India’s mountains incluvde the Himalayas (North), Aravallis (North-West), Sahyadris (Western Ghats) and Eastern Ghats (West Bengal to Tamil Nadu).
The country has close to 200 mountain and hill resorts.
India has many forest types which cover almost one-fifth of the country's total geographic area. These forests sustain a wide variety of animals, birds, insects and reptiles.
The very exclusive Aman-i-Khas resort in the Ranthambore reserve is India's costliest resort.
Beach & Sea Activities
India has a vast coastline with the Arabian Sea in the west, the Bay of Bengal in the east and the Indian Ocean in the south. Beach buffs in India can choose from over 140 sea-side resorts.
It need not always be destination Goa. Gopalpur-on-Sea is a quiet and unspoilt beach in Orissa.
Fresh Water Activities
The rivers of India are classified as Himalayan, peninsular, coastal, and inland-drainage basin rivers. The Ganga river basin ranks among the largest in the world in drainage basin area and length.
River resorts in India offer diverse holiday activities ranging from angling to whitewater rafting.
The hot air from the Indian Gangetic Plains and the cold air from the hills create excellent flying conditions. The hills, valley and mountains in India provide good locations for aero sports activities.
Bangalore, the aero capital of the country, offers aero sports like hang gliding, para gliding etc.
The Thar desert is spread over the north-western part of India.
In Rajasthan, the desert has rugged forts and imposing palaces.
The Bishnois, a nature-loving community in Rajasthan, protect flora and fauna in the desert as part of their sacred tradition.