India is a sovereign nation in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country after China, and the most populous democracy in the world.
Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism arrived here in the first millennium and shaped the region's diverse culture. India is a land of striking contrasts where the extreme orthodox mingles with the very modern. This incredible unity in diversity is one of the country’s greatest fascinations.
India – the land to travel to, a heaven of tourism delights, a civilization to tour through. Tourists come to India for its wealth of sights, cultural exuberance, diversity of terrain and in search of that special something, an extra punch that only India promises and delivers. Teeming with over a billion people who voice over a million concerns in fifteen hundred different languages, India is where people live with variety, thrive on diversity and are too familiar with largeness to let it boggle them. Mud huts and mansions face off across city streets. Lurid luxury and limp living are inhabitants of the same lane.
India has no dearth of kaleidoscopic destinations. Unending historic attractions of this dazzling land and the splendid cultural panorama make this place one of the most intricate and rewarding dramas unfolding on this earth. Most of the destinations have deep historical roots and narrate the legends of the glorious days of the past. The beauty and magic prevailing here compel the tourists hailing from various parts of the globe to develop an abiding passion for this land.
A visit to India is definitely an unforgettable experience. You can see and enjoy the scenic beauty of Himalayas – the world’s highest mountains, the golden deserts of Rajasthan full of dreamy places and colorful people, inspiring temples of Khajuraho and Kanchipuram resplendent with fantastic architecture, undisturbed and romantic beaches of Goa and Orissa, the eternity of love captured by one of the seven wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal, the religious serenity of Varanasi and Bodhgaya, frescoes of Ajanta and Ellora, the exotic wildlife, beautiful sunset point at Mount Abu, sunrise at Tiger Hill Darjeeling and what is not available to any traveler to choose an ideal destination for a perfect holiday.
Apart from being a pluralistic, multi - lingual, and multi - ethnic society, India is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
India is home to several well - known large mammals including the Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Leopard and Indian Rhinoceros, often engrained culturally and religiously often being associated with deities. Other well known large Indian mammals include ungulates such as the Water Buffalo, Nilgai, Gaur and several species of deer and antelope.
India also has a large variety of protected wildlife. The country's protected wilderness consists of 75 National parks of India and 421 Sanctuaries. Its climatic and geographic diversity makes it the home of over 350 mammals and 1200 bird species, many of which are unique to the subcontinent.
India is a paradise for those who love photography, Indian food, Indian history, meditation, yoga and of course, shopping. India is never just a country or a holiday destination, it is an experience in itself.
With the great potential available and the development initiatives taken by the Government of India, Indian inbound Tourism has shown a substantial growth in the last decade, especially the previous recent years has been the best in the history of Indian tourism.