Incredible India

Are you looking for a great place to travel? Try India!

Introduction

If you’re looking for a great vacation destination, you should consider traveling to India. It is a country full of beautiful attractions. There are also a variety of different cultures, and people. Many religions are practiced, and many breath-taking works of art are in India, making it such an interesting place to visit. India is a wonderful place, because of its rich culture, interesting history, and it has the Taj Mahal.



History

India has a very interesting history. This is one great reason you should visit India. This country was once a British colony, ruled under Lord Cornwallis (p. 40). Another colony that was in India was the Portuguese. The Portuguese were actually the first and last colony in India (p. 38). India also had an important historical figure, Ghandi. Ghandi was originally from India, but had worked in South Africa (p.48). When he returned to India, a couple years later, he was the leader of the Congress Party. However, he is most known for supporting and expressing non-violence. Ghandi once said, “Love is the subtlest force in the world” (p. 49)


Culture

Another reason India is an amazing location to visit, is because it has a rich culture. In India religion plays a huge part of their culture. Religions in India include Hindu, Muslim, Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, and Zoroatnanism (p. 62). Another part of Indian culture is art. There are many forms of art, for example dance. Bharta Natyam is a folk dance. It is a classical dance, which takes years of dedication and practice to master. That is why Bharta Natyam dancers, are known to be the most dedicated dancers in India. The last form of art that is common in India is hand painting, with henna. Henna is used to create beautiful works of art on the hands, most common on women (p. 69).


Taj Mahal

The last reason you should visit India, is because of its great attractions, like the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal, is famous for its beauty, and its story. Shah Jahan created the Taj Mahal to show his love for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is also known for its beauty. It’s even the eighth wonder of the world. It’s constructed with white, expensive marble, with red sandstone buildings on each side. Eleanor Roosevelt even said, “The white marble of the Taj symbolizes the purity of real love; and somehow love and beauty seem close together in this creation… As long as I live I shall carry in my mind the beauty of the Taj, and at last I know why my father felt it was one unforgettable thing he had seen in India” (p. 35)





Conclusion

Looking for a great place for sight- seeing? Or, maybe you’re looking for an amazing country with great culture, and an interesting past? Then you’ll find India as a great place to travel to. Many tourists travel to India each year, because of the great views, and nice, kind people that are in this country. Eleanor Roosevelt even described the Taj Mahal as beautiful, and unforgettable. There are so many more reasons to travel to India, some of those reasons include its rich culture, interesting history, and breath-taking attractions, like the beautiful Taj Mahal.