Country of the week: India


The colorful and spiritual country of India has always been an amazing place of spirituality and deep culture for many tourists across the globe. This Asian country is one of the most interesting places to explore and it always helps to know some fun facts and info before you make your way for a trip of your own.
Continent: Asia
Nicknames: Bharat
Capital: New Delhi
Most populous city: Mumbai
Language(s): Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, English, generally Indo-Aryan, other Dravidian languages
Current political leader: President: Ram Nath Kovind, Prime minister: Narendra Modi
Currency: Indian rupee
Major Religions: Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh
National costume: Sherwani, Dhoti, Bandhgala, Lungi, Kurta
National symbol: Coat of Arms: An emblem with three lions facing away from each other. It is an adaptation of Lion Capital of Ashoka, National bird: Peacock, National animal: Tiger, National river: Ganga
Famous landmark: Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Lake Palace in Udaipur, Ellora Caves, Bahai Temple,Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Lotus Temple
Movies filmed on-location: Eat Pray Love, Million Dollar Arm, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hundred Foot Journey, A Mighty Heart, The Dark Knight Rises, Octopussy, Life of Pi, The Bourne Supremacy, Jobs Famous people: Mahatma Ghandi, Priyanka Chopra, The Great Khali, Padma Lakshmi, M. Night Shyamalan
Climate: The atmosphere in India is best known as moonsoon climate due to its teperature fluctuations yearly. In mid-June to September, its hot wet weather. From October to February, It's cool dry weather all the way. From March to mid-June, the hot dry weather occurs.
Popular festivals: Diwali, Holi, Durga Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Eid Ul Fitr, Makar Sankranti & Pongal, Maha Shivratri, Deepawali