India is the world's largest democracy and second most populous country with over 1.2 billion inhabitants. It is the seventh largest country, has 28 states various sizes. Only the state of Rajasthan, for example, is almost as large as Germany.
Sadhus often meet. Nomadic monks always carry over their few possessions and travel in search of enlightenment.
The cow is a sacred animal in India so it is forbidden sacrifice. Often they live freely throughout the country, including the cities, and often encontrártelas everywhere
Also 4 religions were born in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
Besides Yoga, it estimated there for 5000 years.
According to Hindu literature there are more than 330 million deities. The most important are Brahma (creation), Vishnu (preservation) and Shiva (destruction)
The Ganges River is a river considered sacred, and if you, for example, to the city of Varanasi
Indian Railways (the railway company) has more than 1.6 million employees becoming one of the companies with more workers worldwide. India is also the 4th highest number of kilometers of railway lines (after the US, Russia and China).
There are more than 300,000 mosques in India. More than in any other country. 13% of Indians are Muslim, so India is the third largest Muslim world (after Indonesia and Pakistan)
The Kumbh Mela is a huge Hindu festival that takes place every 12 years. In 2001, they met between 60 and 70 million people in one city to celebrate.
The beautiful game, and almost unique, is the Cricket. A sport in which the parties can last from hours to a few days.
In India there are the second largest community of programmers after the US.
India and China, two of the oldest civilizations in the world, have lived together in peace for thousands of years. However, since the 50s have had several disputes but today they are going to have relations, especially trade. China has been an ally of Pakistan (which is always troubled with India) and US ally India. Today there is no open border crossing between the two countries.
Hindi and English are the official languages of India but are also recognized 22 languages.