· States and Languages: India has 28 states and 7 union territories with every states and union territory having its own spoken language. The national languages of India are Hindi and English, however there are 22 registered and official languages and around 400 living languages are there which are spoken and understood in various parts of India. Most of the languages are from two parts of the families, namely, Dravidians and the Aryans.
· Religion: India is known to be the birth place of Hinduism and Buddhism. The majority of people in India are Hindus; however the religions which exist in India are Islam, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist and Jains.
· Food:India as a country is known for spicy food. The cuisines in India are a mix of Turkish, Arab and European influence. The cooking styles vary from region to region. The main staples of India are wheat, pulses, basmati rice. The food is rich with curries and spices, including cardamom, ginger, turmeric, coriander, dried hot peppers and cinnamon. Other known food stuff is the chutneys (thick spreads and condiments) which are made from several fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables like mango, guava, pineapple, mint, tomatoes, tamarind and more are used to prepare these chutneys. Many Hindus in India are pure vegetarians; however chicken and lamb are common in non-vegetarian dishes. Much of India food is eaten with fingers or various breads. The wide variety of breads are roti (thin-sliced made of wheat), bhatoora (fluffy, fried and tasty made of Maida), naan (oven-baked flatbread) and more.
· Architecture: India is famous for its known architecture Taj Mahal. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. It combines the styles of Islamic, Turkish, Persian and Indian architecture. India is also known for its ancient temples.
· Clothing: India clothing is well identified with colorful silk saris worn by many Indian women. The traditional clothing for Indian men is dhoti and kurta. Dhoti is an unstitched piece of cloth of about 5 yards long that is tied around waist and legs. Kurta is a loose shirt that is worn about knee-length. For special occasions, men wear sherwanis, which is long coat buttoned up to the collar and down to the knees. Women wear lehengas, which is long dress worn from waist to legs and contains amazing stones and valuable items stick on it. Lehengas in India are sold are quite popular during events like marriage ceremony, ring ceremony, festivals and more.