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Travel in India

India Tourism Leads in World Wide Travel Industry
By:Nikita Martin

India is one of the best tourist destinations all over the globe. Millions of international tourist visit India each year to know more about this colorful land. The proof of it is that India won the world's leading destination award at the recent World Travel Awards. India took the lead against the likes of London, New York, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney to win this title. The cultural and historical wealth of India is the main attraction for international traveler. India’s rich heritage attracts tourists from all over the world. India’s mixed culture comprises of many different traditions and cultures.

Each and every part of India has something different to share. Each state has some unique customs which are very different from others. Tourists from all around the world come to India to experience the beauty of this majestic land. You can learn the true meaning of hospitality in India as it believes in ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which means a guest is like a god. You will not find any other country in the world which has such vibrant and colorful culture. One of its most attractive features of the Indian culture is its festivals. Different festivals of different religions are celebrated in India with full passion.

India is mythological land as there are countless temples of different Gods and Goddesses. There are many historical monuments and ruins in India. Many of them are declared world heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). These sites include many of the famous tourist destinations like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Elephanta Caves, Humayun's Tomb and many more. International tourists literally flood in every year to see these monuments which have witnessed the glorious past of India.

Mother Nature showed her generosity on India by giving it such a vast variety in terms of geographical conditions. Different geographical conditions mean different climatic conditions. Snow covered hills, plain areas, deserts, costal areas, beaches and islands are some of the diverse geographical features which India holds for its visitors. So India has almost every kind of tourist destination you can think of. This geographical diversity also ensures the survival of different wildlife creatures. Different kinds of flora and fauna can be found in different parts of India. It is very helpful in the Ayurvedic medical system (very old and effective Indian medical system) as most of the medicines are made-up from different parts of plants.

Tourism industry is bound to touch heights in India as the world is taking more interest in its great heritage. India’s uniqueness is unmatched in terms of the traditional values it has conserved from thousands of years. You can spend your entire life in India traveling and learning about its culture. There is so much to gain and understand that no one will leave empty handed. Every traveler who loves to explore new places will love India. No travel journal is complete if it does not have a section titled called ‘A journey to the magical land called India’.

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