India, officially the Republic of India (Bharat Ganrajya), 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. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to west China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
India the land of Indus and Ganges, there fertile a culture, beyond the limitations of time. Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four world religions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism-originated here, whereas Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also helped shape the region’s diverse culture. Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom from the mid-19th century, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.
It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale, worthy in comparison only to the superlative mountains that overshadow it. Perhaps the only thing more difficult than to be indifferent to India would be to describe or understand India completely. India is the land of festivals and people are always in festivity.
Originality in every aspect, is the individuality in India. Religion is central to Indian culture, and its practice can be seen in virtually every aspect of life in the country. Hinduism is the dominant faith of India, serving about 80 percent of the population. Ten percent worship Islam, and 5 percent are Sikhs and Christians; the rest (a good 45 million) are Buddhists, Jains, Bahai, and more.
There are certain features, which makes India unique. The distinctive features that can be seen only in India are multiculturalism, religious diversity and the spirit of revolution among its people, which has brought many positive changes in the nation.
Nature is at its best in India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale. India’s puzzle board of 26 states holds virtually every kind of landscape imaginable. An abundance of mountain ranges and national parks provide many opportunities for eco-tourism and trekking, and its sheer size promises something for everyone. Abundant gifts of nature have turned the country into tourist’s paradise with a touch of ingenuity in the mind of the traveler. The cultural landscape is strewn with Tribal festivities ranging from central India to the Northeast of the nation. Tours in India offers the best possible and most comfortable tours for the travelers at best prices.