India-Pakistan Borderlands at Night. Clusters of yellow lights on the Indo-Gangetic Plain reveal numerous cities large and small in this astronaut photograph of northern India and northern Pakistan. Of the hundreds of clusters, the largest are the capital cities of Islamabad, Pakistan, and New Delhi, India.
"Cool frozen lake in Himalayas!" | International Space Station! The Himalayas or Himalaya is a mountain range in the Indian subcontinent which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the Tibetan Plateau. This range is home to nine of the ten highest peaks on Earth, including the highest above sea level, Mount Everest. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia. Many Himalayan peaks are sacred in both Buddhism and Hinduism.
The Indian White-rumped Vulture is an Old World vulture. In 1985 the species was described as "possibly the most abundant large bird of prey in the world" and often considered a nuisance. This species was very common, especially in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and often seen nesting on the avenue trees within large cities in the region.
A River of Haze : NASA Earth Observatory - As is often the case in the winter, a thick river of haze hovered over the Indo-Gangetic Plain in January 2013, casting a gray pall over northern India and Bangladesh. On January 10, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of haze hugging the Himalayas and spilling out into the Ganges delta and Bengal Sea.