India and Its neighboring countries
The maps hold importance not only for a geographer but also for a curious person who wishes to explore the important places deeply. The 3 countries in the map India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are discussed below.
Known to be the 'cradle of civilization' India has a rich cultural and civilizational heritage. It is also known to be land of festivals where some festival or the other is celebrated in different parts of the country. The religious diversity of India land a colorful variety to the festivals being observed here. Its ancient past make it country where there is a rich wealth of historical and religious monuments; the most popular among them being the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Hampi, Hawa Mahal, mahabalipuram, Gol gumbaz, Asoka pillar, Char Minar, Konark temple, Golden temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Amber fort, Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the great stupa at Sanchi, meenakshi temple, Rock memorial Kanyakumari and Bijapur.
Not only that the country offers an opportunity for nature lovers also. For them the beaches of Goa, Port Blair, Kerela and Tamil Nadu beckon the nature lovers from all over the world. The world class wildlife sanctuaries such as Bharatpur, Sariska, Jim Corbett national park, Kaziranga national park, the Sunderbans delta and the rivers and greenery of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Port Blair can not fail to enthuse and soothe the senses of any nature lover. Though a country with rich past, India has made rapid economic progress since its independence and is now one of the biggest emerging economies of the world and an important military power as well.
At the time of partition of India, the Muslim dominated areas of Bengal were transferred to the newly created state of Pakistan. As geographically this area was situated in the eastern part of Pakistan it came to be known as East Pakistan. However due to the persistent repression and political subjugation of the people of east Pakistan by the rulers of the west Pakistan, the state of Bangladesh fought its way out of Pakistan the year 1971. Though the capital of Bangladesh is the city of Dhaka, the cities of sylhet, Khulna, Chittagong and Cox's bazaar saw fierce battle between security forces of Pakistan, the mukti vahini( comprising freedom fighters of Bangladesh) and Indian forces.
It is a country with vast coastline and has a number of places of tourist attraction most of which offer natural and scenic beauty. The cox's bazaar is known for the longest unbroken beach of 120 kms and is rightly named as tourist capital of Bangladesh. Kaukata also known as Sagar kanya has a great scenic beauty and the sun rise and sun set here are very beautiful. Mainamati hills, Himchari's broken hills and water falls and Sonadia Island are some other place of tourist importance. Bangladesh is a very young nation and its economy mainly consists of jute, fisheries, leather and frozen sea food. Bangla and Urdu are the two main spoken languages here.
The state of Pakistan was created in the year 1947 by partition of the then India. Initially its capital was Karachi but now Islamabad has this distinction. The country comprises of 4 provinces of Punjab, Sind, NWFP and Baluchistan. Though Islamabad is its political capital the port cit of Karachi is its commercial capital as it is the heart of its commerce and industry. The city of Lahore boasts of a rich cultural past. Gilgit Balistan a favorite mountaineer destination due to the fact that the 4 mighty mountain ranges Himalayas, Karakoram, Hindukush and Pamirs meet, Khyber pakhtunkhwa, the world famous Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa ruins are found here in addition to the kyber pass that connects Pakistan and Afghanistan. Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushtun are the major spoken languages here.
Last Updated on : April 24, 2015