is India's great national
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January 26, 1950, a date celebrated annually as Republic Day in
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Some of the highest mountains
in the world are located in northern India. These are part of the Himalaya
mountains. Being the world's highest mountain chain, the Himalayas is
characterized by its great height, complex geologic structure, snowcapped
peaks, large valley glaciers, deep river gorges, and rich vegetation.
They were given the name
Himalaya which means "home of snow", because snow never melts on
their high peaks.
The Himalayas form the
planet's highest mountain region, containing 9 of
the 10 highest peaks in the world. Among these peaks
are the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest
(8848 m), which is on the Nepal-Tibet border; the
second highest peak, K2 or Mount Godwin Austen
(8,611 m), located on the border between China and
Jammu and Kashmir, the third highest peak,
Kanchanjunga (8,598 m) on the Nepal-India border.
The Himalayas can be classified in a variety of
ways. From south to north, the mountains can be grouped into four
parallel, longitudinal mountain belts.
Shivaliks (Outer Himalayas or Sub-Himalayas)
Himachal ( Lower Himalayas)
Himadri ( Higher Himalayas)
Trans-Himalayas (Tibetan Himalayas)
From west to east the
Himalayas are divided broadly into three mountainous
regions - the Western Himalayas, the Central Himalayas
and the Eastern Himalayas.
Major Himalayan Hill
Stations include Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Dharamsala,
Ladakh, Simla, Nainital, Kullu, Manali, Dalhousie,
Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Amarnath, Gangtok, Kailas
Mansarovar, Vaishno Devi, Patni Top etc.
The Himalayas is the
world's highest mountain range comprising all top ten of
the world's highest peaks. In fact, the Himalayas
includes 14 peaks more than 8,000 meters high and some
200 more than 6000 meters.
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