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India, officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers . It is bordered by Pakistan to the west; People's Republic of China , Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.Home to the Indus Valley Civilization 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 major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by widespread nonviolent resistance.India is a republic consisting of 28 states and seven union territories with a parliamentary system of democracy. It has the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the fourth largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms since 1991 have transformed it into one of the fastest growing economies; however, it still suffers from high levels of poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition. A pluralistic, multilingual, and multiethnic society, India is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

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River Rafting in Uttarakhand - Rishikesh
River Rafting in Uttarakhand River rafting is a famous water sport and tourist activity in Uttarakhand. Sport enthusiasts can enjoy white water river rafting on the thrilling Ganges River and Gangotri River in Garhwal Himalyas. Rishikesh is acquiring greater significance and very popular as a centre for white water rafting on the river Ganges. The rafting trek that stretches from Kaudiyala to Muni ki Reti via Marine Drive, Shivpuri and Bhrampuri is challenging. Sandy beaches line the river at intervals, allowing river rafters to pull up alongside. The slopes on either side are covered with oak, pine, spruce and fur, with the occasional village and its terraced fields dotting the landscape. Wildlife is visible at a distance, comprising mainly ...

Trekking in Uttarakhand - Rudraprayag
Trekking in Uttarakhand Trekking In Uttarakhand is one of the famous adventure sports awaiting the trekking enthusiast in Uttarakhand. One who are fascinated by the unexplored. The mountain ranges of India offer breathtaking, enthralling trekking routes. In the vast amphitheatre of the Uttarakhand Himalayas and Karakorams, there are limitless possibilities for Trekking Tours. Famous Trek of Uttarakhand Chopta Tungnath Trek - In the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Chopta, Tungnath, Chandrashila is an ideal destinations away from the crowded city life. Offering the majestic view of the Himalayan peaks, the area falls under Kedarnath Sanctuary housing serveral species of animals and birds including Monal - the state bird of Uttarakhand....

Gidha of Punjab - Amritsar
Gidha of Punjab Gidha is a popular folk dance of Punjab, performed by the women of the region. It bears much similarity to the bhangra dance, which is performed by the men in the state. The dancers enact verses called bolis, which is a representation of folk poetry at its best. A wide range of subjects is enacted, ranging from the daily chores to the political affairs. The dancers dance to the tune of dholak (drums), accompanied by their regular distinctive claps. The girls raise their hands to the level of their shoulders and clap in unison. Then, they strike their palms against those of their neighbors. The dance may include scenes from the village life, where women are seen spinning cotton, fetching water from the well and grin...

Hola Mohalla Festival in Punjab - Amritsar
Hola Mohalla Festival in Punjab Hola is derived from the word halla (a military charge) and the term mohalla stands for an organized procession or an army column. The words 'Hola Mohalla' would thus stand for 'the charge of an army.The festival lasts for a week and consists of camping out and enjoying various displays of fighting prowess and bravery, followed by kirtan, music, and poetry. For meals, visitors sit on the ground in neat rows called pangats and eat vegetarian Langars provided by volunteers. The festival concludes with a long, military-style procession near Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, one of the five most sacred places in Sikhism. The event was originated by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. The Guru was in the midst of fighting ...

Handicrafts of Punjab - Amritsar
Handicrafts of Punjab Punjab has a distinguished tradition of art and craft, which its people have maintained in spite of the passage of time. For years, craftsmen in Punjab have been producing colourful papier mache utensils, intricate needle work, wicker fans and winnows, handmade leather juttis (ladies footwears). Basketry - Weaving of the vegetable fibers to make wicker articles for daily use is still preserved in the living tradition of Punjab. Osier bast, a straw commonly known as Sarkanda, is interwoven with bast, reeds, rushes and corn husks to make baskets. A few decades ago, Sarkanda, a tough, thick elastic grass used to grow in plenty. Out of this grass, roofs of all sizes (which provided air conditioning) were fashioned in c...