India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country.
population .estimate 2015:
currency: Indian rupee
Language: Hindi & English
total: 3,287,590 km
Capital city: New delhi
Largest city: Mumbai
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Indian Art and Architecture
Architecture: Much of Indian architecture , including the Taj Mahal, other works of Mughal architecture, and South Indian architecture, blends ancient local traditions with imported style.
the earliest literary writings in india, composed between 1700 BCE and 1200 CE, were in the Sanskrit language. Prominent works of this sanskrit literature include epics.
Cotton was domesticated in india by 4000 BCE. Traditional Indian dress varies in color and style across regions and depends on various factors, including climate and faith. popular styles of dress include draped garments such as the Sari for women and the dhoti or lungi for men.
Top ten tourist attractions in India
Its more than one billion inhabitants are divided into two thousand ethnic groups and speak over 200 different languages.
Conform its size and population, India has an almost endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments and places to explore.
The Kerala backwaters are a chain of lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast in the Kerala state. The Kerala backwaters are home to many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds and animals such as otters and turtles.
The Lake Palace in Lake Pichola in the city of Udaipur was built as a royal summer palace in the 18th century. Today it is a luxury hotel. The Lake Palace hotel operates a boat which transports guests to the hotel from a jetty at the City Palace on the east bank of Lake Pichola.
The Virupaksha Temple in the city of Hampi started out as a small shrine and grew into a large complex. It is believed that this temple has been functioning uninterruptedly ever since the small shrine was built in the 7th century AD which makes it one of the oldest functioning Hindu temples in India.
Palolem is the most southerly of Goa’s developed beaches and also one of the most beautiful. It is a natural bay surrounded by lofty headlands on sides, resulting in a calm, idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed.
Kanha National Park is among the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia and one of best places to catch a glimpse of a tiger in India.
The Harmandir Sahib, better known as the Golden Temple is the main tourist attraction in Amritsar, and the most important religious place to the Sikhs.
Close to the border with Pakistan, Jaisalmer is the quintessential desert town
The Ajanta Caves are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the 2th century BC. The magnificent Ajanta caves were abandoned around 650 AD and forgotten until 1819, when a British hunting party stumbled upon them.
Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
The Taj Mahal in Agra is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1632 and 1653 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife.
India’s productions for export
Iron & steel
Vehicles and other railways
Mineral fuel and oil
Nuclear reactors and machinery
Natural or cultured pearls
Food (rice, tea. Coffee)