India has the second highest population in the world with a population of over 1.2 billion people. In recent years India has become one of the emerging BRIC economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China. Whilst India has enjoyed a huge increase in prosperity with the rise of its popularity as an outsource centre, huge divide can still be seen between the rich and poor. Poverty is still a huge issue for many Indians. India has a total GDP of almost $5 trillion though per capita this translates to only $1414. Major contributors to its GDP include agriculture, textiles, telecommunications, chemicals, petrochemicals, steel and IT. Throughout the late 90’s and early noughties, there was a major shift towards outsourcing technology functions to technical centres in India, fuelling a major economic boost to the country. It is estimated that economic growth has allows 431 million inhabitants to pull themselves out of poverty since the mid eighties. Visitors to India are attracted to the wealth of historic architecture including the Taj Mahal, food, culture and widespread biodiveristy. Other attractions on the itiniary of most travellers include: Madurai – known to be one of the most ancient cities in Southern Asia. Goa – Famous for its full moon parties Gangtok – A popular destination in the winter with its frozen lake and numerous monasteries. Hampi – Ancient city ruins Kerala – enjoy a boat trip into the back and beyond of Southern India. Mamallapuram – fishing village with spectacular stone carvings. Camel Trekking – Take a ride into the Great Indian Desert. Lotus Temple – Not to be missed if you find yourself in Dehli The Nilgiri Mountain Railway – Take a trip on a steam train along the steepest train route in Asia. Ranthambhore National Park – See the Royal Bengal Tiger For more information on private jet charter flights and helicopter flights to India please contact our team on +44 (0)1252 416343 or email fly@execflyer.com