Friday, November 27, 2009


Allahabad one of the largest cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh in India. Popularly known as the Prayag City, Allahabad located in the state of Uttar Pradesh is situated at the convergence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.


The fast developing cities in Uttar Pradesh is a well known historical city which is known for a rich historical heritage and culture. Like most parts of North India, the climate of Allahabad is mostly hot during summers and pretty cold during winters.

The climate in the city mainly remains dry all over the year. The ideal time for coming to Allahabad is between the months of October and March.

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Allahabad which are known for their historical and cultural significance. Allahabad Planetarium, Allahabad Museum, New Yamuna Bridge, Allahabad University, Patthar Girja, Allahabad High Court, Shivkoti Mahadev Temple, Allahabad Fort, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Patalpuri Temple, Khusro bagh and Dashaswamedh Temple are the major attractions of the city.

Expore the cultural heritage of Allahabad and have fun....

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Cultural Heritage Of Kerala

Located in southwestern India Kerala have a unique culture that has made itself a popular tourists place around the world. Formed in the year 1956, Kerala has 14 districts and Thiruvananthapuram is it's capital.

Cultural Heritage Of Kerala

Most of the dance forms in Kerala are performed in connection with harvests, festivals etc. There are more than 50 well-known folk dances in Kerela. Some of the most popular ones are Kaliyattom, Mudiyettu, Kolam Thullal, Padayani, Kolkali, Parichamuttukali, Thappukali, Kuravarkali and Thiruvathirakali.

The festivals of Kerala have a big traditional history behind them. Onam, Vishu, Navaratri, Aaranmula Boat Race, Cochin Carnival, Sabarimala Festival , Malabar Mahotsavam, Aarattu, Jagannatha Festival, Thirunakara Festival , Vettukadu Perunal are some of the popular festivals of Kerala.

Cultural heritage of Kerala can be very well revealed with it's massive forts, temples, mosques, churches etc. The massive forts that showcase the fine architecture of Kerala are Pallippuram Fort, Palakkad Fort, St. Angelo's Fort, Bakel Fort, Dutch Palace.

Kerala also came in close contact with Islam. The mosques in the state are generally covered structure, with walls constructed of laterite blocks, that comprises of a large prayer hall in the centre with covered verandhas on all the sides. Charachira Jama Masjid, Nainar Mosque, Kanjiramattom Mosque, Cheraman Jama Masjid, Odathil Mosque, Malik Dinar Mosque attract pilgrims from all over the country.

St. Mary's Church, Cheriapalli, St. Mary's Church, Manarcad, St. George's Church, Puthupalli, St. Thomas Mount, St. Joseph's Monastery, Mannanam are few of the famous churches of Kerala.

The exotic cuisine of Kerala offers the most delicious and mouth watering foods on earth. Kerala is rich in coconut and fish. Chillies, curry leaf, mustard seed, tamarind and asafoetida are important ingredients for every dish.

This tranquil state is a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches with rich cultural heritage.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cultural Heritage Of Orissa

Located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal, Orissa is the modern name of ancient republican nation of Kalinga. The cyclone prone state in India has a beautiful cultural heritage that comes out in a great form of handicraft items and amazing folk dances.

Orissa has a distinctive cooking style which is the major part of the heritage. Both sun-dried and par-bolied rice is the staple food of the people. Rice is used in almost every dish. Non-vegetarian food is also included in the diet of the Oriya people.

Cultural Heritage Of Orissa

Handicrafts of Orissa are filled with wide variety of arts and crafts in the state is that it has witnessed the rule of many rulers. When the talk is about the folk performances of India, Oriya dances truly deserve a special mention. Orissa has a rich cultural heritage in terms of music and dance.

Some of the famous folk dances of the state are Kathi Nacha (Stick Dance), Medha Nacha (Mask Dance), Naga Nacha (Snake Dance),Sakhi Nacha or Kandhei (Puppet Dance), Ghumra Nacha, Mahari Nacha, Jatra Nacha (Folk Theatre), etc.

Orissa being the major musical centers of South India, comprises of Odissi music which is a combination of four distinctive kinds of music, namely, Chitrapada, Dhruvapada, Panchal and Chitrakala.

The official language of Orissa is Oriya, which is spoken by approximatlely 84 percent of the population. It is also one of the most prominent and one of the oldest languages of India.

The other major languages spoken in the state are Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Telugu. English language is spoken only by a few literate people in Orissa.

Orissa has been inhabited by several tribal people. It is a combination of nearly 62 distinctive tribal groups. Orissa is a great combination of religions that consists Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Vaisnavism, and Saivism etc.

So get ready to know more about the state and have lots of fun !!!!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cultural Heritage of Punjab

Punjab has a long history and rich cultural heritage. Approximately, 92.2 percent of Punjabi is spoken in Indian Punjab. The Vedic and the later Epic periods of the Punjab were socially and culturally the most creative.

Let's have a look at the few important aspects of cultural heritage of Punjab-

Cultural Heritage of Punjab

Folk Dances-

Bhangra Dance- Originated in the Western Punjab, Bhangra season starts with the wheat sowing. The dancers move around the 'dhol' drummer in a circle. Colourful clothes that mainly consists of flowing turbans, chadra (covering for the lower body) and long kurtas (shirts) and waistcoats make it a very attractive dance to watch. The Bhangra season concludes with the Baisakhi fair when the wheat is harvested.

Giddha which is the another form of folk dance is performed during family and festive occasions. It has almost the same intensity as Bhangra. In Giddha, women translate bolian-verses into gestures. The movement of the feet is very quick with the high tempo. The embroidered 'duppattas' and heavy jewellery of the people further exaggerate the movements.

Jhumar, originally from Sandalbar (now in Pakistan), has become very much a part of Punjab's folk heritage. This is a graceful dance based on a Jhumar rhythm. Dancers circle around the drummer and sing graceful lyrics as they dance. Jhumar is performed exclusively by men.

Luddi is a male dance of Punjab to celebrate a victory in any field. Only a loose shirt and a loincloth are used as the dress code. Some tie turbans, others tie a Patkas, which resumbles a scarf across the forehead.

Kikli- This is generally popular with the younger girls. The girls form pairs, crossing their arms, hold each other`s hands and whirl around singing folk songs.

Talking about the Punjabi cuisine, the Punjabis cook rice only on special occasions. Rice is eaten with the added flavours of cumin or fried onions with Rajma or Kadhi. In winter rice is cooked with jaggary known as gurwala chawal or with peas called matarwale chawal or as a delicacy called Rao Ki Kheer which, is rice cooked on very slow flame for hours together with sugar cane juice.

Mah ki Dal, Sarson Ka Saag and Makkee Ki Roti, is the major food of Punjab since years. Meat curry like Roghan Josh and stuffed parathas and the main masala in a Punjabi dish consists of onion, garlic, ginger and a lot of tomatoes fried in pure ghee.

Punjab is a blend of many communities and cultures.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Cultural heritage of Silicon Valley of India

Bangalore or Bengaluru is very well known for it's rich cultural heritage and industrial accomplishments. Bangalore which has already acquired the status of the IT Capital has a fusion of the old and the new culture.

Arts and Crafts consists of elite bungalows and impressive palaces. The interiors of these bungalows are adorned with arts and crafts, whose beauty cannot be described in words.

 Silicon Valley of India

Bangalore languages comprise of all the languages spoken in the state of Karnataka. The major launguage of Bangaloreans is Kannad. Apart from Kannad, English is also quite widely spoken here.

People belonging to various religions, castes and communities live here. Hinduism is one of the major religions of Bangalore. The major economic hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India, Bangalore enjoys a moderate type of climate throughout the year.

Visit the Silicon Valley of India and explore more about it's cultural heritage.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Udaipur the city of lakes is situated in the state of Rajasthan in western India. Udaipur has been favourite place of the Rajputs. This beautiful city has received a rich cultural heritage from the bygone age.


having tropical climate the city has adopted the life style of big cities; still it becomes necessary for you to know more about the cultural heritage of the city. Udaipur receives ample number of tourists from all over the world every year.

Festivals and fairs depicts the cultural prosperity of Udaipur. The lakes, temples, forts and palaces boast about the rich heritage of this city. Let's here discover about the people, cuisine, language, religion, folk dance and music of Udaipur.

Dominated by Jainism and Vaishnavism, Udaipur cuisine mainly comprises of vegetarian dishes. Food is usually made from lots of vegetables and lentils, seasoned with a great variety of spices. Delicious food like dried mango i.e. 'Ocra' and beans of 'sangri' is accompanied by many meals.

Dressed up in typical Rajsthani dress, the Bhil tribe loaded with loads of silver jewelry welcomes you with all love and affection. The traditional attire of women is ghaghra choli or skirt and blouse and for men, angrakha or Kurta and dhoti would do.

In order to communicate, Mewari is the primary language of Udaipur, yet Rajasthani, Hindi and English are also common in the city. Other than following Jainism on high note, rest of the religions include Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity.

Udaipur would never let down the dance and music lovers. The dances that are famous all over Rajasthan of Udaipur are Bhavai, Ghoomar, Kachhi Ghodi, Kalbeliya and Terahtaali.

Dance of Dandi Gair is associated with Marwar and hence with Udaipur. Talking about music, Morchang, Naad, Tanpura, Sarangi and many other instruments are used to echo the courts of Mewar rulers.

Visit Udaipur to explore more about it's cultural heritage !!!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Treasure Trove country India

India is a rich cultural heritage country in the world. Rich with musical, culinary and handicraft traditions from generations to generations several cultural tours organised in India help people to discover India's facets .

Treasure Trove country India

The cultural tour packages of North India takes you to the periodic eras of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The historical monuments at various places in India very well showcases the deep-rooted culture and tradition within India.

The festivals and fairs in Rajasthan, Goa and Kerala are the major attractions that bring out the real picture of India's culture. The Gangaur festival, Pushkar festival, International Kite Festival, Camel fair etc in Rajasthan; Carnival in Goa; Holi in Madhya Pradesh; Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra; Elephant festival, Boat carnival and Onam in Kerala etc compelte your cultural odyssey in India.

The Taj Mahotsav that is celebrated in Agra, the Khajuraho Festival in Khajuraho, the Konark Festival in Konark, etc in India are the cultural festivals that make a deep impact on every mind.

India welcomes you to tour the breathtaking places to explore the culture and traditions of India.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has a great cultural heritage that evolved through the rule of dynasties that ruled the state during various phases of history. However, Tamil Nadu is one of the most urbanized states of India but most of the people still live in villages.

Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, there is an established caste system with traditional differentiations a lot more pronounced than in many other parts of India. About 80 percent of the people living in Tamil Nadu follow Hinduism and substantial percentage of population follows Christianity and Islam.

The main language spoke in Tamil Nadu state is Tamil is rich heritage of literature and one of the 18 languages mentioned in the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution. Besides Tamil Nadu, Tamil is also spoken by a number of people in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Mauritius and Malaysia.

The cultural heritage of Tamil nadu can be well depicted with it's religion. The main religions in Tamilnadu are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Jainism. Cuisines also in a or other helps to explore the culture heritage of the place. Like all other South Indian states, Tamil Nadu is also known for a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians.

Some of the most common and popular dishes of Tamil Nadu are idly, dosai, vada, pongal and Uppuma. Coconut chutney and sambhar form a part of most of the Tamil dishes. Tamil Nadu which is rich in it's tradition of heritage and culture still continues to flourish.

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