India is the land of chaos, colours, spice scents and world-famous Bollywood. Located in South Asia , the country is one of the most interesting places in the world with its unique culture, spread over the vast lands of Asia and hosted many important civilizations in history.
India, the second most populous country in the world, is literally home to the meeting of different cultures. India, which has made great progress in recent years, is one of the most economically powerful states in the region, providing qualified personnel to the rest of the world, especially in the field of informatics.
Founded in the geography that is the birthplace of religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, India is worth seeing with its cities and towns with different beliefs, ethnicities and lifestyles in every corner.
Brief information about India 🇮🇳
India , or officially the Republic of India (English: Republic of India), is a unique country in South Asia with the second largest population in the world. Home to the largest Muslim population after Indonesia, India is known for its different colors, different beliefs, spice scents and Bollywood movies.
The name India is derived from the ancient Persian name Indus. The country, which was called India, which was used to describe the inhabitants of the Indus River and its surroundings, was called Indoi by the Greeks. The name India is mentioned as Bharat in the constitution of India and in many local languages in the country. Derived from the Hindu holy king, King Bharata, this name continues to be used today.
The lands of India, also known as the cradle of the world’s most advanced civilizations, are built on very fertile lands that have hosted countless empires and civilizations throughout history. The country, which draws attention as a mosaic of cultures where different races, cultures and religions live together, does not appear in unity and integrity as a country.
India, which was occupied by the Portuguese for the first time in history by the Europeans, came under the rule of the Portuguese in 1498 after the discovery of Vasco da Gama , who wandered the Cape of Good Hope . The country where British colonial rule was established in 1612 was ruled by the British East India Company for 250 years.
The country, which had a political appearance in the form of small principalities called maharaja or nevab during the British period, was in a position to feed England in matters such as coal, iron, tea and cotton production.
II. India, which declared its independence in 1947 after the World War II and became a republic in 1950, was not governed by military administrations or a form of government under the supervision of foreign countries, like the third world countries, after gaining its independence. The country, where democracy has been successfully implemented by developing its own institutions, is considered the most successful example of Asia in this field.
New Delhi is the capital city of India and Mumbai is the largest city. The currency of India is Rupee, the population of the country is 1 billion 352 million. India is 2.5 hours ahead of Turkey. Hindi and English are the official languages, but many local languages are also spoken in the country.
ⓘ You need an Indian visa to go to India. Indian visa is obtained by applying personally from the Indian representatives in Turkey. If you do not have a passport, read my Passport Types and How to Apply for a Passport . When you go abroad, you have to pay an international departure fee . Check out my detailed Visa Free Countries List blog post.
ⓘ Check out the blog posts on how to find suitable hotels in Travel Guide category , visa/passport , life-saving smartphone apps for you to have a more convenient and efficient India vacation .
Where is India 📍
India is a South Asian country. Officially known as the Republic of India, the country is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the south, the Arabian Sea to the west, and the Bay of Bengal to the east. The coastline of India is 7 thousand 517 kilometers long.
The country is bordered by Pakistan in the west, China, Nepal and Bhutan in the northeast, and Bangladesh and Myanmar in the east. India is also geographically close to Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia.
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How to get to India ✈️
How to go to India by plane : Turkish Airlines and Indigo have direct flights from Istanbul Airport to New Delhi, the capital of India. The flight from Istanbul to New Delhi takes 6 hours. You can also go to New Delhi with connecting flights from Oman, Moscow and Doha.
How to reach the city center from New Delhi Airport : New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is 16 km from New Delhi city centre. There are metro, taxi, bus, rental car and private transfer vehicle options to reach Delhi city center from the airport.
Shuttle buses with irregular schedules carry passengers to Connaught Place in the city centre. The cheapest and fastest way to reach the city center is to use the metro. The metro, which operates under the name Airport Express, reaches the city center after two stops from the airport.
Since most of it is on the ground, you have the chance to get to know and see the city. The ticket for the 20-minute journey costs 150 Rupees. If you want to use a taxi, the average prices vary between 350-450 Rupees.
places to visit in india
India is the land of chaos, colour, spice scents and Bollywood. Iskcon Temple, Hedadve Temple and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum are among the places you can visit in Mumbai, which is the cultural, commercial and financial center of the country, where millions of tourists flock to India every year.
Bollywood Studios, on the other hand, hosts Mumbai’s contribution to the world screen. The capital city, New Delhi, is also the second most populated city in the country. India Gate, Qutb Minar, Lodi Gardens, Dilli Haat, Humayun’s Tomb, Cuma Masjid, Red Fort and Jain Temple are must-see addresses in New Delhi.
On the other hand, shopping in India means New Delhi. You can find dozens of different authentic goods and Indian fabrics in the big markets and shopping centers established here.
Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is the largest city of Rajasthan, the famous state of India, and is a stunning city with its buildings painted mostly pink, just like its nickname. Other must visit places in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort Palace, City Palace, Jai Mahal and Monkey Temple.
Although it is listed as the Jagdish Temple in Udaipur, another city in the state of Rajasthan, there is of course more than that. Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located, is one of the most touristic cities in India.
Juhu and Chopatti Beaches in Mumbai, India, which are also famous for their beaches, Goa Beach in Goa and Marina Beach, which is shown as the second largest beach in the world, are some of the country’s countless beauties. Puri and Konark temples in eastern India are also worth seeing.