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India

Take a virtual voyage through India, the world’s most ancient surviving civilization that has been at the center of history for over 2,000 years, and now launched into an era of globalization.

Travel and Adventure

India Country Overview by Rustic Pathways
Learn about the country’s culture and history, local language and foods.

The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is distinguished as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a blend of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles. One of the most beautiful structural compositions in the world, the Taj Mahal is also one of the world’s most iconic monuments, visited by millions of tourists each year.

Five Most Mysterious Temples in India
Ancient Temples Hides Within Them Thousands Of Years Of History And Mysteries…These Are The 5 Most Mysterious Temples.

History

Happy Diwali
Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. This article provides Background information, Fast Facts, Q&A and vocabulary to help you better understand why this is India’s most celebrated holiday!

History of India in 15 Minutes
This video tells the story of India, from the first human migrations to the first Lunar landing. It showcases the eras of Indian history from the Indus valley to Indira Gandhi and describes the rise and fall of great powers like the Maurya, the Mughals, the Maratha and others. It traces the origin of 4 religions – Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism as well as the contributions of foreigners like the Greeks and British.

Rustic in India

Photos from Rustic travelers

Rustic Programs in India

How This 17-Year-Old’s Passion to End Domestic Violence Led Her to India
Learn about a student’s passion for creating awareness of what a healthy relationship looks like.

Eat

Delhi Street Food
Experience the flavors of Delhi. This street food is rich in flavor and draws influence from regions all around India.

Pop Culture

Documentary: Bollywood
Bollywood has become synonymous with India for a lot of foreigners. The melodrama, the over-the-top action sequences, the singing in the mountains and dancing on cliffs. And oh, Shah Rukh Khan. Come check it out and see for yourself why Bollywood is so popular worldwide

The Sport of Cricket
Cricket is far and away the biggest and most beloved sport in India, with millions every year tuning in on TV, turning up to local matches or playing it themselves.

Do

History of Henna
Mehendi or Henna Dye – Learn how one of the most important traditions in Indian Culture is related to modern day popularity.

Mandala Design How-To
Learn all about the Mandala – Its meaning, design and coloring.