India is the seventh biggest country in the world by area, housing more than a billion people.
India’s higher education system has undergone rapid expansion over the past few decades and is now one of the largest in the world. There are now thousands of different colleges and universities in India to choose from specialising in a variety of subjects.
The capital city is New Delhi, where some of the top universities in the country are based, including: the University of Delhi and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi).
A keen sense of adventure follows you everywhere you go with exotic architecture, and its ability to overload the senses with colour, smell, taste, and sound. The degree of spiciness varies widely throughout the country: Andhra food is famously fiery, while Gujarati cuisine is quite mild in taste. India plays host to one of the world’s biggest gathering of humans, the Kumbh Mela Festival, attended by as many as 100 million people.
Famous sons and daughters of India include civil rights leader, Mahatma Gandi, actor Mohammad Ali, and cricket player Virat Kohli.
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