India General Information


India is the seventh largest country in the world. It covers about 3,287 thousand sq kms. approx. the same area at the whole of Europe. This is the largest democracy in the world. India occupies a strategic position in Asia, looking across the seas to Arabia and Africa on the West and to Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesian Archipelago on the east. Geographically the Himalayan ranges keeps India apart from the rest of Asia

India is bordered on the north by Nepal, Pakistan, China, and Bhutan. At one point, 'Lands End' at Kanyakumari, three seas meet - the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The sights, sounds, and scenery of India are unique and amazing with grandiose temples, lush paddy fields and stunning beaches. In the north, Shrub-land and desert create a sublime backdrop and a visit to the 'Golden Triangle' (Delhi/Agra/Jaipur/Delhi) will take your breathe away. It is divided into 26 states and 6 union territories, and has 17 major languages with 844 dialects, making this country and its people culturally diverse.

Sikkim, Darjeeling, Gangtok called the 'Queen of Hills' of the India. In a limited period of time you can visit most places of interest, the scenic beauty, the flora & fauna and the people and the rich cultural heritage of the this lost Himalayan Kingdom.

India is a land of varied culture, people and landscapes with hundreds of fairs and festivals all through the year. The country is so vast that it is often referred as an continent than a country.

India at Glance

  • Area: 3.3 million square kilometers

  • Geographical location: Lies between latitudes 8 ° 4' and 37 ° 6 ' north and longitudes 68 ° 7 ' and 97 ° 25' east.

  • Coastline length: 7,600 km

  • Languages: 17 major languages, 844 dialects

  • Major Religions: Hinduism (Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism) , Islam, Christianity.

  • Population: India's population, as on 1 March 2001 stood at 1,028 million (532.1 million males and 496.4 million females).

  • Climate: The weather in India varies from tropical monsoons in the south to a temperate climate in the north.

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