Last updated on Nov 15, 2013
There are so many interesting and unusual facts about India - and I've tried to limit this article to a few worthy ones! ;-)
You can go trekking in the Himalayas, sunbathe on the gorgeous beaches of Goa, try camel-riding in Rajasthan, visit the lovely tea gardens of Darjeeling - and the list keeps going on!
You will definitely have no problems in finding activities, the problem is which ones to choose!
Approximately 25% of India's population is living under the poverty line.
One of dozens ways of helping them is to visit the popular "Mother House for the sick and dying" in Calcutta where you can comfort dying people, and help them to achieve some dignity before they pass away.
Here are some poverty statistics in India: According to 2011 statistics, 1,21 billion people live in the country.
Despite the fact that India it a strong competitor in world economy, the poverty in eight Indian states correspond to 26 of Africa's poorest countries (Human Development Report 2010). There are about 421 million Indians who live in these eight states. 69% of the Indian population don't have access to sanitary equipment.
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