Travel in Rajasthan, India
A Rajasthani Kid is playing "Ek Tara"
Thar Desert Jaisalmer in Background, Rajasthan, India

              I n d i a n   S t a t e s   I n f o r m a t i o n -  F a s t   F a c t s   &   M a p s

State -
Andhra Pradesh
Capital-Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh is situated on the Deccan [south] plateau-one of the
oldest geological formation in India. 

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Madhya Pradesh
Capital-Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh is India's largest state and the geographical heartland of the country and wide variety of world's tiger population.
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Arunachal Pradesh
Capital-Itanagar
Arunachal Pradesh borders Bhutan, China, and Myanmar. Eastern Himalayan Region and 80% of Land is still Forested.
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Maharashtra
Capital-Mumbai
Maharashtra means "The Great State". Historically this was the main centre for the Maratha Empire, which defied the Mughals for so long.
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Assam
Capital-Dispur
Assam grows 60% of India's tea and produces a large proportion of India's Oil. Main Attraction-Kaziranga National Park.
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Manipur
Capital-Imphal
Manipur, which literally means "the land of jewels", has been described by Lord Irwin as "the Switzerland of India".
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Bihar
Capital-Patna
Bihar despite having areas of great beauty historic religious links, and India's poorest state
and is notorious for political uprising.
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Meghalaya
Capital-Shilong
Meghalaya, meaning "abode of the clouds", is one of the country's newest states. Carved out of the state of Assam, Meghalaya is one of the seven sister states of the North-Eastern region.
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Chattisgarh
Capital-Raipur
Chattisgarh is the new state from 2001, and it's nearest state of Uttar Pradesh region.
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Mizoram
Capital-Aizawl
Perched on the tip of the north eastern border of India, idyllic Mizoram, formerly known as the Lushai Hills, is a land of great natural beauty.
State -
Goa
Capital-Panji
The former Portuguese enclave of Goa, one of India's gems, has enjoyed a prominent beach places and renowned 'travellers' scene.
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Nagaland
Capital-Kohima
Nagaland is bound by Assam in the west, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on the North and Manipur in the South, and shares an international border with Myanmar on the East.
State -
Gujarat
Capital-Gandhinagar
Gujarat in between a visit to Mumbai and the cities of Rajasthan, few people pause to explore this interesting state.
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Orissa
Capital-Bhubaneshwar
Orissa has a chequered history which has successfully assimilated and synthesized the best of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu cultures.
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Haryana
Capital-Chandigarh
The Suraj Kund Craft Mela [Fair], one of the Haryana's highlights, takes place in the first two weeks of February
.
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Punjab
Capital-Chandigarh
Prior to partition Punjab extended across both sides of what is now the India-Pakistan border. In 1966, Punjab underwent another split.
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Himachal Pradesh
Capital-Shimla
Himachal Pradesh-the land of eternal snow peaks-takes in the transition zone from the plains to the High Himalaya-Lahaul and Spiti, Kullu-Manali,Shimla.
State -
Rajasthan
Capital-Jaipur
Rajasthan, literally "Land of the Kings", was once a clutch of princely kingdoms. The Rajputs, who ruled here for over a thousand years, were legendary for their chivalry.
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Jammu & Kashmir
Capital-Srinagar
J & K is the heavens on the India's earth and from part of a vast state which includes Ladakh.It is a state with wide cultural and geographical contrasts.
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Sikkim
Capital-Gangtok
Sikkim is a Himalayan wonderland. Its' mountain peaks, lush picturesque valleys, hills, pine forests, fast flowing rivers, river rafting, mountain lakes.
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Jharkhand
Capital-Ranchi
This new state, carved out of Bihar's northern regions, has 40% of India's minerals. It is one of the places in the world where Uranium is found.
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Tamil Nadu
Capital-Chennai
T
emples in Tamil Nadu were the fulcrum of society and even today art forms that have their origin in religious worship continue to colour daily life.
State -
Karnataka
Capital-Bangalore
Karnataka is a state of strong contrasts, with the modern industrialised city of Bangalore at one extreme and expanses of rural farming areas.
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Tripura
Capital-Agartala
Tripura, completely off the beaten track, is mainly a hilly territory with altitudes varying from 50 to 3080 ft above sea level.
State -
Kerala
Capital-Thiruvananthapuram
The landscape is dominated by rice fields, mango and cashewnut trees, and coconut palms. There is beautiful beaches,  Watersports
State -
Uttar Pradesh
Capital-Lucknow
T
he Ganges River forms the backbone of Uttar Pradesh, and most of the state consists of the vast Ganges plain. The Ganges is the sacred river of Hinduism.
State -
West Bengal
Capital-
Kolkata [Calcutta]
I
t shares international boundaries with Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal, and national borders with Sikkim, Assam, Orissa and Bihar.

State -
Uttranchal
Capital-Dehradun
Uttaranchal became the 27th state of the Republic of India in November 2000. Carved out of the state of Uttar Pradesh, mainly comprises the hilly regions of Uttar Pradesh.

  India Gate, DelhiNational Capital Territory of India
     Delhi
     Capital - New Delhi
The Union Territory of Delhi is a federal district similar to Washington DC. The  capital of India and its' third-largest city, Delhi blends an historic past and a vibrant present. In addition to  being the centre of government, Delhi is a major travel gateway.


Palm-Beach, AndamanUnion Territories of India
[1] Andaman Nicobar Island
Headquarter - Port Blair
The Andaman group of islands consists of North Andaman, Middle Andaman, South Andaman, Little Andaman, and many smaller islands, situated in the Bay of Bengal, 1000 km off the east coast of India.
 

[2] Rock Garden, ChandigarhChandigarh
Headquarter - Chandigarh
Chandigarh, situated at the foothills of the Shivalik hills, is designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. It is a Union Territory, but also the capital of the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana.
 

[3] Lake View of DadraDadra and Nagar Haveli
Headquarter - Silvassa
The union territory has lush green forests covered with tall trees, meandering rivers, large waterfronts, cascading waterfalls, the gentle gurgle of streams, the distant hills, and a gorgeous kaleidoscope of flora and fauna. The serene and sylvan land of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is Nature at her best 
 

Fort in Daman[4] Daman and Diu
Headquarter - Daman
Situated on the southern border of the state of Gujarat, off the Saurashtra coast bordering Junagadh district, is the Union Territory of Daman and Diu.
 

Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep[5] Lakshadweep
Headquarter - Kavaratti
The Laccadive Islands, renamed Lakshadweep in 1973, are located in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Kerala. Of the 36 coral islands covering a land area of 32 sq. km, only ten are inhabited by simple folk whose language is close to that spoken in Kerala.
 

Botanical Garden, Pondicherry[6] Pondicherry
Headquarters - Pondicherry
The history of modern Pondicherry starts with the arrival of the French in 1673. They went on to rule for most of the next 281 years.