India: An Introduction

In area, India is the seventh largest nation of the world. In population, India stands second only to China, with more than 1.2 billion people. Politically, India is known as the largest i e, the most populous democracy of the world. Its landmass protruding deep into the belly of the Indian Ocean just a little over the equator to the Himalayan borders of Arunachal, Sikkim, Himachal, Jharkhand and Jammu-Ksahmir; India is indeed a land of bewildering geographical, cultural, ecological, and climatic diversity befitting its vast size. Hence the official slogan “incredible India” truly reflects the multifarious wonders of the nation.

National flag of India | Outdoor Himalayan TreksIndia is the center of one of the world’s ancient Indus Valley civilization. While it is the spiritual hub of the Hinduism, the two other religions, Jainism and Sikhism also originated here. The fabulous Hindu spiritual and religious heritage – both tangible and intangible – in Uttar and Madhya Pradesh makes palpable the unseen divine. Existing side by side with this deep Hindu spiritual aura is the religious tradition grown around the apostle of world piece and nonviolence, Gautama the Buddha, who was born in the southern plains of modern Nepal, but spent most of his enlightened life in India. In fact, there are a lot of things about each individual state of the Republic of India for a visitor to see, to entertain and explore, with almost each of them containing unique cultural traditions, cultural and religious heritages as well as ecological diversity. In terms of ethnicity and race and the resulting ethnic customs and linguistic diversity among its more than a billion people, India compares to no other nation of the planet. That is why; some people say that traveling through India is traveling more than half of the globe!

In terms of geographical and geological diversity, India has mountainous states, fertile plains, deserts, coasts, rivers and islands. Its ecology ranges from the tropical forests and the biodiversity therein to the temperate and treeless tundra zone of the Himalayas, and the biosphere therein. So India is a land for visitors of all imaginable hobbies, pastimes, interests, and enthusiasms — the only condition being the ability to choose the kind of location and package that fits your desire and your idea of an ideal vacation. Outdoor Himalayan Treks does just that in collaboration with some trustworthy travel and tour operators of this limitless nation.

India Tours

Popular Destinations in India

India in a Kaleidoscope

India in a Kaleidoscope is a tour package that includes many of the most famous and must see tourist destinations of India. In area, in cultural and geographical diversity, as well as in population, India is a vast nation, offering a variety of experiences and numerous places to explore. This package India in a Kaleidoscope attempts to give a glimpse into that vast diversity of places and experiences.

Delhi Agra Tour

Delhi Agra Tour serves your need for a brief vacation in India in which you get to know its capital and its iconic monument in Agra -- the Taj Mahal. It includes a day of exploration and sightseeing in both New Delhi and Agra. Certainly during your short India stay, you will peep a lot into its historical and cultural wealth, along with the lifestyle and culture of the people in the regions you go.

Jhansi - Khajuraho Cultural Break

If you like to have a short, introductory experience of the life and culture of the central and northern India, this Jhansi Khajuraho cultural break can be an ideal option. In a span of four nights and five days, you will move through Delhi to Khajuraho that lies in Madhya Pradesh. Then you will also get to see Jhansi, a historical city in Uttar Pradesh that is largely an off-the-beaten tourist destination of India.