The Indian Subcontinent

Created by: Courtney Birkinsha

Geography Of India

The reason why India is called "a subcontinent" is because of the the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, the Hindu Kush Mountains and last but not least (since it is way taller than all of them) Mt. Everest/the Himalayas.

One the most known part of India are the Himalayas and in it the Mt. Everest; one of the most known things about Mt. Everest are how much money people spend on climbing.

Things to see in India

Royal Bengal Tiger,Blue Bull-Nilgai, and Indian Black Bear

The Royal Bengal tiger, the Blue Bull-Nilgai, and Indian Black Bear are just a few of the unique animals in India. Probably one of the most known animal is the Bengal Tiger found mostly in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal in dense forests,mangrove swamps, and jungles. It once was the most numerous tiger in the world, but in today's time it dwindled a little.

The Indian black bear occupies a narrow band from southeastern Iran through Afghanistan and Pakistan, across the foothills of the Himalayas, to Myanmar. It is found in all countries in mainland Southeast Asia except Malaysia, the Indian black bear has a patchy distribution in Southern China.

The Blue Bull-Nilgai is most likely the least known animal in India. The mature males look ox-like and is known as the blue bull. A blue bull is called a nil gal or nilgai in India, from the "nil" meaning "blue" and the "gai" meaning literally "cow". It is found in parts of southern Nepal and eastern Pakistan. The species is now extinct in Bangladesh.

Ancient Sites of the Subcontinent

Most of the ancient sites that you could see are Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. They both are places, both places are in ruins, sadly. The people who lived in Harappa domesticated animals like sheep, goats, and cattle. They grew wheat and barley and stored it in granaries. It was located in modern day Pakistan and Harappa had a large protective outer wall to keep dangers out.

Mohenjo-Daro is located in Pakistan and was a big city back in the 3000 BCE. It's houses had big walls surrounding each neighborhood.Houses mostly had flat roofs and were built with mud bricks. Wells supplied water and residents even had indoor bathrooms, houses had garbage chutes connected to a bin in the street. They also built granaries to store food.

India like today

People used to die before 40 but now they die after 60. They still live under one law. The Indians used to not be able to feed themselves,but now they have enough. They used to not have a education, but now more people know how more than they did back then. Back then only 4/10 kids went to school now it's two times that much with 8/10 going to school. They also give free education to poor kids until they are four-teen.

Things to do India

One of the things that you could do are you could go to the Taj Mahal and look at the beautiful carvings that about 20,000 people had built. Selected to be one of the seven wonders of the world, it also is a living testament of high rank, romance, and historical importance. The Taj Mahal was built in memory of Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan's favorite wife. It's inside is complete with blossoming and vibrate exotic gardens, reflecting pools, and an impressive mosque.
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Traveler Tips

-Watch what you eat and drink

-Get out of the city

-Don't be too precious about your personal space

-Dress conservatively

-Watch your feet and hands

-Remember that time in India is relative

-Stay safe

-Be prepared for noise

-Avoid deals that seem too good to be true