India - Encounter Culture
AAG wants to promote cultural exchange through our programs as well as provide an opportunity to travel the world virtually. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to learn more about a featured country with whom we are establishing stronger business relationships, political and human ties. This month we are highlighting India.
India, officially the Republic of India, is located in the southern part of Asia continent. India has also two island groups, Andaman and Nicobar Islands that are located in the Arabian Seas. Due to the size of the country they feature a wide arrange of terrains. In the north, you will find the world’s highest mountain range the Himalayas and in the south you have direct access to the Indian Ocean. The country’s weather is typically hot year-round. Cooler climates can be found in India depending on the region you are visiting.
It is an extraordinary place, one of the world’s grand human melting pots where an incredible array of cultures, religions and ethnicities co-exists. If you ever have the chance to visit, be prepared to have your senses engulfed with a variety sounds, smells, sights and tastes. When visiting India, you must visit the majesty of the Taj Mahal, beauty of the Beaches of Goa, or paying reverence to the Lotus Temple of New Delhi.
If food is what you crave when you travel then you have come to the right place. Check out some iconic Indian dishes.
The countries official motto is “Satyameva Jayate” which translates to Truth Alone Triumphs
The official languages are Hindi & English
The currency is Rupee
The capital is New Delhi
The prevalent religions are Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Jainism
The countries population equals 1.252 billion people (the second largest in the world)