15 Incredible Pictures Of India From Space That Portray Its Remarkable Beauty

“gar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast,
hameen ast-o hameen asto hameen ast

The legendary sufi poet Amir Khusro said these words for Kashmir but after you take a look at these breathtaking pictures you too would reiterate the same. These pictures of India clicked by the astronauts exhibit the bewitching beauty of the Indian peninsula. Take a sneak peek at these heartwarming pictures.

1. The Great Himalayas – The northern frontier is gorgeous

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Image credits: STS 41-G/space shuttle Challenger mission

2. Saser Muztagh – The magnificent Karakoram Range

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Image credits: Malenchenko/Russian Federal Space Agency

Mistaken for Mount Everest by NASA at the time of its release, the picture of Saser Muztagh located in the Karakoram Range in eastern Ladakh region was clicked by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.

3. Indo-Pak Border – You can’t differentiate between India & Pakistan From The Space!

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Image credits: An astronaut from International Space Station, NASA

4. Taj Mahal – There, by the Yamuna

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Image credits: Soichi Noguchi (Japanese Astronaut), ISS on Expedition 22/23

5. Delhi – The gorgeous capital city

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Image credits: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

6. Thar Desert – Vast East India

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Image credits: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

7. Sambhar Lake – An oasis amid the desert

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Image credits: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

8. Kolkata – Beautiful!

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Image credits: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

9. Kolkata – Just another view clicked on Diwali night

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Image credits: Paolo Angelo Nespoli (Italian astronaut), ISS on Expedition 26/27

10. Hugli River Delta – A world of green

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Image credits: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

11. Sundarbans – Kolkata & parts of Bangladesh

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Image credits: NASA, created by merging Landsat 7 satellite observations from November 24, 1999, and November 17 and 26, 2000

12. Mawsynram – The extraordinarily green Northeast

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Image credits: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

13. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – The massive structure in the South

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Image credits: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

14. Southern India – The vast Western Ghats & Sri Lanka

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Image credits: ISS, NASA

15. Palk Strait – Indian Ocean & its mysteries unveiled

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Image credits: Soichi Noguchi, Japanese Astronaut aboard International Space Station on Expedition 22/23

India continues to fascinate the folks at the International Space Station & makes them rejuvenate with its vibrant colors. Colors that change almost every day. Colors that represent festivity and joy. Behold the beauty!

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