The Indian peninsula is separated from mainland Asia by the Himalayas. The Country is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west, and the Indian Ocean to the south.

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Location: India one of the largest countries in the world. Surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Indian ocean to the south and the African Sea in the west, India also is also one of the highly populated countries in the world.

Geography of India: The larger portion of the mainland India lies on the Indian plate or to be precise, on the Indo Australian plate. India measures 3214 km from North to South and 2933 km. from East to west. The country lies to the north of the equator between 8°4′ and 37°6′ north latitude and 68°7′ and 97°25′ east longitudes.

Indian Standard Time: GMT + 05:30

Area: 3.3 Million sq. km

Telephone Country Code: +91

Neighboring Countries: With China, Bhutan and Nepal to the North, Myanmar to the East, Bangladesh to the east of West Bengal and Afghanistan and Pakistan to the north, India maintains a good diplomatic relations with all its neighboring countries. The Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar form a narrow sea that separates India from Sri Lanka.

India has one of the most ancient civilizations in the world. The Indian civilization is also referred to as the Indus valley civilization that takes its name from the Indus river. It originated thousands of years ago and is rich in cultural heritages. An all round social and economic development of the Indian civilization and its foreign trade with other countries have been accounted in the books by scholars and philosophers of ancient times. India is also one of the rapidly growing economies in the world and has seen exponential economic growth in the last couple of decades.

The Indian culture mainly covers Indian religious beliefs, customs, traditions, languages, arts etc. it is a combined form of various sub cultures followed in different parts of the country. The various forms of Indian classical dances, Indian foods and festivals have an impact on cultural practices in other countries as well. India is a highly diverse nation in terms of religion. Most of the people in India follow Hinduism, followed by Islam, Buddhism, Christianity etc. Religion plays a great role in maneuvering the lives and daily practices of the people there.

India is also among the chosen tourist destinations in Asia. Its territory encompasses all major kinds of terrains that are rich in natural diversity.