Amazing India - Facts And Pictures

Incredible India

India is a multi-lingual, secular, culturally diverse country full of scenic spots, salubrious hill resorts, enchanting lakes, quaint monuments, awesome religious sites, rich flora and fauna. There are tourist attractions galore in India and these tourist attractions are sporadically scattered all over the the country and are visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year.

Heritage sites

Since time immemorial, India was ruled by a succession of invaders and each state of India boasts of monuments of different era with variegated architecture. Charminar is a splendid piece of architecture located in the heart of the Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh. Charminar derives its name from four aesthetically designed and intricately carved minarets. Gigantic in its size and structure, this imposing monument of India exudes an ancient charm.

Kalarippayattu or Kalaripayattu (a form of martial arts) of Kerala, India
Kalarippayattu or Kalaripayattu (a form of martial arts) of Kerala, India

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The famous Ajanta and Ellora , situated in Maharashtra, are cave shrines manually cut out of rock. Some of the most remarkable specimens of ancient Indian architectural heritage are found in the 34 caves at Ellora and the 29 caves at Ajanta. Red fort, the pride of India’s capital city Delhi, looks splendorous with massive walls of red sandstone.

Taj Mahal, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, is a magnificent marble wonder and India’s most priceless monument. Taj Mahal is without a parallel on earth as a tomb, for verily the mortal remains of a person have never been housed in such grandeur.

Ganapathy Idols During Vinayak Chathurthi in Mumbai, India
Ganapathy Idols During Vinayak Chathurthi in Mumbai, India
The Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world, Agra, India

Religious sites

India has consistently practiced secular values and Hindu temples, mosques, gurudwaras, Buddhist shrines abound.

Jama Masjid located at central Delhi is the largest mosque in India and a final architecture extravaganza. The Jama Masjid is built in yellow sandstone and involved around 5000 workers, and took 20 years to complete. Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala, 853 m above the sea level in Andhra Pradesh is considered one of the most sacred Hindu temples in India. Considered as the richest temple in the world, the Cupola over the sanctorum is covered entirely with gold plate.
The Golden Temple is the supreme temple of Sikhism and the magnificent structure reflects resoluteness and indestructibility of the Sikh faith.

The Temple is situated in the midst of a pool symbolizing the dichotomy of the spiritual and temporal facets of human existence. You have a plethora of Buddhist shrines spread all over Eastern India and parts of North India.

Qutab Minar, Delhi, India
Qutab Minar, Delhi, India

Beaches in India

Sun washed beaches are aplenty in India which is surrounded by water on three sides. Though most of the beaches are picturesque, a few deserve special mention. Marina Beach is a picturesque 4.5 kms long stretch along the eastern coastline at Chennai and is acknowledged as the world’s second longest beach.

Calangute Beach, located on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa, is the most sought-after holiday resort in Goa. Once upon a time Calangute was the most haunted beach all hippies when psychedelic hell broke loose. Kovalam Beach, situated 16 kms from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, is internationally renowned and it consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, 'Lighthouse Beach', is the most fabulous and draws a huge tourist crowd all round the year.

Jallikkattu(a form of bull fight), Tamil Nadu, India
Jallikkattu(a form of bull fight), Tamil Nadu, India
Kathakali - an art form of kerala
Kathakali - an art form of kerala

Hill stations

If you want get away from the heat and the dust urban India the hill resort of Darjeeling in West Bengal is an ideal choice. Darjeeling offers the beauty and of nature is at its best. The sunrise and sunsets are spectacular sights at Darjeeling. The hill resort has enormous appeal for botanists, ornithologists, trekkers, photographers and holidaymakers alike. The hill resort of Gangtok, the capital of the State of Sikkim, is an enchanting place with the imposing Himalayas in the backdrop. The virgin natural beauty of Gangtok and its peaceful atmosphere offer a truly unique experience for tourists to India.

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya at an altitude of 1, 496 mts above sea level is an adorable hill station. You will be struck by its extraordinary scenic beauty, tall pines, stately mountains and green meadows. Shimla is arguably the best refuge from summer heat in the plains of Northern India. The natural beauty of the 2159 m high Shimla and its unique serenity attracts thousands of tourists year after year.

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India is a dream tourist destination replete with spots of scenic beauty, snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, verdant hills, gorgeous rivers, numerous world heritage sites as well as time-honored monuments and modern day architectural wonders. India is also well-known for its natural diversity and you can make your way to several wildlife sanctuaries of that are the natural habitats of exquisite flora and fauna.

Playing with snakes!
Playing with snakes!
Gate way of India, Mumbai, India
Gate way of India, Mumbai, India
Mumbai!
Mumbai!
Houseboats in Backwaters of Kerala
Houseboats in Backwaters of Kerala
A Street Performer
A Street Performer

PS: The pictures used here belongs to their respective owners. All this photos are compiled from various emails I received over a period of time and I don't claim ownership to them.

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Comments 85 comments

sukaran 3 years ago

I salute india


anil 4 years ago

india is the best....


sandip 4 years ago

i love my india


Rajan 4 years ago

Who said india is great country. India WAS great country before 7 AD ,indian wealth was already stoled by invaders,europians.not now ,here only day by day increasing prices,corruption,poverty,unemployment


sourabh 4 years ago

So india is said to be most famous sub continent in world &it is amazing


sara 4 years ago

waooooo


Naveen Jangra 4 years ago

India is Great Country

Jai Hind


Daya More 4 years ago

Incredible India,,,,,,,,


panna patel 4 years ago

i am proud of india.


Amiya 4 years ago

India is my heart, i love my india.Go ahed india


poo poo 4 years ago

hi india looks fun i would love to go there


sudeesh 5 years ago

BHARATH MATHA KI JAI


ajit yadav 5 years ago

India cannot be captured in pics or a on a on line page,,,,

It is very vast..but a whole of India can only be captured in the heart of an Indian...but in this way we can surely show that how especial we feel being an Indian...


BHARAT PAWAR 5 years ago

I LOVE MY INDIA


kabir 5 years ago

hi ilove my india


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Great information Sun Seven. Our country and culture needs to be shared with the world. Can I share it with my friends?

Thanks for writing this hub.


Swapnil Ghoghara is 87% happy today! 5 years ago

hi,..........................


Sushil Gupta 5 years ago

INDIA is GREAT

PROUD to be an INDIAN


guru gulab khatri 5 years ago

HINDUSTAN ZINDABAD


megha 5 years ago

I am proud to be an INDIAN.How facinating the facts are?


iti 5 years ago

MY INDIA MY PROUD....

these photos prove this....

so proud to an INDIAN nd be only an Indian not hindu, muslim, sikh, chritian....


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WiseWays 5 years ago

Great Hub page...booking my tickets for this years trip!


hitzilan 5 years ago

proud to be an indian

:)

:P


Richardson Ward 5 years ago

Hi there .. great post .. It is most interesting blogs i'd like to visit again and again .. I am looking forward to see more interesting content like this .. Now i agreed that India is one of the beautiful place in this world .. specially their hotels :)

If you have time you can also visit this interesting site i'd seen :

India Airport Hotels and Delhi Tourist Attraction


shikha roy 5 years ago

i am proud to be an INDIAN . i love india it rules rocks n all d good words in dis world .INCREDIBLE INDIA !!!!!!!


B@|)@/\/ 5 years ago

Wow Man INDIA i just luv it!!!!! life borin in UK already.....heard tat many work scope in developed INDIA.. LUv to visit it.....


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meeka.sunny 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great Pics! I love to go to India someday. :)


facts about India 5 years ago

The recent facts about India is, that it's the fastest growing economy in all sense and the news are proving that the Indian stock markets are the safest and strongest in the World.


sing 5 years ago

great INDIA NO 1CAN POINT OUT INDIA


DEEYA BANERJEE & TINA 5 years ago

WE LOVE INDIA.

INDIA IS THE BEST WITH EVERY IDEA NEW

PEOPLE COME TO THE WORLD TO SEEK LOVE FROM YOU.


MARY 6 years ago

INDIA IS MY SECOND BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. BUT DA 1ST

ID SAMOA, OF COURSE.


jugnu 6 years ago

its really incredible india...


prashant singh bisht 6 years ago

Hi! all.Just wanna thank to d person who wrote all this information.ur doin a gud job.and to all others just wanna say India is a land of diversity n if u come here u won't feel like going back.its jst awesome...


gyanesh 6 years ago

ausum record


madhu 6 years ago

proud 2say im an indian

no one loves their country than indian


nOne Of yaa buiisness 6 years ago

i am very proud to be born in india !!!!! GO CURRYS


chirag 6 years ago

india is a very successful country

i am prodaf mi because my born in india


MANOJA 6 years ago

I AM PROUD BECAUSE I BORN IN AN INDIA. IT IS A BOOM TO ME


prasanth.vs 6 years ago

India under many unfavourable conditions

and time ,still remains as the most valuable tradition in the world.

Men meri des ki baare me abhiman hoon


anshul 6 years ago

abe behn de tako tumhe india mein kya best lagta hai


M. A 6 years ago

It is true india is so buetiful contry and the people of inda also very nice and lover people

I like india’s people as well as india. Allah bless india and keep peace in india


sami 6 years ago

i am proud to be an indian man.


madiha 6 years ago

hello there,

thank u very much SunSeven for showing people the incredible india


VARINDER 6 years ago

I LOVE MY INDIA


Dileep 6 years ago

India....the land of eternal beauty & the epitome of culture....is the best example for all other countries on how to maintain peace.....

VIVA LA INDIA....

Will be an Indian till my last breath n wanna be one if i've after births....

VANDE MATHARAM...


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

What a beautiful hub with so much information and photos. I really enjoyed my visit to India.


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ratnaveera 6 years ago from Cumbum

Really fantastic Hub! You have covered almost all important tourist attractions of India in a single Hub! Thanks a lot for this informative Hub!


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

...fascinating! I want to visit your place someday! :)


ansleigh 6 years ago

wow i love this site because of the pictures and we r learing about this culture in school and i wud print these pics except my printer is out of ink lol


Aparna 6 years ago

INDIA........

RICH IN CULTURE AND HERITAGE

RICH IN AFFECTIONS

there is much more to see in india

especially in villages

1 life won't be sufficient

proud to be an Indian


raj 7 years ago

east or west india is the best


shivani 7 years ago

gr8 india


jiten 7 years ago

amazing india


rahul 7 years ago

outstanding pictures which i never seen


aishwarya 7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY INDIA.I LOVE MY COUNTRY


shanoj.m 7 years ago

india is the only peaceful country in the world


kushal 7 years ago

It is my LOVE

WE THE PEOPLE TO BE SPECIAL _____ IN INDIA Jai oo


Rohit  7 years ago

what a beautiful look of the india .

amazing facts about kerela and all .

such a nice journey to the worlds most beautiful, colorful , and religious and cultured country.


sixth sense 7 years ago

I am another one to say very good very nice---but u know what India wud always be that way..really fascinating and shimerical...and I dont need to say that....


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ptshubs 8 years ago

good hub

India is the super power


nawneet 8 years ago

its really amazing...........great effort make our country on the world stage..........

i feel proud to be an indian.......

vande-matram


Nagender 8 years ago

I like this site a lot as it describes the greatness of my INDIA


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naresh.mandula 8 years ago from Hyderabad

wow wat a beautiful pictures ..

if i knows they all pictures because iam learned in my primary school

but i don t know there was a superb pictures and fantastic images .. i would like

those are .. and india was is more crouds of country in world ..

u know what i mean ???? ....so india was colors of india ..now ..and always ..

thanks for hub ..and thanx for added .. great hub ..i learned


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johnngd 8 years ago from Sydney

Great Hub, India really facinates me so I was pleasently surprised when I found your hub. Have a look at mine if you get the chance, I got an interesting comment about an india ritual, do you know fo it? South India we have a tradition of drawing geometrical designs called kolams early in the morning in front of our houses


Mitesh Ganatra 9 years ago

india is the world fastest and growth country in the world and i am proud to be an indian becouse india is very loveble country .


Kalissah Morgan 9 years ago

This information is absolutley amazing!! Now I REALLY want to go there...


Susan 9 years ago

India is the greatest, India is the best. I love my India


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Chi Flat Iron 9 years ago

The Taj Mahal looks amazing in the picture above. I have a few friends where I live who come from India and they always are eager to go back and visit when they can. Someday, maybe my family will get the chance to go to India too. Nice hub.


Menisha  9 years ago

India is truly amazing and I am proud to be an Indian.


SANJAY SHARMA 9 years ago

U have always done great job but this is one of the best as i think.

I really like it very much.


Harishankar 9 years ago

Kerala really rocks..........


Eileen 9 years ago

What a BEAUTIFUL post! I really loved the information about which things were invented in India. I'm always looking for facts like that to intrigue my students in science and geography. I've signed up for your RSS feed! (And that was such a nice comment you left for me, thanks for looking. I will check out that video link shortly.)

Best regards,

Eileen

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Colpitts7 9 years ago from Inwood

Wonderful article and facts. Articles such as the above does it's small job of bringing us all together and just one small step to world peace. Thanks much.


Eesha Arun 9 years ago

thanksa lot.this is really very informative and it helped me learn a lot on India


chhaya 9 years ago

very nice & very interesting.its nice to show our indian wealth to the world.

well done


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adite 9 years ago from New Delhi, India

Awesome!


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Ralph Deeds 9 years ago

Very interesting. Well done. I saw an interesting movie about Indian-Americans--"Namesake" from the Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, directed by Mira Nair. A bit of a downer buy quite a good movie.


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Pakcipan 9 years ago from PJ, Malaysia

Good promotion and info! I also want to promote my country, Malaysia. Keep it up!!!


hiyapeeps 9 years ago

omg! this helped me on my india project for school thanks a lot!


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Marti 9 years ago from Grain Valley

Wow, what an informative page! I learned a lot - thanks!


PUNJABI 9 years ago

HEY RON, FEEL LUCKY ABOUT YOURSELF... ABOUT WHAT U R.. AND ABOUT THE WAY YOU R LIVING.. THIS ALL STARTED IN INDIA... THE FIRST LARGEST AND EVER LARGEST CIVILIZATION WAS INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION... EVEN WHAT YOU WROTE AND FEW CALCULATIONS THAT U CAN DO.... AND YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL BAD FOR YOU PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES AND COUNTRIES... JUST SHOW ME ANY INDIAN PUTTING STUFF THAT IS EMBARRASING FOR OTHER PEOPLE.


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Ron2helpu 9 years ago

By the way, this article pulls in some great advertising.


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Ron2helpu 9 years ago

What a fantastic look at India. Captivating pictures to go along with great information.


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Guru-C 9 years ago

Beautiful and fascinating!


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bluewings 9 years ago from Milkyway

Fascinating information,Sunsix! I was aware that chess originated in India ,but that India was the first hub of algebra,trigo and calculus is quite amazing.I know that the buddhists developed proof of the pythagoras theorum through algebra,geometry and trogonometry even before pythagoras himself did.

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