For thousands of years, India has influenced the world through its language, religion, food, music, and art. Even today, modern India continues this influential tradition with its booming technology and media industries. With the second largest population in the world and a tremendous range of cultural diversity throughout its 29 states and 7 territories, a trip to India yields some of the more unique adventures a traveler could imagine. Throughout this huge subcontinent, the terrain changes from expansive deserts to thick, emerald jungles to palm tree-lined beaches. And, the cultural attractions are fascinating – ornamented forts and palaces, jam-packed markets, and delicious food.