India is the second most populous nation in the world. There are fourteen official languages in India. However, there are twenty-four languages spoken by more than a million of people, and countless other dialects spoken by minority of people. Seven major religions and many other minor religions are practised in India. There are mainly six ethnic groups and countless holidays. Religion is regarded as the major subject in Indian culture and Indian people practise it in every aspect of their life. Hinduism is the major religion of India as 80 percent of the population follow this religion. The Muslims, the Sikhs, the Jains etc. are other remarkable religions practised in India. Therefore, India is such a country where one can find many different culture, traditions and religions in a single country. People are encouraged to travel to India to have first hand experience of enjoying unique art, culture, religions, traditions, architecture, aesthetics, holy temples and shrines, nature’s beauty such as seas, ocean and wildlife.

India's history goes back to 3,200 BC when Hinduism was first founded. Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism. Judaism. Zoroashtrianism, Christianity and Islam all exist within the country today. As a consequence of India's size, the history of the country has seldom been the same for two adjoining territories, and its great natural wealth has lured a succession of traders and foreign influences to it, each having left their imprint in the country, however faint or localized. Thus, Chinese fishing nets in Kerala are a throwback to that country's ancient maritime trade, while in the north, terra-cotta figurines of the centuries BC bear distinctly Greek traces.

The subcontinent of India lies in south Asia, between Pakistan, China and Nepal. To the north it is bordered by the world's highest mountain chain, where foothill valleys cover the northernmost of the country's 26 states. Further south, plateaus, tropical rain forests and sandy deserts are bordered by palm fringed beaches .

Side by side with the country's staggering topographical variations is its cultural diversity, the result of the coexistence of a number of religions as well as local tradition. Thus, the towering temples of south India, easily identifiable by their ornately sculptured surface, are associated with a great many crafts and performing arts of the region.

In the desert of Kutch, Gujarat, on the other hand, a scattering of villages pit themselves against the awesome forces of nature, resulting in Spartan lifestyles made vibrant by a profusion of jewelry and ornamental embroidery used to adorn apparel and household linen. In the extreme north is the high altitude desert of Ladakh. Local culture is visibly shaped by the faith - Buddhism -as well as by the harsh terrain. Yet another facet of Indian culture is observed in the colorful tribal lifestyles of the north eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur with their folk culture.