India is known for its vibrancy and cultural diversity, all round the world. There is a huge amount of diversity in everything, be it culture, language, traditions, food, geography, rituals etc. This makes it one of the most-famous countries and tourist destinations too. Well, if you have not been to India till now, then you are actually missing a great experience.
Here is a list of 10 reasons you must visit India -
1 - India is home to Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site too. This beautiful white-marble monument was built by Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal.
2 - India offers a variety of cuisines. Each region of the country has its distinct cooking-style, textures, spices, taste and aroma in their dishes. Some of the popular delicacies are Sarsoon ka Saag and Makki ki roti, street food, Butter Chicken, Biryani and spicy curries.
3 - India has the top two wettest places on earth, Mawsynram and Cherrapunji. Both the places are located in North East India.
4 - India boasts of being home to the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong, located in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. This place also has 100 percent literacy rate too.
5 - Mumbai, India has the first billion dollar residence in the world, called Antilia. This 27-storey building belongs to the richest Indian, Mukesh Ambani.
6 - During ancient and medieval times when India was being ruled by a number of dynasties, several battles were fought. This led to the creation of various sea forts which are now architectural marvels and heritage monuments.
7 - India is home to a number of World Heritage Sites such as Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar, Humanyun’s Tomb, Buddhist sites in Sanchi and many more – an able proof of India’s rich heritage.
8 - Khajuraho temples, built centuries ago, a world heritage site, is popular worldwide. These temples have erotic human poses, animal sculptures and so on. They are visited by a large number of tourists, every year.
9 - The Murudeshwara Temple’s Gopuram in South India is the tallest temple in the world, with a height of 249 ft. It is a proof of architectural brilliance of mankind. It has beautiful delicate designing and sculpting.
10 - India has the richest temple in the world too, Padmanabhaswamy temple. Located in Thiruvnanthapuram, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was built during the reign of the royal family of Travancore.