The Republic of India comprises the majority of the Indian subcontinent. India has a coastline which stretches over seven thousand kilometres, and shares its borders with Pakistan to the west, the People's Republic of China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast, and Bangladesh and Myanmar on the east. On the Indian Ocean, it is adjacent to the island nations of the Maldives to southwest, Sri Lanka to south.
India is the fourth largest economy in the world in terms of purchasing power parity. It is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of over one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. It is home to some of the most ancient civilizations, and a centre of important historic trade routes. Four major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism have originated from India. Countless empires and princely states have vied for control of this land throughout its history. Each leaving impressive remnants of their glory in the form of palaces, forts, temples, and mosques that are strewn across the country. For today's tourist a journey through India is a journey through dichotomies, rich and poor, past and present, sublime monuments of expired empires side by side with call centers and modern IT business parks.
A state of India nestled between Bhutan and Nepal and a land of extraordinary beauty....