India will sideswipe you with its size, clamor and diversity. Nothing in the country is ever quite what you expect, and the only thing to expect is the unexpected which comes in many forms and will always want to sit next to you. India is a litmus test for many travelers and some visitors are only too happy to get on an aircraft and fly away, but if you enjoy delving into convoluted cosmologies and thrive on sensual overload, then India is one of the most intricate and rewarding dramas unfolding on earth.
|3,287,590 sq km (1,229,737 sq mi)||Hindi|
|80% Hindu, 14% Muslim, 2.4% Christian, 2% Sikh, 0.7% Buddhist, 0.5% Jains, 0.4% other||Indian Rupee|
|Latitude: 2612' to 3027' North Longitude: 804' to 8812' East||Multiparty Democracy|
|72% Indo-Aryan, 25% Dravidian, 3% other|