Fast Facts

Population: 1,103,596,000
Capital: New Delhi; 295,000
Area: 3,287,270 square kilometers (1,269,221 square miles)
Language: Hindi, English, 14 other official languages
Religion: Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi
Currency: Indian rupee
Life Expectancy: 63
GDP per Capita: U.S. $2,600
Literacy Percent:  60

India is the seventh largest country by geographical area and the second most populous country in the world; by virtue of which it is also the land of great culture, geographical and natural diversity Bewildering though, as it may be, India remains one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world attracting hundreds of thousands visitors every year. It is a land of amazing contrast and variety which are evidently experienced in its fast-moving modern cosmopolitan cities set against the backcloth of a rural nation where traditions are as ancient and timeless as its landscapes; encompassing the mighty snow peaks of the Himalaya, the deserts of Rajasthan and the tropical jungles of the south . India draws us with its kaleidoscopic variety of wonderful peoples and wondrous places. The subcontinent descends from the dramatic peaks of the Himalaya, down and across vast river plains, ending in broad stretches of glorious tropical beaches. The land is home to a vast palette of peoples, faiths, and cultures. India remains, as John Mandeville wrote in 1360, a land of “many diverse countries.” Its enchantingly beautiful natural landscapes, a rich and complex cultural heritage, the incredible and magnificent monuments of her ancient civilizations, modern scintillating metropolises, dramatic fortresses and dazzling palaces, amazing wildlife, a unique and varied cuisine or a colorful and vibrant culture make the country a real tourist hub. No country in the world offers as much travels option and varieties as India does to her visitors. It is also home to what is generally regarded as the world’s most romantic building – the glorious white marble Taj Mahal in the Mugal capital of Agra – a must for any first time visitors.

Makalu Adventure now adds colours to its exclusive India Tour Programmes by offering a wide range of India tour and travel itineraries and showcasing many of the astonishing aspects of this diverse country. All of our India tours are thoroughly researched and are collaborated with the technical assistance of our Indian counterparts who operate locally and who possesses in depth knowledge of the sights and the sound of the country we are trying to ferry you through. Just decide when you would like to travel and then we will do the rest. Regardless of what parts of the country you wish to travel in this vast and fascinating land, you can be sure that you will be surprised and delighted. India is indeed a veritable feast for the senses, and a lively and ever changing mosaic of romance, adventure and bewilderment if one were to put it together.