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Transcript of INDIA
AND TOURISM Major Global Exports:
Rice IMPORTS AND EXPORTS INDIA By Aarti Joshi
India is located in South Asia.
National Bird: Indian Peacock
National Animal: Royal Bengal Tiger
National Flower: Lotus
National Tree: Banyan
National Reptile: King Cobra
National Aquatic Animal: River Dolphin
National Heritage Animal: Indian Elephant National Anthem:
Jana Gana Mana India is a very cultural and artistic country.
There is a lot of culture, dance, and art. National Identity Population: 1,239.26 Millions
as of 2013 Banyan Tree Indian
Tiger India is a very culturally diverse country, with 28 states, and 22 official languages of India. Hindi and English are the main official languages of India. Other languages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Manipuri, Konkani, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Castor oil seeds
Jute (plant fibres)
Mangoes, guavas Prior to the mid-1960s, India relied on imports and food aid to meet population requirements.
Two years of severe drought in 1965 and 1966 convinced India to reform its agricultural policy, and that India could not take foreign aid and foreign imports for granted.
This brought in India's Green Revolution. It began with combinations for better farming knowledge to improve effficiency. Lotus Pulses
Chillies and peppers, dry
Anise, badian, fennel, coriander The Statistics Office of the Food and Agriculture
Organization reported that, per final numbers for
2009, India had grown to
become the world's largest producer
of the following agricultural produce: India is the world’s largest producer of dried beans, such as kidney beans and chickpeas. It
also leads the world in banana exports
Rivers are worshipped as goddesses. Bathing in the Ganges in particular is thought to take away a person’s sins. It is usual to spread a loved one’s ashes in the Ganges India’s pastoral communities are largely dependent on dairy and have made India the largest milk-producing country in the world The Taj Mahal (“crown palace”) was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) for his beloved wife Mumtaz (1593-1631). This architectural wonder has been called “marbled embroidery” for its intricate workmanship. It took 22,000 workmen 22 years to complete it Life expectancy: 69.89 years
male: 67.46 years
female: 72.61 years
Fertility rate: 2.5 children born/woman
Infant mortality rate: 30.15 deaths/1,000 live births Cows are considered sacred and will often wear a tilak, a Hindu symbol of good fortune. They are
considered a mother as they offer milk. Dancing is one of India’s most highly developed arts and was/is a part of worship in the inner shrines of every temple. It is known for its expressive hand movements. India is the birthplace of chess.The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers. The lotus is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. The Bahá'í house of worship in Delhi, known as the “Lotus Temple,” is shaped like a lotus flower with 27 gigantic “petals” that are covered in marble The official name of India is the Republic of India. The name “India” derives from the River Indus, which most likely is taken from the Sanskrit sindhu, meaning “river.” The official Sanskrit name of India is Bharat, after the legendary king in the epic Mahabharata The Indian flag has three horizontal bands of color: saffron for courage and sacrifice, white for truth and peace, and green for faith, fertility, and chivalry, and a dharma chakra, or wheel of life in the center. India is the largest democracy in the world India has the world’s largest movie industry, based in the city of Mumbai (known as the “City of Dreams”). The B in “Bollywood” comes from Bombay, the former name for Mumbai. Almost all Bollywood movies are musicals Indians made significant contributions to calculus, trigonometry, and algebra. The decimal system was invented in India in 100 B.C. The concept of zero as a number is also attributed to India India has the world’s third largest road network at 1.9 million miles. It also has the world’s second largest rail network, which is the world’s largest civilian employer with 16 million workers
All of India is under a single time zone. The earliest cotton in the world was spun and woven in India. Roman emperors would wear delicate cotton from India that they would call “woven winds.” Mogul emperors called the fabrics “morning dew” and “cloth of running water With 150,000 post offices, India has the largest postal network in the world The co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), the creator of the Pentium chip (Vinod Dahm), the founder/creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia), and the GM of Hewlett-Packard (Rajiv Gupta) are all Indian. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated in India Most historians agree that the first recorded account of plastic surgery is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts Apart from these languages, about 1,652 dialects are spoken in the country. The Kumbh Mela is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2013, a record 120 million pilgrims took a dip in the Sangam -- the confluence of the Yamuna, Ganges and mythical Saraswati rivers -- to symbolically wash off their sins during the two-month-long festival that ended March 10. What do we know about
INDIA? Information Sources:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/14/travel/gallery/kumbh-mela-festival Located under Maharashtra,
Goa is very famous for its beaches and
is a very popular tourist attraction. Gateway of India is located in Mumbai and is
often reffered to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. Red Fort is a 17th-century fort constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi in 1638 in present day Delhi, India. It served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors. The fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh city in the Delhi site. I hope you enjoyed my presentation! SOME POPULAR
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS The first and greatest civilization in ancient India developed around the valley of the Indus River (now Pakistan) around 3000 B.C. Called the Indus Valley civilization, this early empire was larger than any other empire, including Egypt and Mesopotamia