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Part of the Himalaya Mountain Range, Ladakh, India

Geography of India

This brief description of the Geography of India is meant to give tourists a basic idea of the major physical features of the Indian sub continent.  

Location~wise , India sits roughly in the middle of Asia, well North of the equator.  With a Total land area of roughly 3.3 million square kilometers, India is the Seventh largest country in the world.  

Here’s some more basic metrics on India’s geography: ( figures approximated)

Highest Altitude: K2 Peak, Himalayas ~ 8,611 m (28, 251 ft)

Coastline: 7500 kilometers:

Lenght North to South: 3200 kilometers:

Breath East to West: 3000 kilometers:

Border Frontier: 15000 kilometers:

Bordering Nations: China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma & Pakistan India is bound also by three seas (oceans), largely the Indian ocean to the south, along with the Bay of Bengal in the South East and the Arabian Sea on the south west.  Some of the variety of geographical features to be found in India include High altitude mountain ranges ( Himalayan range) in the north eastern region of the country, vast deserts namely the Thar desert which mainly lies in Rajasthan, as well as the cold deserts in parts of the himalayan range and Ladakh and the sand desert in the Kutch area of Gujarat. India’s longest river is the great Ganges, also known as the Ganga, which is 2525kms in lenght and the third largest in the world measured by discharge. [/column]