India is beautiful. These pictures clicked by various astronauts onboard the International Space Station show why.

1. Kanpur

2. Palk Strait

3. Kakinada

About 460 Kilometres from Hyderabad, Kakinada is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

4. Saser Mustagh

The Saser Muztagh is the easternmost subrange of the Karakoram range, in the Kashmir region of India.

5. Southern India

6. Taj Mahal

7. Lake Sambhar

8. Patna

9. Kolkata

10. Delhi

11. Mumbai

12. Kolkata by night

13. Bangalore by night

14. The India Pakistan border

See that orange line along the border? Those are the floodlights Indian government erected in 2003 along the terrain separating India and Pakistan in Gujarat to prevent smuggling and arms trafficking.

Hat Tip to Boydom for the images.