India is a peninsula in the southern part of Asia and it is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain ranges in the north and the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to the east, west and south. Politically, India is the largest democracy in the world. The countries that border India are Pakistan, China and Myanmar.
Almost all of the major airlines in the world have flights to the four major cities in India : Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras) and Bangalore . There are several companies offering month long or week long tours that take visitors through the Golden Triangle (Delhi , Agra and Jaipur), the bustling cities in the north, the exquisite temples of the south and into the houseboats anchored in the breathtaking backwaters of Kerala.
The world famous Taj Mahal in the city of Agra known for its beautiful architecture and romantic atmosphere can be reached via Delhi, the capital of India . Jaipur, also called the pink city is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. This city entertains tourists with its ornate palaces and exquisite jewelry, elephant rides and gemstone shops where shopaholics can get rubies, emeralds and sapphires at bargain prices. Mumbai, the ancient port of India with its gateway of India monument, Elephanta caves, Crawford market and Chor Bazaar is another favorite. Goa , a coastal city known for its sun, sand, food and drinks is also a haven for nude beachgoers.