VIDEO INDIA PART 1
VIDEO INDIA PART 2
VIDEO INDIA PART 3
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For overlanders, India offers a range of tourism choices, diverse in land and nature, people, tribes, cuisine, faiths, dance forms, music, arts, crafts, spirituality and history. An amazing country that offers the traveller: Everything from the 7th wonder of the world the Taj Mahal, to artistic palaces and forts of India that were crafted hundreds of years ago, vast tract of forests that are home to many exquisite wildlife and showcase bountiful nature at its best in its range of national parks and sanctuaries located across the length and breadth of the country. Due to the size of this country and the time we spent in in India (24 weeks) we have broken India down in parts.
India is the second most populated country in the world (China is number 1) and the most populated democracy in the world. India faces challenges of Poverty, Corruption, Malnutrition and Inadequate public Healthcare. India is projected to be the world’s most populous country in the world, by 2022 over taking China. Its population is set to reach 1.6 billion by 2035. India’s coastline is 7600km in length. India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. It has achieved all-round socio-economic progress during the last 65 years of its Independence. India has become self-sufficient in agricultural production and is now one of the top industrialized countries in the world. It covers an area of 32, 87,263 sq. km, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the south. As the 7th largest country in the world, India stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which give the country a distinct geographical entity. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. As a country, India has achieved all-round socio-economic progress in the last 70 years of independence. However, the fascinating aspect lies in the stark difference between rich and poor that is noticed as you travel through the new and old parts of its cities. From world-class airports and hotels, luxurious shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and cafes to overcrowded streets and alleyways in the same cities with little shops offering every possible modern and ethnic product and native street food to beggars and people living in the medium strip in a carton box.