The Plains of
are considered to be the country's heartland. The Ganges and Yamuna rivers flow through this region. Major events of India's history took place here.
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's capital and the home of the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of Government.
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, in the north
, some 200 km from
Varanasi, once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical city in northern
Uttar Pradesh is a state in the Plains region of
. Uttar Pradesh has the largest population of nearly 167 million.
Madhya Pradesh is a state in the plains of
. The name "Madhya Pradesh" means "central region", and derives from its geographical position.
Bihar is a state in Northern
. It lies on the Gangetic plain, with
to its west,
to its east,
to its south and with
to its north.
Punjab is a state in the northwestern part of The Republic of
. When India was divided, the region was divided along religious grounds.
Haryana is a state in
. A Hindu-dominated state that split off from largely Sikh Punjab in 1966.
's first planned city, quite distinct from the rest of the country and considerably better organized.
Sunauli is the traditional name given to both sides of this India/Nepal border crossing, 70 kilometers north of Gorakpur and 3 kilometers south of
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