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South Asia includes the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Some of them deserve special attention, as they are very attractive for tourists. Let's take a look at these South Asian countries.
This country is famous for its huge number of must-see attractions. Tourists are truly delighted with archaeological sites and dwellings of maharajas dating back to the 13th-19th centuries. Also, unforgettable impressions remain after visiting the capital - Dhaka. And the beach, unique in its length, and the largest mangrove coast on the planet cannot be ignored at all. Many people go to Bangladesh just for this. And some tourists generally believe that other countries of South Asia fade against the background of this state.
Dhaka lies on the north bank of a wide river called Buriganda. The capital is located in the very heart of the state; rather, it looks not like a modern metropolis, but like a mythical Babylon. The oldest section of Dhaka is located to the northfrom the coast. The golden time for her was the period of the reign of the Great Mughals. At that time, the capital was one of the most significant trading centers of the empire. Today, the Old City is a large area located between the two main river ports - Badam Tole and Sadarghat. Admiring Buriganda from here, it is sometimes impossible to restrain emotions, it seems so beautiful. But the most interesting place in Dhaka is the unfinished Lalbah Fort located in the Old City, the construction of which began in 1678. South and Southeast Asia attract tourists like a magnet, and no wonder, because there are so many attractions.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is located in the middle of the magnificent mountains of the Himalayas, it is completely separated from the outside world. Locals often call their country the state of the Thunder Dragon. Territorial isolation contributed to the protection of Bhutan from outside influences. The country's industry fully satisfies the needs of residents in products, things and much more.
Until 1974, it was possible to come to Bhutan only with the consent of the king. Today, tourism is in third place in the country's economy, and anyone can visit it. The population of South Asia is only happy to have guests, because they make a profit. The attitude towards them is very friendly.
The cities of the state are notable for their very small population. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu. This city is the center of culture, beautiful architecture and customs. The houses here are built innational style. The most interesting place in the city is the largest monastery in the country called Trashi-Cho-Dzong. It strikes with its beauty. Dzongs are called fortress-monasteries, found exclusively in Bhutanese architecture. Usually such a structure was erected first, and then a city grew around it. Thimphu has a magnificent national park called Jigme Dorji. Here you can see very rare plants and exotic animals. South Asia surprises tourists with its natural we alth.
Also noteworthy is the city of Paro, which has an international airport. The main attraction of this settlement is a monastery called Taksang Lakhang Dzong. Also here is a hill, which is a symbol of the state - Chomolgari. There is a legend according to which a thunder dragon lives on it. South Asia is home to many beautiful legends.
In the south of Asia, the magnificent state of India is located. It neighbors Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, China and Afghanistan. India is surrounded by the ocean of the same name, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal. This country includes the Laccadives, Amindives, Andaman, Nicobar Islands and Minika. If you look at the map, you will notice that India is shaped like a diamond.
Mountains, lowlands and rivers
Several mountain ranges pass through the state, including the highest on the planet - the Himalayas. In India, 60% of the total area of the countryoccupy high ground. This, of course, is quite a lot. Among other things, here is the Indo-Gangetic lowland, which received its name from the names of important rivers. Even schoolchildren know what is at stake. These are the Ganges and the Indus. South Asia would not be so beautiful without these rivers.
India is dominated by a tropical climate, but in the southern part dominated by monsoonal subequatorial. The vast territory of the state, the proximity of the sea and highlands have a significant impact on the seasons, as well as the temperature, which varies depending on the region and month. Thinking about the time of travel, it is recommended to first choose the region of India: if there are mountains, then you should go there in the summer, and you can visit other places from mid-autumn to early spring, when the sun is not yet so scorching. South Asia is an amazing land. Having been there once, you will definitely want to come there again and again.