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IndiaVivid is a platform to Discover, Share and Celebrate INDIA. We showcase the best of Indian States, Places, Art Forms, Dances and the like focusing on unique and distinct aspects of Indian culture which makes this country beautiful and one of a kind.We serve the cause of Indian society through focus on optimism, positivity and opportunities. We operate through a global community consisting of writers, editors, photographers, videographers, artists from different walks of like representing Indian culture focused on the unifying mission of ""spreading India's uniqueness with the world".You can contribute and participate in this journey of discovery, sharing unique insights in the process and celebrating India's uniqueness and vividity.

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IndiaVivid invites contributions from writers, editors, photographers, videographers, artists and anyone with the desire to contribute. IndiaVivid is looking at contributors from each State of India as a contributor anchor to act as a nucleus/focal point for the State. If you are interested in joining as a contributor anchor or would like to associate long term, please Email IndiaVivid. Each contributor anchor will have an opportunity to manage and work with other contributors for IndiaVivid.In addition, we are also looking for writers and editors to join us on long-term basis or as a freelancer.We believe in providing opportunity to enhance careers and showcase skills. With this in view, we are open to people contributing voluntarily and enhancing their brand. If you would like to contribute voluntarily, you could join us.We reserve the right to screen and publish articles and content as per our own guideline.

States of India

India is a country of vast landscapes, rivers, mountains with Himalayas in the North to Kanya Kumari in the South. It is also a country with 29 different States and 7 Union Territories, each with its own vagaries and uniqueness. States in India is an amalgamation defined by language, Indian Culture, traditions and the like. A federal institution, India has 29 states and 7 union territories. Each State has developed its own sub-culture within the Indian culture as a whole with various Dances of India, art, music, Festivals of India and more.

Uttar Pradesh truly reflects a secular spirit with some major tourist attractions such as the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Varanasi Ghats. Kerala, on the other hand is tagged as God’s own country with its rich scenery and pristine backwaters.

Goa is known for its beaches while the States of the North-East have hidden treasures, unhindered and unexplored. Jammu & Kashmir is the Switzerland of India and Karnataka, the hub of Information Technology.

CENTRAL STATES

EASTERN STATES

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

KERALA

Kovalam Beach by Mehul Antani

A haven for tourists, famous for its backwaters, its cuisines & its beaches, Kerala is promoted under the tagline “God’s own Country”, this state is a must see for a visit to India.

UTTAR PRADESH

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Uttar Pradesh is often stated as U.P. It is a state which is situated in the northern part of India. The charisma of Uttar Pradesh tourist is in its nature, history, & culture.

GOA

Goa

Goa – is a state in western India. Its coastlines stretch along the Arabian Sea. Goa’s Portuguese history is evident in 16th-century architecture in churches and tropical plantations.

JHARKHAND

Immensely abundant in thick verdant forests, low rolling hills, plateaus, rare herbs, precious minerals, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, spectacular waterfalls, placid backwaters and rivers, Jharkhand is a land of minerals and industries and is a backbone of industrial India.

MAHARASHTRA

Maharashtra forms a colossal mosaic of people from different cultures and yet, they are perfectly blended to give the state it’s identity. The state of Maharashtra, with all its idiosyncrasies continues to delight every Indian, be it its festival, culture or its cuisine. The peculiar customs of different people blend perfectly together and form an exquisite mosaic.

KARNATAKA

Known for its silk, it is not the only thing that defines Karnataka. “GANDHARA GUDI” is the name given to Karnataka, which means the land of sandalwood which is as assorted as the seven colours in the rainbow. From Silk to Sandalwood to Technology, Karnataka is a transformation and reflection of what India is all about.

Best Road Trips in Rajasthan

Best Road Trips in Rajasthan

For every Indian lovers and for the one who loves Indian traditions, Indian fashion, colourful attires, houses, massive and royal architectures, Indian cuisines, desserts and of course camel rides, then Rajasthan is the…

Top 5 History Museums in Goa

Top 5 History Museums in Goa

Goa is famous for its serene beaches, midnight parties and delicious food. Along with it, the mixed Portuguese and Maratha culture of Goa is also an engaging characteristic and the best place to…

Eri Silk – The Fabric of Peace

Eri Silk – The Fabric of Peace

Eri Silk also known by the names Errandi or Endi is mostly found in the North East of India. Eri is an Assamese which literally means castor. Eri silk is produced from the…

Interesting Facts about Udaipur

Interesting Facts about Udaipur

Udaipur is considered as one of the most beautiful destinations in India. It is often called as the "City of Lakes" or "Venice of the East" because of the middle position of the…

INDIGENOUS ANIMALS OF INDIA

INDIGENOUS ANIMALS OF INDIA

Wildlife in India is rich and diverse. It is a matter of pride that our country, India, has more than 90,000 species of wild animals that includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects.…

7 Amazing Reasons To Visit Pushkar

7 Amazing Reasons To Visit Pushkar

Pushkar, located in Ajmer district of Rajasthan is one of the most ancient city in India. Pushkar is also known as Tirtharaj, which means the "king of pilgrim all places" and is among the 5…

Jaipur Wax Museum

Jaipur Wax Museum

Rajasthan has always attracted tourists not only from India but from all over the world. The unique and rich Rajasthani culture, colourful attire, Rajasthani famous food, the huge and marvelous Palaces, strong and…

A Trip To Nathula Pass

A Trip To Nathula Pass

A snowy border where every adventurous tourist wishes to visit at least once in his/her lifetime. In earliest times, there used to be a trade silk route between India and China. Yes, you…

The Nawabs of Arcot

The Nawabs of Arcot

India has witnessed the rule of various kingdoms and dynasties, some stayed for a while and some existed for centuries. One such rule is that of The Nawabs of Arcot, who ruled the…

Zuluk – The Hidden Beauty of Sikkim

Zuluk – The Hidden Beauty of Sikkim

They say, the roads which are less traveled, are the most glorious. And when you find something which is undiscovered yet so magnificent, your heart stops, tears flow, you can’t express your feelings…

Mizoram – The State of Hills

Mizoram – The State of Hills

Mizoram literally means “Land of Hill People”. A state which is nestled between Indian states Tripura, Manipur and Assam and two other countries, Bangladesh and Myanmar.This 23rd state of India, which has around…

Ayurveda – Nature’s Own Cure in Kerala

Ayurveda – Nature’s Own Cure in Kerala

Ayurvedic treatments sprouted in this pristine land of India around 5000 years back. It is known as the most ancient health treatment system in the world. Ayurveda combines both medicinal and philosophical values…

Top 8 Beaches perfect for Kerala Honeymoon

Top 8 Beaches perfect for Kerala Honeymoon

Kerala is the best honeymoon destination in India. You can enjoy the backwaters, beaches, sea food and scenic beauty of God’s Own Country during your most cherished honeymoon. This is the best place…

Onam – Welcoming Mahabali, the Virtuous Ruler

Onam – Welcoming Mahabali, the Virtuous Ruler

Onam is considered as the Malayalam New Year. The Malayalam calendar starts with the month of Chingam, the month in which Onam is celebrated by all Malayalees across the world. It is the…

A Quick Guide to Dressing up in Kerala Attire

A Quick Guide to Dressing up in Kerala Attire

The traditional Kerala attire of Mundu and Neriathu is simple, elegant, and beautiful. The combination of cream and golden colors makes it look rich. The people of Kerala definitely have a penchant for…

Local Brews Of India

Local Brews Of India

Local Alcohol from different parts of India IMFL is a term that explains it all. IMFL is an abbreviation for Indian Made Foreign Liquor. It refers to all foreign origin liquors that are…

Celebrating The New Years In India

Celebrating The New Years In India

Celebrating the New Year in India The New Year is a very painful time. All the revelry of New Years Eve is over and you are left with resolutions to fulfil or break.…

Along the Ganges: From the source to the sea I

Along the Ganges: From the source to the sea I

It is almost impossible to separate the idea of India from the river Ganges. The longest river in India is also the most revered and ironically, the most polluted. The 2,525km long river…

Narmada: When History Flows Through It

Narmada: When History Flows Through It

Along the Narmada When Indians talk about their rivers, they separate the inorganic from the ethereal. As a result, Ganga the Goddess is a diety and one who should be prayed to. But Ganga…

Rajasthan: The Endlessness Of A Desert

Rajasthan: The Endlessness Of A Desert

Lesser known places in Rajasthan It is believed that since the desert did not have colour, the people took it upon themselves to bring colour to the desert. The result of that is…

Following A Bloody River, The Chambal River

Following A Bloody River, The Chambal River

Discovering the Chambal River Rivers in India hold a special place in the people’s hearts. It is impressive that these sources of life were historically considered important, especially during these times when water…

Himachal Pradesh – Highlands Crafted By Art

Himachal Pradesh – Highlands Crafted By Art

Himachal Pradesh literally means “in the lap of the Himalayas”. It was named by Sanskrit scholar Acharya Diwakar Dutt Sharma. This North Indian state was helmed as the second least corrupt state by the…

Delhi & Its Top Picks- I, Places to Visit in Delhi

Delhi & Its Top Picks- I, Places to Visit in Delhi

A premier collocation of ancient history paired alongside the modern embellishment, Delhi endows itself to the seekers with ambiance. Ranking in as the state-of-the-art modern metropolitan, Delhi in its heart holds a close…

10 Indian Cities Which Are Prone To Earthquakes

10 Indian Cities Which Are Prone To Earthquakes

One of the most devastating natural disasters happens to be Earthquakes. Whenever we hear that an Earthquake has happened nearby we always get tensed and our immediate reaction to it is "Did anyone…

Taste The Authentic Vegetarian Flavors Of Bihar

Taste The Authentic Vegetarian Flavors Of Bihar

Indian food shows immense diversity when it comes to its huge variety of cuisines. Every state has something special to offer when it comes to delicious flavors. I have already taken you through…

Extraordinary Things to do in Rajasthan

Extraordinary Things to do in Rajasthan

The more closely you watch it, the more you change your insights about deserts. Rajasthan, a truly rich state possessing beautiful and heritage sites, rich food is also known for exciting things to…

Finest Places to Travel in Andhra Pradesh

Finest Places to Travel in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh being the 4th biggest state in India located on the southeastern coastline of the Indian country. Hyderabad is the capital of the state. Recently at the year of June 2014,…

6 Waterfalls of Jharkhand

6 Waterfalls of Jharkhand

Photo by Smeet Chowdhury The Indian state of Jharkhand is blessed with the abundance of enticing destinations, crafted and adorned by Mother Nature herself. Counted among the newest formed states in the Indian…

Explore Kerala: Gods Own Country

Explore Kerala: Gods Own Country

Kerala is one destination in India where every individual desires to visit at least once in a lifetime. This beautiful place is also known for its rich culture and tradition, elephants, mesmerizing back…

Mizoram – the Hill country

Mizoram – the Hill country

At the mention of any state of northeast India, the first thought that comes to the mind is pristine untouched landscapes, myriad colorful cultures, and languages, hospitable people, yet a nagging feeling of…

Bihar – Child Of The Nation

Bihar – Child Of The Nation

Undoubtedly, one of the most controversial states of India, Bihar is that child of the nation that started out as good and obedient, but with time changed into an unruly and uncontrollable personality.…

5 Must Have Dishes From A Bengali Kitchen

5 Must Have Dishes From A Bengali Kitchen

Every Bengali Kitchen has an irretrievable connection with these two main ingredients, Maach and Bhaat. Both these are the staple ingredients for a Bengali platter, and when it comes to food Bengalis and…

Odisha – Land of Temples and The Goa of East

Odisha – Land of Temples and The Goa of East

From the century-old structures to the far stretched pristine coastline - Odisha, Land of Temples entices vacationers. Often known as the land of temples, Odisha, one of the prominent East Indian states attracts…

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu is the place where you will find everything from hills to beaches; culture to fashion; temples to churches; food to amusement parks, and you won’t get tired of exploring…

Jammu & Kashmir – Paradise on Earth

Jammu & Kashmir – Paradise on Earth

Jammu & Kashmir - Paradise on Earth Kashmir has always been synonymous to Paradise.  This heavenly beauty is located in the North-western region of the country and lies between the Great Himalayas and…

Jharkhand – Land of Forests & Industries

Jharkhand – Land of Forests & Industries

Jharkhand - Land of Forests & Industries Jharkhand the 28th state of the Indian Union was formed on 15th November 2000 with Ranchi as its capital. The word Jharkhand originated from tribal word, which…

Manipur – Jewel of India

Manipur – Jewel of India

Manipur - Jewel of India Manipur, located in North- East, is a Paradise on Earth. Nagaland is situated in the northern part of the state and Mizoram in the southern part. The capital…

West Bengal – Cultural Centre of India

West Bengal – Cultural Centre of India

West Bengal - Cultural Centre of India West Bengal is located in the eastern part of India and boasts of its beauty with the State being placed between the Himalayas and the Bay…

Andhra Pradesh – Food Bowl of the South

Andhra Pradesh – Food Bowl of the South

Andra Pradesh - The Food Bowl of the South A.P is situated in the south-eastern coast of India.  Andhra Pradesh is famously knows as the "Food Bowl of the South" considering its richness in…

Vibrant GUJARAT – Where life is a celebration!

Vibrant GUJARAT – Where life is a celebration!

Vibrant Gujarat Rich traditions, the Garba Dance and the land of freedom fighters, Gujarat is aptly called "Vibrant Gujarat". Geography With the Capital being Gandhinagar and with 33 districts and a population over…

Maharashtra – A Colossal Mosaic of People

Maharashtra – A Colossal Mosaic of People

Maharashtra - A Colossal Mosaic of People Maharashtra forms a colossal mosaic of people from different cultures and yet, they are perfectly blended to give the state it’s identity. The Marathas take great…

Uttar Pradesh – The Heart of India

Uttar Pradesh – The Heart of India

Uttar Pradesh is often stated as U.P. It is a state which is situated in the northern part of India. It is a preferred tourist destination which attracts tourists from all over the…

Kerala – God’s Own Country: Paradise on Earth

Kerala – God’s Own Country: Paradise on Earth

Kerala - God's Own Country Kerala, one of the most splendid place situated on the Southern tip India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations/Attractions in India. Alternatively & quite popularly Kerala…

Odisha

Odisha

Odisha (erstwhile Orissa) is an eastern state of India bordering the Bay of Bengal. Odisha is synonymous with the kingdom of Kalinga during the age of Mauryas and Utkala during Mahabharata. Odisha is…


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