IndiaIndia is officially the Republic of India, and is located in South Asia. It’s the 7th largest country by area, and with over 1.2 billion people is the 2nd most populous country in the world.

India is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. Land borders are with Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Social stratification in India is based on caste, which emerged in the first millennium BCE. A nationalist movement emerged in the late 19th century, which later, under Mahatma Gandhi, was noted for nonviolent resistance and led to India’s independence from British rule in 1947.

Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies and is considered a newly industrialized country. In 2017, the India’s was the world’s 6th largest economy by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. However, India continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, and inadequate public healthcare.

Negative aspects aside, India is a tourist mecca, and the tourism industry is a major employer and source of foreign currency earnings. Recommended sights to see and activities to participate in follow…

Goa – With its vast stretch of beaches, culinary delicacies, nightlife and a culture which is a combination of contemporary India and Western influence, Goa delights tourists from all corners of the globe.

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Vagabond Travel came into being April 16, 2014 when I departed Canada heading for Mexico City. I have no destination in mind, nor an itinerary to follow. This is a sort of website, journal and travel blog all rolled into one. That's about it.

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