South Asia, which consists of 8 countries that form part of the sub-Himalayan SAARC countries was largely formed from the administrative boundaries of the British Raj. While the Indian subcontinent takes up the largest area, along with the other core lands of the British Empire, namely Pakistan and Bangladesh, the question about Afghanistan’s place is still debatable. Although Afghanistan is included as part of South Asia, questions about whether it should instead be included in the Middle East are continuously raised. The mountainous nations of Nepal and Bhutan renowned for their beautiful landscapes and mystique, and the equally spectacular island countries of Sri Lanka and the Maldives also form part of Southern Asia.
South Asia is the most populated region in the world, with a population of about 1.749 billion. Customs and traditions vary from one region to the next with a number of languages spoken and religions practiced. South Asia is the land of Buddha and Yoga and spirituality is dominant in the region. Temple cities and beautiful monasteries abound in this part of the world. Once a much sought after land for its wealth and spices, its rich and varied history is reflected in the grand old monuments that dot the land. From the glory of the ancient Indus Valley civilization to the remnants of the various kingdoms and invaders that passed through the land, there is much about the region to marvel at.

Top 11 Things To Do In Jaipur

Top 11 Things To Do In Jaipur

One of India‘s most popular travel destinations is the ‘Pink City,’ Jaipur,  a new entrant into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Jaipur is an intriguing mix of grand historical palaces staring down in consternation at chaotic streets where camels amble amongst cycle rickshaws and motorcycles. Jaipur is a major stop on the Golden Triangle tourist…

Top 10 Things To Do In Kandy

Top 10 Things To Do In Kandy

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Top Things To Do in Ladakh

Top 12 Things To Do In Ladakh

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Top 8 Things To Do In Maldives

Top 8 Things To Do In Maldives

Consists of 1,190 coral islands and spread among 26 major atolls (200 inhabited islands), Maldives is an archipelago of islands quite unlike any other. The Maldives is recognized for its amazing coral reefs, hardly touched by illegal fishers, which is why its reefs are in such pristine condition. It houses so many different species of fish, making it a world-renowned…

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Top 10 Things To Do In Mumbai

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