I wasn't alive when India gained its independence in 1947. But my grandfather was. I always think of a photo of him (below, just to the left of the flag, in a dark suit, bright white shirt and tie) making a speech at a company event raising the Indian flag. You can't see the flag very well in this old black-and-white photo. But it's striking, with its bands of saffron, white, and green that symbolize strength and courage; peace and truth; fertility, growth, and auspiciousness.
Independence augured a new day for the country that had been my family's home since 1820. But there was a lot of uncertainty for the future.
On August 15, India celebrates its 76th birthday. Since independence, the country has progressed in so many ways.
Celebrate India with us! We are offering $100 off our tours (per person), if you register and reserve your seat by August 15.
We have just a few seats left for out upcoming November and February tours. Don't miss out on this unforgettable tour that offers unparalleled experiences of India's diversity, a remarkable mix of sacred and secular. However you look at it--on a personal, historical, cultural, or religious level--India is a monumental place to explore. It is beyond stereotypes.
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