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Amazing India: Plan your trip to the Land of the Rising Sun

Join us as we take you on an epic journey across India as we visit the likes of New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa over two weeks, using trains to travel between cities. Our complete guide to this fascinating country includes interesting facts, top destinations, our latest blogs and videos, and all you need to know before you go with stats, currency, health and safety, transportation, connectivity, food, customs and much more. So join us on our great Indian adventure and plan your perfect trip here!

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Here are a few facts about India that may surprise you!

✓ Diverse Geography: India is a country of incredible geographical diversity, ranging from the Himalayan mountain range in the north to the Thar Desert in the west and the lush tropical forests in the south.

 

✓ Cultural Melting Pot: India is known for its rich cultural heritage and is home to numerous religions, languages, and traditions. It's often described as a cultural melting pot.

 

✓ World's Largest Democracy: India is the world's largest democracy, with over a billion people eligible to vote in elections.

 

✓ Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal, a stunning white marble mausoleum located in Agra, is one of the most famous and recognized landmarks in the world. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most photographed places in history, with over 8 million photos uploaded every year to Instagram alone!

 

✓ Varied Cuisine: Indian cuisine is incredibly diverse, with each region having its own unique dishes and flavors. It's famous for its use of spices and herbs.

 

✓ Yoga's Birthplace: Yoga, which has gained worldwide popularity, originated in India thousands of years ago. It's both a physical and spiritual practice.

 

✓ Incredible Wildlife: India is home to a wide range of wildlife, including Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, Indian rhinoceroses, and various species of deer and antelope.

 

✓ Monsoons: India experiences a monsoon season, which brings heavy rains to different parts of the country. This phenomenon is vital for agriculture and supports the livelihoods of millions of people.

 

✓ Bollywood: India has a thriving film industry known as Bollywood, which produces more films than any other country in the world.

 

✓ Space Exploration: India has its space agency, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), which has made significant strides in space exploration, including missions to Mars and the Moon.

 

✓ Ancient History: India has a rich history dating back thousands of years, with significant contributions to mathematics, science, philosophy, and literature. The Indus Valley Civilization is one of the world's oldest urban civilizations.

 

✓ Unity in Diversity: Despite its diversity, India is known for its unity and has a strong sense of national identity. The phrase "Unity in Diversity" is often used to describe the country.

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POPULATION

1.43 billion

CAPITAL

New Delhi (32.9 million)

TIME ZONE

IST (GMT + 5.5)

CURRENCY

Indian Rupee (INR)

DRIVING

Left Side

MEASUREMENT

Standard Metric

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