India Exotic Tourism Destination

Seen as a country of snake charmers, magicians and naked fakirs India has for centuries intrigued the outsiders. Subject of much conquest, the Golden Bird has a torturous history, the invasions and occupation has left an indelible but colorful mark in the countries tapestry.

It is no more somebody’s cup of imagination the country is on road to fast progress and becoming an economic super power. But the exotic remains now mingled with ultra modern surprising the inquisitive visitors. Side by side luxury sedans and bullock carts roll in India’s busy streets. A jet flies overhead a cluster laid back villages still stuck to their past.

India is a land of delight and despair and both make the tourists exult in bewilderment. The diversity is mind boggling and so is harmony in existence. India changes every short distance people, landscape, dialect, ethnicity and color. The landmark culture is ancient going back to five thousand years. The subsequent development of fine arts, performing arts, rites and rituals and classical music is a testimony to the age of India.

The state rejoices in colorful festivities, rituals and ceremonies – religious and social. The colors have a profound effect upon the visitors and coupled with the sights and smells India appears an amazing pool of exotic. Indians have faith in spirituality an amalgamation of inner self with external World. Religion dominates in all colors of identity an expression of free belief and practice is evident in public life in this highly pluralistic society.

The jewels of India are Taj Mahal, Tiger and Temples the very hallmark essence of a bewildering cultural pot pouri. The mainstay of tourism in India is cultural tours but nevertheless wildlife is essential to traveling in India. Hence tiger tourism is one way of realizing this diverse country. Tiger …

Early Time Travel Stories

The idea of traveling through time is one which is natural to our modern sensibilities. While there is some debate as to how possible such an exercise may be, most everyone at least acknowledges it as a popular concept in fictional literature.

However the idea of time travel as a plot possibility is one which is not found much in human culture throughout the ages. We have a few ancient stories that have a rough inclination towards traveling forward in time, but there are no recorded mentions of even a vague idea of backward time travel found in any written form until at least the 1700’s.

One of the earliest mentions we have of time travel at all comes from an ancient Hindu text called the Mahabharatha. This story dates back to around 700 BCE – 300 CE and involves King Revaita traveling to heaven to meet Brahma. Upon returning home he finds that several hundred years have passed.

In 720 CE we see the tale of Urashima Taro described in the Nihongi, which describes the adventure of a fisherman who travels to an undersea palace for three days. When he returns home he finds that 300 years have actually passed, and his house has collapsed and his family has all passed and everything he owned in life is gone. This is quite similar to Washington Irving’s story Rip Van Winkle.

A more modern version of the time travel story comes from Louis-Sebastien Mercien’s book “The Year 2440, A Dream If Ever There Were One”. This extremely popular book depicts the tale of a man who has a fight with a philosopher friend of his about the problems with Parisian society. He then falls asleep, and when he awakes he is in a Paris of the future. While the story …