The name ‘India’ is derived from the river Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early residents. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. India, officially the Republic of India (Bh?rat Ga?ar?jya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous with over 1.2 billion people and the most populous democracy on the world.
India situated next to Nepal, China and Bhutan in the North, Pakistan in the North west and Bangladesh and Myanmar in the East, India is the 7th biggest country on the world enveloping a total area of 3,287,263 sq.m. With over one billion people, it is the second most populated country in the world. Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, Vaishnavism and Christianity are the various aspects of belief in India. It is synonymous to a potpourri of cultural diversity, rich architecture, forts, rivers, pritstine snowcapped peaks, rich cultural heritage, royal legacy, folklores, traditional music, folk dance, arts and exotic cuisine.
A very large section of the Himalayas are in India, namely Arunachal, Sikkim, Utaranchal, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and Eastern Karakoram. The majority of the mountains stand above 7000m and are waiting to be explored with the promise of making your India adventure even more unforgettable. This has opened up plenty of opportunity for adventure and cultural tourism on the India subcontinent.