India / Sri Lanka



Welcome to India - a land of mystery, enchantment and beauty. Where a thousand lifestyles breathe as one nation. On a fascinating matrix of languages, customs and beliefs, so varied that it may take a lifetime to imbibe its true essence.

For those seeking a break from the hectic pace of life, there exists misty hill stations, secluded beaches, lazy backwater cruises, temple cities, historical sites and centres of art and culture. Also there is the excitement of adventure in treks, wildlife camps and health packages.

OFFICIAL NAME: Bharat (Hindi), Republic of India (English)
CAPITAL: New Delhi
POPULATION: 1, 027, 015, 247 (2001 Census)
AREA: 3.3 million square kilometers Geographical Location Lies between latitudes 8 degree 4' and 37 degree 6' north and longitudes 68 degree 7' and 97 degree 25' east Coastline Length 7600 km
LANGUAGES: India has two National languages (Central administrative). They are English (associate official) and Hindi (in the Devanagiri script). The Indian Constitution also officially recognizes 22 regional languages. Major Religions Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism Literacy 65.38%



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