India, Officially the Republic of India, is a sovereign state in South Asia. India is the 7th largest country in the world by land area and the second most populous with the population of over 1.2 billion people. Attraction in India include mountains, monuments, beaches, jungles, Islands, Hill stations, temples, and many other places.
Facts & statistics:
The Capital of India: New Delhi
Main cities of India: Mumbai or Bombay, Kolkata or Calcutta, and Chennai.
The population of India: Over 1.2 billion.
Size: 3,287,263 sq km (1,269,346 sq miles).
Major Religion: Hinduism is by far the most common, with almost 80% of the population describing themselves as Hindu.
National Language: Hindi.
Climate: The Indian Climate varies depending on location, though predominantly it is either tropical or subtropical, with heavy winter and summer monsoons due to its large size of the area.
Life Expectancy: 67 years for men and 70 years for women.
Dialing Code: +91
Emergency Numbers: 100 for police, 101 for fire, 102 & 108 for Ambulance.
The currency of India:
Currency: Indian Rupees.
ISO 4217 code: INR
Central Bank: Reserve Bank of India.
Currency Subunits: Paise=1/100 of a Rupee
Denominations: Notes: ₹5, ₹10, ₹20, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500, and ₹2000.
Coins: ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10.
The culture of India: Indian culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had urban civilization even during the Bronze age. Indian culture defines the people’s way of life. It also depends on that how people speak, which type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things.
In India, it is common to see draped, flowing outfits such as Sari for women and the Dhoti for men. But in Nowadays, it is a passion for bright colors and shiny and classy jewelry and accessories has become more apparent in female dress. In Urban areas, it is common to see both men and women wearing more Western clothes and in business context suits and ties for men are the norm.
Sharing of food is good Indian Manners. It is common in restaurants to order a number of dishes and share them all between the members of the party. Awadhi Biryani, This royal dish is best served hot with a simple raita. Chole Bhature, Naan/Rumali Roti, Litti Chokha, Baigan Bharta, Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Paratha, Sarson Da Saag/Makki Ki Roti, Dal Bati Churmaand, Lassi, Rajma Chawal are the traditional food of India.
Tourist Place in India:
India is very diverse probably the most diverse of countries that you will find on this earth. India has some coldest places in Kashmir, Has the Highest rainfall in the world, Cherrapunji. India has many places for visitors to visit.
Taj Mahal: One of the most beautiful and famous buildings in the world, it is the mausoleum of Shah Jahan’s favorite wife Mumtaz. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world.
Jaipur is well known as the Pink City. It is the capital of Indian state of Rajasthan. There are many forts to visit such as Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum.
Goa is famous for its beaches. in fact, 90% of all the tourism in Goa happens the only for its beautiful beaches in Coastal Areas.
Kashmir was once called the Heaven of Earth and once most beautiful place in the world.
Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It is named as one of the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of Lifetime”.
Ajanta caves are rock-cut cave monument dating from the 2nd Century BC. The city of Aurangabad is the gateway to the Ajanta caves as well as the equally Amazing Ellora caves.