India

Namaskar, Suswagatham.  Welcome to the fashion diversity of India!

Photo by Josh Schaefer/GetMyPhoto.ca

Photo by Josh Schaefer/GetMyPhoto.ca

In order to truly appreciate the beauty, rich culture and heritage of India, one needs to travel like Mahatma Gandhi did when he wanted to free his country from the British rule. He walked in his sandals the length and breadth of his vast homeland alongside millions of his fellow citizens and spanning several thousands of kilometers. He travelled the mountainous states to the north and through the rich agricultural heartland of the Indo-Gangetic plain. He travelled the central Indian high plateau and the lush tropical regions of the south and northeast as well as the desert areas in the west to understand the aspirations of his people.

A tourist to India can fully immerse themselves in the unparalleled rich cultural traditions of each region. They are marveled at the beauty and sophistication of the 8 classical dance genres and their closely related folkdance and music traditions. Visitors to India appreciate this diversity and pleasantly surprised to learn that India has been steeped from top to bottom in music and dance. They are awed by India’s spectacular array of superbly sculpted temples and forts and are equally fascinated that the language seemed to change every 1000 kilometers or so.

Through its thought-provoking educational displays, its exuberant music and colourful dance performances, and its mouth-watering cuisine spiced and priced to satisfy every palate, India pavilion will transport you into a sample of the world of India that has welcomed the world of millennia. World-famous for its bazaars, India Pavilion will also offer you a wide variety of quality items to remember her by.

Home to some 2000 ethnic group and some 1600 languages, India is the world’s oldest continuous civilization. Despite this variety or because of it, the common unifying thread that ties this complex country together is hospitality. Don’t forget to bring your camera!