India – A tourist paradise

January 23, 2013 7:16 am 2 comments

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Tourist SpotNature is at its best in India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale.  India’s puzzle board of 26 states holds virtually every kind of landscape imaginable. An abundance of mountain ranges and national parks provide many opportunities for eco-tourism and trekking, and its sheer size promises something for everyone. Abundant gifts of nature have turned the country into tourist’s paradise with a touch of ingenuity in the mind of the traveler. The cultural landscape is strewn with Tribal festivities ranging from central India to the  Northeast of the nation.

The country is separated from mainland Asia by the Himalayas and is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean to the south. The Himalayas form the highest mountain range in the world, extending 2,500 km over northern India. Bounded by the Indus River in the west and the Brahmaputra in the east, the three parallel ranges, the Himadri, Himachal and Shivaliks have deep canyons gorged by the rivers flowing into the Gangetic plain.

Kashmir know as the heaven on earth is a major tourist spot a dynamic area with terrain varying from arid mountains in the far north to the lake country and forests near Sringar and Jammu. Falling south along the Indus river valley, the North becomes flatter and more hospitable, widening into the fertile plains of Punjab to the west and the Himalayan foothills of Uttar Pradesh and the Ganges river valley to the East. The southwestern extremity of the North is the large state of Rajastan, whose principal features are the Thar Desert and the stunning “pink city” of Jaipur. To the southeast is Uttar Pradesh and Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal. West India contains the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, and part of the massive, central state of Madhya Pradesh. The west coast extends from the Gujarat peninsula down to Goa, and is lined with some of India’s best beaches. The land along the coast is typically lush, with rainforests reaching southward from Bombay all the way to into Goa. A long mountain chain, the Western Ghats, separates the verdant coast from the Vindya Mountains and the dry Deccan plateau further inland. East India begins with the states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, which comprise the westernmost part of the region. East India also contains an area known as the eastern triangle, which is entirely distinct. This is the last gulp of land that extends beyond Bangladesh, culminating in the Naga Hills along the Burmese border. The Northeast India has a large deposit of flora and fauna which is yet untapped. India reaches its peninsular tip with South India, which begins with the Deccan in the north and ends with Cape Comorin, where Hindus believe that bathing in the waters of the three oceans will wash away their sins. The states in South India are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, a favorite leisure destination. The southeast coast, mirroring the west, also rests snugly beneath a mountain range the Eastern Ghats.

The county is the favorite spot for avid travelers. Each state has a unique blend of nature and development, which holds both tradition and modern ways of life together. India provides an exceptional experience to the traveler, being the land of diversity variety can be experienced only in India.

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