Introduction

Hello People out here.Myself Prasenjit from India.Ghumo India is blog about travel India,information about indian tourism,hotel reservation , tourist spot , train time table information, cheap air fare, train fare, where to visit and how to visit India, everything related to Indian tourism. I love my India. From my childhood I have visited many places in India with my family.My father Mr.Pulin Behari Nandi is truly a travel lover. and my mom also. Hill area is my favorite place. I like Naineetal , Kashmir , Manali , Shimla , Deradoon , Uti and many more. I will share my experience in this blog also. I will start from my own state that is West Bengal. I will share culture , people, lifestyle , work culture, recepies , fashion , and off course tourist spot and many more. "Ghumo India "- its means travel India. I think this blog "Ghumo India" would able to help foreign people who interested to visit India.And as well as Indian people also. Indian people will love it because I will post train time table and as well as train services to each destination and foreign people will find each and every tourist spot from each state whether it is Bengal or Kashmir. I will try to post all the information. Here you can find hotel reservation information and other booking service information also. If you think the information is not enough that I have posted here then you can mail me asking more information.

In religion, India is the only millionaire......the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.
Mark Twain
(American Author, 1835-1910)

Some Words About India

The decline of the Guptas, in North India, and the consequent rise of a large but ineffective number of regional powers made the political situation very fluid and unstable by the ninth century AD. This paved the way for the Muslim invasion into India during the early half of the eleventh century. These were felt in the form of seventeen successive raids to North India, made by Mahmud of Ghazni between 1001 and 1025. These raids effectively shattered the balance of power in North India allowing subsequent invaders to claim the territory for themselves. However the next Muslim ruler to invade India achieved the establishment of foreign rule in India, in its truesense. This Mahmud of Ghauri attacked India and after some futile resistance by the local leadership was able to successfully lay the foundation of a foreign empire in India. Under him, large parts of India came under Muslim rule and very soon his successor Qutub - ud - Aibak became the first of the sultans of Delhi. His was followed by the rule of the Khaljis and Tughlaq, also known as the rule of the Delhi Sultanate, who ruled over a large portion of North India and parts of south India till until the coming in of the Lodis andSayyids and after them the Mughals who established, what came to be known as the most vibrant era of Indian History.

Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb were some of the most prominent rulers of the Mughal dynasty. Although the Mughal’s heyday was relatively brief, their empire was massive, covering, at its height, almost the entire Indian subcontinent. Its significance was not only in its size, however. The Mughal emperors presided over a golden age of arts and literature and had a passion for building, which resulted in some of the greatest architecture in India. In particular, Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal at Agra ranks as one of the wonders of the world This apart, the large number of forts, palaces, gates, buildings, mosques, baolis (watertank or well) gardens, etc., forms the cultural heritage of the Mughals in India. The Mughals were also instrumental in establishing one of the most efficient administrative setups in India. Most noteworthy being their revenue administration, the characteristics of which form the basics of the revenue and land reform laws in India till date.The decline of the Mughals saw the corresponding rise of Marathas in western India. In other parts of India, however a new trend of foreign invasion under the garb of commercial links had started from the fifteenth century AD onwards - first, with the arrival and gradual takeover of Goa by the Portugese led by Vasco da Gama -between 1498 and 1510 AD; and then with the arrival, and the setting up of the first trading post at Surat, in Gujrat, by the East India Company.

The British and Portugese were not the only Europeans in India. The Danes and Dutch also had trading posts, and in 1672 AD, the French established themselves at Pondicherry, an enclave that they held even after the British had departed. The British represented by the East India Company established their commercial control over vast areas in India, which very soon had an administrative dimension to it. The British rule in India was however formalized by the direct takeover of India by the British Crown, through the post 1857 reforms.

Over View:
India is administratively divided into a number of provinces (like west bengal , Kashmir, Orisa etc.) that are by and large controlled by a powerful centre. New Delhi is the capital city of India though there are a number of other big and small cities in the country.Local time in India is GMT + 5.30 hrs. India has near about 1 billion citizens. India is the second most populous country in the world. There are 24 language is over there and million of people spoken by this.English is the main language of trade and politics, but there are fourteen official languages in all. But the national language of India is Hindi.Hinduism is the dominant faith of India.

And many more history and latest news on India will be published in this blog.


1 comments:

At October 25, 2009 at 1:20 PM workhard said...

That is an excellent writeup about India


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