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India ,officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the largest democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers (4,671 mi). It borders Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Bangladesh and Burma to the east. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.

Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India became a modern nation state in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by widespread nonviolent resistance.

India is the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the fourth largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms have transformed it into the second fastest growing large economy.A pluralistic, multilingual, and multi-ethnic society, India is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.


adapted from - wikipedia

...two pics a day highlighting the diversity and natural beauty of India. For your viewing pleasure...:)
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The Baha'i Temple in New Delhi, National Capital Region

The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions. Its founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahá'ís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Bahá'u'lláh said, has set in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principal challenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assist the processes of unification.
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Shimla

Shimla , originally called Simla, is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is also the capital of the state and a municipality within the Shimla district. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of the erstwhile British Raj in India. A popular tourist destination, Shimla is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills" (a term coined by the British). Located in north-west Himalayas at an altitude of 2,130 metres (6,988 ft), the city of Shimla, draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak, experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. The city is famous for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture reminiscent of the colonial era.
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Gurudongmar lake

Gurudongmar Lake (also known as Gurudogmar Lake) is one of the highest lakes in the world located at an altitude of 17,100 feet (5,148 m). It lies on the North side of the Khangchengyao Range in a high plateau area contiguous to the Tibetan Plateau. The stream emerging from the lake is one of the source-streams of the Tista River.It is located close to the Indo-China Border in the province of North Sikkim, Sikkim, India.

Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. The thumb-shaped state borders Nepal in the west, China to the north and east, and Bhutan in the southeast. The Indian state of West Bengal borders Sikkim to its south. Gangtok is the capital and largest town.

Despite its tiny size, Sikkim is geographically diverse, owing to its location in the Himalayan Mountains. The climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine. Kangchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, is located in the northwestern part of the state on the boundary with Nepal, and can be seen from most parts of the state.Sikkim is a popular tourist destination for its culture, scenic beauty and biodiversity.
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Rashtrapati Bhavan (Sanskrit for 'Presidential Palace') is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi,National Capital Region, India. Designed in 1911 by Sir Edward Lutyens , Rashtrapati Bhavan is the largest residence of any President in the world.
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Wow, a thread about India. U Indian, monkey1?
Wow, a thread about India. U Indian, monkey1?
Of Indian origin...:)




Botannical Gardens, Ootacumund(Ooty for short) in TamilNadu state..
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The Ooty Valley as seen from Southern India's tallest peak, Mt. Doddabetta



Ooty Valley- another view from the mountain approach road..

Ooty , short for Ootacamund, is a city, a municipality and the district capital of the Nilgiris district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Ootacamund is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills(Blue Mountains). The origin of the name Ootacamund is obscure, but "mund" is the Badaga(local tribals) word for a Toda village, and it is probably a corruption of the tribal name for the central region of the Nilgiri Plateau.
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Roads in India....


Traffic scene- State road 25km from the city of Chennai(Madras)....



NH-4 (National Highway 4) from Chennai(Madras) to Bangalore....

...a few more pics for today!. I have to cover an entire sub-continent!!. But, i do intend to cover all aspects of India, as i have lots of pics from my travels. And, sure, there'll be pics of snake charmers, holy cows and what-not too!...:)..you will enjoy this thread, i garontee...
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Mount Abu, Rajasthan (state)...


photo HelenBruner
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Bangalore , the capital of the state of Karnataka, is home to numerous public sectors such as heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, machine tools, heavy equipment, and defence establishments. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India due to its pre-eminent position as the leading contributor to India's IT industry.Bangalore has developed into one of India's major economic hubs and was mentioned by CNN as one of the "best places to do business in the wired world".

United Breweries Group(world's 3rd largest distiller of spirits) Headquarters in Bangalore
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Bangalore....the Silicon Valley of India....one of the Information Technology hubs of the world...


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wow very nice India ! Thank you for the pictures.
Bangalore - Cityscape...State Legislature Building
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Jama Masjid(Mosque), New Delhi....India's largest mosque....
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