India

Country Description

Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to a country that has been the at the crossroads of the world for thousands of years: India. Travel to Agra and tour the iconic Taj Mahal, an ultimate tribute to eternal love. Explore the crowded streets and embrace the culture and history of Dehli.  Inhabited Since the 6th century, this 1,000 year-old capital is a blend of mondern India and acient Indian traditions.  Tour the Old City of Shahjahanabad and visit Tour Raj Shat, the cremation site of the father of modern India, Mahatma Ghandi.  Visit Mumbai, a thriving metropolis full of capitalistic diversity.  See the magnificent series of rock-cut cave temples dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva Mahadeva at Elephanta Island.   Filled with ancient archeological remains, Elephanta Island is evidence of its rich cultural past. Hindu spiritualistic beliefs and symbology are finely utilized in the overall planning of the caves. Enjoy some of the world’s great and truly important cuisines—not only will you find Indian food in all corners of the globe, but the spices that make up the backbone of India’s cuisines helped shape the trade routes that made the modern world what it is. See the heart of contemporary India, Bangalore, one of the world’s top technological hubs. When you come to India, you’ll see how the many influences—East and West, past, present, and future—come together to change the world, just as you’ll be changed by your visit.

India is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies, and its influence is growing every day. Between its immense population (second largest in the world), percentage of highly-educated youth and the governments pro-business stance, India is made to be an economic titan. India is well known for its service sector, but in recent years Bangalore has emerged as one of the world’s leading computing centers. It’s no surprise that, in addition to local businesses, American companies such as IBM, Cisco, and Oracle have set up shop in India. Combine those with local companies like Infosys and Wipro, and you have the makings of a technological revolution.