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CULTURE OF INDIA


Festivals in India


Art in India


Shopping in India


Monuments in India


Museums in India


Restaurants in India


Music and Dance in India


IMPORTANT LINKS








TRAVEL PACKAGES IN INDIA
 


Valley of Flowers Tour


Sun, Sand & Sea Tour


Sacred Orissa Tour


Sunny South Tour


Valley of Gods


Undiscovered India Tour


Search Rhino Tour


North India and Nepal Tour


Marine Treasure Holidays


Himalayan Foothills Tour


Best of India Tour


Tribal Tours of India Tour


Festival Tour


Royal Rajasthan Tour


Glimpses of Iindia


 

WELCOME
   

INDIA INFORMATION

India Information

 
LAND
Area: 3,165,596 sq km (1,222,243 sq mi)
Highest Point: Kanchenjunga 8598 m (28,208 ft) above sea level
Lowest Point: Sea level along the coast

CLIMATE
Average Temperatures
New Delhi
January 14 C 57 F
July 31 C 89 F
Bombay
January 24 C 75 F
July 27 C 81 F
Average Annual Precipitation
Delhi
640 mm (25 in)
Bombay
1810 mm (71 in)


POPULATION: 931,044,000 (1995 estimate)
Population Density: 294 persons/sq km (762 persons/sq mi) (1995 estimate)
Urban/Rural Breakdown: 27% Urban; 73% Rural (1995 estimate)

Largest Cities
Bombay 9,925,891
Delhi 7,206,704
Calcutta 4,399,819 (1991 census)

Largest Metropolitan Areas
Bombay 12,596,243
Calcutta 10,916,272
Delhi 8,375,188 (1991 census)

Ethnic Linguistic Groups
72% Indo-Aryans
25% Dravidians
3% Other

Languages
Official Languages
Hindi, English

Other Languages
14 languages recognized for official purposes: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu; many other languages and dialects

Religions
83% Hinduism
11% Islam
2% Christianity
2% Sikhism
2% Other
including Buddhism and Jainism


GOVERNMENT
Form of Government
Federal republic

Head of State
President
Elected by an electoral college to a five-year term

Head of Government
Prime minister
Appointed by the president

 

Legislature
Bicameral legislature
Lok Sabha
(House of the People)
545 members

 

Rajya Sabha
(Council of States)
245 members

Voting Qualifications
Universal suffrage for all citizens age 18 and older

Highest Court
Supreme Court

Armed Services
Army, Navy, Air Force
1,265,000 troops; voluntary service
Political Divisions
25 states and seven territories

EDUCATION
Major Universities and Colleges
University of Bombay,Bombay
University of Calcutta,Calcutta
University of Madras,Madras
University of Delhi,Delhi

ECONOMY
Gross Domestic Product

$272.2 billion (1992)

Chief Economic Products
Agriculture
Sugarcane, rice, wheat, tea, cotton, jute, vegetables, melons, sorghum, millet, cashews, coffee, spices, livestock

Fishing
Shrimps and prawns, croakers, Indian oil sardines, Bombay ducks, anchovies, Indian mackerel, marine catfish

Mining
Iron ore, coal, bauxite, manganese, mica, dolomite, copper, petroleum, natural gas, chromium, lead, limestone, phosphate rock, zinc, gold, silver

Manufacturing
Textiles, iron and steel, processed agricultural products, machinery, transportation equipment, nonferrous metals, fertilizer, refined petroleum, chemicals, computer software

Employment Breakdown
67% Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
20% Services
13% Industry

Major Exports
Gems and jewelry, engineering goods, garments, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, cotton yarn and fabrics, leather and leather goods, marine products, iron ore, tea, vegetables and fruit, petroleum products, handmade carpets

Major Imports
Petroleum and petroleum products, nonelectric machinery, precious and semiprecious stones, inorganic chemicals, iron and steel, fertilizers, electrical machinery, resins and plastics

Major Trading Partners
United States, Japan, Germany, Commonwealth of Independent States, Great Britain, Belgium and Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia

Currency
Rupee




 
 

NORTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Agra  Ajmer  Bikaner  Delhi  Haridwar  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajuraho  Karauli  Manali  Samode  Shimla  Udaipur  Ranthambore

SOUTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Bangalore  Chennai  Hyderabad  Kanyakumari  Mysore  Madurai  Puri  Munnar  Rameshwaram

CITY WISE HOTELS IN INDIA

Agra  Bangalore  Bikaner  Chennai  Cochin  Delhi  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajurao  Kolkata  Kovalam  Udaipur  Varanasi

RESORTS IN INDIA

Taj Exotica Resort  Ananda in the Himalayas Resort  Aguada Hermitage Resort  Udaivilas Resort (Udaipur)  Vanya Vilas Resort  Coconut Lagoon Resort  Kumarakom Lake Resort  Golden Palms and Spa Resort  Sun Vilage Resport

GROUP HOTELS IN INDIA

Ambassador Group of Hotels  Best Western Hotels  Casino Hotels  Clarks Group of Hotels  Holiday Inn Hotels  ITDC group of Hotels  Jaypee Groups of Hotels  Le Meridien Hotels  Mansingh Group of Hotels  Welcom Heritage Hotels  Oberoi Group of Hotels  Sarovar Park Plaza Hotels  Taj Groups of Hotels

WILDLIFE DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Ranthambore National Park  Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary  Jim Corbett National Park  Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary  Bandhavgarh National Park

TRAVEL PACKAGES IN INDIA

Valley of Flowers Tour  Sun, Sand & Sea Tour  Sacred Orissa Tour  Sunny South Tour  Valley of Gods  Undiscovered India Tour  Search Rhino Tour  North India and Nepal Tour  Marine Treasure Holidays  Himalayan Foothills Tour  Best of India Tour  Tribal Tours of India Tour  Festival Tour  Royal Rajasthan Tour  Glimpses of Iindia

BEACH DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Tour to Anjuna Beach  Tour to Panaji Beach  Tour to Candolim Beach  Tour to Agonda Beach  Tour to Benaulim Beach  Tour to Dauna Paula Beach  Tour to Colva and Benaulim Beach  Tour to Vagator and Chapora  Tour to Bagmalo and Majorda  Tour to Sinquerium and Aquada  Tour to Varca and Cavelossim

RAJASTHAN TRAVEL GUIDE

Ajmer  Bambora  Chittaurgarh  Dungarpur  Jaipur  Jodhpur  Jaisalmer  Pushkar  Samode  Alwar  Nawalgarh  Rohet  Bikaner  Kota  Bharatpur  Nagaur  Ranakpur  Sariska  Bundi