The India Connection
Land of India
India is a land of great contrasts and beautiful variety in its landscape. From bone-dry, sandy deserts to lush tropical forests and grassy lowlands, and from mighty bodies of water like the Ganges River and the Indian Ocean to the majestic Himalayan mountain range, India teems with natural beauty. The Himalayas are the world's highest mountain system and rise along India's border with China. The deserts help to form part of India's border with Pakistan. Some desert regions get only two inches of rain per year, while some cities get over 1,000 inches. Monsoons, winds that blow from the southwest, bring moisture from the Indian Ocean, causing heavy rainfall in the south during the summer. India's hottest season is March through June with its rainiest season in July. Most of Southern India has temperatures 80 to 110 degrees year round while Northern India tends to be more temperate.