As mentioned in the introductory passage India is steeped deep in diversity in all the spheres of life. It is said that things change after every fifty kilometres and extensive travelers to this country vouch for it. The change in food and accent is the first visible aspect of this diversity and then the rest follows..
Indians are deeply embroiled in customs, rites and rituals, diverse religious practices and superstitions galore. This amazing character of the living is ingrained within each and every soul. The only common aspect of the people are the shades of salient ethos of Vedic civilization that dates back to more than five thousand years.
Yes unlike the Western rational approach to life, India is bewildering and complex and those who question the bizarre will never like to step foot here again...We thrive in these incongruence as the World makes out and cannot dwell in any other circumstances...We stand out!
Yes we stand out, a robust matrix that is a mesh created by the long passage of time, marred by frequent conquests and paradoxically enriched by the same, aging civilization and a deep belief in soul search. Chalta Hai!
Thus the incongruity stands out in all aspects including the travels. For those new to the country independent excursions would be inadvisable as it is difficult to negotiate the hitches and glitches at every nook and corner. So as the thinking goes it is better to be in the safe hands of an organizer rather then be in a quagmire of uncertainty that you will encounter in the journey...