That India is a veritable gold mine when it comes to traditional art forms is not new to us who have grown up with these art forms all around us in some way or the other. Whether it be terracotta sculptures that adorn our gardens or bandhej dupattas that add colour to our wardrobe, we are well aware of the rich influence that these arts and crafts have on everyday life today. But what if some of these art forms need not be only admired in exhibitions and galleries; you can also make them yourself with little or no formal training at all.

  India, as I have shared earlier is a land of many surprises and mysteries. Among the various treasures that it is home to, the arts and crafts of India hold many awe-inducing gems. These arts are many centuries old and have been passed on from generation to generation. Infact, that's the only way some of these techniques have been kept alive.

[caption id="attachment_47" align="alignleft" width="220"]Topography of India Topography of India[/caption] India is said to be the largest democracy in the world. It also has the second largest population that commonly speak more than 30 languages in 35+ states and territories. No, this isn't a Geography lesson on India. This is more about why your next trip should be to India -

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta A lot has been said about travel and life. But, why is it so special? Saint Augustine says, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”...