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The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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India – A fascinating country with rich culture & history

Map of India

Map of India

India is a fascinating country with rich history and culture. Numerous historical sites, magnificent cultural attractions, incredible diversity, and unspoilt nature along its coastline attract worldwide tourists coming to India every year.

As one of the world’s major travel destinations, India is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. India has total land area about 3,287,263 square kilometers, slightly more than one-third the size of the United States of America.

Second most populous country

India is the seventh largest country by area, the second most populous country with 1,236,344,631 population (July 2014 estimate), and the most populous democracy in the world.

India Classical Dance

India Classical Dance

A multi-languages nation

Baha'i Temple, New Delhi, India

Baha’i Temple, New Delhi, India

Based on 2000 estimate, India ethnic groups include about Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%.

India is a multi-languages nation. However, English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication. According to 2001 census data, Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language.

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

An open-market economy

Nonviolent resistance to British colonialism under Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU led to independence in 1947. Today, India is developing into an open-market economy. Economic liberalization measures, including industrial deregulation, privatization of state-owned enterprises, and reduced controls on foreign trade and investment, began in the early 1990s and served to accelerate the country’s growth, which averaged under 7% per year from 1997 to 2011. India’s diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services.

Based on 2013 estimate, India GDP is about $4.99 trillion, GDP per capita (PPP) is about $4,000. Indian rupees (INR) per US dollar exchange rate is about 62.16 in February 2015. India has modern communications system. According to 2009 data, there are 61.338 million Internet users in India.

Akal Takht and Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Akal Takht and Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple), Amritsar, Punjab, India (by Jasleen Kaur, via Wikimedia Commons)

Magnificent cities, architecture, & Tourist Attractions

New Delhi is the capital of Republic of India. The Taj Mahal at Agra is one of the world’s most famous buildings and magnificent architecture.

Major city Calcutta, the Hindus’ holy city Varanasi, the hills and great temples of Orissa, and Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary are just a few of many attractions in India.

Goa white sandy beaches, southern tropical and unspoilt coastline of Kerala, small rural towns and villages in south India are some other best tourist destinations to explore this fascinating country.

New Delhi Luxury Hotels

New Delhi, the capital of Republic of India, offers visitors many luxury hotels with modern facilities, including world-class guestrooms, restaurants, bars/lounges, spa, health clubs, swimming pools, conference center and meeting rooms, airport shuttles, Internet access, televisions, etc.

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The Leela Palace New Delhi Hotel

The Leela Palace New Delhi Hotel

The Leela Palace New Delhi Hotel

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The Leela Palace New Delhi Hotel in New Delhi (Chanakyapuri) is located just minutes from GK Market and close to Presidential Palace. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Teen Murti Bhavan and Nehru Park.

The hotel has 260 guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your memory foam bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. 42-inch LCD televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Premium Amenities include a spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Recreational amenities include a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features at this Edwardian hotel include supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare. The Leela Palace New Delhi Hotel has 4 restaurants, a coffee shop/café, and 2 bars/lounges. 24-hour room service is available. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.

Business amenities include high-speed Internet access with surcharge, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. This hotel has 10400 square feet (966 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference space, and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

The Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi

The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi, India

The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi, India

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The Taj Mahal Hotel is centrally located in New Delhi, convenient to Khan Market and Humayun’s Tomb. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Vigyan Bhavan and National Museum.

The Taj Mahal Hotel has 294 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Other features include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Premium Amenities include a spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Recreational amenities include a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare. The Taj Mahal Hotel has 7 restaurants, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. 24-hour room service is available.

Business amenities include high-speed Internet access with surcharge, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free valet parking is available onsite.

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Booking for this Hotel

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi is connected to a shopping center and close to Jantar Mantar and Red Fort. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Parliament of India.

This luxury hotel has 320 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players, wired and wireless Internet access, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Premium Amenities include a spa offering massages and facials. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room. This hotel also features concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities. This hotel has restaurant and a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business amenities include high-speed Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.

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