Union territory

The six zones of India

Type of administrative division in the Republic of India.

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Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu is a union territory in India.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman tribals fishing (c. 1870)
Japanese military delegation salute Lieutenant Colonel Nathu Singh, commanding officer of the Rajput Regiment, following their surrender of Islands, 1945
Barren Island in the Andaman Islands
Map of Andaman and Nicobar Islands with an extra detailed area around Port Blair.
Sea shore at Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Nicobar pigeon
Ross island, Andaman
Elephant on the Andaman and Nicobar seashore
Thiru. Vettrimalai Murugan temple - Port Blair
Little Andaman Island seen by Spot satellite.
Ross Island a couple of days before the tsunami of December 2004.
A statue of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar at Cellular Jail.
Veer Savarkar International Airport
Cargo vessel Sindhu manufactured by CSL used for local transportation
Andaman Islands
Andaman and Nicobar islands
The coral reef at Havelock in Andaman
Mangrove trees on the beach, Shaheed Island
Canopy of tropical rainforest
The Andaman coast lined with coconut palms
Seascape at Chidiyatapu, Andaman islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory of India consisting of 572 islands, of which 37 are inhabited, at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Himachal Pradesh

State in the northern part of India.

Bathu ki Ladi Temples, near Maharana Pratap Sagar in Kangra are believed to be constructed by Pandavas
Topographic map of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the state is mountainous.
Tributary of Chandra, Lahaul and Spiti, from Rohtang Pass (elev. 3,980 m, 13,058 ft)
Indian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) in Kullu
Black bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus)
High Court of Himachal Pradesh
Town Hall in Shimla
The Mall Road is the central business district of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh's capital city.
Terrace farming is the most common form of agricultural practice in the state.
Apple blossoms in Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Tea gardens in Dharamsala
Paragliding in Bir Billing.
Khirganga is one of the most popular treks in Himachal.
Gaggal Airport
Kalka-Shimla Railway
Kangra Valley Railway
NH 5 in Himachal Pradesh
A man in Kullu, wearing a traditional Himachali cap.
A village in Mandi district
Kibber Village, Spiti
Gaddi nomads
Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital at Shimla
Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla
IIT Mandi campus, Jan '20

Himachal Pradesh is the northernmost state of India and shares borders with the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the north, and the states of Punjab to the west, Haryana to the southwest, Uttarakhand to the southeast and a very narrow border with Uttar Pradesh to the south.


One of the uninhabited islands in Bangaram Atoll, Lakshadweep.
Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy.
Domestic ducks on a beach at Kavaratti, Lakshadweep
Plate in Western Script is from the Laccadive Islands
NASA picture of Maliku Atoll with Minicoy Island
Water sports at Kavaratti Island
Passenger ship MV Amindivi of the Lakshdweep Islands administration docked at Old Mangalore port
Agatti Airstrip
Agatti island, Lakshdweep
A rare red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus subsp. indicus) found in small islands of Lakshdweep
Green turtle near Laccadive Sea
Closeup of a Butterfly Fish (Chaetodon falcula) in a reef, Lakshdweep.
Coral Reef near Bangaram Island, Lakshdweep
A Lagoon Triggerfish swimming around the reef of Lakshdweep.

Lakshadweep, also known as Laccadives , is a union territory of India.

Lieutenant governor

High officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction.


In India, lieutenant governors are in charge of special administrative divisions in that country.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

District of the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in western India.

Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli during the Portuguese period
Old map of the territory.
Location of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Baby Cheetal Deer
Silvassa Town Hall
Blossom at Vanganga Lake, Dadra
Warli Painting at Saskriti Kendra, New Delhi

The area was captured by pro-India forces in 1954 and administered as the de facto state of Free Dadra and Nagar Haveli before being annexed to India as a union territory, the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1961.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019

A map of the disputed Kashmir region showing the new Indian-administered union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 is an act of the parliament of India containing provisions to reconstitute the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, a part of the larger region of Kashmir which has been the subject of dispute among India, Pakistan, and China since 1947, into two Indian-administered union territories (UTs) called Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, and becoming effective on 31 October 2019.

State legislative assemblies of India

Legislative body in the states and union territories of India.

In the 28 states and 3 union territories with a unicameral state legislature, it is the sole legislative body and in 6 states it is the lower house of their bicameral state legislatures with the upper house being State Legislative Council.

Member of the Legislative Assembly (India)

Representative elected by the voters of an electoral district (constituency) to the legislature of State government in the Indian system of government.

National and supranational representatives from electoral districts typically have offices in their respective districts. This photo shows the office of a Member of Parliament in the UK.

There are also members in three unicameral legislatures in Union Territories: the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Puducherry Legislative Assembly.


Ancient built environment.

The walls of the 16th-century Purana Qila built on a mound whose topography is thought to match the literary description of the citadel Indraprastha in the Sanskrit-epic Mahabharata, though excavations in the vicinity have yielded no evidence of construction.
At 72.5 m, the Qutb Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, was completed during the reign of Sultan Illtutmish in the 13th century; although its style has some similarities with the Jarkurgan minaret, it is more closely related to the Ghaznavid and Ghurid minarets of Central Asia
Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the main residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years.
Six stamps issued by the Government of British India to mark the inauguration of New Delhi in February 1931
Khan Market in New Delhi, now a high-end shopping district, was established in 1951 to help refugees of the Partition of India, especially those from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). It honours Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, Chief Minister of NWFP during the Partition.
Aerial view of Delhi in April 2016 with river Yamuna in top-right.
A dense toxic smog in New Delhi blocks out the sun. In November 2017, Delhi's chief minister described the city as a "gas chamber".
Urban sustainability analysis of the greater urban area of the city using the 'Circles of Sustainability method of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme.
Districts of Delhi
Municipalities of Delhi
Connaught Place in New Delhi is an important economic hub of the National Capital Region.
The Khari Baoli market in Old Delhi is one of the oldest and busiest in the city.
Indira Gandhi International Airport's new terminal in Delhi. It is the busiest airport in South Asia. Shown here is the immigration counter in Terminal 3.
The Delhi Transport Corporation operates three types of compressed natural gas buses, the world's largest fleet. The red- and green-roofed buses seen in the picture have low floors whereas the orange buses have standard height. The elevated Delhi metro is seen above in Azadpur.
The cycle rickshaw and the auto rickshaw are commonly used in Delhi for travelling short distances.
A platform of the New Delhi railway station shows a passenger train and freight which awaits pick up or transportation to other destinations. The pedestrian bridge overhead connects the platforms.
Delhi Metro is widely used Delhi- NCR.
Traditional pottery on display in Dilli Haat
The Pragati Maidan in Delhi hosts the World Book Fair biennially
More than a quarter of the immigrants in Delhi are from Bihar and neighboring states. Chhath, a festival of rural Bihar is now popular in Delhi.
On Basant Panchmi eve, qawwali singers wearing yellow headbands gather at the dargah of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya to sing verses from Amir Khusrau.
The kitchen of Karim's, Old Delhi, a historic restaurant located near Jama Masjid. 
 Established in 1913, the restaurant has been described as "arguably the city's most famous culinary destination".
Pitampura TV Tower broadcasts programming to Delhi
Indian athletes marching into the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 1951 Asian Games.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
alt=The Birla temple in Delhi with its towers.|Birla Mandir, Delhi, a Hindu temple, was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1933
The Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656
The prayer hall of Sikh Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi which dates to 1783

Although a union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister.