India is a country in South Asia comprising a major portion of the Indian subcontinent. It has a coastline which stretches over seven thousand kilometres, and shares a border with Pakistan to the west, the People's Republic of China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east.
History of India
Stone Age rock shelters with paintings at Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh are the earliest known traces of human life in present day India. The first known permanent settlements appeared over 9,000 years ago, and gradually developed into the Indus Valley Civilization, which began from around 3300 BC and peaked between 2600 BC and 1900 BC. It was followed by the Vedic Civilisation. From around 550 BC onwards, many independent kingdoms came into being.
Geography of India
India's northern and northeastern states are partially situated in the Himalayan Range. The rest of northern, central and eastern India consists of the fertile Indo-Gangetic plain. Towards western India, bordering southeast Pakistan, lies the Thar Desert. The southern Indian peninsula is almost entirely composed of the Deccan plateau. The plateau is flanked by two hilly coastal ranges, the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats.
Tours To India
Theme Tours in India
The cultural tour of North India takes you to the historic cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Marvel at majestic monuments, be enchanted by the beautiful Taj Mahal, and immerse yourself in the colour and vibrance of Jaipur, in Rajasthan. Let your holiday in India be as memorable as possible. The historical monuments at various historical places in India reflect the deep-rooted culture and tradition within India. more...
Adventure Tours in India
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