India is the seventh largest and second most populous country in the world. Much of south, east and west India is surrounded by India Ocean and Bay of Bengal. It shares north borders with Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan while some high parts of north is hemmed in by Himalayas. India has some of the beautiful coastlines including Goa, a popular tourist destination.
India is perhaps one of the most unique places in the world with a great variety of colorful culture, faith, natural diversity and people. India is the birthplace of the great Mahatma Gandhi as well as great religions such as Sikh, Jain, Hindu and Buddhis. The ancient, medieval and modern India is often a history of glorious emperors, kings, Rajputs, great ascetic, sages and gods! There are numerous palaces, temples, artifacts, sculptures dotted all over India that are evidence of India’s rich and long history.
Among them the reign of Mughal empire stands out from others. It was Akbar, one of the most popular emperors, who commissioned the construction of Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Today Taj Mahal is recognized as the seventh wonders of the world. Mughal architecture as well as South Indian Architecture is regarded as best.
India alone hosts three biodiversity hotspots. No wonder about 20% of the total land area have been protected and there are over 100 national parks and sanctuary. The climate in India varies from tropical west to subtropical humid.
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition organizes tour programs to India for interested tourists. Travelling to India from Nepal is quite easy and hassle free. We offer various short holiday tour packages or can even make tailor made ones as per your timeframe, budget and interests.
India at a Glance:
Location: South Asia
Area: 3,287,590 sq. km.
Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1,129,866,154 (July 2007 est.)
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Language: English, Hindi, Urdu & many others
Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism & others.