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India Tourism Information

No other country offers such a great diversity as India. Bordered by the Great Himalayas in the North, the Indian Ocean in the South, the Sunderbans in the East and the Great Indian Desert in the west, India has plenty of tourism to offer with cultures to match.

Tourism Facts and Figures

Full Name: Republic of India

Capital City: New Delhi

Area: 3,287,590 sq. km.

Population: 1,000,000,000

Time Zone: GMT +5.5 hrs

Religion: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, and others

Currency: Indian Rupee

Country Dialing Code: 91

Places to Visit

Taj Mahal - A poem in marble, the Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Shah Jahan, the Mogul Emperor in memory of Mumtaz, his wife.

Darjeeling - A favorite hill station on the Himalayas. Darjeeling has been founded by the British during their rule in India, and since then this hill station has been handling huge number of tourists every year.

Delhi - The ancient monuments, colonial buildings, the people, and the culture makes it a wonderful place for tourists.

Goa - Long under Portuguese rule, Goa has splendid beaches, ancient forts, and churches to offer.

Jaipur - Capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also known as the Pink City.

Kolkata - The former capital of India, Kolkata has been renamed from Calcutta. Kolkata, by its enchanting colonial beauty contrasted by urbanization draws substantial number of visitors each year.

Mumbai - Renamed from Bombay, this is a glamorous city, home to the Bollywood cinema. The Gateway of India at Colaba, the Prince of Wales Museum, the famous Victoria Terminus railway station, the Marine Drive, and last but not the least the Chowpatti Beach gives travelers a distinct experience.
 
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