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. Though, traditionally and geographically, name given to the Himalayas between Satluj and Kali rivers is Kumaon Himalayas but regionally Kumaon himalayas are divided into Garhwal Himalayas in its West and Kumaon Himalayas in its East. Garhwal Himalayas, hence refer to the Himalayas which cover the Garhwal division and they along with the regional Kumaon Himalayas form the greater Kumaon Himalayas.[1]


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


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.

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  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