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Culture Customs and Traditions of India
India has several secrets behind its rapid growth. Indians represent their strength with the help of their incomparable culture, values and beliefs. Without any rigidity, every Indian has proudly enjoyed his survival and touch the flourishing colors of success. No doubt, it is a successful blend of various cultures and traditions with the grace of acceptance. Every Indian is also able to take a sharp turn for his growth with the demand of time without missing their basic roots. So, here we discuss about such worldwide popular basic facts of culture, customs and traditions which attracts others to visit India.

Traditional Values in Indian Culture (Our Parampara )

Traditional Values of India

On the vast canvas, you can find a perfect picture of culture and values in a form of different hues and vibrancy. From the past several centuries, the country follows the same path of unity, support and tolerance. A visitor can find a beautiful balance between the uniqueness and diversity on this land. You can self feel a value of dedication in the citizens of this country.

Greetings or way of welcome (Atithi Devo Bhava)

  • The land of India has great traditional values where guest has equally treated with the same importance and value as that of God. With this supreme value, you can attach to the deep roots of this culture.

Way of Welcome in India

  • You'll first get the wonderful expression of greeting during your meet which varies from religion to religion. Like, in Hindu families Touching the feet or 'Namaste- the together joining of both hands' are the common ways of greeting in respect of elders. Similarly, Muslims use “Adab” by using their right hand.

Atithi Devo Bhava

  • It will create a magical charm, especially when Atithi's get a warm welcome with flower garlands. In Hindu religion, it will equal to offering a prayer to God.

Worshipping- A moral strength

Worship of Nature

  • In India 'New Morning or Suprabhat' means worship of nature, where the day starts by offering the water to Sun (Surya Namaskar). Similarly, water to Tulsi and other religious plants, chanting of mantras and relevant sources of prayers.

Believe in God

  • Believe in God (fast- vrat), respect of women (Kanya Pujan), care of animals (fresh meal to cow & last to dog) and celebration of festivals with a special dedication to God & Goddess are the real means of life in India.

Indian Moral Value

  • Without any difference in colour and creed, the several religions start their new morning and teaches such rich values to their new generations. Moral value is also a unique strength of this place.

Cultural Values in Indian Culture (Our Sanskriti )

Joint Families:

Joint Families

The concept of Joint Family is very interesting where your parents, grandparents and paternal uncle and aunt all live together. It is a way to collectively share your sorrows and happiness by becoming a support for each other. With a complete care and growth, you can know about the value and respect of the relations.

Indian Marriages:

Indian Marriages

In Indian marriages, the best part is rituals which differ from community to community. People have basic thought that marriage is a way to unite two families. You will enjoy a complete entertaining day with lots of music and dance along with the several ceremonies related to wedding. It is an auspicious occasion where every relation has their unique value. With the sense of joy and happiness, the bride's family has special emotions regarding the day.

Traditional Indian Attire:

Traditional Indian Attire

With the concept of India attire, a beautiful picture of traditional saree comes first in mind. This ethnic wear pleasantly describes the beauty of Indian women. This attire gives a graceful and complete look. Saree is a special outfit, which is used in daily routine as well as on special occasions. And the other popular Indian attire is Salwar Kameez, which provides a complete look with duppatta. Similarly, traditional wear for men is Kurta Pajama, Dhoti and on special occasions Sherwani and formal wears.

Traditional Indian Jewellery

Without Jewellery, the traditional dress-up of Indian men and women is incomplete. Even the wearing of jewellery has some scientific logic behind it. Such metal ornaments are highly energized and gives positive energy to the user. It is the basic reason why some temples men have to enter shirtless and married women have to properly ready with this jewellery part. There are several accessories for women, which helps to enhance their beauty. In most of Indian religions, Mangalsutra, Sindoor, Mehndi (henna), nose and toe rings are the part of married women complete attire.

Bindi or Tilak

The other most important part is Bindi or Tilak (chandan, saffron, sandlepaste or kumkum) which we generally view in Hindu religion. This coloured mark between the eyebrows has spiritual importance. As, it is also a part of married women dress-up but in case of men and yogis, Tilak is used to improve mental concentration. On the several festivals, Pujas and ceremonies of Hindus, it is also applied to God, Goddess, family members and guests.

Our Customs (Rivaj )- Every custom is logical & Science Based

Why we go to temples?

Why we go to Temples

The architecture of the temples is well-defined along the magnetic wave line of earth. So, it is an extreme source to collect positive energy. Similarly, main idol in Garbhagriha vibrates positive energy in surroundings due to a copper plate buried under it. So, it is healthier and relaxed to go the temple and save positive energy on a regular basis. Similarly, take off the footwear before entering to temples, kitchen area or any worship place is like a practice to maintain a clean and sanctify environment.

Why we worship Tulsi plant?

Why we Worship Tulsi Plant

According to basic Hindu religion, home is incomplete without a Tulsi plant (Basil) in the courtyard of the house. Tulsi or Tulasi is the single plant or herb on the earth, which has self-purifying or immense healing properties. Your worship, puja or any spiritual exercise is incomplete without the use of Tulsi leaf.

Lighting of lamp?

Lighting of Lamp

Lighting of lamp is a great visual aspect along a power to fill the area with a new positive energy. In these few quiet and pleasant minutes, you can get the ability to hear your soul voice. It is a way to develop new qualities in yourself by invoking your own. So, lighting of lamp has major importance whether it is social event, festival, any ritual or a part of daily prayer.

Ringing of bells?

Ringing of Bells

According to Indian Sanskriti, Ghantaa or bells ringing has major significance. In Hindu temples, the bell has great importance while bathing the Lord or at the time of offering food and even devotees enter the temple after ringing this ghanta. This metal bell (copper, gold, silver or brass) has the power to produce positive vibrations and helps to quickly drive away the evil forces. The long-lasting sound of the bell has the tendency to offer a healing touch to your body chakras along a quick focus on your mind during the time of Darshan.

Why we make clockwise ‘Pradakshina’ of the Main Idol’s placed in temples?


Are you curious to know about the clockwise walk (Pradakshina) around the deity? Then this a ritual or a symbol of respect to God or Goddess placed in temples. Scientifically, Pradakshina is a way to absorb positive radiations through beam magnetic waves. The three-sided covered Sanctum Sanctorum is highly effective to radiate this positive energy which your body can absorb on a regular visit of the temple.

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Top Curise Rides of  India
Take a break away from the bustling city streets to relaxing rivers and soak yourself into the calm water surroundings. Pour a new excitement in your soul while exploring the ancient heritage and religious attractions. In the vast waterfront, you can explore the hidden mysteries of nature. In this new world, there are several captivating sights which surely intrigue your senses. If you are expecting the same view of ride over glinting waves, then get ready to explore top cruise rides of India during this holiday.


This water rides surely offers you a mesmerizing imagination. You've to just widen your senses and feel yourself in the mid of turquoise blue water within rocky surroundings, where you stand a deck atop with a wine glass in your hand. You can also enjoy the prettiest sunset ever of your life during this time, within the company of your beloved. So, possibilities are huge. You have to simply select your favorite route to discover the hidden part of nature.

Broken Bridge

If you're in India, then there are several cruise holiday options in front of you where you get a complete luxurious experience with your family and friends. With the large number of beautiful lakes, the country provides a unique specialty, whether you cover Rajasthan to Assam or Kashmir to Kerala. Here, we are enlisting the top cruise rides in India which you need to explore.

Andaman is always on the top of the list of nature or beach lovers. If you really want to spend a wonderful cruise holiday then the place has best diving sites and world-renowned beaches to actually discover the pristine beauty of nature. In the case of cruising, you'll enjoy the view of spectacular coral reefs on the glass bottom boats.

It will definitely, your unique and memorable experience where you can witness the strong waves or can capture such exquisite colors of exotic islands.

Udaipur, Pichola lake

The tour to Udaipur- 'city of lakes' is incomplete without the boat ride on Pichola. It is a perfect way to explore the city palaces and gardens. You can capture the best scenic shore-side beauty to collect your long-lasting memories. During this ride, you can also cover the magnificent piece of architecture with the delightful natural beauty.

This picturesque boat provides the amazing views in the backdrop of sunset. The cozy atmosphere and pristine surroundings surely put a soothing impact on you.

Brahmaputra River Cruise

Brahmaputra Rive Cruise India

Discover an enchanting countryside during your sail on Brahmaputra River. This incredible journey offers you several mesmerizing views of the waterfront. The vastness of the sea provides you an adventure like feel where you can witness the birds, Gangetic Dolphins, wildlife and endless scenery.

Brahmaputra River

This luxurious cruise ride covers the Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Guwahati and their surroundings sites.

Sundarbans, Ganges Delta

Boats in Sundarbans Ganges Delta

Sundarbans- a land of Royal Bengal Tigers is placed at the Southern tip of West Bengal. For a nature lover, it will be a majestic journey which offers a galore of activities to make it a complete entertaining visit. With the range of amazing insights, you can catch the glimpses of traditional villages, beauty of islands, pristine beaches and several local flora & fauna of the place.

Sundarbans Ganges Delta

You can also capture the spectacular views of mangrove forests and rivers during your visit in such breathtaking site of tiger reserve. After closely experiencing the culture and traditions of this riverine bliss, you can get a complete feel of adventure tour.

Jammu & Kashmir, Dal Lake

Jammu & Kashmir is a wonderful place to witness the heavenly beauty. The entire place surrounds within a layer of new refreshing charm. Especially, Dal Lake is a worthy place to admire the beauty of Jammu & Kashmir. Here, the Shikara or houseboat ride offers you a similar feel as that of Venice's gondola ride. The stunning decoration of Shikaras offers fabulous look. This wonderful jewel like state has equal popularity among locals and foreign tourists.

It is a place where you can spend amazing time within the surroundings of apple orchards, snow-capped mountain peaks, serene environment and overall paradise like amazing natural beauty.

Goa, River Mandovi

Mandovi River Goa

Cover the beautiful natural scenery and various historical sites during a sail on River Mandovi, Goa. Apart from the sea and sand activities, cruise ride is the major charm which attracts the tourists. You can also relish the music and dance on board to fully enjoy your party mood.

Sunset at Mandovi River Goa

In the relaxed ambiance, you can enjoy your day with sea food, laid back culture, famous beaches and dolphin spotting like activities.

Kerala, Vembanad Lake

Curise Vembanad Lake Kumarakom Kerala

Kerala is a densely forested, well-preserved South Indian state which is beautifully covered within Malabar Coast (at the south end of Western Coast). This hot tourist destination has great value on the international map with the beautiful set up of Vembanad Lake. This beautiful paradise is blessed with golden beaches, fragrant tea gardens, houseboat cruising and a plethora of flora & fauna. The backwaters of Kerala make it a romantic honeymoon destination.

Boating Vembanad Lake Kerala

This popular cruise destination of India offers a chance to sail through picturesque riversides and local traditional villages.

Orissa, Chilika Lake

Baoting in Chilka Lake Orissa

Spend some amazing time in the tranquil surroundings of Asia's largest saltwater lagoon. During your Orissa visit, the boating on Chilika Lake is a way to admire the queen of beautiful lakes on this earth. This gorgeous water surroundings lies among Asia's largest brackish water lakes. This pear-shaped lagoon provides the opportunity to spend some quality time.

Chilka Lake Orissa

During your boat-ride, you'll get the chance to closely appreciate the beauty of nature in a form of migratory birds, peaceful sunset and overall serenity of the place.

Beautiful Sunset

Similarly, you can overflow your bucket with other options of “River Cruising in India” with the names like Cochin, Kolkata, Manipur, Mangalore, Allahabad and many others boating options in Indian rivers. With such a relaxing activity, you'll get the opportunity to explore more and more. So, pack your bags and select your favorite direction where ever you want to go from north to south or east to west.

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The festival of colors- Holi is like a new beginning of happiness and excitement. In the different corners of India, this festival of joy and colors is celebrated on the day of full moon, in the Spring season (Phalgun month) during a beautiful transition period of winters to summers. The tradition of Holika Dahan also has scientific logic of temperature maintenance and bacterial growth behind it.

Even you can feel a new life in your surroundings with a freshness in flora and fauna. The dance, celebration, scrumptious food and bathe in the beautiful rainbow colors has their unique experience which attracts the countless worldwide visitors to India. In different locations, you'll feel a new look of Holi celebration. If you are still planning for this colorful day, then we help to introduce about the popular sites of India which offers a unique experience.

BARSANA- An entertaining women hold

The Holi of Barsana is a way to get the traditional touch of this festival. In the typical traditions of the small town, the people follow the legends of true and the divine lovers Radha and Krishna. In the remembrance of this day, the group of men come from Krishna's village, Nandgaon and play Holi with Barsana women.

This celebration is famous with the name of Lathmar Holi. With the real colors of joy, happiness and fun both groups of men & women teasing each other and women are beaten men with wooden sticks.

MATHURA & VRINDAVAN- A real essence of traditions

The celebration style of Holi at the 'land of Krishna' is unique and different from the other parts of the country. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and at Vrindavan, he spent his childhood. The long celebration of around 40 days known as 'Holi Utsav' which is played with the natural colors, flowers, colored water, sweets and spiritual songs.

There is gorgeous decoration at the famous temples (Banke Bihari Temple & Dwarkadhish Temple) in both the locations. The worldwide tourists and photographers visit the place to cover this beautiful event.

JAIPUR- A festival close to Royal culture & heritage

Enjoy this colorful event at the royal land of Jaipur, Rajasthan where you can witness the unique way of celebration away from the regular part. At this special event, you can enjoy the folk dances, royal band, horses and elephant parades & their beauty contests.

One day before, the local people also follow the traditions of Holika Dahan. Such well organized cultural events give an extra spark to Holi which is beautifully attended by locals and foreigners.

PUNJAB- A day to show physical strength

In Sikhism, the day has special meaning in a form of annual fair which is named as 'Hola Mohalla' by 10th Guru Sri Gobind Singh Ji. This fair is popular in the whole country, especially in Punjab (at Anandpur Sahib).

Here you can witness an entirely different form of this festival after watching the daring acts by Nihang Sikhs like martial arts, mock sword fights, Kusti, Gatka, horse-riding and much more.

GOA- A place to celebrate and welcome the Spring

Are you waiting for a full-fledged event which gives you a real joy of carnival and festival then Goa is the exact place. Apart from any caste, color or creed, you've to simply mix yourself in the entertaining and joyous surroundings of Goa. The Goan locals celebrate Shigmotsav during this Spring time which is an event full of dance, music, joy and colours.

This musical fare in the beach surroundings is like a complete energetic trip with the joy of party, event or a complete festival celebration.

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With an account of massive geographical size, India has a vast range of places which offer you a unique surprise on every next step. Similarly, with a large regional differences between North and South India, everyone of us find a state of confusion that which one is preferable for our holiday. But, with the huge options, each destination has its unique charm and attractions.

If you feel yourself on the same platform of selection that which one is best? Then this writing is helpful for your decision. The final selection of holiday choice is according to your personal taste. Hopefully, this brief introduction is helpful in picking between the two. Here, you'll get the description about the climatic variations, local taste and sightseeing attractions of these two vast areas.

The North India

With the impressive range of attractions, the North zone of India has its capital location 'Delhi' along the most popular sites of Golden Triangle Tour (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur). There is a strong regional bonding between Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand with some variations on the basics of customs, rituals and traditions. Overall such varieties offer an attractive look to this region which is renowned as a prideful part of the country. With the famous landmarks, scenic Himalayan region, remote location of Ladakh, you can also explore the traditions and cultures of Rajasthan, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh like surroundings states.

The South India

In South Indian states (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana), there is the beautiful gentle pace of life with some wonderful beach attractions. If we go through the search of some relaxing holiday list, then Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Kochi are in the list of largest Urban areas. There are several factors like South Indian food, classical music & dance, Kalaripayattu (ancient martial arts) and Ayurveda which work as a highlight for this region. Overall, this part of the country comprises of amazing wildlife, forested valleys, mountains and mind-blowing historical architecture. With the range of Hindu pilgrims, you can witness the point of Land's End during your visit at Kanyakumari.
Religious sites of North India

Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Shravasti, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Golden Temple, Devprayag, Somnath, Hemkund Sahib, Rishikesh, Mathura & Vrindavan, Amarnath Cave, Vaishno Devi, Leh monasteries, famous Churches, Gurdwaras and ISKCON temples.

Religious sites of South India

Bhubaneswar, Mahabalipuram, Kanyakumari, Kanchipuram, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Thanjavur, Konark, Chidambaram, Puri, Shirdi, Tirupati, Puttaparthi and Shravanabelagola.

Adventure & Sports in North India

Srinagar, Auli, Mussoorie, Nainital, Shimla, Manali, Ladakh, Dharamsala, Palampur, Dalhousie.

Adventure & Sports in South India

Thekkady, Gokarna, Kochi, Chennai, Dandeli, Yelagiri, Munnar, Coorg, Badami, Trichur, Marunthuvazh Malai, Neelimala, Chikmagalur, Kotagiri, Kudremukh, Ooty, Wayanad.

Ayurveda & Rejuvenation centres in North India

Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mathura, Varanasi, Uttarakhand, Dharamsala and Udaipur.

Ayurveda & Rejuvenation centers in South India

Bangalore, Chennai, Alleppey, Thekkady, Kochi, Calicut, Periyar, Kovalam, Kumarakom, Trivandrum, Mararikulam, Coonoor, Palakkad, Mysore.

Wildlife in North India

Dachigam National Park, Corbett National Park, Great Himalayan National Park, Dudhwa National Park, Gir National Park, Ranthambore National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park.

Wildlife in South India

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, B.R. Hills, Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park.

Culture & Heritage of North India

Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Bikaner, Udaipur, Pushkar, Khajuraho, Delhi, Kullu, Patan, Champaner, Lucknow, Bodh Gaya, Sanchi, and Agra.

Culture & Heritage of South India

Hyderabad, Hampi, Chennai, Thanjavur, Mysore, Cochin, Mahabalipuram, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Darasuram.

Hill stations of North India

Lansdowne, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Srinagar, Khajjiar, Mcleodganj, Shimla, Chamba Valley, Leh, Patnitop, Kullu, Manali, Auli, Chamba, Almora, Kausani, Mussoorie, Aru, Dah & Hanu, Pithoragarh, Ranikhet, Nainital, Chail, Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Kinnaur, Mukteshwar, Kasauli, Kufri, Palampur, Keylong, Kardang, Dharamkot, Dehradun and Dhankar.

Hill stations of South India

Munnar, Ooty, Idukki, Kodaikanal, Coorg, Coonoor, Devikulam, Kerala Backwaters, Varkala, Yercaud, Nandi Hills, Ananthagiri Hills, Ponmudi, Araku Valley, Kudremukh, kotagiri, Vythiri, Kodaikanal, Wayanad, Chikhaldara, Horsley Hills, Ponmudi, Araku Valley.

Climatic Variations between North & South India

Climate conditions are more pleasant in North India in comparison to the South. South India is in the tropical zone while North is in subtropical and bordered within the temperate zone. According to latitude distance, no ocean and proximity of Himalayas offer a cooler climate to Northern region. Similarly, such logical reasons make a difference in diet from wheat to rice and higher to lower spice content in food.

Taste differences between North & South India

In India taste varies from state to state under the different categories not only in taste but also in unique cooking methods. With the several ages and cultures, Indian taste has also been influenced by different civilizations. Each dish has basic taste due to use of different spices which has the relation with medicinal and nutritional properties.

North India:

While tasting the North Indian cuisines, you'll feel a rich delight and appetizing aroma due to the use of high proportion of dairy products. In the combination of such rich gravies, you are served with 'tawa' (griddle) baking breads (roti or prantha) and 'tandoor' (coal -fired oven) baking breads (kulcha, naan & khakhra) and other deep fried breads (puri or bahtoora). North Indian royal treatment is incomplete without sweets and snacks. You can also taste a good range of non-vegetarian food here.

South India:

South Indian cuisine has majorly offers you the taste of tamarind, tomatoes, coconut and curry leaves in a variety of dishes. Basically, there is greater emphasis on staple grain- rice along the combination of sambar and rasam in a form of complete meal. The typical South Indian snacks (dosa, vada, idli, bajji & bonda) are nutritious and good for digestion. South Indians use more vegetarian-friendly food as compared to North Indians. There are a huge variety of distinct tastes with the long menu of Andhra, Chettinad, Hyderabadi Nawabi, Mangalorean, Coastal (seafood) and Kerala cuisines.

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