Sculpture Tours of India
When it comes to sculpture tours of India, the mind first strikes to the age of Indus Valley Civilization where after an excavation the first sculptures in the form of bronze and stone carvings were discovered. This is also one of the first instances of sculptures not only in India but in the world. Afterwards, India produced incomparable and most intricate sculptures and perhaps the largest in the world. The theme of these sculptures revolves around the mysticism, eroticism, spiritualism, passion of imagination and fascination. In the first stage of Indian sculpture, the travelers will see the sites where the complex sculptural works are mostly done on stone, rock, wood, bronze metal, bone and marbles. However, the sculpture tours of India takes the tourists to the different stages of its evolution like Arjuna`s Penance is one of the marvelous sculptural works which is famous in the world for its biggest open-air rock canvass made at Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram with 31 meter long and 9 meter high. Indian temple sculpture tours which opened up a world of realizing about Indian divine art in an accessible form through their aesthetic and emblematical authority. Indian Sand Sculptures tour of India actually originated in the Indian state of Orissa where the travelers will find the works on human, animal, plant or fantasy form. Khajuraho sculptures of India provide an overview of the medieval Hindu and Jain temples known for their erotic sculptures and sensuous Indian sculptures. Indian rock cut sculpture is the marvelous works done after cutting out the solid rocks to produce the theme of gods and goddesses, fanaticism, eroticism, realism mostly found in the states of Bihar, Orissa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and some states in South India. Indian marble sculptures endure a fantabulous fashion and patterns of finest craftsmanship reflected in several statues, idols of both Gods and Goddesses found in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Harayana and Maharashtra.