India

“So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.” –Mark Twain

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It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale, worthy in comparison only to the superlative mountains that overshadow it. Perhaps the only thing more difficult than to be indifferent to India would be to describe or understand India completely.

With over 1 billion citizens, India is the second most populous nation in the world. It is impossible to speak of any one Indian culture, although there are deep cultural continuities that tie its people together. Indian culture dates to the Indus Valley civilization, but every group that has entered the subcontinent has left imprints, some of which have had an indelible and profound impact on modern lifestyle.

Come and experience the flavour of the rich Indian heritage by visiting the India Pavilion.
Enjoy Bharata Natyam and Kathakali forms of classical dance, tap your feet to modern Bollywood dance or get mesmerized by the most magical and tantalizing musical instruments of India, the Sitar!
And finally, get immersed in the tantalizing smells of curries and spices with a wide array of traditional Indian delicacies.