India one of the oldest civilization, largest subcontinent in Asia & seventh largest country in world is surrounded by Pakistan to the west, China and Nepal to the north, Bhutan to the north-east, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia lie to the south-east in the Indian Ocean. It covers an area of 32,87,263 sq km. divided into 28 states and 7 union territories.
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
10. Himachal Pradesh
11. Jammu and Kashmir
15. Madhya Pradesh
25. Tamil Nadu
27. Uttar Pradesh
29. West Bengal
Union Territories of india:
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
4. Daman and Diu
6. National Capital Territory of Delhi
History of India
Major Cities of india
Bangalore — Garden City, Pub City, Silicon Valley of India, Land of Silk, Gold, Sandal Wood, Incense etc.
Chennai (formerly Madras) — main port in Southern India, cradle of Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam, Home of famous Marina Beach, Automobile Capital of India.
Cochin — gateway to the sandy beaches and backwaters of south west India.
Delhi — the capital of India for thousands of years and the heart of Northern India.
Hyderabad — the capital city of Andhra pradesh.
Jaipur — the Pink City is a major exhibit of the Hindu Rajput culture of medeival Northern India.
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) — the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is home to numerous colonial buildings. It is known as The City of Joy.
Mumbai (formerly Bombay) — the financial capital of India, "Bollywood" (Indian Film Industry) hub.
Poona (formerly pune) — the second largest city of maharastra which is now attracting many IT Companies.
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How to reach
India is well connected with air transport from all countries with international airports in all major cities in india.
Some of the Airlines services avialable
Air India , India's prime international carrier. Though this is an international carrier, you can often get good rates on the domestic leg of its international flights
Air India Express, is the low-cost version of Air-India- offers the lowest fares on key domestic routes like Mumbai-Chennai, (as compared to even Air Deccan) and the lowest rates on major international destinations like Dubai, Singapore, etc. (at almost half the price as compared other airlines like Jet Airways and Air Sahara). This has been found to have been better than Air Deccan in terms of comfort, time of departure and most importantly, pricing.
Air Deccan , low cost carrier, the 2nd largest in India (after Indian) connects various cities and small towns. Usually have unbeatable prices but delay of an hour or so is routine (although this situation has improved lately). To cut costs and keep prices low food and beverages (including water) are for sale, not complimentary. They aim for a "quick turnaround", which means that they at times neglect to clean the planes between flights. Same prices for foreigners and Indians.
Air Sahara, full service airline with decent coverage.
Alliance Air - Feeder airline for Indian. Has a spotty safety record. It will soon cease to exist and service taken over by its parent company "Indian".
Go Air low cost
Jagson Airlines service mostly in North India.
Jet Airways , full service airline with very good coverage. Now services London (LHR) directly from Delhi and Mumbai.
Kingfisher Airlines, full service, but with low fares. The service on this is excellent. On flights to Bangalore (its home base) depending on when you book, you can get prices comparable to Air Deccan or SpiceJet. Same prices for foreigners and Indians.
Paramount Airways - feeder airline, service only in South India. Although the airline is headquartered in Coimbatore, the main hub is at Chennai.
SpiceJet Airlines , low cost airline, the closest competitor to Air Deccan in terms of fares. If you are willing to shell out a bit more to arrive on time, consider Spice over Air Deccan.
Visa Airways - feeder airline, currently flies Mumbai-Nashik, Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Kandla (Feb 2007) only. They plan to expand operations as a regional airline in South India as well.
IndiGo Airlines - low cost airline. Connects the major cities and plans to fly to Jaipur and Goa.
India is connected from pakistan from west, nepal from north.
India has several international ports connecting to Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam (Vizag) Etc.