India

The India Travel Experience

Trying to sum up India in a neat little introduction is like trying to eat a whole elephant in 5 minutes, and that, by the way, would simply never be accepted in a country, where India´s Hindus consider the cow to be the holiest of all creatures, while monkeys, mice and rats – and yes, elephants – among many other creatures, represent important entities and are highly respected. The country is enormous (the seventh-largest in the world), and in 2017 had a population of approx. 1.4 billion. It stretches all the way from the Himalayas in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south, with all the diversity that includes, both in the landscape, people and well…just about everything.

India´s five hundred-year-old history

India´s history goes back 5,000 years and the spiritual wisdom enshrined in the Indian intellectual baggage is today widely acknowledged and still thriving, albeit in different versions, different religions and different philosophies.

Facts about India:

Capital: New Delhi

Population: 1.252 billion. (2013)

Currency: Indian rupee

President: Pranab Mukherjee

Official language: Hindi, English

Worth visiting:

  • Places: Mumbai, Goa, Chennai
  • Attractions:
    Taj Mahal, the iconic, only one of its kind, dome-shaped Mughal mausoleum
    The Ganges. The Holy River
  • Amer Fort, 16th-century fort and palace
    Humayun’s grave

Travel to India

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Austrian Airlines,
British Airways,
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines
SAS
Finnair

Flying time to India from Europe or the US is around 13- 16 hours depending on destination and transit hubs used.

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Facts about India

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Indian rupee

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1.3 billion

Inhabitants

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