betwixt Pakistan, China and Nepal is the South Asian subcontinent of India,
a cosmos with a harlequin diversity and rich cultural heritage. Dating back
to times unknown India has been standing as the one of the antediluvian
civilization of the world. Firmly holding its position of the Seventh
Largest and Second densely populated country in the world, India is
punctuated with mountain ranges and hydrospheres rendering it a geographical
distinctiveness. Fringed by Arabain Sea in the West, the Bay of Bengal in
the East and the Indian Ocean in the South, it also cuddles Himalayas from
Kashmir in the North. Teeming with hillocks, seas and oceans, plateaus,
tropical rain forests and sandy deserts India has extremum with regards to
its geographical location in the Asian Continent.
Geography of India constitutes of snow-clad mountains, calm cerulean banks
and shores, astounding variations in flora and fauna and climate. The
geographical enormity and expanse of India is as diverse as its genetic
cultural diversity. A dazzling sapphire like Himalayas and sober Southern
hilly coastal terrains, the Western and Eastern Ghats and the Indian Ocean,
the calm Thar desert, the emerald like lush clement coasts all capitulates
and paint India as a picturesque land.
Mentioning the geographical location of India, it envelops a vast expanse
of 32,87,2631 sq. km. It is situated in the Northern hemisphere stretching
3214 km from north south between extreme latitudes and about 2933 km from
east to west between extreme longitudes. Countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan,
Burma, China, Nepal and Pakistan brushes the boundaries of India. The
highest elated point of India is Kanchenjunga with an altitude of 8,598
meters whereas the lowest elated point is Indian Ocean at 0 meters.
The immense provincial differences in the climate emerges from chilling
mountain meadows and glaciers, through breezy plateaus and warm deserts. In
addition to provincial variety, the temporal feature of India makes the
climate so diversified. Difference in heat or coldness rests on the months
of the year. Phenomenally it is cooler in Winters (October to March) in
Northern Regions. The Southern terrains are cooler from November to January.
The South West Monsoon in the month of June causes hefty rains in South
India. Identically in the months of October to December the north-east
monsoon appears in the Bay of Bengal, bringing rains to the east coast.
Moreover, the seasons of spring and autumn bring renewed vigor in India.
Some remarkable physical features of the country are Himalayan Mountain,
The Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra Plain, Peninsular plateaus, Western ghats,
Eastern Ghats, the Coastal moors and the Islands. India also has a
significantly peculiar River Mechanism. The The Himalayan Rivers, The Deccan
Rivers, The Coastal Rivers and The Rivers of the Inland Drainage Basin
contribute to lavish watercourse.
Furthermore with the stupefying topographical variations, India is distinct
in its implausible cultural diversity owing to the subsistence and
coexistence of numerous religions, lifestyles and traditions. Such is the
geography of India- home to Indus Valley Civilization. So varied, so unique
and quite intricate - a hybrid of many phenomenons.