India is a land of geographical and cultural diversities. The vast geographical area of India has resulted into formation of distinct cultures in different parts of the country. One can easily see the uniqueness in culture and the way of life of the people from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Manipur. Over thousands of years, multiple cultural enteties have developed in different parts of India.
Geographical size, combined with cultural pluralism, has resulted into various political enteties in India. A combination of geographical, administrative and cultural factors have resulted into creation states and union territories in India. India is a federal republic comprising 28t states and 7 Union Territories. The states and territories are themselves further subdivided.The states of India enjoy certain powers and priviledges. The Governor, as the representative of the President, is the Executive head of states. Each State and Union Territory of India has a unique demography, history and culture, dress, festivals, language etc.