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India - the land of mystic treasures, culture and tradition

Capital city : New Delhi
Total Population : 1.2 Billion
Official Languages spoken : Hindi & English
Currency : Indian Rupee (INR)
Time zone : (GMT+05:30) New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai
Electricity : Type C (European 2-pin) Type D (Old British 3-pin) Type M (see D)
Dialing code : +91

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east. With diverse landscapes and ethnic groups, a rich history and delicious cuisine, India is an intoxicating cultural experience for any traveller and a real feast for the senses! The landscape, heritage, fair and festivals, people, their life style and culture bear a distinct uniqueness, which is extremely attractive and make India a paradise for tourism. Tourists visiting the country are astounded by the variety of things they come across almost daily on their trip. It is a pleasant journey for them - an opportunity to learn about the glorious past and progressive present.

People, Lifestyle & Culture of India

India - the land of diverse culture is a place that keeps mesmerizing people from all over. Each and every region of India has something unique to offer its foreign tourist coming from round the world. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differ from place to place within the country. The reason behind so much variance is its varied topography, which dramatically differs from place to place. The Indian culture, often labeled as an amalgamation of several cultures, spans across the Indian subcontinent and has been influenced by a history that is several millennia old. Besides, India is India Huge Malls & Urban Life also divided into various socialsubsections - that depends both on caste background and economic background. Both caste and financial background plays a significant parting the making of the society in India.

India is the origin of world's four prominent religions – Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. It is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with some of the most deeply religious societies and cultures. Religionhas been a prominent part of Indian history. Its influences witnessed in ancient art, architecture, culture, traditions, customs and rituals. Hinduism accounts 80% of Indian population, followed by Islam, Christianity and Sikhism.

One can easily find the difference between the urban life style and the rural life style in India. On one hand where rural people are too conservative and superstitious, on the other hand the urban people are too modern and westernized. Rural areas are far behind in the development and modernizing process which carries the real old image of India where you can see, hear and taste the real India and in the Urban areas you can find multiplexes and high-techbuildings where you can see, hear and taste the modern India. However, here lies the essence of India, as on your tour to India you will get everything of your choice, be it a high-tech ambience or a cool & easy goingenvironment of real India.

Altogether, the reason for choosing India could be innumerable and unimaginable. Right from the northern Himalayas to the southern India Ocean, Western desert to extreme eastern tropical rain forests, India is just incredible. The diverse topography of India gives one immense opportunity to indulge in various types of activities like Ayurveda and spa, adventure, wildlife etc.

Best Time to Visit India

For a country of dimensions as vast as India, generalizing its climate can be a little tricky. Due to India's size and topography, there's a huge amount of variation in its climate which depends region to region. Best time to visit the country is from the month of September to March when temperatures are at their coolest. Monsoon is from June to October and offers hot and humid conditions, although this is considered one of the best times to visit Ladakh and the hills.

Shopping

India is a virtual Aladdin’s Cave. A trip to India can’t be completed without shopping in its bustling bazaar. India's fragrant bazaars, modern boutiques and village markets are brimming with wares harnessing centuries of artistic traditions. With talented artisans and top quality items at low prices, India is a shopper's paradise. Carpets of quality equal to those of Persian origin, metalwork embellished slippers known as jootis, Rajasthani pottery, leatherwork, silks and saris in spectacularly colourful designs, jewellery in breathtaking designs, woodcarvings, India tea, paintings and clothing are well priced and make excellent souvenirs.

Transportation :


Getting there

There are 12 International airports in India which are located in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, Cochin, Thiruvanantpuram, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Amritsar.

Getting around

Inter state and intercity travel can be done by flights, trains, buses and cars depending upon the place you are visiting. Within a city, town or village also several modes of transportation are available and your choice of destination is a major factor.