India is a land of surprises that evokes thoughts of fantastic food, colorful people, bustling cities and ancient heritage. As the 7th largest country (by land mass) in the world, you can also be sure that it offers a wealth of varying landscapes and places of natural beauty that are sure to appeal to people who want to get away from it all. From the skyscraping mountains of the north to the beautiful beaches of the coast, India really does offer breathtaking views for any nature lover. Here are 14 of the most spectacular sights you can find in this wonderful country.
1. The Nubra Valley, Ladakh
The Nubra Valley is a high altitude desert that is found on the Tibetan Plateau in the far north of India. Little precipitation falls there and vegetation is only found along river beds.