India the biggest democracy in the world is also world's second most populous nation. India is has a diverse and vibrant ethnic composition. India is a land of great cultural diversity with wide variety of languages and culture.
Although Hindi is the national language, English is accepted as the language for business. However about 2 dozen languages are spoken by people of different regions. India's constitution recognizes 15 regional languages
Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
With the rich history, India retains many outstanding archaeological landmarks; preeminent of these are the Buddhist remains at Sarnath, Sanchi, and Bodh Gaya; the cave temples at Ajanta, Ellora, and Elephanta; and the temple sites at Madurai, Thanjavur, Abu, Bhubaneswar, Konarak, and Mahabalipuram. For other aspects of Indian culture, see Hindu music; Indian art and architecture; Indian literature; Mughal art and architecture; Pali canon; Prakrit literature; Sanskrit literature.