India

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Humayun’s Tomb (187)
Humayun’s Tomb (187)

India (भारत गणराज्य), officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

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Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four world religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism originated here, whereas Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also helped shape the region’s diverse culture. Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom from the mid-19th century, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.

The Indian economy is the world’s eleventh-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialised country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, inadequate public healthcare, and terrorism. India is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 28 states and 7 union territories. India is a pluralistic, multilingual, and a multi-ethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

List of sights

Agra162 photos

Ajanta138 photos

Alchi41 photos

Alwar51 photos

Aurangabad21 photos

Black-and-white pictures of India35 photos

Bundi70 photos

Chemrey30 photos

Chittaurgarh69 photos

Datia95 photos

Deeg49 photos

Delhi279 photos

Ellora108 photos

Fatehpur Sikri105 photos

Gwalior48 photos

Hemis65 photos

Jaipur104 photos

Jaisalmer215 photos

Jodhpur254 photos

Kusum Sarovar75 photos

Lamayuru30 photos

Leh79 photos

Leh (234)
Leh (234)
34° 9′ 53″ N, 77° 35′ 7″ E

Leh, the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, is dominated by the ruined Leh Palace former home of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace. Leh is at an altitude of 3,500 m. Leh has… [Read more]

Matho219 photos

Mathura37 photos

Nagda53 photos

Orchha117 photos

Phyang16 photos

Pushkar254 photos

Ranakpur143 photos

Rizong17 photos

Saspol25 photos

Spituk25 photos

Stakna8 photos

Stok244 photos

Takthok26 photos

Thiksey62 photos

Udaipur49 photos

Varanasi161 photos

Zanskar184 photos

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Neuschwanstein Castle (160)
Neuschwanstein Castle (160)

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