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What Astonishing Facts Make India A Distinctive Land To Travel?

“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!” ― Romaine Rolland

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India is adorned with the magnificent pride of being the biggest democracy in the entire world. All states of this country are different from one other with a variety of inimitable features in terms of language, culture, and lifestyle. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to Assam, you will get a multitude of tourist destinations providing a vacation that you would treasure lifelong. For knowing more about places to see cultural differences in India, you should plan a trip here. Read more to know about some of the interesting facts about India that visitors do not believe until they visit this country.

Superstitions:

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You will find heaps of blind beliefs and superstitions in the Indians. This assortment of superstitions and blind belief is due to the fact that the society of India boasts various religious, racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic groups.

Some of the famous superstitions in India that you will find really interesting are:

• If you are going away anywhere and witness a cat, mainly black, then it is believed to be a very awful omen.

• The sitting of an owl above the housetop is a certain symbol of forthcoming mishaps and damages.

• If anyone is leaving home for important work and you sneeze, it is a bad omen.

• Peepul trees are said to be the residence of spirits and they are avoided at dark.

• In some parts of Jharkhand, it is supposed that if the name of a witch is written on a Sal tree’s branch, then that branch would dry up.

• Saturdays are believed very inauspicious, since it is linked with the god Shani.

• Right side is regarded as propitious, whereas left side is believed to be inauspicious. In every pious ceremony, people use their right hand.

• Most people believe that matching of horoscope is an essential thing while selecting a bride or groom, for making their life happy.

• If the coins in your hand unintentionally fall down then you are going to obtain wealth.

• If somebody steals your shoes then you are believed to be a lucky man.

There are countless such amazing superstitions found in this country.

Diversified Culture

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Indian culture is one of the oldest and most diversified cultures in the world. The country houses an amazing cultural diversity. The North, East, West and South, all parts have their own unique culture. India is abode to some of the most prehistoric cultures, together with four main religions of the world- Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism.

In Indian culture, the guests are treated as god. The guests are served and are greeted as if they are the member of the family itself. Today, the culture of this country has crossed its geographical boundaries and has extended worldwide.

Animals are Worshipped

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Animals have been, by tradition, regarded sanctified in Hindu society. The emblematic significance of animals in this country is as vehicles of deities themselves. The vehicle of Lord Shiva is believed to be a bull, Tiger the vehicle of Goddess Durga. Mouse is also revered as one of the sacred animals, since it is the vehicle of Lord Ganesha. In Rajasthan, the temple of Karni Mata is highly famed as the temple of rats. The peacock and Indian Eagle ‘Garuda’ are regarded as the consecrated birds of Hindus. Along with worshipping animals as sacred, sacred rivers, sanctified trees and land are also worshipped by the natives of India. Cow is considered as the mother in the Hinduism. These beliefs help in the conservation of the animals. For instance, because of being worshipped, cow is found in India more than any other nation in the world.

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Shani Shingnapur (Maharashtra)

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Shani Shingnapur is a village in Maharashtra state, which is famous for the temple of Lord Shani (the Hindu god of the planet Saturn). An exclusive feature of this place is that the temple does not comprise any manmade idol of Lord Shani. There is a self-evolved and magnificent black stone, which is revered as Swayambhu (self-evolved deity). The exact period of its evolution is still unknown to people. Moreover, it is believed that the water that is poured on the idol of Lord Shani, is a remedy for snakebite.

This place is also known as the “village with no locks or doors”. One of the special characteristics of the Shingnapur Village is that houses here have no doors or locks on them for safety. They are in fact not needed. The people here consider that because of the blessing of Lord Shani, no wrong ever takes place in this village.

Indian Cuisines

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The fascinating aroma of Dosa in South, Kababs in North, Dhoklas in West or Sorshe Ilish (mustard hilsa curry) in East, everything make India a preferable destination for food lovers. Arguably regarded to be the most varied cuisine of the world, each cuisine is characterized by a broad range of dishes and cooking styles. In general, Indian cuisines can be divided into four groups: North Indian, East Indian, South Indian, and West Indian. Wide-ranging use of spices is an essential part of cookery, and is used to increase the savor of a dish and make unique flavors and scents.

Moreover, the street food in India adds the cherry on the cake. There are arrays of lip-smacking street foods available in almost every part of India. It includes golgappas, wadapaos, samosas, and much more.

Indian Railways

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Indian Railways is considered as the lifeline of the country, with its astounding performance for the scores of years. Indian Railways is the leading transport organization of the nation having biggest rail system in Asian Continent and world's largest railway organization under a single administration. Indian Railways provide employment to around 1.6 million people, making it the eighth largest employer around the globe. There are around 11000 trains running everyday in India with about 13 million travelers. An amazing fact about Indian Railways is that if we combine total journey covered by the trains in a day, it will be equal to the distance covered while making two and a half rounds to the moon. Moreover, if we combine the railway tracks of India, it will be equal to one and the half of the length of equator.

All the amazing facts about India make this country alone of its kind. Welcoming locales, astonishing panoramas, etc. together provide a travel experience like never before!