India in a few words
India: a country of excess. Six times the size of France in terms of area, second largest world population and soon going to be the first. 3700 km of stretch separating Nanda Devi (7816 m) in the heart of the Indian Himalayas and the southern tip of Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari). 7000 km of coastline gives India an edge over its neighbors in Indian Ocean.
Hinduism (79.8 per cent),
Muslims (14.2 per cent),
Sikhism (1.7 per cent),
Buddhism (0.7 per cent)
Jainism (0.4 per cent) are the principal religion in India. One of the oldest religions in the world, Hinduism, occupies a prominent place with its multitude of gods and temples with majestic architecture.
Three immense mythical rivers, all from the Tibetan plateau, cross the north India:
Indus 3180 km
Brahmaputra 2948 km
Ganga 2510 km
Worshiped as gods, dreaded for their terrible floods, they irrigate the fertile plains of northern India.
Being the biggest democracy in the world, the whole of India represents an immense paradox. Living in a joyful antagonism, next to each other, Hindus and Muslims, illiterate peasants and dashing graduates of big urban centers, savage tribes from distant northern territories, and well educated descendants of maharajas