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14 Images of India That Will Make You Rethink Your Impression of the Country

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India is a land of rich contrasts. For thousands of years, many have willingly left the comforts of their home and set off across this spiritual land. However, few may beg to differ when it comes to applauding India's beauty.

They fail to acknowledge the timeless mystery and beauty of India, of the mighty Himalayas, Thar Desert, the backwaters of Kerala and the streets of Delhi. To them, the Future of tourism in India is bleak. But here are some pictures to show anyone who disses India’s beauty, after all a picture’s worth a thousand comebacks. 

1. We greet one another, with folded hands because we believe God resides in the heart of every human being. 

Credits: Faisal Al-Busairi, Mysore.

2. A culture, which does not have a nonverbal way to express 'no.' We believe in hospitality as a sign of respect, and will always find a way to make things work.

Credits: Navaneeth KN, Kerala.

3.  India - A land where the mind is without fear and the head is held high!

Credits: Michaël MARTINHO, Ladakh

4. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Learn it from an Indian!

Credits: Pee Vee, Chennai

5. Sit, relax and take a moment to notice, the beauty of the Indian trees. Sit and take a look, at the dancing leaves.

Credits: Debsourabh Ghosh, Jagdalpur.

6. Rich heritage and unparalleled culture, India's unity in diversity is still being looked at with awe by the entire world.

Credits: google 

7. Whether one is watching a thrilling thunderstorm or looking up at a mighty tree, the experience of observing nature in India, is thrilling.

Credits: Anoop Shashidhar, Khalatse, Srinagar.

8. Have you ever walked on the Indian path of capacious imagination, which is full of desires? 

Credits: Palash K,Magnet Hill near Leh in Ladakh.

9. Because Indians know that a certain amount darkness is needed to see the stars. 

Credits: Eye.Ess.Ohh, Leh. 

10. There are few things more magical than looking out the window from your house and discovering a heavenly sight!

Credits: DebSankar Bhattacharya, Cherrapunji

11. Words cannot describe the landscape of India, so long and so wide. So pure and so white.

Credits: Mark Christian, Chennai.

12. India's strength lies in its commitment to equal rights for every citizen, irrespective of religion.

Credits: Meena Kadri, New Delhi. 

13. Time spent in India is time spent realizing that you don't know it all and that you never will.

Credits: Arindam Bhattacharya, Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim.

14. Lay yourself upon the ground. Take a moment to inhale, and listen to Nature tell her tale.

Credits: Sandeep somasekharan, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
From ocean depths to mountain peaks, everything in India moves and speaks. And if next time you hear someone pooh-poohing India, you know that in all possibility, they are the problem and not our thrilling and challenging country. Share this article with all your friends, so that everyone across the universe realizes how brilliant India truly is!

To all the photographers who have clicked these beautiful pictures and made this post possible, Two words: Endless gratitude and Thank you! All of you score phenomenally high in the kind-o-meter. Seriously. 

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  1. India is truly diverse in every sector. Every state, even every city has their own different style of food, culture, dance, dressing sense, song etc. And every places has their own charm with mesmerizing tourists places. Some foreign tourists loved India so much in their first visit that they are living here for months and years. I mean there is a strong reason that is making them to stay here instead of their own land. The pictures that you have posted represents what India really is. Thanks for this beautiful blog post. It will inspire others to love this incredible country.