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INDIA


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Located in the Northern hemisphere of the continent of Asia. India is the largest country in South Asia and the seventh largest in the world.

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THE CAN DO QUIZ

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1. Where in the continental of Asia is India located?

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South

B

East

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2. What are the colours of the Indian flag?

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Blue and yellow

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Saffron, white and green

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Did you Know?

India’s peninsula is surrounded by the waters of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The mountains of the Himalaya’s separate India from its international neighbours to the north.

Neighbouring Countries

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DID YOU KNOW?

The town of Dhanushkodi, in India, is only 17 nautical miles from the country of Sri Lanka. The body of water that separates the two countries is called the Palk Strait.

STATES & TERRITORIES



DID YOU KNOW?

The capital of the Republic of India is New Delhi. It is situated on the Yamuna River, in north-central India. It is where Government House is located and the Indian Parliament meets.

Parliament of India
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  • NORTH
    Jammu & Kashmir,
    Himachal Pradesh,
    Punjab,
    Haryana,
    Rajasthan
  • CENTRAL
    Uttaranchal,
    Uttar Pradesh,
    Madhya Pradesh,
    Chattisgarh
  • EASTERN
    Bihar,
    Sikkim,
    Jharkhand,
    West Bengal,
    Orissa
  • NORTHEASTERN
    Arunachal,
    Assam,
    Nagaland,
    Meghalaya,
    Manipur,
    Tripura,
    Mizoram
  • WEST
    Gujarat,
    Maharashtra
  • SOUTH
    Andra Pradesh,
    Karnataka,
    Tamil Nadu,
    Kerala

CLIMATE



DID YOU KNOW?

India has a subtropical climate. Summers are very hot, winters are mild and the rainy seasonis humid. Monsoon rains fall between June and August through most of the country.



India has four seasons. Select from the boxes below to see Mumbai in each season.

Summer

June to August

Autumn

September to November

Winter

December to February

Spring

March to May




FAMOUS LANDMARKS OF INDIA




Taj Mahal

Located on the right bank of the River Yamuna, in the city of Agra. This ivory white marble tomb, also known as the ‘Crown of the Palace’, was built in 1643. It was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife.




Hawa Mahal

Located in the Pink City of Jaipur, Palace of Winds, is a 5 storey (15 metre) pyramid shaped red and pink sandstone building. This 18th century palace was designed to allow the royal woman to observe street life and festivals without being seen from its 953 small windows.




Ajanta Caves

Located in the Aurangabad District, in the state of Maharashtra. Caves, dating back to the 2nd century BCE have been cut into the 75 metre (246 foot) rock wall. Ancient Indian art in the form of paintings and rock sculptures fill the interior of the caves.




Lotus Temple

Located in New Delhi, the Bahai Temple has 27 free standing white marble petals, designed in a flower-like shape. This temple is unique in that is does not house an idol of any religion and is accepting of all people who visit.

NATIVE INDIAN ANIMALS



Indian Rhino


Sloth Bear


Guar

Name the animal

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Bengal Tiger
Sloth Bear
Asian Elephant
Indian Rhino
Guar
Snow Leopard
Greater Flamingo


Asian Elephant


Greater Flamingo


Bengal Tiger


Snow Leopard

NATIONAL ANTHEM, FLAG AND CURRENCY

‘Jana Gana Mana’ is the official national anthem of India.
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India’s national flag was adopted on July 22nd, 1947, after India became independent from Great Britain. The flag, is also known as Tiranga, because of the three bands of horizontal colour in its design. The colour saffron represents the courage, sacrifice and strength of the country. White highlights the importance of peace and represents honesty and purity. Dark green symbolises the vibrancy of life, faith, fertility, growth, and prosperity.

The Dharma Chakra (Wheel of Law) also known as the Ashoka Chakra sits in the middle of the white band. It is a navy blue wheel with twenty-four spokes to represent the number of hours in a day. It symbolises the movement of time and importance of continuing to move forward and embrace change.



DID YOU KNOW?

The Indian Rupee is the official currency of India. There are 100 paise to one rupee.

Notes come in denominations of ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10, ₹20, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500, ₹2000. Although the ₹1, ₹2 and ₹5 notes are rarely used.

Coins come in denominations of 50 paise, ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10 and ₹20.





CAN DO KIDS BAND HIGHLIGHTS

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to hear more about their experience in India.

India was amazing and hectic, too! Hindi is the official language of India, but a lot of people also spoke English. We mainly used the tuk tuks to move around in the city, where the traffic is extremely busy! I enjoyed joining the locals for a game of backyard cricket.

Travelling by boat down the River Ganges, allowed us to observe and learn so much about the culture and traditions of the Indian people who live along the river. I was totally impressed by the countries unity and diversity. Getting the chance to play the Tabla hand drums with a local band was a lot of fun.

Performing in my home country and introducing my fellow band members to India was a dream come true. It was fun joining the locals in their festival celebrations. Travelling by train we were able to see so much of India. I enjoyed the delicious curries bought from local dabbawallas. So yummy!

The country of India was incredible. There was so much to see and so many UNESCO world heritage sites to visit. Buildings filled with history dating back many centuries.

The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is the highlight of my tour to India. The filmi music we heard and dances we saw when visiting Bollywood were incredible. The women looked so beautiful in their saris and gold jewellery. And, the men, so handsome dressed in sherwani suits.

DEPARTURE

We’ve had an exciting adventure on our tour of India.
Click on the game links below to test your knowledge.
Best of luck from me, Amy, Ace, Lin, Oz and Ravi.

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