About India Map:-India is a diverse country - an eclectic mix of languages, cultures, landforms, and traditions. The Map of India plots the varied landforms including the northern and coastal mountains, the central plateau region and the many valleys of the country. The most important cities of India, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur, and Lucknow are shown on the map along with the numerous places which attract international tourists. The Vaishno Devi Temple of Jammu, the Golden Temple of Amritsar, Red Fort in Delhi, Taj Mahal in Agra, Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Khajuraho and Ajanta Caves, the Konark Sun Temple, and the Gateway of India attract the most footfall in the country. The beaches of Goa, the backwaters of Kerala, the national parks of Madhya Pradesh, and the deserts of Rajasthan are preferred tourist hotspots. The map also shows major highways that connect different parts of the country, major airports and ports and the highest peaks in India.
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India is the seventh largest nation in the world, covering most of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. As a peninsula, India is surrounded on three sides by the Indian Ocean, with the Arabian Sea along the west, and the Bay of Bengal along the east. India borders Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, and Bangladesh, and a border with Afghanistan is claimed by the Indian government, but disputed. Sri Lanka and the Maldives are located just off the southern tip of India. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the Lakshadweep Islands are union territories of Indian territory.
India is governed by a parliamentary republic, with a president and prime minister as the head of state and the head of government. The president is elected by the electoral college, and the prime minister is appointed by the president. The president and prime minister are assisted by the cabinet, called the Council of Ministers, which is led by the prime minister.
The bicameral Parliament (Sansad) is divided into two houses. The upper house is called the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the lower house is the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha). India follows a multi-party system, with six recognized national parties.
India is divided into twenty-nine states in five zones, each with a Zonal Council, and seven union territories. Each Indian state is governed at is state capital, and can be further divided into districts and sub-districts, and in some areas blocks, villages, municipalities or other smaller divisions.
The union territories of India are the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, National Capital Territory (Delhi), and Pondicherry. Two of the union territories, Delhi and Pondicherry, are partial-states. The other five union territories are governed by administrators appointed by the president.
India offers travelers adventures and a unique cultural experience. Rich foods, packed cities, and colorful bazaars characterize the cities of India, like the chaotic capital, Delhi. Tourists in India's cities can experience the local culture, witness religious ceremonies and see the many places of worship, check out sites from India's long history, taste the flavors of each region's cuisine, and find a different way of life.
Traveling in India is a multifaceted experience with plenty of options and adventures awaiting.
Education in India is managed at both the central government and state government levels, and is administered by local governments. India's education system has been steadily improving throughout recent history, with increasing attendance and literacy rates. Both public and private education is available in India, but public institutions dominate the education system. More than one-quarter of students attend private schools in India.
Indian students attend elementary schools from age six through fourteen, which is available for free to all students. Secondary education in India is for students ages fourteen through eighteen, and curriculum often focuses on science and technology, as well as professional and vocational training.
Students who continue to higher education in India have a wide variety of nationally and often globally recognized schools to choose from. India has many technology institutes and universities that focus on medicine and science.
- India is the world's most populous democracy.
- The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean in the world.
- Indira Gandhi was the first woman elected head of democratic nation.
- India was the only formal colony of any empire to have been divided before it was handed over to the independent nation.
- The most expensive personal residence in the world, called Antilia, is located in Mumbai, India, and is worth $1 billion.
- Hindustan Motors' Ambassador car is the oldest car still in regular production, first produced in 1958.
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Last Update On : November 20, 2013