INTRODUCTION TO INDIA
The term, India, originated from the local historical name of Indus River. Nestled next to Nepal, China and Bhutan in the North, Pakistan in the Northwest and Bangladesh and Myanmar in the East, India is the seventh largest country in the world enveloping total area of 3,287,263 sq.m. With over one billion people, it is the second most populous country in the world. Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhihism, Sikhism, Islam, Vaishnavism and Christianity are the various facets of religion in India. It is synonymous to a potpourri of cultural diversity, rich architecture, forts, rivers, pristine snowcapped peaks, rich cultural heritage, royal legacy, folklores, classical music, folk dance, arts and exotic cuisine.
A very large section of the Himalayas are in India namely Arunachal, Sikkim, Utaranchal, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and Eastern Karakoram. Majority of the peaks stands above 7000m and are waiting to be explored with promises to make your India adventure travel more memorable. This has opened up plenty of scope for adventure tourism in Indian subcontinent.