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India Holidays - Destination at a Glance

India is a land rich in so many things, it's people, architecture, history, food, cultures and traditions. Visit the breathtaking Himalayas in the North, the expansive Rajasthani desert and its nomadic people, the churches and beaches of Goa, the high hills and luxurious spas in Kerala and the bustling exciting cities of Mumbai or Delhi. Travel the country by car, bus, rail or plane...either way you are bound to have the holiday of a lifetime.

INDIA FAST FACTS

Geographical Location

Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan

Capital

Delhi, the capital of India is the third largest city of the world, exceeded in size by Calcutta and Mumbai.

People

India is a fascinating country where people of many different communities and religions live together in unity. Indian Population is polygenetic and is an amazing amalgamation of various races and cultures.

Religion

India is the land of religions. Almost 80% of the population follows the Hindu religion in India.

The second most dominant religion after Hinduism is Islam. In India, almost 14% of the population follows the Islam religion.

Christianity is the third most dominant religion in India with almost 4% of the population consisting of Christians.

About 2% of the total population of India comprises of people who follow the Sikh religion also known as Sikhism.

Other Religions - Rest of India consists of Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, Zoroastrians and Jews. These religious groups are less than 2%.

Economic Profile

Agriculture contributes 29% of India’s gross domestic products (GDP) and employs some 64% of the workforce. The country’s main exports are: gems and jewellery.