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  • This is a filler week video and by popular request we are doing the states of India

  • Now the thing about India is that it's actually kind of broken up quite a few times since independence from the original 14 states mostly

  • Because of the people groups are the languages stuff like that. So before we get into this, just keep in mind

  • I am NOT Indian. I have never even been to India

  • So in order to make this video I had to talk to a lot of you guys

  • I've read a lot of your emails and comments and I compiled as much information as I possibly could based off of what you guys

  • The Indian jogger peeps have said so kind of you know, if I get anything wrong it's you know kind of your fault

  • So let's just jump into it the 29 states and the 7 union territories

  • andhra, pradesh the capital amaravati

  • Now there's an interesting state because it kind of had like the fastest growing GDP in all of India over 16 percent in the past

  • few years over here

  • They speak Telugu and this guy wrote this play which is kind of considered like the most prominent

  • Telugu play in all of Indian history

  • Otherwise, they're famous for the Kuchipudi dance

  • One of the 8 classical styles of Indian dance and I yeah

  • They have great beaches and caves Otto notch all Pradesh capital Otunga. This is the region that's kind of disputed with China

  • Although it is administered by India in order to get in as a foreigner

  • You will need a restricted area permit. Otherwise culturally it kind of takes cues from Tibet, you know

  • The whole like Buddhism thing going on. There's quite a few Buddhists here people here are super friendly

  • They're famous for their wood carvings and their carpets. Ah some capital D support

  • Now if you watch the in the episode, you're all that I talked about the Seven Sisters in northeast

  • India a some is kind of like the big sister

  • this place is known for disputable having the nicest tea and

  • Silk and the silks are kind of made based off of what they actually feed the silkworms. It's interesting

  • They're also known for preserving the incredibly rare one-horned Indian Rhinoceros

  • And the longest bridge opened up in 2017 over here as well Assam. It's awesome Bihar capital Patna

  • This is kind of like the Buddhist state lots of famous sites for Buddhism

  • Supposedly they have the Bodhi tree that Siddhartha Gautama sat under otherwise on the Hindu side

  • I was told that they're very big on the Rama and Krishna

  • I was also told that they're very hardworking people Chuck these God capital

  • Right Poole from what I was told this is kind of like a somewhat militant ish type of area

  • They're known for producing a lot of cool and they are kind of one of the poorest states

  • and there is a noticeable community of people that kind of have Maoist Knox all

  • Ideologies and it kind of clashes with the main Indian government

  • But otherwise generally the people here are just nice but there's just a little bit of controversy. That's all go on

  • This is the Vegas of India. It was a former Portuguese colony

  • And now it's known for having a ton of Russian tourists that just flock over and take over everything great beaches

  • Bars and cool things happening. But the funny thing is the people in Goa like the actual citizens are pretty chill and normal

  • It's just the tourists that give it the crazy vibe

  • But yeah, Goa it's like where everybody wants to go to for vacation. You want to go? Ahh to go Wow

  • Gujarat capital Gandhinagar Prime Minister Narendra Modi is from here. Now. This place is famous for a few things

  • First of all, it's kind of like a desert and they have one of the largest salt deserts in the world

  • They have this forest which has the last of the Asiatic lions in the world. I forgot Gandhi was also from here

  • They are voted the number one ease of business State in India

  • The people here are very good at doing business and they're really good at trading also

  • No alcohol is allowed in this state, but that's okay because they go to one of the union territories that we'll talk about later

  • Yeah, basically, uh people that can handle money really well come from Gujarat Haryana capital Chandigarh

  • Which is shared with Punjab long story. Oh, yeah. Ah, I was told is kind of like the rougher tougher brother of Punjab

  • It's known as like the wrestling and boxing

  • Capital of India and they have one of the highest male to female sex ratios

  • Like there's more men than women and this place is famous for having a lot of people that are hired to become

  • Bodyguards for other people in other states like this is the bodyguard state Himachal Pradesh

  • Which has two capitals the summer one Shimla and the winter one Dharmashala

  • This is kind of known as the state that hosts the Dali Lama

  • But it's actually kind of known as like the beautiful holiday destination that Indians love to visit

  • It's known as the abode of snow one of the snowiest places in all of India culture wise again

  • They take a lot of cues from their Tibetan neighbors up north

  • But yeah, cool state lots of culture. Lots of beautiful landscape people like to visit for vacations Jammu and Kashmir

  • So has two capitals summer one Srinagar and then winter one Jammu. I have to be very very careful with this one

  • Why because if you watch the India episode you'll know that Pakistan and China and India are all kind of vying for

  • Ownership of this one area basically the area that is kind of operated by India. We'll talk about besides Lakshadweep

  • It has the highest percentage of Muslims in all of India at about 68%

  • It used to be ruled under these princely states and it's funny because like the people here are so nice and welcoming

  • Even though they've gone through like multiple Wars. Yeah. It's like the world's most beautiful

  • Conflict zone. Jaqen capital Ranchi. It's kind of like the sibling of chuck. Discard

  • A lot of people here kind of also have the same MAOIs ideology

  • However, it also does have one of the holiest sites in Jainism

  • What have you pronounce it the Chicago G known for having a lot of minerals that they mine and famous cricketer Dhoni

  • Came from here as well Karnataka capital Bengaluru

  • Formerly known as Bangalore capital Bengaluru is kind of known as like the Silicon Valley of India

  • So many IT companies and startups are coming out in this city

  • And they have the lowest unemployment rate in all of India at less than 1% Otherwise

  • They're known for having the humpy ruins

  • And now they speak Kannada or is that I was told it's pronounced, Kannada

  • But some people have said Canada like what is it? Kerala capital?

  • Thiruvananthapuram

  • Thiruvananthapuram say that three times fast. Keep it one on top of Mt. Obama on top of them

  • This place is kind of famous for being known as the spot where Jesus

  • Apostle Thomas kind of landed and spread the Christian gospel and today you see kind of like a lot of Catholics and Christians

  • And they all kind of speak Malayalam a little bit of a tongue twister. Say it with me my like y'all

  • Um, it's not Malay a more mal

  • I am its mother yalom backwater is a very famous place and yeah

  • Kerala is kind of like the state that's like doing pretty well

  • Overall and a lot of things like literacy and HDI and all that other stuff all the other states are like, hmm

  • maybe we can kind of take pointers from Kerala Madhya Pradesh capital pawpaws the heart of

  • India the history state with tons of religious and historical sites. You have to be Medeco rock shelters

  • You have the Hadron whole temples which depicts all those you know

  • Kamasutra, sexually explicit image is going on

  • A lot of you have told me to mention the Bhopal gas tragedy that happened in

  • 1984 and I was also told that the people here seem to be really big devotees of Ganesh

  • Maharashtra capital Mumbai. This is the richest state and the second most populous third-largest an area

  • It's kind of like the New York and Los Angeles of India

  • It's like the economic hub and the entertainment hub Bollywood is over here tons of people flock over to pursue their dreams

  • I mean aside from all that though. They do have a lot of like Marathi forts and like historical sites as well

  • But yeah, Maharashtra is kind of like this central nucleus that everything kind of builds off of and expands outwards from it pushes

  • India forward money poor capital Impa

  • This is one of the seven sister states a lot of the people here just like all the other southern sisters have a little bit

  • More of like an East Asian look to them. They're known for having their own distinct hill tribes

  • five-time world amateur boxing champion Mary Coleman came from here

  • They're also known for having these cool floating islands floating islands and boxing women Meghalaya capital

  • She long this place is known as the abode of

  • Rain, and they're kind of like the water people of India these two villages get the most rain in all of India

  • They have really interesting metro lineal tribes and they have really cool foggy hills

  • But yeah

  • Cool Hill people with their own customs and the water people meter on capital eyes on the land of Blue Mountains

  • This is the most forested state in all of India at over 90% Pretty eco-friendly may even have eco tours

  • It's kind of like the Costa Rica of India

  • The people here are just really chill and they just kind of like sell their handicrafts at the market

  • All right. So that's the halfway point just very quickly before we move on to the next one

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  • Nagaland capital Kojima, this is like the most Christian state of India

  • But they also still kind of retain their own indigenous tribal cultures and customs

  • famous for the hornbill

  • festival and it's funny because like they're very westernized but they know that the tours come in and so they kind of have to like

  • Put on their traditional costumes and put on a show

  • but it's like hey and whenever whatever makes us money or disha formerly known as Orissa capital poop on my known as the land of

  • Cyclones also known for being like the is arroz launch site for their satellite programs

  • This is one of the three states that never broke up throughout all of Indian statehood history

  • It's kind of known as like the state that bridges the north and south they speak the OREA language

  • They have an amazing wetland and mangrove Park. We can find like tigers and elephants

  • Probably the most famous landmark being the Sun Temple of Konark Punjab capital Chandigarh shared with Haryana. Keep in mind

  • This is only part of the larger Punjab territory, which is also shared with Pakistan

  • A lot of you guys had stuff to say about to a job overall

  • A lot of you said that Punjab is probably the most loved state in India partially. Thanks to Bollywood

  • They got really good food really nice people. They have the largest Sikh community in all of India

  • They also have the holiest site in Sikhism the Golden Temple and there's a ton of forts and palaces like this one

  • Rajasthan capital Jaipur the land of Rajas or Kings

  • It's the largest state in area at 341 square kilometers

  • It is also one of the states that never broke up and there are just endless

  • Forts and palaces found in this state. It has things like a camel Fair supposedly

  • I was told they have like the best henna

  • artists keep in mind food wise they keep things very spicy and it is at about 75% of the population the most

  • Vegetarian state in India vegetarian kings in the sand sea Kingdom capital gotten talk now

  • There's an interesting one because it kind of joined India in 1975 to kind of avoid the Chinese

  • It used to be its own Kingdom and these people are very similar to the people of Bhutan

  • they can kind of generally understand each other's languages lots of

  • Tibetan Buddhist type of culture going on here as well and it is as of right now the most

  • environmentally friendly state in all of India

  • It is almost completely organic as in they don't believe in using chemicals or pesticides in their agriculture. Very clean air

  • They love nature and they love they're just it's kind of like the Bhutan of India Tommy on that du capitole

  • Chennai now if you want real like South

  • Dravidian Indian culture you come here. This is like straight up the southern capital of India main language

  • They speak of course is Tomeo which is completely unintelligible to Hindi they have so many temples including the largest

  • Functioning Hindu temple in the world technically Angkor Wat is a bigger Hindu temple, but it's no longer active

  • So it kind of doesn't count. I was told they are big fans of

  • Orogeny and Telangana capital Hyderabad the youngest state of India. They literally split up from Andhra Pradesh in

  • 2014 I was told it's kind of like the whole, you know, Catalina Spain thing where they're like, hey

  • We're making a lot of money, but you guys are dragging us down

  • So we're gonna kind of split off and make our own thing

  • And then under the pradesh was like no you can't do that and they're like, yes we can and we're gonna take Hyderabad

  • They're like no, you can't do that. Like yes, we can make your own capital. Yeah messy divorce. Anyway, they're also famous for

  • Hollywood or Telugu

  • Hollywood and it's interesting because they still kind of retain a little bit of the Persian culture. That was brought over from the

  • Moguls and Nizam's you can find it in things like the painting and their shadow puppets to be pure capital agava

  • I was told is this even India it's like to state that very few people even know much about

  • It's like all sides of their state are surrounded by Bangladesh. So no chakra. They have a lot of Bangladeshi immigrants

  • Apparently I was told they like to play horse polo

  • But yeah

  • I think out of all the states

  • They are kind of like the biggest

  • Anomalies, like the mystery state people probably come here to hide out and avoid the authorities when they're on the loose

  • Butare pradesh capital Lucknow, this is the Taj Mahal State and it's kind of like oh dang. Where did that baby?

  • Boom come from you guys just like exploded in population in the past few years and now it is the most populous state

  • It's also home to Varanasi one of the most famous cities in the world for Hinduism, Jains and Buddhists

  • And yeah

  • a lot of

  • Fertile land over here lots of spices and agriculture happened in this States very key important player in all of India

  • You cannot have India Butare pradesh. Tarik on capital Dehradun

  • This place actually has some of the holiest sites in all of hinduism as the Jim Corbett National Park beautiful mountains again

  • I was told these people are super nice very welcoming

  • I was specifically told to tell you guys that Rashi rotala is from this state West Bengal capital, Calcutta

  • Kolkata they changed the spelling. This is the last state that never broke up in all of India technically

  • You considered the fact that it broke up from East Bengal, which became Bangladesh

  • But yeah

  • These people are kind of also known for having some of the best

  • sweets in all of India and they're also known for having some of the best literature and

  • Academics some of the greatest minds from India like this guy came from here

  • They're also known for being very strong devotees to Durga sweets and academics West Bengal

  • Now we reach the Union Territories the Andaman and Nicobar Islands capital, Port Blair

  • This place is known for being home to one of the last

  • Uncontacted humid tribes on earth the Sentinelese you are not allowed to visit their Island

  • It's also home to India's only volcano Chandigarh now, this is interesting

  • It's the capital of both punjab and haryana, but it's also a Union Territory in itself. Basically. This was a planned city

  • That was built because they gave Lahore to Pakistan and it was kind of made to be like a model of affordable housing in India

  • It's a new city, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and diamond and do you there's the interesting thing Gujarat? Like I mentioned does not allow alcohol

  • Maharashtra does so where do they meet in the middle these union territories?

  • These places are kind of known as like the places where both states can kind of join together

  • And have a beer and a diamond do I think it was also Portuguese, wasn't it?

  • Yeah

  • Lakshadweep means a hundred islands basically in a nutshell the majority of people here are Muslim and they're very similar to the people of the

  • Maldives you find a lot of AD tools and a lot of people living on these narrow sand banks and they have like an island

  • Culture the Capital Territory of Delhi. Keep in mind that this is a separate entity from New Delhi

  • But yeah, this is kind of basically where all the politicians go and the worst drivers in India

  • I was supposedly told and even though they are a territory. They still have their own Legislative Assembly. It's weird

  • But yeah busy people making laws causing controversy for the rest of the country and finally put a cherry capital Pondicherry

  • This is the french-speaking area India here

  • You can also find Oroville the hippie village where all the people kind of came together and they wanted to make their own utopia