From the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas to Kanyakumari, or Cape Comorin in the subtropical south, a fascinating and richly varied palette of landscapes extends across India, surpassed only by the breathtaking diversity of cultures and religions. This diversity extends from the meadows, lakes & green forests of Kashmir to the deserts of Rajasthan, from the nature reserves protecting India's tigers, leopards and elephants to the tea plantations of Darjeeling and Assam, from the fertile plains of the Ganges river basin to the marble palaces, fortresses and mausoleums of Delhi's emperors and maharajas. With a rich and ancient history, India combines an almost endless variety of people and places to explore. This book, from the Fascinating Earth series, captures the essence of India. Using spectacular colour photos and informative background text, it brings the beauty and complexity of the Indian subcontinent to life. This title includes: Over 250 stunning photographs, Detailed maps in the 8-page atlas section, Practical tips for tourists, Websites for the top sights.