Guide to INDIA
INDIA which official name is Republic of India or India, is a country from Asia located at the Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. INDIA with 14,103 km sq km, limits with: Bangladesh 4,053 km, Bhutan 605 km, Burma 1,463 km, China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km, Pakistan 2,912 km; and is divided in 28 states and 7 union territories . INDIA's capital is New Delhi , but INDIA 's most populated city is bombay with about 12,692,717 inhabitants.
History of INDIA
INDIA's government is federal republic; a Republic with a Ceremonial government type, with President Pratibha Patil as head of state and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as head of government.
Other symbols of INDIA are Indian motto " Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit, Truth alone triumphs) Indian anthem "Jana Gana Mana (Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of All People) Indian flag.Indian flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of saffron (subdued orange) (top), white, and green with a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of Niger, which has a small orange disk centered in the white band .
INDIA's history is quite long: Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated onto the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Arab incursions starting in the 8th century and Turkic in the 12th were followed by those of European traders, beginning in the late 15th century. By the 19th century, Britain had assumed political control of virtually all Indian lands. Indian armed forces in the British army played a vital role in both World Wars. Nonviolent resistance to British colonialism led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU brought independence in 1947. The subcontinent was divided into the secular state of India and the smaller Muslim state of Pakistan. A third war between the two countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. India's nuclear weapons testing in 1998 caused Pakistan to conduct its own tests that same year. The dispute between the countries over the state of Kashmir is ongoing, but discussions and confidence-building measures have led to decreased tensions since 2002. Despite impressive gains in economic investment and output, India faces pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and ethnic and religious strife.
INDIA has an area of 3,287,590Km ,with a coastline of 7000, this great area is composed by 2,973,190 sq km of land and 314,400 sq km of water. Indian geography is known by it's upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north . This makes Indian's land specially proclive to droughts; flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains; severe thunderstorms; earthquakes.
Guide to travel to INDIA
If you are thinking on traveling to INDIA, you will have to take in consideration some points like INDIA's currency, INDIA's weather, INDIA's national holiday and INDIA's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. INDIA`s currency is called rupee ( Rs), which is divided in 100 paise. For your consideration, rupee's exchange rate is about St. John's Cathedral ?????, Hong Kong per dolar.42.6075584735.
INDIA's weather is characterized to be varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to INDIA.
You can also consider to visit INDIA on it's national holiday to get in INDIA's culture. If you do so, INDIA's national holiday is called Republic Day, 26 January.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of INDIA: Kanchenjunga 8,598 m. And try also to get to INDIA's lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit INDIA's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to INDIA, with more than 341 airports and 5 airlines, you will get to INDIA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. INDIA has about63,221 of railways, and also14,500 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
INDIA is known by Indians as Republic of India/Bharatiya Ganarajya or India/Bharat in the shortened way. Indian, about 112,866,154 people, are composed by different ethnics: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000). And they also have different languages: Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hebrew, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
Another relevant point nowadays it's INDIA's religion. Indians are divided in Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census). So you can visit any of it's56 like St Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata .
But if want to know more about INDIA's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Indian novelists' books like R. K. Narayan, (1906–2001), English, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838–1894), Bengali also wrote ‘Vande Mataram’ or Arundhati Roy, English.
Videos of India
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Latest News of India
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