India has the second largest population in the world and is the seventh biggest country in area. It is located on the Indo-Australian Plate and borders Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar. It is a country of great diversity and shares features and customs with the countries it borders.
India landscapes range from the Himalayas in the north with a trough south of the foothills called the Indo-Gangetic Plain which was created by The Ganges. The Thar Desert is separated from this plain by the western Aravalli Range which is one of the world's oldest mountain ranges. In the far northeast lies both the Chin Hills and Kachin Hills which have extensive forests. The Deccan Plateau in the south of the country is hundreds of metres above sea level. India's coastline is 7,517 kilometres (4,700 mi) long. The climate ranges from alpine in the Himalayas to equatorial in the south.
Top 5 places to visit
Delhi is the capital of India and the second most populated city in the world. It is also one of the oldest existing cities perhaps as old as 5000 years. It is both a modern city and a historical one containing many old monuments and buildings.
Agra is the most popular city in India for visitors. Located 200 kilometres (124 mi) south of New Delhi, it is the location for the famous Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Bangalore is the IT capital of India. Besides geeking out, there are museums, palaces, temples, and natural sites.
Goa is India's smallest state. With more than a quarter of the population being Christian coupled with being the wealthiest state, it is more western than any other place in India. Attractions here include the warm climate, palm trees, great beaches, and a hip culture.
Kashmir is a land of scenic beauty. With Snowy peaks, alpine villages, lush valleys, and waterfalls it is the Switzerland of India.