India is a state of ancient civilizations and various religions. The Indian pantheon involves a thousand of gods. Each of them has a legend and cult, as well as a shrine and special holidays. The prevalent religion on the territory of India is Hinduism. About 80% of the population are the followers of it. Islam (14 %) is the second largest religion in terms of believers in India.
In the 16th century, the Portuguese sailed to India; they loaded ships with gold, fabrics, spices and precious stones. The Portuguese treated the culture, religion, and worldview of the local population without proper respect.
India is a large bright country, which is full of contrasts. Every traveler may confirm that luxuriousness coexists with poverty there, and the carton box-houses are side by side with the white marble palaces. Total illiteracy and British level university education fit alongside in the country.
How many stations do we know that are valuable in terms of cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance? It is understood not just a place where crowds of people flock by necessity, hurrying to catch a train, but such stations that are nice to look at, the architecture and interior decoration of which make you freeze in admiration.
Why do millions of tourists from all over the world come to India for holidays? Why do they take a vacation at their own expense and stay in ashrams, practice yoga, and meditation? All this because India is a unique country with its own philosophy of life, religion, and way of living.