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India is the motherland of art, culture and architecture all across the globe where each historical monument in the country like the forts, palaces, caves, temples, mosques and churches reflect the glory of the era to which they belonged. The Art and Culture Tour of India unravels an unforgettable journey of the monuments of the olden times in India like the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh; Ajanta Ellora caves near Aurangabad in Maharashtra; the mesmerising temples of Khajuraho and South India along with many more structures portray the enriched architecture of India in the olden times.

Indian Crafts mirror the adroitness and finesse of their creator. Whilst the history of Indian art is steeped in traditions, contemporary craft reflects an amalgamation of the traditional and modern. This site on Indian Arts & Culture provides comprehensive information about pottery, metal craft, timeless paintings, outstanding sculptures and statues, jewellery, furniture, home décor and home furnishing products, traditional games, stone crafts and tribal crafts. Besides these there is information on the craft fairs and the types of crafts that are practiced in different states.

Considered the most ancient form of art, dance in India is rooted in religion and traditions. Shiva, Krishna and Goddess Kali are often represented through the dances. The earliest reference to dance is found in Bharat Muni`s Natyashastra. Whilst classical Indian dances are popular in the subcontinent even today, the modern forms of dances have also found admirers.

Festivities are integrally related to the life of Indian people. Festivals in India are characterised by vibrancy, fun, fiesta, gaiety, enthusiasm, delight, colours, etc. While some of these pertain to religion, the others celebrate changing seasons, harvest, reconciliation and the birth anniversaries of gods and goddesses, saints, gurus and prophets. Besides each state in India has its own set of festivities. Explore the varied Indian festivals on this site.