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Location: Northern part of India.
Famous as: World’s majestics mountain.
Other attractions: Adventures like trekking, Skiing, Mountaineering.


Himalayas Information
HimalayaThe gorgeous splendor of the Himalayan Mountains adorned with silver snow is a unique paradise on earth. The Himalayan range is located in the continent of Asia. Himalaya stands as a guardian angel for the countries of Nepal, Tibet (China), India, Pakistan and Bhutan. The range forms a curvature of 1,500 miles through Southern Asia.

World’s most puissance mountain
Himalayas are the world's apical mountain chain crowning the snow-capped peaks of 26,000 feet. (8000m.). The word Himalayas is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘him (snow) and alaya (home)’ is also called ‘abode of snow’. The Himalayas are also major rootstock to rivers including Ganges, Indus and the Brahmaputra the most sacred rivers of India. It also treasure the exquisite trekking hikes, lush green vegetation and portray the majestic endowment, grandeur and charm of Nature. Indian Himalayas also captivate the tourists as they embellish the Hindu pilgrim routes.

Main Attractions in Himalayas
Indian Himalayan range stretches from west to east India is abode to 5 Indian states - Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. In North India, Himalayan ranges rises up to more than 3 miles above sea level. Mount Everest is 29,028 feet above sea level. Summer is the best time to visit this region as winter season is very harsh, long and cold. As far as if we talk about the attractions of Himalayas then there are thousands of places to visit. Himalayan region attracts thousands of visitors every year because of several reasons. For some this part of the country is abode of God, for some it is spiritual centre, for some it is trekking and adventure paradise. This region provides ample of opportunities for wildlife, adventure and pilgrimage tourism. There are several beautiful hill stations and attractions which are located in this region like Kashmir, Zanskar, Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Kinnaur, Kumaon, Garhwal, Sikkim, Arunachal, Darjeeling, Manali, Gulmarg, Nainital and Kathmandu. And the major pilgrimage centers are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Amarnath and Kailash Mansarovar.

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Adventure
Himalayan Mountains are the best place for adventure activities. This part of the country is the real paradise for adventure seekers. Adventure activities like Mountaineering, Trekking, River Rafting, and Skiing provide the best opportunity for all types of adventure lovers. Himalayas is a complete destination for the die-hard adventurous lovers. Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh is the best place for Camping and Kayaking. Canoeing and fishing in the commotion of the Himalayan Rivers is just fabulous. Rivers of Himalaya are the best mean for River rafting as these Rivers flow very fast. Himalayan region also gives ample of opportunities for other types of adventure activities like jeep safari, mountain biking and hang gliding / paragliding.

Wildlife in Himalayas
The great Himalayas are also known for its exotic range of wildlife. This region has rich flora and fauna, snow caped mountains and variety of forests. Wildlife in Himalayan region is varied from all over the world because of climate condition, altitude and latitude. Common fauna found in this region is snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer, tigers, elephants, wild boar and crocodiles. Yak, wild ox and Nyan are mostly seen in this cold desert. Different species of mountain goat are found here like the markhor, the Ibex, and the wild goat. The Tibetan blue bear, the brown bear also lives here. The wolf, the wild dog, and the hill fox are common here. Different kinds of birds like the Monal Pheasant are also seen in this area. The Himalayan forests are ideal for insects like bumblebees and crane flies. Different types of butterflies like Apollo's, Blues, Vanessa and Papilios are also found in higher altitudes.

Here are several wildlife parks and sanctuaries in this region which are the home for rare species as follows:
Jim Corbett National Park
Namdhpha National Park
The Royal Chitwan Park
Kaziranga National Park
Royal Bardia National Park
Great Himalayan National Park

Vegetation
Himalayan TopThe marvelous terrain of high mountain ranges, deep valleys, offers an amazing melange of dense tropical forests, alpine and sub-alpine vegetation. Rhododendron plants, Oak, laurel and chestnut trees are grown up to 7,000 feet above sea level. Pine trees are found up to 12,000 feet, above these heights only lichens, grass and moss can be found, only certain plants are capable of growing in such harsh conditions

Glaciers
The Himalayan range offers some of the most rigorous mountaineering challenges. The Himalayan adventure can be a unique, memorable experience if executed on the glaciers that are still aspired to be delving in. The glaciers of Ladakh , Siachen glacier in Kashmir regions , Doonagiri and Bandarpoonch in Uttaranchal are known as the largest glacier outside the Polar Regions.
A trip to the Himalayan ranges is an irresistible experience for die-hard adventure lover.
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