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India's Information

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Land Area 2,973,193 km2
Water Area 314,070 km2
Total Area 3,287,263km2 (#7)
Population 1,266,883,598 (#2)
Population Density 426.10/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $8,720.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,700
Currency Rupee (INR)
Largest Cities

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India presents a mesmerizing collection of pulsating metropolises, colorful towns and villages, stunning beaches, countless fairs and festivals, forts, lakes, monasteries, monuments, mosques, museums, palaces, shopping bazaars, temples, wildlife parks, many UNESCO World Heritage sites, and an infinite variety of cultures and people.

In a place so varied and so interesting, it's difficult to provide a brief list of things to see and do, however, not to be missed are the Taj Mahal, one of the premier destinations in the world; nearby Agra Fort; Delhi, and the charms of both the old and new mixing together; the beaches and churches of Goa, and the beautiful Himalayan region.

In India, visitors are warned to exercise caution when in the vicinity of government installations, popular tourism sites, or when attending any public event throughout the country. In particular, the disputed region of Kashmir has experienced a number of terrorist incidents in recent years.


  • Calling Code: 91
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Left
  • Times to Travel: The favorite time for travel to India is the winter season, from October to February. The temperatures are cooler, areas of the northwest are dry, making travel easier in that region. This winter season is also when most of the major festivals are celebrated.

    From March to May it is very hot and humid.

    Mountain trekking in the Himalayas is best enjoyed from March to May and September to November.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • India Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on December 7, 2017.

India Trivia

What is the Biggest City in India?

With a population of 18.4 million people, Mumbai is the largest city in India by population.

The 10 Largest Cities in India

What Languages are Spoken in India?

Hindi is the most spoken language in India, and also one of the country's official languages. Around 550 million people in India speak Hindi. After Hindi, English is the most widely spoken language in the country, with around 125 million speakers. Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, and Kannada are all also spoken.

What Language Is Spoken in India?

What are the Largest Ethnic Groups in India?

The five major ethnic groups of Dravidian people in India are Kannadiga, Malayali, Tulu, Tamil, and Telugu.

Biggest Ethnic Groups In India

What Were the Indo-Pakistan Wars?

India and Pakistan have gone to war against each other four times since their independence from the U.K. and subsequent partition into separate sovereign states.

The Indo-Pakistan Wars

What is the Most Popular Newspaper in India?

The most popular newspaper in India is the Dainik Bhaskar, which has a circulation of around 3.8 million.

The Most Popular Newspapers In India

What is the percentage of people belonging to the Scheduled tribes in India's population?

The Scheduled tribes make about 8.6% of India’s total population.

Who Are The Scheduled Tribes In India?

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