This vast area extends from Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east, encompassing the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal to the north and Sri Lanka to the south.
Naturalist and conservationist Valmik Thapar guides us through the region, which is home to over a thousand million people, yet still supports some of the world's most varied habitats and beautiful creatures.
Thapar's journey takes the viewer from the icy vastness of the Himalayas, home of the elusive snow leopard, to the lush forests dominated by the world's largest tiger population; from the arid beauty of the Rajasthan deserts to the superabundant life of the region's oceans.
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