South Asia is a region in Asia that refers to the sub-Himalayan countries. Afghanistan and China flank to the north and east. In addition, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea lie to the south.

There are total of 8 countries in South Asia. Pakistan is in the northwest region and Nepal is in the northeast region. Plus, the Jammu and Kashmir regions of India are a part of this region. Furthermore, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, and the Maldives are also countries in this area.

India occupies the entire central region. Interestingly, Hinduism originated in India. Furthermore, the vibrant cultural ambiance, friendly people, and diverse landscape are the defining characteristics of India. Bangladesh is south of the Seven Sisters (aka India). The swampy mangroves are the unique attraction of this nation.

Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Tourists flock here to relax in this tropical heaven on earth. Nepal is the friendliest of all the nations in South Asia; adventure travelers find many surprises there.

Pakistan, like India, has diverse landscapes. Plus, the scenic valleys are worth a visit. Sri Lanka is another tropical island nation. Also, Tibet and Bhutan are rich in Buddhist culture.

Getting Around

Delhi, Karachi, Lahore, Colombo, Islamabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Thimphu, Male are important cities in this region. Furthermore, Mount Everest rules the landscape of South Asia. It covers the area of Nepal and straddles the border of China. Also, the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is in Agra.

The mountainous regions of the Himalayas have a cold climate; whereas, the interior areas have a humid and hot climate. On the other hand, the coastal regions have a temperate climate. Hindi and Urdu are the most common languages in this region. However, Nepalese people speak Nepali. Also, you can use English as the lingua franca in modern cities.

International airports in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Amritsar, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and Paro connect around the globe. Cars are the essential means of transport in India. Moreover, you can take buses to move from one city to other. For long distance travel, you can travel by train.

November 26, 2016 11:33 am Published by

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