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  Himalayas
The Lesser Himalayas, located in northwestern India in the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, in north-central India in the state of Sikkim, and in northeastern India in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, range from 1,500 to 5,000 meters in height.
The Outer or Southern Himalayas, averaging 900 to 1,200 meters in elevation, lie between the Lesser Himalayas and the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
The area of northeastern India adjacent to Burma and Bangladesh consists of numerous hill tracts, averaging between 1,000 and 2,000 meters in elevation, that are not associated with the eastern part of the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh.
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  Himalayas - MSN Encarta
Himalayas, also Himalaya (Sanskrit for “abode of snow”), mountain system in Asia, forming a broad continuous arc for nearly 2,600 km (1,600 mi) along the northern fringes of the Indian subcontinent, from the bend of the Indus River in the northwest to the Brahmaputra River in the east.
Physically, the Himalayas forms three parallel zones: the Great Himalayas, the Middle Himalayas (also known as the Inner or Lesser Himalayas), and the Sub-Himalayas, which includes the Siwālik Range and foothills and the Tarāi and Duars piedmont (an area of land formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range).
The Himalayas influences the climate of the Indian subcontinent by sheltering it from the cold air mass of Central Asia.
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 The Himalayas - info
'Himalaya' means 'abode of snows' in Sanskrit the ancient language of the region.
The Himalayas are relatively young in a geological sense.
As the plate was pushed under the continent the earth's crust was folded and lifted and the process of mountain-building began.
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 Himalayas
The eastern Himalayas in India and nearby areas of eastern Bhutan are inhabited by animistic people whose culture is similar to those living in northern Myanmar and Yunnan province in China.
Agricultural land is concentrated in the Tarâi plain and in the valleys of the Middle Himalayas.
Deforestation is a particular concern in the western Himalayas, where increased demand for firewood, extensive tree trimming in order to feed livestock, and construction of roads in the border regions have increased the destruction rate of forests and the number of landslides.
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 Himalaya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Himalaya is a mountain range in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
To comprehend the enormous scale of Himalaya peaks, consider that Aconcagua, in the Andes, at 6,962 m, is the highest peak outside the Himalaya, while the Himalaya system has over 100 separate mountains exceeding 7,200 m.
The higher regions of the Himalaya are snowbound throughout the year in spite of their proximity to the tropics, and they form the sources for several large perennial rivers, most of which combine into two large river systems:
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 HIMALAYAS
The Himalayas consist primarily of metamorphic rocks; extensive areas of igneous rocks are in the S. Paleozoic and Mesozoic marine sediments are found in several regions.
To the N is the Lesser Himalayas, where the mountains rise to 4572 m (15,000 ft) and the valleys lie at altitudes of 914 m (about 3000 ft).
Three seasons are generally recognizable in the Himalayas: a cold period from October to February, a hot period from March to June, and the SW monsoon season with heavy rains (particularly in the E) from June to September.
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 Birth of the Himalayas
As the Himalayas rose the forces of erosion kept pace, leading to the formation of a contiguous lower range of hills known as the Shivaliks.
This amazing situation, making Mt. Kailash the literal lynchpin of the Himalaya, is the result of a 30 million year old upthrust of the Kailash range at a time when the Himalayas were in the slow, initial phase of their formation.
himalaya is the domain of the Ganga and it's feeder streams while the Teesta drains the Sikkimese himalaya.
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 Himalayas
The enchanting beauties of the himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green that envelope you leaves nothing more to be desired.
Physically, the Himalayas forms three parallel zones: the Great Himalayas, the Middle Himalayas (also known as the Inner or Lesser Himalayas), and the Sub-Himalayas, which includes the Siwalik Range and foothills and the Tarai and Duars piedmont (an area of land formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range).
Agricultural land is concentrated in the Tarai plain and in the valleys of the Middle Himalayas.
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 Himalayas
The eastern Himalayas in India and nearby areas of eastern Bhutan are inhabited by animistic people whose culture is similar to those living in northern Myanmar and Yunnan province in China.
Agricultural land is concentrated in the Tarâi plain and in the valleys of the Middle Himalayas.
Deforestation is a particular concern in the western Himalayas, where increased demand for firewood, extensive tree trimming in order to feed livestock, and construction of roads in the border regions have increased the destruction rate of forests and the number of landslides.
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 Himalayas,Himalayas Mountain Range,Himalayan Mountain Range in North India
The captivating landscape, with an incomparable diversity of flora and fauna: Himalayas is regarded as the 'Mountaineers paradise' and, indeed, is a refreshing treat to the Mountaineers.
Himalayas is the ultimate destination for a holiday, offering everything from short and easy excursions to the long challenges of the snowy peaks, invoking visions of the spectacular Himalayas, the lush meadows, green woodland and fragrant orchards.
Himalayas are known as the one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world and is counted among the best trekking regions in the world.
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 ISLAMISATION OF THE HIMALAYAS
This vast land is bound by Himalayas, in the North, North-west and the North-east.
Himalayas are associated with numerous gods and goddesses of Hindu pantheon with many places of pilgrimage which have been drawing countless number of pilgrims from all parts of the country through the ages.
This segment of Himalayas is 800 kilometres long and stretches from River Kali in the West to River Tista in the East.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Himalayas
Landlocked and isolated by the Himalayas, Nepal is bordered on the west, south, and east by India, and on the N by the Tibet region of China.
Peak in the Himalayas, on the border of Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
The complete guide to the Himalayas The people of the Himalayas are closer to God than most.
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 All about Himalayas
The Himalayas extend from west to east for about 2,500 km in a curve, from the Pamit Knot in the northwest to the valley of the Brahmaputra River in the east.
The Himalayas region is an important model for the study of geology and continents tectonics.
Himalayas have had profound influences on the climate, environment and population distribution etc on the Earth.
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 Ecosystem Profile: Eastern Himalayas Region
The Himalayas mountain range rose out of the geologic faulting during this massive collision, which occurred during the latter part of the Tertiary Period as indicated by the fossil record that shows an invasion of India by Eurasian fauna (Molnar 1986).
The eastern Himalayas temperate forests that grow at elevations where moisture tends to condense and remain in the air during the warm, moist growing season are among the most species-rich temperate forests in the world.
The ecological processes critical to the Eastern Himalayas Region that have to be captured by corridor outcomes include the altitudinal seasonal migrations by several birds and mammals (and presumably by fishes), and maintenance of hydrological processes along the steep Himalayas watersheds.
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 Himalayas, Mount Everest
The Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau (also known as the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau) shown in this photograph (below) were formed and continue to be modified by the convergent collision of two of the world's great continental tectonic plates, the Eurasian and the Indian-Australian.
As a result of this collision that started more than 65 million years ago, the average elevation of the Tibetan Plateau (shades of brown and numerous deep blue lakes) in the intermountain valleys is approximately 4880 m.
Some clouds along the lower foothills on the southwest side of the Himalayas and some snowcapped mountain ridges and peaks are visible in the photograph.
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 Himalayas Nepal - a feature from Nepal Vista
Himalayas not only includes the snow-capped heavenly mountains but also the surrounding green and scenic valleys which lie in its path and on it's base, which people often forget.
Himalayas are regarded as the most beautiful part of the earth which is often accurately named as the Clouds of The Earth or as The Location Where The Earth Meets The Sky, which is more evident as we see the earth and Himalayas from the space above.
Himalayas is about 1490 miles (2400 km) in length, averaging about 200 to 250 miles (320 to 400 km) in width.
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 Temples of the Himalayas
Visit Haridwar in the foothills of the Himalayas and experience the Aarti to the Ganges, when the entire riverside is lit up with the glow of hundreds of lamps.
Kedarnath, nestled in the snow clad Himalayas is an ancient shrine rich in legend and tradition.
Devaprayag: The ancient pilgrimage center of Devaprayag in the Himalayas is at the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi.
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 Himalayas Tour India,Himalayas Tour,Adventure Tours in Himalayas India,Vacation Tours in Himalayas
One of the most picturesque valley of lower Himalayas, the valley, sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar hills, is green and luxuriant...
Himalayas are the world's top-notch mountain chain crowning with snow-capped peaks of 26,000 feet in height.
Trekking in Himalayas is just an extraordinary remarkable experience as it allows its visitors to explore the unrevealed pathway but also convey the visitor instantaneously...
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 Great Indian Himalayas,Himalaya Mountain Ranges,Indian Himalayas Mountains
The Himalayas are among the youngest mountain ranges on the planet.
The theory of plate tectonics reveal that the Himalayas were formed as a result of continental collision along the convergent boundary between the Indo-Australian Plate and Eurasian Plate.
Himalayas in Sikkim : Almost the whole of tiny Sikkim is perched on the lap of Himalayas.
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 Himalayas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The southern range has three parallel zones: the Great Himalayas, the perpetually snow-covered main range in which the highest peaks (average elevation 20,000 ft/6,100 m) are found; the Lesser Himalayas with 7,000 to 15,000 ft (2,130–4,570 m) elevations; and the southernmost Outer Himalayas, 2,000 to 5,000 ft (610–1,520 m) high.
The aridity of the Tibetan plateau and the Tarim basin of W China results from the interception of the moisture-laden northwest monsoon by the Himalayas’ southern face.
The Himalayas are associated with many legends in Asian mythology (see abominable snowman); on isolated slopes are found the retreats of rishis (holy sages), gurus (teachers), and Tibetan monks.
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 The Himalayas
With its base office in Rishikesh, (The gate way to garhwal Himalayas) Uttaranchal, HAH is a team of 40 professionals, who have been working 24X7 in last many years to give the best of adventure trips to adventure seeker from every part of the world.
Today HAH handles the maximum number of tourists in Uttaranchal Himalayas and a major share in other parts of Indian Himalayas.
With a dedicated team of managers, trekking, river guides, cooks, camp staff and cooks HAH has best located guest houses, camps, retreats, state of the art rafting and trekking equipment,and fleet of brand new jeeps and car.
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 India and the Himalayas
That rippling is ongoing and is expected to continue for the next several million years.
The land that was pushed skyward became the Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range.
The subcontinent is a peninsula that juts south-ward from the rest of Asia like an enormous arrowhead.
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 Himalayas - Wikitravel
The Himalaya are a range of mountains in Asia, most correctly defined as stretching from the Indus river in Pakistan, through India, Nepal, Bhutan, ending at the Bramaputra River in India.
Most parts of the Himalaya are connected to the plains to the south, by bus and airplane.
Generally speaking Islam is prevalent in the west, Hinduism in the southern ranges of the eastern Himalaya, and Buddhism in the northern ranges of the western Himalaya.
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 Tribal masks of the Himalayas
The yogi is an almost universal character in the Himalayas, found among the southern tribes of the Terai and even among the Buddhists of the high valleys of the north.
Throughout the Himalayas, the yak is a symbol of prosperity, and for the Thakali it is also an auspicious sign if during the procession the model of the yak comes to knock on one's door with its horns.
In the past, the Nepalese Terai, in the south of the Himalayas, was an impenetrable jungle that was practically isolated from the rest of the country.
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