Garhwal Himalaya

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Garhwal Himalaya from "Camel's Back", Uttarakhand, India

The Garhwal Himalayas are mountain ranges located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The mountain ranges cross two regions: Garhwal and Kumaon.[1]

Geology[edit]

This range is also a part of Himalaya Sivalik Hills, the outer most hills of the Himalaya located in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Demographics[edit]

The cities which are included in these ranges are Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli Gopeshwar, and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage namely Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Some of the beautiful sites of the location are the hill stations of Mussoorie,[2] Dhanaulti, Chakrata, UNESCO World Heritage site, Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks is also located in Garhwal Himalaya.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holdich, Thomas Hungerford (1911). "Himalaya" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 472–473.
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Siwalik Hills" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Coordinates: 30°37′01″N 78°54′04″E / 30.6170°N 78.9010°E / 30.6170; 78.9010