India General Information
|Currency:||Indian Rupee (INR)|
|Languages:||Hindi & English|
|Religion:||Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jains|
With an area of 3,287,263 km2, India is the seventh largest country of the world. So, it has not only the huge geographical area but also there is geographical and biological diversity that featured in their respective parts of the country. World’s highest mountain range – The Great Himalaya covers larger part of north and east India; various snow clad peaks, passes, lakes, deep river valleys, hill stations, ancient Buddhist monasteries, National Parks, varieties of vegetations and animals are located in the Himalayan Regions.
The Great Himalaya is also the source of hundreds of rivers that flow in India; three major river systems are Indus River, Ganga River and Brahmaputra River. The western India is covered with the Great India Desert, more popularly known as ‘Thar Desert. Central India has various mountain ranges, hills, plateaus and rivers. And, the entire southern India (also known as Peninsular India is surrounded by Bay of Bengal in the east, Indian Ocean in the south and Arabian Sea in the west. Furthermore, the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats make natural boundary from west and east respectively. Furthermore, two group of islands i.e. Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep are the union territory of India that attract tourists equally. Likewise, India has all sorts of geographical features that attract tourists most.
On the other hand, the world’s largest democratic country India has very rich and ancient history. The human settlement has taken place about 5,000 years back from now. The evidence of ancient India, you can see in various parts of India; the Indus-Valley Civilization can be seen in the states of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana. Furthermore, the kingdom had been established about 500 BC, its evidence can been seen in the state of Bihar. Patliputra was one of the oldest political centres and capital of Magadha Empire. Other places are Varanasi, Rajgeer, Bodh-Gaya etc. It was the time when Gautam Budha had gotten enlightenment and power of wisdom at Bodh-Gaya. His shrine can be seen in Bodh-Gaya. First sermon he gave in Sarnath – a place nearby Varanasi.
In the passage of time, the central and south India also developed; some major dynasties established their kingdoms. Thousands of temples and other rock cut statues had been built in the south India, for examples Ajanta and Ellora Caves and various temples of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are still memorizing the past. By the time of Mughal Empire, the development in India was on its peak. Hundreds of structures are constructed including Taj Mahal, Red Fort etc. All these structures represent the best paroxysm of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Rajasthan was the state where Hindu Kingdoms ruled for the longest period of time and constructed hundreds of forts and palaces. Finally, after the British arrival, India has experienced western architecture development; it can be seen in the city of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and in various other small cities and hill stations. Likewise, India became the perfect blend of natural and man-made features.
Moreover, there are wide ranges of natural and man-made landscapes, you can choose point of interest as per your choice. The major states significant for the tourism are Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka. And, the most important cities that became the attraction for the tourists are – National Capital City New Delhi, largest and financial capital city of India Mumbai, Calcutta, Hi-tech city Bengaluru, city of Nawab Lucknow, Hyderbad, Chennai, Jaipur and many hill stations including Kashmir, Shimla, Mussoorie, Nainital, Darjeeling, Gangtok and many more.
So come and let us discover India together with Discovery Full Circle Tours !
Leh and Ladakh is part of Jammu and Kashmir state of India comprises of two districts – Leh and kargil situated at an altitude between 2750 meters to 3505 meters. Today approximate population in Ladakh region is around 240 thousand. People of this region speak Lakakhi languages including Balti, Purgi, Shina or also known Dardic, Urdu and Hindi. Ladakh part of J & K state gets very low rain fall approximate 15 cm which is annual average. Being Mountain area people wear light woolens during summers and heavy woolens and wind proof garments during winter months.
Located in the western Himalayan region, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are the four most worshiped Hindu religious sites of Uttarakhand. All these four Hindu religious sites are more popularly known as Char Dham of Uttarakhand.
Pushkar is religious Hindu town at a distance of around 11 kms from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Sacred town of Pushkar has been referred in Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana and regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Holy lake of Pushkar is no less than a miracle surrounded by the desert where there is no water. The legend says that Brahma (The Creator God) created Pushkar lake. It is said that Demon Vajra Nabha killed children of Lord Brahma and in turn Brahma struck him with his weapn – Lorus Flower. Demon Vajra Nabha died with impact. Lotus petals fell at three place on the earth and one was at Pushkar where Pushkar lake sprung. Morning after breakfast the hotel proceed to reach Rohet enroute visiting Ranakpur Jain temples comples. Arrive and check into the Hotel. Rest of the day free to relax Or opt for Jeep Safari to Paliwal Village to watch opium ceremony or for a short horse ride. Overnight at the hotel. On full moon day or kartik Purnima Lord Brahma was supposed to sacrifice at the lake, hallowing the place. It is here where Lord Brahma is worshiped and only temple of its kind in the world.