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India Facts & Information

 Location Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
 Climate Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
 Terrain Upland plain in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north
 Population 1,080,264,388
 Nationality Indian
 Ethnic groups Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
 Religions Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1%
 Languages English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit, Hindustani
 Government Type Federal republic
 Capital New Delhi
 Currency Indian rupee (INR)
 Description of Flag Three equal horizontal bands of saffron (top), white, and green with a blue chakra centered in the white band
 India Flag Flag of India

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India Culture

The culture and people of India are very rich and friendly. If you are walking down the streets you might even be asked to sit down and share a cup of chai with a perfect stranger. This is one of the many cultures that India offers. The people are so nice and friendly that some of the merchants will ask you to come and drink some tea with them. Even though you might hesitate at first, just remember their chai is flavored with ginger and cardamom which will leave

you wanting more of that milky sweet brew. People of India wear whatever they want, but the countries local clothes consist of a long shirt draped over some pants called a kurta for men, and a sari for women. In addition, Indian food is worth trying. Even though you might need an acquired taste due to all the rich spices and flavors, how can you resist an authentic mean when arriving here?

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India Shopping

India is known for colorful fabrics, beautiful jewelry, and one of a kind trinkets to take back home with you. Each region in India has its own specialties and local craftspeople. Silks, spices, and many other Indian products are popular with the tourists. Nowadays, the marketplaces of the subcontinent are only eight hours away, and for fabrics, silverware, carpets, leatherwork, and antiques, India is a shopper’s paradise. Bargaining at markets is expected, and the visitor can

check for reasonable prices at state-run emporia. Clothing in India is cheap. Cloth includes silks, cottons, and chiffons. Jewelry another huge market in India offers great traditional silverwork and gems that include diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. The currency in India is a Rupee, and most shopping hours are Mon-Sat from 0930-1700 in most large stores.

 

India Restaurants

We’ve provided listings for some of the top restaurants in India including Bombay, New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa and more. You’ll find lavish gourmet restaurants, affordable restaurants serving up good food, and everything in between. Sample traditional Indian cuisine or other specialty cuisines that are sure to make your taste buds happy.

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  Agra Ahmedabad Aurangabad  
  Bangalore Bombay Calcutta  
  Chennai Cochin Delhi  
  Goa Gurgaon Pradesh  
  Jaipur Jpdhpur Kolkata  
  Lucknow Madurai Manali  
  Mangalore Mumbai New Delhi  
  Ooty Pune Shimla  
  Shirdi Srinagar Surat  
  Vdaipur Varanasi    

 


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