Driving Directions India
INDIA is a vast republic in South Asia dominated in the extreme north by the world’s youngest and highest mountains, the Himalayas. The diverse Republic of India encompasses a wide variety of geographical features and human societies. It is the second-most densely populated country globally and is home to one in six of the world’s population, many of whom live in extreme poverty conditions.
The northeastern states, including Assam, are effectively cut off from the rest of India, connected only by a narrow corridor of land squeezed between Nepal and Bangladesh’s borders.
The country has three main geographical divisions: the high peaks of the Himalayas which dominate the northern border; the densely populated, fertile northern plains which are drained by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers; and the ancient Deccan Plateau region to the south, which extends to the southern tip of the country.