A 5000 year old civilization, India boasts of an old history. India's huge geographical diversity, rich cultural heritage, colourful fairs and festivals, forts and monumental attractions, lofty hills and serene beaches, small and big rivers enhance its beauty many folds. Above all, India shows a unique feature of UNITY IN DIVERSITY. In fact, each and every part of India has its own distinct charm and offers a lot of things for visitors.
India is home to various religious sects, who celebrate various festivals throughout the year. Fairs and festivals of India provide a glimpse of country's centuries old culture and traditions. Most remarkable feature of the India festivals is that all people irrespective of their caste and creed, take part in almost all festivals. Some of the popular festivals are Holi, Eid, Baisakhi, Desert Festival, Onam, Pongal, Buddha Purnima, Dussehra, Diwali and Christmas.
Area : 3,287,590 square kilometres 1,269,365 square miles
Population : 1,364,780,000 inhabitants
Capital City : New Delhi
Currency : India Rupee
Time Zone : GMT + 5.30
eVisa : Min. 6 months validity from the date of arriving in India
Visa for all foreigners except the national of Nepal & Bhutan
Best Time : October – March
Language : English is one of the most widely spoken language in India.
Economy of India
The economy of India is the twelfth largest economy in the world by nominal value and the fourth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). In the 1990s, following economic reform from the socialist-inspired economy of post-independence India, the country began to experience rapid economic growth, as markets opened for international competition and investment. In the 21st century, India is an emerging economic power with vast human and natural resources, and a huge knowledge base. Economists predict that by 2020, India will be among the leading economies of the world.
India has made a substantial investment in tourism facilities and is extremely well served by hotels, restaurants and other essential tourism/business infrastructure. There is also an outstanding selection of luxurious conference venues.
Every year, hundreds of international companies choose India as their overseas location for conferences, corporate meetings, and incentive trips – with many returning to India again and again.
Delhi can cater for up to 8,000 delegates for larger association conferences, with over 250 hotels and 17,000 bedrooms available for delegates.
Aviation : India has an aviation infrastructure which caters to every aspect of this industry. There are over 50 International Airlines that serve India with five international airports and more than 88 other airports are linked by Indian Airlines.
Road is one element that links the whole India. The Roadways have grown rapidly in independent India. Ranging from the cross-country link of the national highways to the roads in the deepest interiors, the country has a road network of 2.1 million km.
The Indian Railways is basking in the glory of being recognized as the third largest railway network in the world. The trains generally connect all the major cities and towns in the country. The railway network of India is spread over a length of 63000 kms. There are 6800 railway stations in the country and thus making the trains accessible from all the nooks and corners of the country.