Thank you for your letter of the 1st instant. I am glad to read that you are very much interested in knowing about my country and propose to visit it during the winter season. As there is a lot to time- a long period of six months – between now and your proposed visit, I shall in this brief letter give you an idea of my country and the places you should visit when you actually come to this ancient land.
India is a vast country, ka Sovereign Democratic Republic with a population of about eight hundred million souls. It is the biggest democracy in the world. It was on the 15th of August, 1947 that India became an independent country. During all these years of independence.
India had made remarkable progress. New industries have been set up. Agriculture is being mechanized. Trade has increased. New river projects have been undertaken to harness India’s water – power. Education is receiving due attention. This is not all. India, being an ancient country, boasts of numerous relics and monuments of the past. The Taj at Agra is a symbol of eternal love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife. The caves of Ajanta and Ellora are the living specimen of Indian art and architecture. The Qutab Minar, the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid of Delhi are places which every foreigner must visit.
New Delhi is the seat of government and I can proudly say that it is one of the few places in the country worth seeing. The Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Secretariat and the long row of towering buildings – all speak of the glory of New Delhi. There are several other towns which you should not miss to visit. Here are a few of them. The lake and palaces at Udaipur, the fort of Chittore, Chaupati and Marine Drive at Bombay.
With my compliments,