Culture & Heritage
Ajaib-ul-hind (Incredible India) was a term coined by the Arabs to describe Indian Culture in the 10th century. The 5000 years old glorious Indian culture is truly incredible and influenced by the various religious beliefs and philosophies of its past. The principles of living had been laid down more than centuries ago in its scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita or the Middle Path preached by Lord Buddha. The highlights of the Indian Culture lies in the joint family system and also that it includes the whole community on joyous occasions as well as moments of grief. The royal palaces of Rajasthan, the elaborate temples of the south, the marvelous Mughal architecture, rich handicrafts of the Northeast are the gems of its rich cultural heritage. Even the food is a legacy of Indian Culture, differing in look and taste in every state. Indian food is characterized by the use of spices and herbs. The rich treasure of various dance and music forms and festivals representing each state is popular all over the world. The contrasts of religions, festivals, customs, and languages never fail to amaze the visitors.