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ABOUT INDIA

It’s natural to look beautiful, the land where beauty is redefined in itself.

Once upon a time, in the vibrant tapestry of our world, there existed a land so enchanting that it captured the hearts of all who beheld it. This land was India, a place where the moonlight whispered secrets to the trees and dreams wove themselves into the fabric of everyday life. Mark Twain, a legendary storyteller, once marveled at India, proclaiming, “The world is the body and India is its life.” To Twain, and to countless others, India was not just a country, but a living, breathing entity that infused the world with its spirit. “India is the one land that all men desire to see,” Twain wrote, “and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.” This is indeed Incredible India! A land where dreams and romance dance in harmony with tigers and elephants, where the cobra slithers through the jungle and the air is thick with the prayers of a thousand religions to two million gods. India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of traditions. In India, the pursuit of external beauty is a trivial concern. Here, beauty emanates naturally, from the smile in one’s heart and the graceful way one moves through the world. Erin Reese captured this essence perfectly, reflecting on her experiences and the effortless beauty she witnessed among the people she met. The richness of India’s land is unparalleled. It is a place where lush beauty and exotic architecture stand as testaments to its grandeur. The senses are overwhelmed by the pure, concentrated intensity of colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. Each moment in India is a feast for the senses, a vivid experience that leaves an indelible mark on the soul. The great scientist Albert Einstein once remarked, “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” Indeed, the contributions of India to the world are immeasurable, a testament to its profound influence on human civilization. In this wondrous land, Christone Holidays invites travelers to explore the enchanting beauty of India. Whether it’s kissing trees in the moonlight, wandering through ancient temples, or immersing oneself in the vibrant culture, Christone Holidays promises an experience that will touch your heart and soul. Come, discover the magic of India, a land where every moment is a story waiting to be told, every sight a memory waiting to be cherished. This is the story of India, a land where the spirit of the world thrives, a place of dreams and romance, history and legend. This is incredible India, waiting to welcome you with open arms.

The region surrounding southeast of the Indus River was referred to simply as "India"

In many historical sources, the region surrounding southeast of the Indus River was referred to simply as "India". Historians continue to use this term to refer to the whole of the Indian subcontinent in discussions of history up until the era of the British Raj. During this period, "India" came to refer to a distinct political entity that later became a nation-state. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term subcontinent signifies a "subdivision of a continent which has a distinct geographical, political, or cultural identity" and also a "large land mass somewhat smaller than a continent". Its use to signify the Indian subcontinent is evidenced from the early twentieth century when most of the territory was either part of the British Empire or allied with them. It was a convenient term to refer to the region comprising both British India and the princely states. The term has been particularly common in the British Empire and its successors, while the term South Asia is the more common usage in Europe and North America. According to historians Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal, the Indian subcontinent has come to be known as South Asia "in more recent and neutral parlance". Indologist Ronald B. Inden argues that the usage of the term South Asia is becoming more widespread since it clearly distinguishes the region from East Asia. While South Asia, a more accurate term that reflects the region's contemporary political demarcations, is replacing the Indian subcontinent, a term closely linked to the region's colonial heritage, as a cover term, the latter is still widely used in typological studies. Since the Partition of India, citizens of Pakistan (which became independent of British India in 1947) and Bangladesh (which became independent of Pakistan in 1971) often perceive the use of the Indian subcontinent as offensive and suspicious because of the dominant placement of India in the term. As such it is being increasingly less used in those countries. Meanwhile, many Indian analysts prefer to use the term because of the socio-cultural commonalities of the region. The region has also been called the "Asian subcontinent", the "South Asian subcontinent", as well as "India" or "Greater India" in the classical and pre-modern sense.

GreaterIndia

Greater India, also known as the Indian cultural sphere, or the Indic world, is an area composed of many countries and regions in South, East Asia and Southeast Asia that were historically influenced by Indian culture, which itself formed from the various distinct indigenous cultures of these regions.

The Indian subcontinent & Southern Asia

The Indian subcontinent is a physiographical region in Southern Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate, projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas. Geopolitically, it spans major landmasses from the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal,] Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Although the terms "Indian subcontinent" and "South Asia" are often used interchangeably to denote the region, the geopolitical term of South Asia frequently includes Afghanistan, which is not considered part of the subcontinent. Geologically, the subcontinent originates from Insular India, an isolated landmass that rifted from the supercontinent of Gondwana during the Cretaceous and merged with the landmass of Eurasia nearly 55 million years ago, forming the Himalayas. Historically, as well as to the present day, it is and has been the most populated region in the world, holding roughly 20–25 percent of the global population at all times in history. Geographically, it is the peninsular region in Southern Asia located below the Third Pole, delineated by the Himalayas in the north, the Hindu Kush in the west, and the Indo-Burman Ranges in the east. The neighboring geographical regions around the subcontinent include the Tibetan Plateau to the north, the Indochinese Peninsula to the east, and the Iranian Plateau to the west and the Indian Ocean to the south.

From left to right, rifting of the Indian subcontinent away from Gondwana at 150 million years ago (Ma), 120 Ma, 80 Ma and during the Paleocene.

The Indian subcontinent- Geology

The Indian subcontinent was formerly part of Gondwana, a supercontinent formed during the late Neoproterozoic and early Paleozoic. Gondwana began to break up during the Mesozoic, with Insular India separating from Antarctica 130-120 million years ago and Madagascar around 90 million years ago, during the Cretaceous. Insular India subsequently drifted northeastwards, colliding with the Eurasian Plate nearly 55 million years ago, during the Eocene, forming the Indian subcontinent. The zone where the Eurasian and Indian subcontinent plates meet remains geologically active, prone to major earthquakes. Physiographically, it is a peninsular region in South Asia delineated by the Himalayas in the north, the Hindu Kush in the west, and the Arakanese in the east.It extends southward into the Indian Ocean with the Arabian Sea to the southwest and the Bay of Bengal to the southeast.Most of this region rests on the Indian Plate and is isolated from the rest of Asia by large mountain barriers. Laccadive Islands, Maldives and the Chagos Archipelago are three series of coral atolls, cays and Faroes on the Indian plate along with the Chagos–Laccadive Ridge, a submarine ridge that was generated by the northern drift of the Indian Plate over the Reunion hotspot during the Cretaceous and early Cenozoic times. The Maldives archipelago rises from a basement of volcanic basalt outpourings from a depth of about 2000 m forming the central part of the ridge between Laccadives and the Great Chagos Bank.

Ancient Indian History

Prehistoric Age

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The time where there was no writing and development, it consists of five period. Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic & Iron Age: Prehistory is the period that begins with the appearance of the human being, about five million years ago, and finishes with the invention of writing, about 6,000 years ago. It is a long period divided into three stages: the Paleolithic Age, the Neolithic Age and the Metal Age. Paleolithic (Old Stone Age), Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age), Neolithic (New Stone Age), this era is marked by the use of tools by our early human ancestors (who evolved around 300,000 B.C.) and the eventual transformation from a culture of hunting and gathering to farming. Ancient History (3600 B.C.-500 A.D.), the Middle Ages (500-1500 A.D.), and the Modern Age (1500-present) The people of prehistoric time period. Lived in caves,Moved in search of food, water and favorable conditions - Gathered fruits, seeds, roots and nuts. People inhabitated Indian subcontinent as early as 2 million years ago. On the basis of the pre historic evidences found in different part of the Indian sub continents, this early people can be described as nomadic hunters& gatherers - Hunted wild animals

The Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras

The Geologic Time Scale is the history of the Earth broken down into four spans of time marked by various events, such as the emergence of certain species, their evolution, and their extinction, that help distinguish one era from another,the longest geologic era was the Precambrian. It began with the formation of the earth about 4.53 billion years ago, and ended about 542 million years... The Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras The Precambrian is the earliest part of Earth's history, set before the current Phanerozoic Eon. The Precambrian is so named because it preceded the Cambrian, the first period of the Phanerozoic eon, which is named after Cambria, the Latinised name for Wales, where rocks from this age were first studied. The Precambrian Era comprises all of geologic time prior to 600 million years ago. The Precambrian was originally defined as the era that predated the emergence of life in the Cambrian Period., The Paleozoic Era spans almost 200 million years from 542 to 251 million years ago. It is defined by great explosion of life at the beginning of the era and ends with the largest mass extinction in the history of our planet. The Mesozoic Era is an interval of geological time from about 252 to 66 million years ago. It is also called the Age of Reptiles and the Age of Conifers… During the Mesozoic, or "Middle Life" Era, life diversified rapidly and giant reptiles, dinosaurs and other monstrous beasts roamed the Earth. The period, which spans from about 252 million years ago to about 66 million years ago, was also known as the age of reptiles or the age of dinosaurs. The Cenozoic Era meaning "new life" is the current and most recent of the three geological eras of the Phanerozoic Eon. It follows the Mesozoic Era and extends from 66 million years ago to the present day.

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Bhimbetka rock shelters

30,000 years old rock drawing at Bhimbetka

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Auditorium Cave

The Most significant cave

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Life style of prehistoric cave dwelling family at Bhimbetka Caves

Edakkal Caves

The Stone Age carvings ...a journey into our forgotten past...the lives and habits of our ancestors.

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Christone "HOLIDAYS"

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Bhimbetka rock shelters

Prehistoric sites in India

Bhimbetka rock shelter - Madhya Pradesh & Prehistoric sites of Edakkal caves- Kerala

The prehistoric Paleolithic &  Mesolithic periods

The Earliest records of these people can be seen in the rock art painting found in the caves.

Edakkal Caves

 “A man with jar cup” 

The caves are pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BCE

Indus Valley Civilization

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The Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Harappan Civilization, marks the birth of Indian History. The Indus Valley was home to the largest of the four ancient urban civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China.

The Harappan civilization was located in the Indus River valley. Its two large cities, Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, were located in present-day Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh provinces, respectively. Its extent reached as far south as the Gulf of Khambhat and as far east as the Yamuna (Jumna) River.

The Vedic Period (Vedic Age) (Bc. 1500 – Bc. 500)

                                         There are four Vedas 

 

      The Rigveda, The Yajurveda,The Samaveda and The Atharvaveda.

Period in the history of India during which the Vedas, the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, were being composed. Based on literary evidence, scholars place the Vedic period in the second and first millennia B.C.E.

The first stage of urbanization Period

                           (BC. 3000 - BC 1300)

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Southern India

Kerala |Tamilnadu | Karnataka | Telangana |  Andhra Pradesh

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Western & Central India

Rajasthan (North west) | Gujarat | Madhya pradesh| Maharashtra | and Goa
 
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Northern India

Jammu and Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Punjab | Chandigarh | Uttarakhand | Haryana | Delhi | Uttar Pradesh.
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Eastern & North Eastern India

Odisha | West Bengal | Bihar |Jharkhand | Sikkim
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7 sisters states of INDIA
( Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Meghalaya | Manipur | Mizoram | Nagaland and Tripura) 
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Red Panda Expedition
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Taj Mahal
KURUKSHETRA
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Punjab
Himachal Pradesh - The ‘Abode of Snow
Jammu & Kasmir
Goa
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh - Khajuraho
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Chennai is referred as gateway to South India
Karnataka
Telangana &  Andhra Pradesh
Rajasthan
Gujarat

Indian Islands

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Lakshadweep | Andaman & Nicobar Islands | Daman Diu | Dadra & Nagar Haveli. 

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Sunset Soccer

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