majorda Beach, Vagator beach, Anjuna Beach.

Kerala Beaches: Alappuzha Beach, Bekal Beach, Beypore Beach, Cherai Beach, Kappad Beach, Kovalam Beach, Marari Beach (Mararikulam).

Indian Wildlife Holidays :
When it comes to the wildlife tourism in India, it has world’s renowned wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks. India is home to several wildlife sanctuaries and National parks. India has some of the world famous "Project Tiger" wildlife reserves like Ranthambore National Park, Bhandhavgarh and Kanha national parks. As a result of appetites taken in the field of conservation, these national parks have seen a vital increase in the number of tigers that were once on the brink of extinction. Many other popular wildlife sanctuaries of India are Gir Forest, Nagarhole Wildlife sanctuary and Bannerghatta National park. Also an opportunity for the bird watchers in Bharatpur bird sanctuary makes their wildlife tour a memorable one.

Pilgrimage in India :
Pilgrimage defines in one word ‘a long journey to the sacred place or a place of spiritual significance’. It is learnt that India has been blessed with highly significant sacred places such as for Dham’s of India – Puri, Rameswaram, Dwarika and Badrinath and also Four dhams of north India consist of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Kumbh festival is also held in four different places in India namely, Allahabad, Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain. It is held in every four years in India but in every 6/12 years at one place out of four. Varanasi or Kashi is regarded one of the oldest cities of India and attracts thousands of tourists every year. All Indian respects each others religion which indicate the communal harmony amongst all Indians. Indians still prefer to spiritual places over leisure destinations. Famous pilgrimage tour packages are Char Dham Yatra, 12 jyotirlinga tours,, Shirdi Saibaba, Amarnath Yatra, Tirupathi Balaji, Vaishno Devi, Jagannath Darshan Yatra, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Kedarnath Badrinath Hemkund Yatra, Dargah Tour, Hemkund Sahib Tour, prominent mosques , Dargah and Churches of South India Tour.

Adventures Holidays in India :
India is an amazing place for the adventure lovers. Though it has witnessed less numbers compare to the leisure tourists so far but it has started increasing numbers in the past couple of years due to the country’s perfect geography make it a paradise for the adventure lovers. One more reason behind this enhancement of adventure tourism because India has become more equipped in delivering facilities, gears, and equipments and most importantly, being able to cater the services of international standard to the tourists in such a place where the adventure activities are bound to take place. It offers most thrills adventure activities during the adventure trip including mountaineering, rock climbing, hang gliding, parasailing, white water rafting, and scuba diving and snorkeling. Jeep safaris to deep jungles as well as high mountains, biking on the winding roads of the mountains or along the tropical beaches of Goa, elephant safaris to some of the most celebrated tiger reserves and national parks in India can all be included in your adventure trip during your India Adventure Tours.

Now you can understand by going through above categories of Indian holidays that India is a land of no end of attractions and various itineraries to Tours to India

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