India, also known as the Republic of India is a land with numerous diversities not only in culture, religion, ethnicity, language but also in geographical and climatic condition. It is the seventh largest country in the world in area and is located in the South Asia sharing its border with Pakistan in the North – West, Nepal and China in the North, Bhutan in North – East, Bangladesh and Myanmar in the East. The southern part is surrounded by the Indian Ocean. India is also considered as a country with one of the largest democracy in the world. Indians are renowned for their belief in greeting their guest as “Atithi Deva Bhava” means ‘Guest is like God’. The amalgamation of its rich cultural and historical background and varied geographical importance has always attracted the travellers from all over the world starting from the ancient time. India is the birthplace of many religions including major religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. The vast places have innumerable sacred and religious tourist places which are bound to attract many tourists from across the countries. The full potential of Dilwara Jain temples in the West, Buddhist sites in the East and North East and famous Hindu temples in the South have not been explored so far.
The snow–capped Himalayan mountain ranges bounded the northern frontier of India. These spectacular tourist places in these areas have always fascinated the visitors. The arid Thar Desert occupies a large part in the west. This part of the country is mainly visited during the winters to avoid the scorching heat during the other time of the year. There are eminent dense and swampy forests with numerous wild lives in various parts of the country. The exotic beaches in the coastal regions of India lures tourist from all over the world throughout the year. The two groups of Islands, that is the Andaman and Nicobar Island and The Lakshadweep have breath–taking natural beauties. India has many ancient and old monuments, buildings and forts which mark the country’s rich historical background. Many of such monuments and forts are enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes the magnificent monument the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, located in Agra. All these facets contribute in referring it as ‘Incredible India’ in true sense.