The landscape in India is divided into five regions: the Northern mountains, the great plains, the Thar Desert, the Central Highlands and the coastal plains. The landscape in India is diverse and varies widely according to the region.Know More
In Northern India, the Himalayas and other mountain ranges make up the majority of the landscape. The Himalayas are the highest mountains in the world, and there are seven other mountain ranges in India. Northern India also has forests and lakes near Jammu and Srinagar.
The great plains run parallel to the Himalayas, and they are dominated by three major rivers: the Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra. The plains vary in landscape, including an area with stones and pebbles, a heavily forested area, a low upland covered in laterite deposits and an area made of alluvium, which is deposited by the rivers.
The Thar Desert is the seventh-largest desert in the world. Most of this region consists of dunes, craggy rocks and compacted salt-lake bottoms. The rest is sand dunes. The majority of the highlands region is covered in deciduous and dry evergreen forests. Along the western coasts, there are lush rainforests. Eastern India has forested mountains and hills, sandy coastal plains, and wet and humid areas where multiple rivers drain.Learn more about South Asia
One active volcano in India is the Barren Island volcano, located in the Indian possession of the Andaman Islands. The volcano reaches a height of 1,161 feet above sea level. It is classified as a stratovolcano.Full Answer >
India is one of the founding member nations of SAARC, or the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and is the home of two regional centers within the organization, the SAARC Documentation Centre and the SAARC Disaster Management Centre. Additionally, according to the official SAARC website, India holds a permanent seat on the SAARC Board of Directors, and Indian representatives have twice served as secretary general of the organization.Full Answer >
The biggest river in India is the Ganges, with a length of 2,525 kilometers from source to mouth. The Ganges has its source in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal. It flows eastwards towards the state of West Bengal.Full Answer >
In 2010, India was one of the world’s largest producers of wheat, rice, fish, eggs, coconuts and sugarcane. At that time, India was also among the largest producers of several types of dry fruits and vegetables.Full Answer >