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India is a country in South Asia. It is the Seventh-Largest country by area and second-largest by population and most populous democracy in the world. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Andhra Pradesh, known as the 'Rice Granary of India' is a favourable tourist state in India. Andhra Pradesh is the third largest state in India and it forms the major link between the north and the south of India. It is the biggest and most populous state in the south of India.
Arunachal Pradesh is a thinly populated hilly tract lying on the north-east extremity of India comprising roughly 83,573 square kilometers. The Pradesh is known to be rich in flora, fauna, power and mineral potential.
Assam, a northeastern state of India, is a land of exquisite flowers and rare wild animals. Renowned for its tea, wildlife and silk, Assam is a state with rich biodiversity.
Bihar is the place that gave birth to Buddhism and Jainism and helped in the growth of Sikhism and Hinduism, has a past that is unmatched anywhere in the world. It was the center of first republic in the world at Vaishali and the city of Pataliputra was largest and grandest in the world at the height of its glory.
Chhattisgarh came into existence as a state on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 south-eastern districts of undivided Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is the tenth largest state in India. It is also an important electricity and steel producing state of India with nearly 15 percent of the country’s steel produced here.
Goa, a tiny state, known as the 'Tourist Paradise of India' enjoys a renowned place in the traveler's guide. the state was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961 and became a part of the Indian Union territory along with Daman and Diu. It became the 25th independent state of India on 30th May1987.
The name of the Gujarat state is derived from Gujjaratta, which means the land of the Gujjars. It is believed that a tribe of Gujjars migrated to India around the 5th century AD. Gujarat, the land of the Mahatma and many freedom fighters, is acclaimed in History as the departing souls leave footprints on the sands of time.
The small state of Haryana was founded in 1966 when the former state of Punjab was divided into Haryana and the modern Punjab. It is both the oldest and most modern of places.
Himachal Pradesh is a part of the Indian Himalayas. It has wide valleys imposing snow mountains, limpid lakes, rivers and gushing streams. After India became free in 1947, a number of princely hilly states were integrated into a single unit to be administered by the Government of India.
Kashmir is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. In 250 BC. Jammu & Kashmir is the jeweled crown of India with extravagant beauty of Himalayas.
Jharkhand is 'the land of forests' - endowed with rich flora and fauna. To have a complete panoramic view of nature and beauty, one can visit the zoological gardens and national parks. In the year 2000, it was split from southern Bihar and was formed into another state.
Karnataka is one of the well-known states in South West India. Originally, it was known as State of Mysore but was renamed Karnataka in the year 1973. Bangalore is the largest city, and also the capital of this state. Karnataka has attractive villages and towns, friendly rural folk, misty mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, lovely waterfalls, cacophony of migratory birds at Ranganathittu, call of the wild at Bandipur and Nagarhole, and the mild aroma of teak, ebony and rosewood in the forests.
Kerala was established on November 1, 1956. Many Malayalam speaking regions were merged together to form this beautiful state that is spread across an area of 38,386 square kilometers. Kerala is sandwiched between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats, is a narrow, fertile strip of land on the southwest coast of India.
Madhya Pradesh (MP) state is situated in central India. Housing the magnificent Vindhyachal mountain range, river valleys and plateau Madhya Pradesh is famous for its wonderful art, craft, music and dance.
Maharashtra happens to be the third largest state in the nation and stands second in population among all Indian states. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra as well as the financial capital of the entire country.
Manipur is a small state in northeastern India. Manipur has 9 districts. It is a shining pearl in the Himalayan system.
Meghalaya, the Abode of Clouds, is a state in the Northeast region of India. The state receives heavy rainfall and two of the world’s wettest places are located in Meghalaya.
Mizoram is a state situated on the extreme south of northeastern India, it is a land of unending natural beauty with a variety of flora and fauna. The word “Mizo” means highlander.
The State of Nagaland was formally inaugurated on December 1st, 1963, as the 16th State of the Indian Union. The State consists of seven Administrative Districts, inhabited by 16 major tribes along with other sub-tribes. The state of Nagaland is one of the least populated states of India.
Odisha is a state which lies on the east coast of the Indian subcontinent. Its capital is Bhubaneswar. The state is an important part of the country with modern infrastructure and facilities. After independence, there has been a tremendous improvement to develop the rural parts of the state. Its a beautiful State Full of Ancient Temples, Monuments, Beautiful Beaches.
Punjab is a well-known state in India that is located at the northwest end of the country. This state has gained recognition as the 'land of five rivers'. The five rivers are Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Chenab and Jhelum. The state of Punjab acts as a clear demarcation of India from the neighbouring country Pakistan.
Rajasthan, the largest state of India was formed on 30 March 1949 with Jaipur as the state capital. Once known as the 'Land of the Kings', the state still retains the glory and richness of those times with its marvelous monuments, colourful traditions and customs.
Sikkim is the 22nd state of India came into existence with effect from 26th April, 1975. Sikkim has been divided into four districts and each district has further been bifurcated into two sub-divisions for administrative purpose. Sikkim state being a part of inner mountain ranges of Himalayas, is hilly having varied elevation ranging from 300 to 8540 meters. Sikkim is a heaven for nature lovers.
Tamilnadu is the eighth largest state in India by area and the ninth largest by population. It was formerly known as Mysore. On November 1,1973, the name Mysore was changed to Tamilnadu. Tamil Nadu is a land where traditions and culture blend and continue to live in harmony.
Telangana has split from Andhra Pradesh to become the newest 29th State of India on 2nd June 2014 with Hyderabad is the capital. The name Telangana is derived from the word Telugu Angana, which means a place where Telugu is spoken.
Tripura, the former princely state, is the third smallest state that boasts of unmatched and unspoiled natural beauty. Located in northeastern India, it marks a distinctive combination of communities and cultures that impart an utterly ethnic charm to this state.
Uttar Pradesh, located in North India is India's second largest state in India according to economy and the fifth largest according to area. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and Kanpur is the economic and industrial capital of the state.
Uttaranchal is rich in flora and fauna, natural and touristic ambience, and houses some of the most important pilgrimage centers in the country. The present Uttarakhand was known as Uttaranchal since the time of its inception as an independent state of India Union in 2000 to 2006. The regions of Uttarakhand are so attractive and beautiful that it is sarcastically accolade as “Switzerland of India” to the region of Almora.
West Bengal is an eastern state, which according to the West Bengal Census 2011, is the fourth most populates state in India. In fact, it is considered the ninth most populated state in the world. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee composed his famous song, “Vande Mataram”, in 1882, he was in many ways symbolizing the beauty of Bengal.