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India is an enchanted land that offers travelers with an array of memorable experiences. A country with a rich history that can be dated back to 2500BC when the first civilizations were known to settle along the Indus River, the vastness and the diverse culture are breathtaking. Apart from the historical richness, the country also has a touch of modernity.

The capital of India Delhi is a an enticing and a vibrant city featuring colorful markets, great historical attractions and excellent food. The modern day Delhi is basically two cities, the New Delhi and the Old Delhi. Visitors can see architectural legacy of the Islamic emperors like the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid in old Delhi, the Qutb Minar in Mehrauli and Humayun

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  • India Overview for the Muslim traveller

    India is an enchanted land that offers travelers with an array of memorable experiences. A country with a rich history that can be dated back to 2500BC when the first civilizations were known to settle along the Indus River, the vastness and the diverse culture are breathtaking. Apart from the…
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  • Bengaluru City Overview

    Popularly known as the Garden City or the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore) is one of the trendiest cities of the country. Travelers to this youthful and vibrant city have several historic and newer places to visit. The city also has some excellent shopping areas for…
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    The first planned city of India, Jaipur is located in the beautiful desert land of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also the capital of Rajasthan and the city has been built to meet the liking of Royal family and Rajputs.

  • Mumbai City Overview

    The leading metropolis of India, Mumbai is a city that never sleeps. This vibrant metropolitan is the financial backbone of India and is also one of the major seaports of the country. Mumbai has a significant population of Muslims and there are several Masaajid. The Jama Masjid is the main Masjid…
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India Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: New Delhi

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Mumbai

GEOGRAPHY

India is situated in South Asia and it is bounded to the southwest by the Arabian Sea, to the southeast by the Bay of Bengal, and to the south by the Indian Ocean. India shares a total land area of 3,287,263 square kilometres and it is the seventh-largest country in the world.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 1.21 Billion. Muslims account for about 13.4% of the population.

CLIMATE

India has four climatic zones. In the southwestern lowlands is a tropical rainy climate. A Tropical dry climate governs the Western part of the country. Most of Northeast India are subject to a humid subtropical climate while an alpine climate is found in the northern part of the country.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Hindi and English are the two official languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+5:30 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: August 15th
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday: October 2nd
Christmas: December 25th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi

CURRENCY

Indian Rupee

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 100/2611
Medical: 102/1298
Fire: 101 or 2611

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