India or Bharat is the
Destination of the Millennium, a Land of All Seasons where beauty beckons,
culture echoes, diversity delights and tradition talks. Those who reach
India are greeted with a gracious Namaste, Namaskaaram, Vanakkam or
SatSriAkal denoting warmth, hospitality and respect - a tradition in tune
with the country’s age-old motto “Athidhi Devo Bhava” where the guest is
treated as God.
Discover and explore this
wonderful peninsular subcontinent that is India, the land that projects
Unity in Diversity - surrounded by the grand snow capped Himalayan ranges in
the North, the spectacular coastline offered by the Arabian Sea in the West,
the vast Bay of Bengal in the East, and the awesome Indian Ocean in the
Blessed with mist clad mountain
ranges, deep blue seas, enigmatic deserts, golden beaches, emerald green
valleys, palm fringed backwaters on the one hand and unique art forms,
exciting fairs and festivals, interesting pilgrim centers, exclusive
heritage sites, royal forts, majestic monuments, architectural marvels and
exotic flora and fauna on the other, this legendary land is unique in all
aspects - it is no wonder that India has emerged as one among the Top Five
Tourist Hotspots of the world, with a tremendous increase in tourist traffic
all through the year.
India is one of the
oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich
cultural heritage. It has achieved all-round socio-economic progress during
the last 64 years of its Independence. India has become self-sufficient in
agricultural production and is now one of the top industrialized countries
in the world and one of the few nations to have gone into outer space to
conquer nature for the benefit of the people. It covers an area of 32,87,263
sq. km, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical
rain forests of the south. As the 7th largest country in the world, India
stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the
sea, which give the country a distinct geographical entity. Bounded by the
Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of
Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the
east and the Arabian Sea on the west.
Lying entirely in
the northern hemisphere, the mainland extends between latitudes 8° 4' and
37° 6' north, longitudes 68° 7' and 97° 25' east and measures about 3,214 km
from north to south between the extreme latitudes and about 2,933 km from
east to west between the extreme longitudes. It has a land frontier of about
15,200 km. The total length of the coastline of the mainland, Lakshadweep
Islands and Andaman & Nicobar Islands is 7,516.6 km.
Indian geography is diverse,
with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains,
rainforests, hills, and plateaus.
India comprises most of the Indian subcontinent situated on the Indian
Plate, the northerly portion of the Indo-Australian Plate............
is isolated from the rest of Asia by the Great Himalayas. South of these
mountains, the climate, like the terrain, is highly diverse, but some
geographers give it an overall, one-word characterization violent. What
geographers have in mind is the abruptness of change and the.........
Culture of India is one thing that is most unique, diverse and at the same
time blended in harmony. Indian culture is rich and diverse and as a result
unique in its very own way. Our manners, way of communicating with one
another, etc are one of the important components of our culture............
history and culture is ancient and
dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. Beginning
with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities
in the southern lands of India. The history of India is one puncuated by
constant integration with...........