India. A country that is often referred to as a subcontinentâ€¦ It extends from the mighty Himalayas in the north to the fathomless Indian Ocean to the south. The second most populous country, it speaks over 15 different languages and about 100 different dialects, follows a multitude of faiths, celebrates thousands of festivals, eats a variety of cuisine, have traits of a heterogeneous mix of all races, exists in the ancient and ultra modern forms, is an enigma and functions as a democratic nation. A civilization more than 5000 year old, looted, plundered and colonized by many but resilient as ever, India grew rich in culture and colour while she braved, invaders, gave asylum to refuge seeker, put forth the most peaceful principles of life and remained content in her disarming simplicity. Blazing hot deserts, freezing cold mountains, lush tropical forests, coral islands, enchanting backwaters, surging rivers, the topography of the country supports flora and fauna beyond imagination. Exotic and endemic species, many of which are endangered populate the wilderness. Tigers, Elephants, Cobras, Hornbills, Lion tailed macaque, sambhar, one horned Rhino, red Panda, narrow long snout crocodile called Gharial, snow leopard and so on. Hinduism, the prominent religion, is intimately woven into the fabric of everyday life, reflected in an extraordinary range of time-honoured traditions. Apart from its ancient spiritual framework, India's vastness also challenges the imagination, being home to one sixth of the world's population. Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Zorastrianism, Bahaism and multitude of ethnic beliefs also give strength to the diversity. The most frequently visited part of India is the Golden Triangle, comprised of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The main cities are New Delhi in the north, Mumbai (Bombay) in the west, Chennai(Madras) & Bengaluru(Bangalore) in the south and Kolkata (Calcutta) in the east. The holy city of Varanasi and the awe-inspiring temples of Tamil Nadu are rewarding places of pilgrimage. For those in search of tropical bliss, there are the palm-fringed beaches of Goa and Kerala. And for fresh air and serenity, India abounds in destinations. India is Vibrant, tranquil, peaceful, adventurous, wild, wise, simple and yet complex. Come, and discover for yourself.