Once again the Tourism Ministry of India comes back to the leading Russian fair, with its main theme Incredible India, to offer the visitors a millennial spiritual knowledge and a diversity of experiences for all kinds of tourists.
By Richard F. Potts
With an 80 sqm exclusive stand in this edition, India is a remarkable tourist destination with offers for any kind of travelers. The country has everything, starting with the 7th wonder of the world Taj Mahal, a monument built in the name of love, which is universally acknowledged as one of the most beautiful creations on earth.
There are artistic palaces and fortress that were crafted hundreds of years ago, sometimes as old as the 3rd century BC, and still stand upright to narrate the testimony of India’s rich culture and history. It also withholds vast forests, home to many exquisite wildlife and showcasing bountiful nature at its best in its range of national parks and sanctuaries located across the length and breadth of the country.
India also has the most famous Tiger Reserves of the planet, like the Bandhavgarh National Park, with more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds, and a dozen more National Parks with hundreds of protected species.
With an extensive coastline of about 7517 km. India is home for lots of natural beaches, a top destination for beach lovers. Some are wide, some are easy to get to, others are deserted and some have open commercial spaces with throngs of things to do, prime for adventurous activities wherein you can explore long tail boats, go snorkeling, dive in the deepest ocean, take your breath away while parasailing, or simply experience the solitude that comes with deserted shorelines and calm waters.
VARKALA BEACH- Renowned for natural springs, which are believed to possess medicinal and curative properties.
The word’s highest mountain range beautifully outlines this country that offer unique picturesque, natural beauty and grandeur and a nation full of tradition, customs and diverse faith that represent astounding religious practices and their association with people of different caste and creed in a defining feature and celebratory style.
Last but not least, India is the land of Yoga since 5,000 years ago; the fabled land of seers, sages, spiritual leaders and healers which tremendous cultural power has maintained a deep impact on the world for thousands of years. The richness of India’s culture is manifest in a myriad traditions, languages, faiths and rituals that lend it both wealth and depth. The practice of Yoga allows people to exude a sense of vitality and positive energy that conveys the essence of life. Because within each mortal being, there is a spark of creativity, call it the soul, the life force or by whatever name, the spark that forms the basis of human conscience.
Now a day, stressed lifestyles have become the order of the day in most cities. With lesser time to embrace the nature and seek physical and mental calmness, yoga is the way to unite with one’s highest potential; one’s real self and thus, be empowered to face life with a calm mind and a positive attitude. India is waiting for you with dozens of spiritual yoga retreats.
In summary, from Adventure and Heritage to Spiritual, Yoga and Wellness, as well as Art & Culture, Food & Cuisine and Nature & Wildlife, India has everything to attract any kind of visitors. A destination with a wide range of options to explore and such variation in number of experiences hard to find anywhere else.
Travel and tourism is the largest service industry in India. It provides heritage, cultural, medical, business and sports tourism. The main objective of this sector is to develop and promote tourism, maintain competitiveness of India as tourist destination and improve and expand existing tourism products to ensure employment generation and economic growth.