South Asia

South Asia, also known as the Indian Subcontinent, is a triangular landmass bordered by the in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, and the Ganges and Indus river valleys in east and west.

Popular Destinations

has many of the world's highest mountains, most populated cities, and longest rivers. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Islamic Republic of is in South Asia astride ancient trade routes to and Western China. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

comprises five major states in peninsular and two island groups – in the Arabian Sea off the west coast of India and in the Bay of Bengal off the east coast. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The People's Republic of is a nation in South Asia, on the edge of the Indian subcontinent. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


, formerly known as Ceylon, is in South Asia. Photo: A.Savin, FAL.

is a landlocked country in the in South Asia. Photo: Laxman Thapa, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a small country in the between and . Photo: Donvikro, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are an archipelago in the with picture-perfect beaches, strikingly blue water, and luxury resorts. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

South Asia

Also Known As

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.  

Popular Destinations in Asia

The Free Map
Your world is
without borders

Escape to a Random Place

About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page South Asia. See this page's contributions. Photo: Simon-and-you, CC BY 3.0.