Estimate population 1,210,300,000 - Capital City: New Delhi
India's official name is the Republic of India. With beautiful natural regions such as the Himalaya; Indo-Gangetic Plain; and Deccan it makes it a place worthwhile visiting. Some magnificent major ranges include the Himayalas, Karakoram, Vindbya, Aravalli, Satpura, Western and Eastern Ghats. Major peaks are Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Anai Mudi. India's major rivers are Ganges, Yamuna (Jumna), Brahmaputra, Narbada, Mahanadi, Godavari, and Kaveri. India also boasts three major islands, Andaman, Nicobar, and Lakshadweep.
Many languages are used in India but the major languages are Hindi (official), English (official), Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, and Assamese.
If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, check out the following cities; Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Kanpur, Nagpur, Lucknow, and Pune. India's monetary unit is 1 Indian rupee = 100 paisa.
In Agra you'll find the Taj Mahal; Agra Fort; Akbar's Tomb (Sikandara); Dayal Bagh; Jami Masjid (mosque); and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. In Ajmer you'll find the Muslim shrine, Khwaja Muin-ud Din Chishti's Dargah (burial place); Arhai-din-ka jhonpara (mosque); Palace of Akbar.