The Republic of India or Bhrat Gaarjya in Hindi, is a country in the South Asia region. By geographical area, India is the seventh largest country. In terms of population, it is the second largest. But who knows when they will beat China who tops the largest population in the world?
India is bounded by three big bodies of water, the Arabian Sea on the west, the Bay of Bengal on the east, and the Indian Ocean on the south. India features more than 7,000 kilometers of coastline. Neighboring countries include Pakistan to its west; China, Bhutan, and Nepal to north east; Bangladesh and Burma to the east; and Indonesia, Maldives, and Sri Lanka by the south. If you’d like to travel to India, here are a few things to know about the country.
India is a commercial and cultural wealth. Today, economic reforms have helped the country to become the second fastest growing large economy. There are tons of heritage sites you can discover once you travel to India. Among those attractions listed on the World Heritage list includes Cultural, Agra Fort, Ajanta Caves, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Churches and Convents of Goa, Elephanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Fatehpur Sikri, Great Living Chola Temples, Group of Monuments at Hampi, Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Mountain Railways of India, Qutb Minar and its Monuments in Delhi, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Sun Temple, Konârak, and the Taj Mahal among many others.
The Taj Mahal is one of the premier attractions in the country. In fact, it is the most visited in India. It can be found in the region of Agra. Your trip won’t be complete without visiting the Taj Mahal. Aside from that, the Red Fort, also known as the Agra Fort is also an important place to add to your itinerary. It’s just a mere 2 kilometers from Taj Mahal so make sure you drop by too. If you’d like to admire great Indian architectures, there’s the Fatehpur Sikri. Another popular tourist spot is the Lal Quila or Red Fort Delhi. The popular mosque to visit while in Delhi is Jaamaa Masjid. If it’s a fun family trip you’re looking for, then you should try out Essel World Bombay, just outside Gorai where you can enjoy thrilling rides, games, and other amusements. But if you want a water park adventure, then Wonder LA Amusement Park, the largest in the country, is the way to go.
There are a lot of other things to do aside from visiting heritage sites in India. One is to enjoy the natural and recreational parks India has to boast. There are also a number of adventure sports to try. India has snow-clad peaks, ski slopes, roaring rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and thick forests where you can do white water rafting, kayaking, diving, Goa, Andaman, Lakshadweep, water skiing, trekking, bird watching, mountaineering, parasailing, sky diving, camel safaris, paragliding, or rock climbing among other activities.