Did You Know?
India is home to 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This is no wonder given India’s very ancient and rich history. Here are some interesting facts about India. Numerous empires and dynasties ruled this subcontinent over the last 2000 years, each one contributing not just to the cultural and religious heritage but also to its architectural heritage. The country also has unique geography and geology, from deserts to jungles, from mountains to tropics. As a result, India has several natural World Heritage Sites in this list.
Which is the World Heritage Site you are most likely to see in India? You guessed it! Taj Mahal.
But that is not the only one you will see here. By my estimate, the average traveler visits atleast six World Heritage Sites on their first trip to India alone. Check out these blog posts to see the places which include these sites:
Where to travel in India for the first time Part 1. http://jasminetrails.com/where-to-travel-in-india-for-the-first-time/
Where to travel in India for the first time Part 2. http://jasminetrails.com/where-to-travel-in-india-for-the-first-time-part-2/
Look here to see the entire list. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_Sites_in_India)
India is the world’s largest spice producer and exporter
Exquisite taste, aroma and colour! From approximately the 2nd century BC, India has been exporting spices to the rest of the world. Infact, the demand for spices was what brought so many European countries to India. Black pepper, especially, was in demand as it was used to preserve meat before the invention of refrigerators. It was so precious that it was called “black gold”.
And even today Indian spices are sought after globally.
Love Indian food and spices? Don’t miss a visit to a spice market while you are here. The well-known ones are in Old Delhi, Old Hyderabad and in in Mumbai. If you are traveling to South India, do make sure you take a tour through a spice plantation in Kerala.
Ayurveda originated in India thousands of years ago
The word Ayurveda means ‘science of life’ and this ancient medical science is part of the four sacred texts, the Vedas. Ayurveda is still a popular amongst many Indians who trust the natural and holistic medical treatments for ailments.
However, in the rest of the world Ayurveda is more well-known for healing and relaxing the mind, body and spirit in the form of massages, meditation and yoga.
If you are looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday, look no further. We highly recommend a stay at an Ayurveda spa retreat. Pamper and renew yourself in calm and stress-free environs.