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Handcrafts in India

Handcrafted in India

Delicate blue pottery and fine marble inlay, metal sculptures and wooden carvings - India is a treasure trove of regional crafts. For centuries, artisans have honed their skills and passed down their craft. Today, India’s bazaars are bursting with fine handwoven Kashmiri carpets and tribal crafts forged in the wilderness.

Quintessential India

Ancient Cities

“Older than history, older than tradition, older than legend”: Mark Twain captured the very essence of Varanasi with his immortal words. The eternal city is one among many ancient, iconic cities of India. Centuries-old Hampi, for instance, with its magnificent gold-toned ruins, or Madurai, with its awe-inspiring Meenakshiamman temple built over a thousand years ago, and standing sentinel even today.

Dance & Music Culture

Musical Instruments

Indian classical and folk music comes to life with the vibrant sounds of traditional instruments. From strings like the sitar and veena to percussions like the tabla and mridangam, Indian instruments are unique and varied. Maestros across India wield their instruments with skill and grace, creating some truly unparalleled music in the subcontinent.

Quintessential India

Architecture

Travel across India, and you’ll see imposing forts in Rajasthan and towering Victorian memorials in Kolkata, intricately carved shrines in Central India and serene mountaintop monasteries in the northeast. From grand Mughal tombs in the north to ancient, spired Dravidian temples in the south, India’s architecture is a legacy to centuries of varied influences and skilled craftsmen.

Indian Flavours

The Great Indian Thali

A hearty, traditional meal is the best wayto embrace the local culture. In India, the thali offers up just that on onefully-loaded, delicious plate. Stir fries and stews, pickles and curries, rice,breads, and an array of accompaniments come together on a banana leaf or asteel plate. Each region’s thali is different, offering up fresh and localtastes and the best showcase of the destination’s dishes.‍

Handcrafts in India

Textiles

From lush silks to the lightest cottons, India preserves a rich legacy of textiles. The art of handloom weaving and handblock printing has been passed on for generations, and every region has a gorgeous, trademark fabric to call its own. Discover a glorious array of Indian textiles, from elegant Assamese muga silks to colourful bandhani Gujarati sarees.

Dance & Music Culture

Traditional Dance Forms

Classical dance forms in India are absolute visual spectacles. Intricate hand and foot work blend seamlessly with flowing movements. Glorious silk costumes, elaborate makeup and headdresses add to the splendour. Watching a vibrant Kathakali or Bharatanaytam performance is an unforgettable experience for any connoisseur of the arts.

Quintessential India

Wildlife

As home to the largest wild tiger population in the world, India is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Vast national parks and sanctuaries cover the land, stretching across mountains and meadows, tropical forests and river valleys. In these diverse habitats roam wild cats and massive bison, bears, birds and tiny critters. Dive deep into the heart of wild India on a jungle safari like no other.

Dance & Music Culture

Indian Music

Indian music embraces a wealth of genres and styles, from the foot-tapping baul beats of the east to the soulful tribal folk songs of the west. The country that has birthed legends like Ravi Shankar is home to ancient styles of Hindustani classical and Carnatic music. Experience soul-stirring ragas and melodies, vocals and harmonies of traditional Indian music at a festival or concert.

Indian Flavours

Regional Cuisine

Decadent butter chicken and pillowy naan, cream dal makhani and tandoori snacks - Indian tables are a smorgasbord of delicious tastes. The hearty fare of North India gives way to the delicate, spicy flavours of the south, where you can feast on crisp dosas and coconut stews. Eat your way through India for a fabulous, diverse culinary journey.

Indian Flavours

Street Food Culture

For a bustling country that’s always on the go, street food forms an intrinsic part of India’s culinary culture. Across the country, street vendors do brisk business serving up delicious local eats, from tangy yoghurt-based chaat to crispy fried veggie-stuffed samosas. Sightseeing is made so much more special with a quick and delicious street food break.

Quintessential India

Fairs & Festivals

India is a melting pot of cultures, a land of diverse festivals and rituals. The country is lit up for Diwali and painted with bright colours for Holi, when communities come together to feast, celebrate, and pray. Regional festivals and fairs offer a wonderful glimpse into India’s rich culture. See lively snake boat races in Kerala, or traditional performances at Odisha’s beautiful Sun Temple.

Indian Flavours

Spices

The land of spices offers a treat for all your senses, from markets heaped with colourful powders to aromatic dishes with the most wholesome flavours. Beautiful golden turmeric, hot black pepper, green cardamom, and so much more goes into Indian cooking, delicately balancing flavours and bringing luscious colour to your meals. But Indian spices are also known for their ancient healing properties, helping in calming your mind, body, and soul.

Handcrafts in India

Fine Arts

From intricate miniatures to towering wall murals, India’s diverse art forms span a range of styles. Each region’s art is unique, offering glimpses at local traditions and techniques. Central India’s vibrant tribal paintings made with natural colours showcase scenes from nature, while the elaborate gold-flecked Tanjore paintings depict mythological tales.

Quintessential India

Ancient Cities

“Older than history, older than tradition, older than legend”: Mark Twain captured the very essence of Varanasi with his immortal words. The eternal city is one among many ancient, iconic cities of India. Centuries-old Hampi, for instance, with its magnificent gold-toned ruins, or Madurai, with its awe-inspiring Meenakshiamman temple built over a thousand years ago, and standing sentinel even today.

Quintessential India

Wildlife

As home to the largest wild tiger population in the world, India is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Vast national parks and sanctuaries cover the land, stretching across mountains and meadows, tropical forests and river valleys. In these diverse habitats roam wild cats and massive bison, bears, birds and tiny critters. Dive deep into the heart of wild India on a jungle safari like no other.

Quintessential India

Fairs & Festivals

India is a melting pot of cultures, a land of diverse festivals and rituals. The country is lit up for Diwali and painted with bright colours for Holi, when communities come together to feast, celebrate, and pray. Regional festivals and fairs offer a wonderful glimpse into India’s rich culture. See lively snake boat races in Kerala, or traditional performances at Odisha’s beautiful Sun Temple.

Quintessential India

Architecture

Travel across India, and you’ll see imposing forts in Rajasthan and towering Victorian memorials in Kolkata, intricately carved shrines in Central India and serene mountaintop monasteries in the northeast. From grand Mughal tombs in the north to ancient, spired Dravidian temples in the south, India’s architecture is a legacy to centuries of varied influences and skilled craftsmen.

Dance & Music Culture

Musical Instruments

Indian classical and folk music comes to life with the vibrant sounds of traditional instruments. From strings like the sitar and veena to percussions like the tabla and mridangam, Indian instruments are unique and varied. Maestros across India wield their instruments with skill and grace, creating some truly unparalleled music in the subcontinent.

Dance & Music Culture

Indian Music

Indian music embraces a wealth of genres and styles, from the foot-tapping baul beats of the east to the soulful tribal folk songs of the west. The country that has birthed legends like Ravi Shankar is home to ancient styles of Hindustani classical and Carnatic music. Experience soul-stirring ragas and melodies, vocals and harmonies of traditional Indian music at a festival or concert.

Dance & Music Culture

Traditional Dance Forms

Classical dance forms in India are absolute visual spectacles. Intricate hand and foot work blend seamlessly with flowing movements. Glorious silk costumes, elaborate makeup and headdresses add to the splendour. Watching a vibrant Kathakali or Bharatanaytam performance is an unforgettable experience for any connoisseur of the arts.

Handcrafts in India

Fine Arts

From intricate miniatures to towering wall murals, India’s diverse art forms span a range of styles. Each region’s art is unique, offering glimpses at local traditions and techniques. Central India’s vibrant tribal paintings made with natural colours showcase scenes from nature, while the elaborate gold-flecked Tanjore paintings depict mythological tales.

Handcrafts in India

Handcrafted in India

Delicate blue pottery and fine marble inlay, metal sculptures and wooden carvings - India is a treasure trove of regional crafts. For centuries, artisans have honed their skills and passed down their craft. Today, India’s bazaars are bursting with fine handwoven Kashmiri carpets and tribal crafts forged in the wilderness.

Handcrafts in India

Textiles

From lush silks to the lightest cottons, India preserves a rich legacy of textiles. The art of handloom weaving and handblock printing has been passed on for generations, and every region has a gorgeous, trademark fabric to call its own. Discover a glorious array of Indian textiles, from elegant Assamese muga silks to colourful bandhani Gujarati sarees.

Indian Flavours

The Great Indian Thali

A hearty, traditional meal is the best wayto embrace the local culture. In India, the thali offers up just that on onefully-loaded, delicious plate. Stir fries and stews, pickles and curries, rice,breads, and an array of accompaniments come together on a banana leaf or asteel plate. Each region’s thali is different, offering up fresh and localtastes and the best showcase of the destination’s dishes.‍

Indian Flavours

Street Food Culture

For a bustling country that’s always on the go, street food forms an intrinsic part of India’s culinary culture. Across the country, street vendors do brisk business serving up delicious local eats, from tangy yoghurt-based chaat to crispy fried veggie-stuffed samosas. Sightseeing is made so much more special with a quick and delicious street food break.

Indian Flavours

Spices

The land of spices offers a treat for all your senses, from markets heaped with colourful powders to aromatic dishes with the most wholesome flavours. Beautiful golden turmeric, hot black pepper, green cardamom, and so much more goes into Indian cooking, delicately balancing flavours and bringing luscious colour to your meals. But Indian spices are also known for their ancient healing properties, helping in calming your mind, body, and soul.

Indian Flavours

Regional Cuisine

Decadent butter chicken and pillowy naan, cream dal makhani and tandoori snacks - Indian tables are a smorgasbord of delicious tastes. The hearty fare of North India gives way to the delicate, spicy flavours of the south, where you can feast on crisp dosas and coconut stews. Eat your way through India for a fabulous, diverse culinary journey.

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