India has varied cultural traditions and this is evidenced through its landscapes. From the snow-dusted peaks of the Himalaya to the sun-splashed beaches in the tropical south. On wildlife safari, you can scout for big jungle cats. The mountains offer blood-pumping treks or you can simply meditate on forest walks. There is a treasure of architectural gems, from serene temples rising out of the plans to crumbling forts peering over plunging ravines.