India { 6 galleries }

Steeped in history and entwined in mystery, India is an intoxicating mixture of culture, customs, colour and chaos. A visitor's senses are assaulted from the outset. It is also a paradox: a dynamic State hurtling through the 21st century at break-neck pace, while simultaneously refusing to relinquish ancient traditions and beliefs.

The subcontinent embraces the greatest altitudinal range there is, and all the variations in climate and habitats that result. A tidal wave of humanity threatens arguably the most biologically diverse region on earth. Yet somehow, India still manages to cling to vestiges of wilderness - mountains, forests, deserts, grasslands, lakes and rivers - all still have their place.