India has unique landscape ranging from the highest peaks to the lowest plains. Godwin Austin known as Mount K2 is the highest peak of India and the coastal plains are the lowest in the South.
The climate varies from the tropical to the temperate zone. Cherrapunji in Meghalaya receives the highest amount of rainfall, whereas the Thar Desert receives the minimum rainfall.
We have wet dense tropical forest in the Western Ghats, mangrove trees in the Sunderbans of West Bengal and Shrubs, and sparse vegetation in the Thar Desert.
The diversity in the physical environment and climate has made India an ideal habitat of flora and fauna. Hence a wide variety of plants and animals are found in India.
India is a secular country with total freedom of worship. People follow Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and Zorastrianism with cultural diversities.
In spite of its physical, cultural, regional, religious and racial varieties India is known for unity in diversity because people forget their religious and linguistic differences and stand together during the time of crisis.