India is a majestic country which is located in Southern Asia. It is the 7th largest country according the area in the world and the 2nd most populated country in the world. There are different parts of India, different cultures as well as diverse historical backgrounds and manipulate of the same historical events. The official name for the country is Republic of India. There are also two other names as well for India less known outside India, BHARAT and HINDUSTAN.
It has many tourist attractions. The major attractions are the great cities of Calcutta, Mumbai, and Chennai and such monuments as the Red Fort and Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, the Taj Mahal at Agra etc. Tourists and pilgrims also flock to the blessed Ganges River, Ajanta temple caves, the temple at Bodhgaya where the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment, and many other antique temples. All travelers must have a valid passport and tourist visa. The visa must be obtained before arrival.