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India Taj Mahal. Andhra Pradesh, 5th largest state of India. The state is also termed as the 'Rice Granary of India'. With its recent foray into information technology, through the new hi-tech centre on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh is promoting itself as the '# 1 State' overall. read more

Assam, the land of hills and valleys, the land of the mighty river Brahmaputra, the land of Mother Goddess Kamakhya, lies in the northeastern corner of India, the land where you find flowers that are exquisitely beautiful, animals that are rare, and a beleagured people that are proud and inviting. read more

Bihar, is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country. Its capital is Patna. Culturally, it is a part of the Hindi heartland of India. Bihar has a very rich history. It was called Magadha in ancient times. read more

Chattisgarh, The Forest Land is a young state carved out of Madhya Pradesh on 1 November, 2000. Worldwide known for its abundant wealth of mineral and natural resources, Chattisgarh India is renowned for a place Bela-Dila rich in iron ores.The state has a high tourist potential in adventure tourism, water sports and pilgrimage due to the forests, waterfalls, temples and wide range of flora and fauna found in Chattisgarh. read more

India Map. Goa, Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capital two and a half times that of the country as a whole. Tourism is Goa's primary industry. Goa is India's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. read more

Gujarat, situated on the western coast of India is the second-most industrialized state in the Republic of India after Maharashtra. Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of the state, is the sixth largest city of India. Gujarat was hit with a devastating earthquake on 2001. read more

Haryana, Mostly Hindi-speaking eastern portion of Punjab became Haryana, while mostly Punjabi-speaking western portion remained as Punjab. Chandigarh, the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, is the only Indian city to have been designed and planned by a single architect. The city, a model of wide roads and spacious residential colonies, is an excellent base for specialised sightseeing, and for visiting Sukhna Lake, Pinjore Gardens, the Rose Garden and the Rock Garden. read more

Himachal Pradesh, formally the Punjab Hill States, is a mostly mountainous state in northwest India. Himachal Tourism is a promotional organisation for the tourism activities in the state. The main rivers are the Sutlej and the Beas. The bridge on the Sutlej River at Kandraur, Bilaspur District is one of the highest in Asia. read more

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Jharkhand, Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar state on 15 November 2000. Jharhkand is bordered by the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh to the west, Orissa to the south, and West Bengal to the east. Jharkhand is also popularly known as Vananchal. Jharkhand is known for its mineral wealth and forestry products together with excellent human resources. read more

Karnataka, is one of the four southern states of India. India's "Garden City" Bangalore is in Karnataka state. Bangalore is also the IT Hub of India.Jog falls of Shimoga District is one of the highest waterfalls in Asia. Karnataka is famous for its waterfalls. Some well known ones are Magod falls, Lalgulli falls, Sathodi falls, Unchalli falls, Lushington falls, Shivaganga falls, Ulavi falls, Iruppu falls, Shivanasamudra falls, Balmuri falls, Gokak falls, Abbe falls, Achakanya falls, Chunchanakatte Falls, Hebbe falls, Kallathigiri falls, Vajrapoha falls, Sogal falls, Godchinamalaki falls etc read more

India Tourism. Kerala, "Gods Own Country" is a state on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India. Kerala's music also has ancient roots. Carnatic music dominates Keralite traditional music; this was the result of Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma's popularisation of the genre in the 19th century. Kerala is one of most beatiful states in India. read more

Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh is a state in central India. Madhya Pradesh was originally the largest state in India until November 1, 2000 when the state of Chhattisgarh was carved out. It borders the states Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Its capital is Bhopal. read more

Maharashtra, the third largest state in India after Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Maharashtra is bordered by the states of Madhya Pradesh to the north, Chhattisgarh to the east, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, Karnataka to the south, and Goa to the southwest. The state of Gujarat lies to the northwest, with the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli sandwiched in between. The Arabian Sea makes up Maharashtra's west coast read more

Manipur, is a state in northeastern India making its capital in the city of Imphal. Manipur is bounded by the Indian states of Nagaland in the north, Mizoram in the south and Assam in the west; it also borders the country of Myanmar to the east. The Meiteis from the valley region is one of the ethnic group in Manipur. read more

Meghalaya, is a small state in north-eastern India. It is a hilly strip in the eastern part of the country about 300 km long (East-West) and 100 km wide, with a total area of about 22,429 sq km. The population numbered 2,175,000 in 2000. The state is bounded on the north by Assam and by Bangladesh on the south. The capital is Shillong, which has a population of 260,000. Meghalaya was originally part of Assam. read more

Mizoram, is a state in northeastern India. Its population at the 2001 census stood at 888,573. Mizoram boasts a literacy rate of 88.8 percent—the second highest among all the states of India, after Kerala.Some 87 percent of the population (including almost all ethnic Mizos) is Christian, mostly Presbyterian and Baptist. read more

Goa Goa is India's smallest state in terms of area (since it attained statehood in 1987) and the fourth smallest in terms of population after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. It is located on the west coast of India, in the region known as the Konkan, and is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and Karnataka to the east and south. read more

Punjab The Punjab state borders the Punjab province of Pakistan to the west, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, the Union Territory of Chandigarh to the southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest. The total area of the state is 50,362 square kilometres. Punjab's capital is Chandigarh which is administered separately as a Union Territory since it is also the capital of neighbouring Haryana. read more

Rajasthan is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. It borders Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. state capital is Jaipur. Geographical features include the Thar Desert in western Rajasthan and the termination of the Ghaggar River. read more

Sikkim is situated in an ecological hotspot of the lower Himalayas, one of only three among the Ecoregions of India. The forested regions of the state exhibit a diverse range of fauna and flora. Owing to its altitudinal gradiation, the state has a wide variety of plants, from tropical to temperate to alpine and tundra, and is perhaps one of the few regions to exhibit such a diversity within such a small area. read more

Tamil Nadu is a state at the southern tip of India. The bordering states/territories are Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The island nation of Sri Lanka, which has a significant Tamil minority, lies off the southeast coast. Tamil Nadu is the second most industrialized state in India. Unlike most other parts of the country, Tamil Nadu gets its rainfall largely from the "North-East monsoon" in the months of October-December. There is a long standing dispute with Karnataka over the matter of water from the Kaveri River. read more

Orissa is a state situated in the east coast of India. Orissa is bounded on the north by Jharkhand, on the north-east by West Bengal, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Andhra Pradesh and on the west by Chhattisgarh. read more

Tripuraused to be a royal state before independence.The Tribal Kings had the title of Manikya and ruled Tripura for hundreds of years until its incorporation into India in 1949. The capital of the Kingdom was based in Udaipur which was known as Rangamati on the banks of the river Gomati in South Tripura. read more

Uttar Pradesh also popularly known as UP, is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Union of India. It is the most populous subnational entity (statoid) in the world.Uttar Pradesh covers a large part of the densely populated Gangetic plain. It shares an international border with Nepal and is bounded by the Indian states of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. read more

Uttaranchal is one of the most beautiful and enchanting region of northern India. Nature has endowed this land with so much beauty and spiritual bliss that it is also known as Dev Bhoomi, the Land of Gods. Ganga, Yamuna and scores of other rivers originate in Uttaranchal. read more

West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India.The capital of the state is Kolkata. Neighbouring regions are Nepal to the northwest, Sikkim and Bhutan to the north, Assam to the northeast, Bangladesh to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, Orissa to the southwest and Jharkhand and Bihar to the west. read more

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