Earth Day: 55 Images That'll Inspire You To Conserve India's Natural Wealth

22/04/2016 1:29 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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India, Kerala, view of Western Ghats from Top Station, Munnar

Despite the battering we’ve collectively given it over the decades, India has managed to preserve some of its exquisite landscapes. And there is no better day than 22 April — World Earth Day — to appreciate how beautiful our country really is, with its ample offerings of lush, rolling hills, sun-drenched waters, towering peaks and stark expanses of desert.

Here are some incredible images of the Indian subcontinent — from Kashmir to Kanyakumari -- that will take your breath away, and show you why we all must work to preserve this beauty and abundance.

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    Munnar, Kerala
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    Veldrampattu Lake, Pondicherry
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    Nubra Valley, Leh
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    Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
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    Kerala backwaters
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    'Valley of Flowers', Uttaranchal
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    Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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    River Mandovi, Goa
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    Tso Moriri Lake, Ladakh
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    Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
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    Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
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    Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu
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    Jog Falls, Karnataka
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    Kalundre River, Maharastra
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    Zanskar River, Leh
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    Pangong Lake, Ladakh
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    Candolim Beach, Goa
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    Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
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    Bihar
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    Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
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    Ladakh
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    Tea plantation, Kerala
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    Dharamsala
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    Bara-lachala Pass, Jammu and Kashmir
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    Chadar, Leh
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    Leh
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    Chitrakote Waterfalls, Bastar, Chhattisgarh
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    Havelock, Andaman
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    Nubra Valley, Leh
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    Reddy beach, Maharashtra
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    Karnataka
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    Puskar, Rajasthan
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    Pangong Tso, Leh
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    Sheikhupura, Punjab
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    Sangti, Arunchal Pradesh
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    Bilaspur, Chattisgarh
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    Bastar, Chhattisgarh
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    Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
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    Narmada River, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
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    Ukhrul district, Manipur
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    Koraput, Odisha
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    Tripura
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    Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu
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    Rishikesh
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    Lohagadh, Pune
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    Gokarna, Karnataka
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    Abbey Falls, Coorg
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    Salt marsh, Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
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    Zanskar Valley, Leh
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    Sundarbans, Bengal
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    Dal lake, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
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    Kaziranga National Park, Assam
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    Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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    Kaladan River, Mizoram
  • Puneet Vikram Singh, Nature and Concept photographer, via Getty Images
    Magnetic Hill, Leh

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