The rich heritage of India, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, is an all-embracing confluence of religions, traditions and customs. The highlights of Indian heritage lie in the treasure of its art, architecture, classical dance, music, flora and fauna, and the innate secular philosophy of its people. A visit to the heritage sites is like a walk through history, changing lanes with every dynasty that ruled Indian soils. The finesse of Indian handiwork, the richness of silk and cotton textiles, the ethnicity of jewellery, everything has come down as a heritage from ancient times and is being kept alive generation after generation. Even food in India is a legacy and part of Indian heritage, differing in look and taste in every state of India..India takes pride in flaunting its unsurpassed heritage; eras over eras have influenced, moulded and face lifted the rich heritage of which we all are part of. Distinctive edifices, perennial culture and the determination to keep this incredibility have preserved for us an era no short of marvels. With a startling number of places and monuments enlisted in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, India has made an indelible mark in world history.The realm of culture among other form of heritage in India has amplified and grown manifold over the time. The cultural bank overwhelmed with creative aspects like art, music, dance and literature has been offering bonus pride to the country and countrymen. Right from the regional festivities to the national celebrations, culture seems to show off its mighty influence all through. On the other hand the tinges of crafts, religion, customs, traditions, beliefs, philosophy, history, health, medicine, travel, cuisine, monuments, literature, painting and languages can by no means be neglected as vital features that make the culture heritage of India rich and exceptional.The bounty of beautifully sculptured temples like Sun Temple at Konark and the Brihdeeswar Temple at Thanjavur make them national treasures. Similarly, the majestically rock-cut Ellora Caves in Aurangabad and the Portuguese built Churches in Goa have a special place in the Indian heritage. While most of the architecture is well-documented, there are many relics that exist in all their glory without any recognition. Known or unknown, the wide and thriving Indian heritage in any respect has certainly received accolades from across the globe.Sources- Various, Britannica, Wikipedia..
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