There can never be enough reasons to love India! By Manas Sen Gupta
In his famous patriotic song Dhono Dhanna Pushpe Bhora, Bengali poet and nationalist Dwijendralal Ray called India ‘the greatest among all nations on Earth’. Indeed, ours is a land worth taking pride in. Our traditions, values, hospitality, spirituality, syncretism, culture, history and languages are unique in themselves—giving us many reasons to love India.
India is a land that welcomes people from all over the world. Visitors are often left pleasantly surprised by the charms and mysticism they get to witness wherever they go in the country. In fact, for many, our land it too enchanting to leave. Those who do leave, however, always yearn to come back.
But this magnificent nation did not emerge out of the blue. The very reasons to love India were nurtured over millennia by the multitudes of diverse people across ethnicities, races and religions as they share a common space and a bond that can only be defined by the country’s unique ‘Indian-ness.’
Their hands built awe-inspiring temples and beautiful mausoleums. They took care of the forests and found sustenance even in the harshest of deserts—both, hot and cold. From sprawling meadows in the north and an active volcano in the south to vast salt marshy lands in the west and a wildlife paradise in the east, everything speaks volumes about the India’s glory and its diverse population.
As the nation celebrates 75 years of Independence, we take a look at 75 of the most beautiful tourist destinations which make our country truly incredible. Through these photos, embark on a journey across the many colourful places across the country.