In terms of landmass, India is one of the largest nations in the world, and it is home to many mountains, such as Kangchenjunga, India's tallest mountain and the third tallest in the world, and mountain ranges, including parts of the Himalayas. Snowmelt from the Himalayas feeds several of India's largest rivers, including the Ganges, and the mountain chain itself serves as a political boundary between India and its neighbors, such as Nepal. India's tallest peaks include Nanda Devi, Kirat Chuli and Gimmigela Chuli, but this Southeast Asian nation is also home to a variety of smaller peaks, including Swargarohini, which is visually stunning, with sharp drops and steep sides.
India's mountain ranges include the Aravalli Range, which is said to be one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Also known as the Mewat Hills, this range of fold mountains is located in the western part of the country and extends through several Indian states, including Delhi. Also in Western India is the Western Ghats, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This range is home to an incredibly diverse range of plant and animal life, including Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, more than 500 bird species and the piper nigrum plant, which produces black peppercorns.