About India

India facts:

  • Government: Federal parliamentary Constitutional Republic of India
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Population:2 billion
  • Area:32,87,263 sq.km
  • National language:Hindi
  • Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Judaism
  • Literacy rate:74%
  • Currency:Indian rupee
  • Prime minister:Narendra Modi

India is a world in itself. It has so much to offer. It is the most populous democracy in the world with a little over 1.2 billion people and the subcontinent is so big and diverse that you can experience almost anything that you wish for. From the Himalayan glaciers and the highlander inhabitants in the north to literature capital of Kolkata to the metropolitan Bollywood capital of Mumbai to the amazing culture of South India, India is truly a world in itself.

India is the land of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, rich in cultural diversity and a living history so diverse and telling that you can still experience the ancient, medieval and the modern all at once.

Capital Delhi is the second most popular city in Indian after Mumbai. Attractions in Delhi include the popular Red Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is from this gigantic fort that the Prime Minister of India delivers his address to the nation on the Independence Day of India on August 15 every year. Another popular attraction is the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest freestanding brick minaret in the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tomb of Humayun is first monument of the Mughal tomb architecture and the 1560 tomb is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The state of Rajasthan is a very popular tourist attraction. The name translates to the “Land of Kings” and most parts of the state fall under the Thar Desert and the area boasts a lot of kingly states and has some of the most unique cultural and traditional people in India. Rajasthan is divided into nine regions of Ajmer, Hadoti, Dhundhar, Gorwar, Shekhawati, Mewar, Marwar, Vagad and Mewat and each area is equally fascinating.

The most popular of all attractions in India is the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra in Uttar Pradesh state and is located very close to capital Delhi. Other attractions in Agra include the Agra Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri and all three attractions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tourists generally visit the Golden Traingle, which is a tourist circuit connecting Agra and Jaipur to capital Delhi.

In South India, the state of Kerala attracts most tourists. It borders the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Kerala is known for having the highest literacy rate in India and the natives hardly speak the national language, Hindi, but prefers to commute in English apart from its native Malayalam language. Kerala has several tourist attractions including wonderful beaches and a fascinating culture of Ayurveda tourism.

In the northeast, major tourist attractions include Sikkim, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. Sikkim was an in independent Buddhist kingdom and became a part of India only in the 1970s and the adjacent towns of Kalimpong and Darjeeling are largely Nepali speaking communities with distinct culture and way of life.

India is also a land of multicultural subcontinent with Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Judaism as some of the major religions. There are also several smaller religions and faith systems. There are hundreds of tribes and indigenous people in India with their own independent culture and traditions.

If you plan to visit India, you have to come with an open mind as it has so much to offer.

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