Located in northern Gujarat, the Panchmahal Region has a dry, rocky terrain. Small, rural villages are scattered throughout the stony hills that cover the countryside. Traveling anywhere in this region means walking miles on brush-lined mountain trails.
In the warmer months, there is always the threat of a water shortage. Due to droughts, year-round farming and daily life are difficult. As a result, many of the region’s residents migrate to other parts of the state to find work when cultivation is impossible.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to miles of pristine beaches.
The islands are isolated from mainland India and separated from one another by miles and miles of ocean.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are covered with dense forests. These abundant natural resources provide food and items such as bamboo and wood that are important to the region’s economy.
Drought sometimes forces people to travel miles to get enough water for their household.
Stony hills make up the landscape of the Panchmahal Region in Gujarat.
These men are eating simple meal of rice, vegetables and roti (bread) at a home in Panchmahal.