India is diverse not only in its culture, but also in climatic conditions, terrain and temperatures. These are a few pictures and illustrations taken during my travel escapades. We have some of the highest, lowest, coldest, hottest, driest, wettest places in India.
- From extreme cold of Dras, Kargil district, Jammu & Kashmir (lowest recorded of -60 deg celcius) to the extreme heat of Dholpur, Rajasthan (highest ever of 50.6 deg celcius)
- From the wettest place in the world Cherapunjee, Meghalaya (annual rainfall 1,041.75 in) to the dry Thar desert, Rajasthan ( annual rainfall <10 inches).
- From the highest Mt Kancehnjunga (height 8,586 m (28,169 ft)) and the snow clad Himalayas to the large coastline (length 7,517 km (4,671 mi)) and the 2 seas and 1 ocean that surround it.
- From the dense forested areas of the Western ghats or Arunanchal Pradesh(total India forest cover 23%, with very dense forest of more than 70% tree canopy at 3%) to the arid expanses of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Coming to think of it, India has a lot of contrasting stuff if you look around!