India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences. With a rich heritage and myriad attractions, the country is among the finest destinations for a holistic vacation. Extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the south, India is home to spectacular landscapes - long stretches of coastline; expansive hot, cold and white salt deserts; dense forests; alpine meadows and lakes, serene ghats and largest tiger reserve. India is known for its monuments and edifices that display the fine architecture and grandiose of different eras in the country.
Culture & Heritage of India
The rich cultural heritage of India, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, is an all-embracing confluence of religions, traditions and customs. Over the years, numerous styles of art, architecture, painting, music, dance, festivals and customs have developed in India. The finesse of Indian handiwork, the richness of silk and cotton textiles, the ethnicity of jewellery, everything has come down as a heritage from ancient times and is being kept alive generation after generation. Festivals reflect the soul of India’s diversity and its rich cultural heritage. Various festivals of differing character - national, social, cultural and religious, are celebrated across the country throughout the year. To know more about Festivals of India, click here.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. This Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
The official journey of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav commenced on 12th March 2021 which started a 75-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of independence and will end post a year on 15th August 2023.
The journey of India since August 15, 1947 has been one of development. India is the world’s largest democracy, it’s fifth largest economy, a lucrative destination for foreign direct investment, and a global information technology (IT) powerhouse. On India’s proposal, the United Nation’s General Assembly had adopted the International Day of Yoga (celebrated since 2014) and the International Year of Millets (coinciding with India’s G20 Presidency). Some of India’s latest development initiatives across sectors include Startup India Initiative; Digital India; Make in India campaign; Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) - one of the biggest financial inclusion initiatives in the world; AYUSHMAN Bharat- the biggest government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world; and PM Ujjwala Yojana – providing universal access to clean energy, International Solar Alliance, among others.