Discovering The Wonders Of India


The director of India Tourism, Toronto says his sprawling homeland’s diversity ensures that those that explore it will continually come across new experiences.

“One life is not enough to visit the whole of India,” Anil Oraw told a Toronto audience Wednesday.

Each Indian jurisdiction differs and India now has 32 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with “many to come,” Oraw continued. Unusual experiences can include elephant-borne safaris that seek sightings of one-horned rhinos and skiing on Himalayan peaks in Kashmir.

Oraw added that India’s 7,500 miles of coast ensure that the country’s suited for beach holidays, while the country’s Andaman Islands are suited for scuba divers.

Oraw said India has modern facilities and “quality doctors” for health tourism and also praised his homeland’s festive side. “India is the land of festivals. Every corner you’ll go you’ll have a festival.”

Seen here are Melissa Shearer, Travel Massive; Eugene Correa, India Tourism, Toronto; Leigh Barnes, Intrepid Group; Reeti Mishra; Akhilesh Mishra, Indian consul general in Toronto; Oraw; and Catrina Cantarelli, Travel Massive.