List of States of India
[Andaman and Nicobar Islands] [Andhra Pradesh] [Arunanchal Pradesh] [Assam] [Bihar] [Chandigarh] [Chhattishgarh]
[Dadar and Nagar Haveli] [Daman and Diu] [Delhi] [Goa] [Gujarat] [Haryana] [Himachal Pradesh]
[Jammu and Kashmir] [Jharkhand] [Karnataka] [Kerala] [Lakshadweep] [Madhya Pradesh]
[Maharashtra] [Manipur] [Meghalaya] [Mizoram] [Nagaland] [Orissa] [Pondicherry]
[Punjab] [Rajasthan] [Sikkim] [Tamilnadu] [Tripura]
[Uttar Pradesh] [Uttranchal] [West Bengal]
This is India!
Where culture echoes, traditions speak, beauty enthralls and diversity delights

India's amazing diversity offers you everything you could ever want in a holiday. From the moment that you set foot in India to be greeted by a graceful namaste, a gesture that denotes both welcome and respect, you are on the way to one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Bounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by a spectacular coastline surrounded by three seas, India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites and royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colourful people, rich cultures and festivities.

At any part of the year India can offer you a dazzling array of destinations and experiences. In summer, when the subcontinent is sizzling, there are spectacular retreats amidst the heady beauty of the Himalayas or the lush heights of the Western Ghats with cool trekking trails, tall peaks to conquer stretches of white water for the adventure seekers.

In the cool of an Indian winter, cities come alive with cultural feasts of music and dance. The balmy weather is an ideal time for you to go century hopping in romantic cities studded with medieval forts and palaces. The sun drenched beaches are inviting and wildlife sanctuaries with their abundance of flora and fauna are abuzz with the nurture of the young.

You can taste the delights of the Indian monsoon anywhere in the country - on a camel safari in the Rajasthan desert when nature comes alive and the peacocks dancel; along the west coast where the relentless slanting rain paints the countryside in brilliant greens or even trekking amidst the stark grandeur of mountain valleys lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas.

Experience exotic India - live like a maharaja in the rich ambience of royal forts and palaces that are now heritage hotels; luxuriate in the serene beauty of a coral island with its turquoise lagoon; participate in the exuberance of a village fair or a colourful festival; daydream on a house boat drifting down the palm - fringed backwaters; delight in the grace of a dancer or shop till you drop-buying exquisite silks, carved figurines, brass and silver ware, marble inlaid with semi-precious stones, finely crafted jewellery, miniature paintings, carpets and lot more. India is a shopper's paradise.

India, always warm and inviting, is a place of infinite variety-one that favours you with a different facet of its fascination every time you come on a visit.

Facts about India

New Delhi


15th August, 1947


26th January, 1950


32,87,263 sq. km.


(East to West) 2,933 km.


(North to South) 3,214 km.


Between 8°4' and 37°6' North


Between 68°7' and 97°25' East



Area in the world

Seventh Largest


7516.6 km.



Union Territories



Indian Rupees (INR)

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