Himalayas, the world's highest mountain chain and Nepal as its Neighbouring country dominate India's northern border. Following the sweeping mountains to the northeast, its borders narrow to a small channel that passes between Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, then spreads out again to meet Burma in the "eastern triangle." Apart from the Arabian Sea, its western border is defined exclusively by Pakistan.
North India is the country's largest region begins with Jammu and Kashmir, with terrain varying from arid mountains in the far north to the lake country and forests near Srinagar and Jammu. Moving south along the Indus river, the North becomes flatter and more hospitable, widening into the fertile plains of Punjab to the west and the Himalayan foothills of Uttar Pradesh and the Ganges river valley to the East. Cramped between these two states is the capital city, Delhi.
The size, clamor and diversity of India are the things that strike anyone coming to this country for the first time, but anyone, who loves to delve and thrive into the most elaborate and rewarding journeys on land, India is the best option. It is common for any newcomer to develop intimate passion and a unique sense of liking towards this country. The nature, the climate and most other things of India is some what unpredictable and that is what makes it even more interesting for tourists. You can enjoy the ethnic culture, classical monuments, beautiful coasts and mystic deserts in the various Tours to India.
Some of the fast facts of India
Full Name: Republic of India
Capital: New Delhi
Area: 3,287,590 sq km/ 1,269,338 sq miles
Population: 1, 027, 015, 247 (2001 Census)
Currency: Indian Rupees (Rs.)
Coastline Length: 7600 km
Geographical location: Lies between latitudes 8 ° 4' and 37 ° 6 ' north and longitudes 68 ° 7 ' and 97° 25' east.
Languages: 17 major languages and 844 dialects.
Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism
History of India
India carries a rich cultural legacy, it was few of the early centers which saw the emergence of civilization along with Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. The period of early civilization was followed by the Vedic Age, the period of Janapadas, the emergence of Mauryas, Guptas and the Deccan kingdoms. The 16th century saw the emergence of Mughals who were overthrown by the might of British imperialistic powers. This segment provides an insight into different aspects of Indian history.
Covering an area of 3.28 million sq kms it is the seventh largest country in the world. The mainland of India extends between 8º 4' N and 37º 6’ North Latitude and 68º 7’ and 97º 25’East Longitudes. The Tropic of Cancer 23º 30’ N divides India almost into two halves. The land frontier of the country is 15, 200 km and the total length of the coastline is over 7, 500 kms.
Some of the touristic places of IndiaAgra, Delhi, Darjeeling, Goa, Gangtok, Haridwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kerala, Kashmir, Kodaikanal, Mumbai, Udaipur, Varanasi