Top 10 Landscapes in India

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India presents varied landscapes that are awe-inspiring to say the least.From arid dry deserts to glacial mountain peaks, untainted white coastlines to the lush greenery and rich foliage, India is …

India presents varied landscapes that are awe-inspiring to say the least.From arid dry deserts to glacial mountain peaks, untainted white coastlines to the lush greenery and rich foliage, India is home to diverse scenes that are associated with various parts of the world. Visit Theotherhome.com to know more about India.

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  • 1. Top Ten Landscapes in IndiaThe Other Home(Vacation Rental | Homestay | Outdoor Adventure | Heritage | Eco-Resorts)Address: E-261, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi – 110024Tel: 011-65028027 – 28; Fax: 011-26225380Email: info@theotherhome.com; website: www.theotherhome.com
  • 2. Top Ten Landscapes in India• For a landmass stretching across diverse climates, India presents varied landscapes thatare awe-inspiring to say the least.• From arid dry deserts to glacial mountain peaks, untainted white coastlines to the lushgreenery and rich foliage, India is home to diverse scenes that are associated withvarious parts of the world. Swiss Alps, Sahara desert, Caribbean waters and Amazonrainforest have their South Asian cousins in different region of India- and you canexplore all of them during your India Tour.
  • 3. The Himalayan Range• With the majestic Himalayan range of mountains sprawled across the states of HimchalPradesh and Uttar Pradesh in the northwestern region of India to Sikkim in the north-central to Arunachal Pradesh. The range found in India are known as the LesserHimalayas with no less than spectacular sight of the silent snow capped peaks.• Mount Kanchendzonga and Nanda Devi are the two highest peaks in the region of India.Glacial backdrops with lush meadows and valleys leading up to the snow-clad peaksoffer breathtaking landscapes, stunning sights not easily forgotten.
  • 4. Backwaters - Kerala• World renowned backwaters of Kerala India are snuggled between banks of swayingtrees and coastal communities. The refreshing sight of greenery, accompanied bybirdlife, rich flora and the busy locals are intriguing, and becoming extremely popular forthose who Travel India.• The backwater cruises, among the weaving waterways, offer a most serene experienceset among soothing waters and scenic riverbanks. These sights are complete contrast tothe bustling cities in other regions of India and are a welcome reprieve to any travellerwho may have been overwhelmed by urban mayhem unique to India.
  • 5. River Ganges• The lifeline for India and the religious and spiritual artery of the country, River Ganges,stretching over 2500 km, offers astounding sights along its fertile banks. Emerging froma glacier’s mouth high in the Himalaya mountains.• The river flows through mountain gorges in Devprayag and the confluence point of itsother sacred sister rivers- Yamuna and Saraswati- in Allahabad where the world’s biggestreligious festival, Kumbh Mela is held, the waters from this revered river is sacred formany Hindu devotees. The reverence can be seen clearly in Varanasi where the holiestspot of this river is believed to be.
  • 6. Hill Stations- Ooty, Nilgiri• Bolstering the Deccan Plateau, and trailing down the entire west coastal region of India,the Western Ghats is the habitat for 1,000 over species of flora and fauna. This lushabode for nature is also home to India’s popular hill stations such as Lonvala,Mahabaleshwar in the north and Ooty and Nilgiri, found in the southern Tamil Nadu,just to name a few of the ranges found along this lengthy stretch of biosphere.• Their cooler climates and green valleys, where tribal communities add an enchantingtouch to the lush landscape, are popular India tour inclusions.
  • 7. Konkan coast- Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore• With the waves from Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal caressing its lengthy shoreline,India’s coastal landscapes are the epitome of picture-perfect seashores.With Goa India´s beaches being the perennial favorite for seaside tours, the neighboringcoastline offer some of the best views imaginable.• The Konkan Coast, starting from Mumbai and leading southwards to Mangalore isdotted with sleepy fishing villages, paddy fields, plantations and coastal dwellingssheltered by the Western Ghats in the background. The scenery along this 700km ofcoastline can be enjoyed from the journey on the Konkan Railway or private transport.
  • 8. Thar Desert- Rajasthan• In the northwestern region of India, lies the Thar desert embracing the western borderof Rajasthan. With the scenic Jaisalmer as its closest airport, and fortress city Bikanerand remote desert town, Barmer nearby, Thar desert’s arid sandy landscape is easilyaccessible.• There are camel safaris and jeep rides available to enjoy sights of sand dunes and thenatives’ mud houses with traditional designs paintings. In this golden landscape of sandywaves, centres of desert handicrafts as well as picnic spots with lively nightentertainment provide delightful memories.
  • 9. Cave Temples- Maharashtra, Badami, Mumbai• There are numerous spectacular cave temples in many region of India. Of the oldestcave temples in India are believed to be the Ellora caves in Maharashtra- over 30 ofthem show the religious harmony of the ancient times. Ajanta caves, some distancefrom Ellora caves and belonging to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is anotherfine specimen of cave temples overlooking a narrow river gorge.• The picturesque caves at Badami were built during early Chalukyan reign. Their elegantarchitecture and rich carvings are dedicated to Hindu deities, to Jain saints and othersused as Buddhist monasteries.
  • 10. National parks and Wildlife sanctuaries• It seems only natural that a country blessed with such rich and diverse landscapes havededicated sites protecting and preserving nature’s bounty of flora and fauna.• Kaziranga National Park and Corbett National Park are home to astounding landscape ofraw beauty inhabited by variety of wildlife. Even within less rural areas such as Mumbairegion, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park celebrates the rich birdlife and fauna in thepicturesque woods. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala India is another fascinating riverlandscape. The Desert National Park in Jaisalmer is another fine example of thecontrasting landscapes of India.
  • 11. Waterfalls• The multitude of waterfalls found in almost every region of India will mesmerize allvisitors, especially those reward-deserving trekkers and hikers. Several of the waterfallsin India are the vista destinations at the end of trek trails.• One of the highest waterfalls in South Asia is the untiered Jog Falls, in Karnataka, aspectacular cluster of towering falls with uninterrupted frothy white streams poundingon the rocky bottom. Abbey Falls, near Madikeri is another popular tour attraction.Surrounded by coffee and spice plantations, with a nearby bridge at a vantage point,this roaring falls can be heard distance away while enthralling those in its presence.
  • 12. Lakes• There are natural and man-made lakes found in every region of India. While enhancingthe picturesque surroundings, they are popular with travelers and locals. Dal lake inSrinagar is renowned for the wooden houseboats. Lake Pichola in Udaipur is thebeautiful backdrop for the renowned Lake Palace as its cousin Jai Mahal in Jaipur.• Besides recreation, lakes also hold religious significance for devotees. Pushkar lake, alsoin Rajasthan is revered as a sacred site, surrounded by numerous temples and ghatsused for cleansing and bathing by the Hindus. Lakes in India serve a myriad of purposeswhile remaining a scenic part of the surroundings.
  • 13. Thank You!!!The Other HomeVacation Rental | Homestays | Heritage | Eco-Resorts | Outdoor AdventurePhone: 011-26225380 / 65028027Email: info@theotherhome.comWebsite: www.theotherhome.comBlog: blog.theotherhome.com / photoblog.theotherhome.com