Journey to India
• Travel to India
India - a vast country in South Asia, occupying the 2nd place in the world in terms of population and 7 th place in the area. It is the oldest civilization of the world, gave the world chess and decimal system.
Travel to India and its cultural diversity is amazing every first arrived here. This country - not just another world for us, and a lot of different worlds, united in a single whole.
Over 900 million Indians (80.5% of the population), Hindus.
India - the second most populous country in the world, is home to more than 1.2 billion people.
India has been inhabited since the Middle Pleistocene, t. E. About 200 000-500 000 years ago.
By the end of the 20th century, India's economy has become one of the fastest growing in the world. The nominal volume of gross domestic product, India occupies the 12th place in the world. In the photo: men riding a camel in front of the Presidential Palace.
It is most common in the East and South Asian form of transport. In India, rickshaws appeared around 1880. New Delhi, December 16, 2011.
In India, modern buildings side by side next to slums. At the present time the country is experiencing a construction boom of skyscrapers 2 are ready, another 14 under construction, including the world's second highest tower in the financial capital of India - Mumbai.
The culture of the country are enormously diverse. India has been able to preserve the ancient cultural traditions, at the same time learn new customs and ideas from invaders and immigrants.
The Indian automobile industry is booming and attracts talented designers from around the world and India's largest corporation acquiring global design companies. In the photo: a sports car at an auto show in New Delhi, January 5, 2012.
In spite of the significant economic progress, about 25% of the population lives below the subsistence minimum established by the state, which equals 0.4 US dollars a day. According to the 2004 -2005 year, 28% of the population were below the poverty line. In the photo: Indian beggars begging near a Buddhist temple, January 6, 2012.
In the Indian climate is heavily influenced by the Thar Desert and the Himalayas. This snowy landscape near the city of Jammu, January 11, 2012.
Hanuman - revered in Hinduism simian deity.
Electricians at work, Allahabad, India, December 30, 2011.
Seller snack goes to work on the market in New Delhi, December 31, 2011.
India is the world's second largest producer and exporter of cotton.
At independence in 1947, India has made great strides in economic and military development. Indian warship off the coast of Mumbai, December 20, 2011.
The unique machine is installed outside of Allahabad, who tells fortunes and predicts fate, January 17, 2012.
The followers of Christianity in India only 2.3%. In spite of this, Christmas is celebrated throughout the country, 24 December 2011.
Firefighters at work: the evacuation of people from a burning hospital in Calcutta.
Dalai Lama. "Dalai" means in the Mongolian language, "Ocean", "Lama" in the Tibetan equivalent of the Sanskrit "guru" and has a value of "teacher".
Working metallurgical factory on the outskirts of Jammu, December 1, 2011.
Demolition emergency 5-storey building in the residential district of Surat, December 13, 2011.
Competitions for disabled in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2012.
15 major languages listed in the Constitution. The total number of languages and dialects, according to the calculations of scientists, reaches 1652! In the photo: the monks perform the ritual dance, January 12, 2012.
India, like many other countries, is suffering from a shortage of water. In a country whose population is about 18% of the world's population and is growing by 18 million people each year, is only 4% of the world's freshwater resources.
The rehearsal before the celebration of the Republic Day in India, which will be held in the capital January 26, 2012.
The familiar Russian motorists car heating procedure with a blowtorch in the winter. It uses fire, diluted in a bucket. Region of Kashmir, located at the junction of the Himalayas and Tibet, January 10, 2012.
The barracks on the banks of the Jhelum River, the city of Srinagar, on December 27, 2011. In general, the city is famous for its canals, streets, reminiscent of Venice.
In less than a decade, India has managed to become one of the leaders in information technology today it is - the largest producer and exporter of software. Indian programmers on the famous little inferior to ours. In the photo: is not the most modern class of computer games in Bihar, 29 December 2011.
At the fair in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2012.
Feast in honor of Gobind Singh - the tenth and last Sikh Guru, who was a great warrior, a talented poet and national leader, Jammu, December 29, 2011.
18-year-old student from India Jyoti Amge was entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest woman alive. Her height is only 62.8 cm, and the ceremony of official authorization coincided with her birthday, December 16, 2011.
The ritual ablutions before sikhistskim temple Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, India, November 10, 2011.
Speech Indian stunt, Bihar, India, November 15, 2011.
Festival of Kites, 14 January 2012. On this day, the inhabitants of the densely populated areas run them from the roofs of their homes.
Prayer in honor of the sun god for the maintenance of life on Earth, Mumbai, India, November 1, 2011.