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The Himalayas are to the north, while Kanyakumari constitutes the southern tip of the Indian peninsula.
India borders Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Human encroachment has posed a threat to India's wildlife.
In response, the system of national parks and protected areas, first established in 1935, was substantially expanded.
India's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert.
The Himalayas, along with the Hindu Kush mountains in Pakistan, block cold Central Asian katabatic winds.
Further federal protections were promulgated in the 1980s.
Important Indian trees include the medicinal neem, widely used in rural herbal remedies.
The pipal fig tree, shown on the seals of Mohenjo-daro, shaded the Gautama Buddha as he sought enlightenment.
India constitutes the major portion of the Indian sub-continent, which sits atop the Indian Plate and the northwesterly portion of the Indo-Australian Plate.
India's northern and north-eastern states are partly situated in the Himalayan Range.