trip to India always makes a great impact
on any individual’s senses. Traveling
inside India is an amazing experience
all together. The trip will dwell in
your heart for lifetime, as memories
of India will touch your soul. India
is diverse, colorful, inspirational,
and rich in her culture and humanity.
When you move from one region to another
region, you will be exposed to dramatic
changes in culture, language, cuisine,
dress, religion, custom and tradition.
Parade of bicycles, sputtering motorcycles,
auto-rickshaws, tinsel-dropped trucks,
camel carts and occasional cow in a
single place is not un-common in India.
Understanding India’s extremes
that are evident in country’s
climatic conditions (show cold in North
and 45 degree C in central India), economy,
government, ancient history, rich culture,
geography, technology, arts (medicine,
music & dances), languages will
surely enhance one’s personal
experiences and stimulate inspiration.
Some of the most majestic and historical
sights of the world – The Taj
Mahal, The Ganges, The Himalayas, Ajanta-Ellora,
with all its variety, feels more like
a series of countries strung together
than a cohesive whole.
India’s various states are defined
by different geographies. The northern
part of the country extends to the rocky
and mountainous Himalayan Mountains.
Slightly south lies an area that is
highly populated, yet is suitable for
farming and agriculture. South of this
area is the Deccan Peninsula, which
is home to a large forest area (25%
of the peninsula is comprised of forests).
India is bordered by China, Nepal,
Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and
Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma).
Some more information about India
- No of languages in India: 407
(only 18 are officially recognized)
- Hindi is the official language
while English is the second state
- The country’s population
is 81% Hindu, 12% Muslim, 2.3% Christian,
and 1.9% Sikh.
- Indians celebrate approximately
400 festivals and celebrations each
- The Independence Day is 15th
- The Republic Day is on January
- India is about 1.3 million square
miles in size (one-third the size
of the U.S.)
- India is the world’s seventh
largest country with approximately
1.05 billion inhabitants (growing
at 1.5% per annum).