India is a vast expance of cultural, traditional and
religious diversity. 3,000 km from East to West at its widest point, &
3,000 km from the Himalayas in the North to her Southern tip at Kanya
Kumari. The Indian Subcontinent is separated from the rest of Asia by the
Great Himalayan range. Indian subcontinent occupies an area of 3,268,000
sq. km which is roughly a third of the land mass of continental United
States. Its geographical features are as diverse, ranging from perpetually
snowcapped peaks to torrid deserts, form tropical rainforests to huge
fertile plains & from rock escarpments to gentle rolling downs.
India, it is often said, is not a country but a continent. From North to South & East to West the people are different, the culture is different, the moods are different. There are few countries across the globe with such enormous variety that India has to offer. Once you come to India the magnetism in the enviornment tends to over come you. The diversity incorporated with the unity has baffled many. India is not only vast but is also has the distinction of being the second most populous nation in the world. This enigmatic nation is as luxurious as it is squalid, the plains are as flat & featureless but fertlie as the Himalayas are high & spectacular and arid, the food is as terrible as it can be magnificent, the transport as exhilarating as it can be boring & uncomfortable. Nothing is ever quite the way you expect it to be.
India- the land of snake charmers and magicians can be easy to access. But it can be hard going, the poverty will get you down, Indian bureaucracy would try the patience of even a Hindu saint & the most experienced travellers find themselves at the end of their tempers at some point in India. Yet it's all worth it.
North India - Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the northern region of India is richly blessed with a number of tourist attractions. The Golden Tourist Triangle that includes Agra, Delhi and Jaipur falls into this region. It offers some of the best and most visited attractive destinations in India. Some of these are the Taj Mahal, Lal Quila , Qutub Minar , Amber fort and many other places of significance.
South India - The southern part of India touches the Indian Ocean and is rich in wild life, flora & fauna and temples. The beaches in this part, like the Kovalam and Marina beach are easily among the best in the world. The MeenakshiTemple , Tirupati temple and others reflect the architectural excellence of a bygone era. Visit the wild life sanctuaries in this region and watch the wildest of species in their natural habitat.
West India - Western India is one of the busiest tourist destinations and included the states of Gujarat , Maharashtra and Rajasthan and the city of swaying palm trees and exotic beaches, Goa. Spot the lion in Gujarat, visit ancient forts and temples in Rajasthan and enjoy the hustle-bustle of the Hollywood of India - Mumbai .
East India - The temples, stupas, wild life parks and the snow covered summits of the Himalayas... eastern India has it all. Places like Nalanda , Rajgir and Bodhgaya are a major centre for Buddhist pilgrims. The Himalayan terrain and wildlife parks are major tourist hubs. The city of Calcutta is another major attraction and is home to monuments like the Victoria Memorial and Mother Teresa's 'Missionaries of Charity'.