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India Fast Facts

Travel Guidance Information
India is a large country with varying geographical areas, people, climatic conditions etc. Here we are trying to provide some guidance information that may prove very helpful to visitor who intend to visit India in near future.

INDIAN STATES
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chattisgarh
Goa, Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Orissa
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
UNION TERRITORIES
Andaman & Nicobar
Chandigarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Lakshadweep
New Delhi
Puducherry
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Official name Republic of India (in English) & Bharat Ganarajya (in Hindi)
Capital New Delhi
Population 1,210,193,422 (2011 Census)
Area 3,287,263 Sq. km.
Independence Date (from UK) 15 August, 1947
Become Republic 26 January 1950
Official Languages Hindi & English
Geographical Location 21" North 78" East
Major Religions Hindu (80.5%), Islam (13.4%), Christianity (2.3%), Sikhism (1.9%), Others (1.8%)
Time Zone GMT +5.5
Currency Indian Rupee
India Coastline 7500 kms with Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal
Border shared with China, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Myanmar
Season Winter (Nov-Feb), Summer (Apr-Jun), Rainny (Jul-Sept)
Passport & Visa requirement At least 6-month old Passport & Vaild Visa before arriving at India
India Sub-division 28 States & 06 Union Territories
Major Metro Cities Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad,
Indian Flag Tricolour
National Emblem Sarnath Lion Capital
National Anthem Jana Gana Mana
National Song Vande Mataram
National Game None
National Flower Lotus
National Fruit Mango
National Animal Royal Bengal Tiger
National River Ganges
National Tree Banyan
Eastermost point of India Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh State
Westernmost point of India West of Ghuar Mota in Gujarat State
Northernmost point of India Siachen Glacier in Jammu & Kashmir State
Southernmost point of India Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu State
Coldest Place in India Drass at Ladakh region in Jammu & Kashmir
Highest Mountain Peak in India Kanchenjunga at an altitude of 8586 meters
Longest river of India Ganges River about 2525kms long
Largest state of India Rajasthan with an area of 342239 sq. kms.
Smallest state of India Goa with an area of 3702 sq. kms.
Most populous city of India Mumbai with 18 million on year 2006
State with highest population Uttar Pradesh



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