Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. The town of Darjeeling is pictured in the foreground.

agriculture, 23 percent is forested, and 16.4 percent is made up of other terrains. The Indian Ocean represents the lowest point (sea level) of the country, and the highest point is Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas. Kanchenjunga sits on the border between India and Nepal and is the third highest mountain in the world at 28,169 feet (8,586 meters). Climate India has a wide-ranging climate, temperate in the north and tropical in the south. For four months during the year (June to September), monsoons plague the nation with rain, followed by a post-monsoon October and November that is fraught with flash floods and an incredibly unstable climate filled with severe thunderstorms and cyclones. India even has an active volcano with its own microclimate called Barren Island, situated in the Andaman Sea.


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