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Conde Nast India Travel Experts
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Top Ten for India: Ideas for working with your India Custom Tour Planner
1 – See the many shades of the Taj Mahal.
2 – Watch sunrise over the Ganges in Varanasi.
3 – Take the train to Darjeeling tea plantations.
4 – See the tigers in the Bandavgarh National Park.
5 – Ride camels in Rajasthan.
6 – Stay in a floating palace.
7 – Hike in the verdant Vale of Kashmir past the stunning Dal Lake.
8 – Take a converted rice barge along the Kerala backwaters.
9 – Volunteer at Mother Teresa’s charities in Calcutta
10 – Travel the road from Manali to Leh over a 15,000 foot pass.
India Tourism Website
This well-written website features beautiful pictures, in-depth information and guide-book quality articles about the culture of India. This is a must read resource before your trip.
From the website:
” The art of India is inextricably intertwined with the country’s cultural history, religions and philosophies, with the production and patronage of art being linked to social and cultural contexts
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Mughal art and architecture a characteristic Indo-Islamic-Persian style that flourished on the Indian subcontinent during the Mughal Empire (1526-1857). This new style combined elements of Islamic art and architecture, which had been introduced to India during the Delhi Sultanate (1192-1398) and had produced great monuments such as the QutbMinar, with features of Persian art and architecture. A special aspect of Mughal painting is a particular style of South Asian painting, generally confined to miniatures either as book illustrations or as single works to be kept in albums, which emerged from Persian miniature painting, with Indian Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist influences, and developed largely in the court of the Mughal Empire, and later spread to other Indian courts, both Muslim and Hindu, and later Sikh.
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