: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal,
Sikkim, Assam. Arunachal Pradesh. It also includes the international
boundaries of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
Popular As : Houses 10 highest peaks of the world, including the
Himalayan range covers the entire northern part of India, nestling five
major states of the country within it. The ancient Indian pilgrims who have
travelled in these mountains since time immemorial coined a Sanskrit word
for the Himalayas meaning "Abode of Snow".
Some of the reasons why people have been so fascinated by the Indian
Himalayas is because of the Hindu pilgrim routes, the low valleys that
abruptly rise up in high mountain ranges, the lovely trekking hikes, densely
forested areas lying just a mountain range away from barren cold deserts,
and the lovely people of the mountains with their unique hospitable
Ten highest peaks of the world are situated within the Himalayas and out of
those 10, 8 are the part of the Nepalese Himalayas. Discover the beauty of
the Himalayas from five exceptional viewpoints, Singu Chuli Base Camp,
Machapuchare, Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, the Rongbuk Glacier
and Thang La, Tibet.
Major Indian Himalayan
Kashmir : The entire Jammu and Kashmir is divided into three
regions : the foothill plains of Jammu; the lakes and blue valleys of
Kashmir rising to alpine passes, the high altitude plains and toothy
beautiful mountains of Ladakh, which lies beyond those passes. Srinagar is
Kashmir's summer capital and Jammu, the winter capital. Among the most
attractive part that this Indian state has is the adventure oppurtunities
that can be seggragated into trekking, mountaineering and Trans Himalayan
The Himalayan range offers some of the most rigorous mountaineering
challenges one can ever expect. The glaciers of Ladakh and Kashmir regions
can test one's survival to the fittest and most testing of them all is the
Siachen glacier, known as the largest glacier outside the Polar Regions.
Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh is the land of snow, lofty peaks,
cascading streams, alpine meadows & lush fruit-laden valleys. Shimla the
capital of Himachal Pradesh, is still very much a Raj township in appearance
and atmosphere. Himachal also houses numerous wonderful hill stations, which
are particularly cool in summers. Shimla, Dalhousie, Kullu, Manali and Kufri
are a few of the hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh which offer breathtaking
scenery and countless options of adventure sports. Dharamshala, where the
Dalai Lama lives, is another important centre on the tourist map.
: Lying in the north of the vast and bountiful expanse of India and
cradled in the awesome beauty and calm serenity of the stately Himalayas,
Uttaranchal - the "Devbhumi" that has attracted tourists and
pilgrims from world over since time immemorial. Uttaranchal is a paradise
for adventure sports. The sheer variety ranging from Mountaineering,
Trekking, Skiing, Skating, Water Sports to Aero Sports like Hang Gliding,
Paragliding make Uttaranchal one of the most visited destinations for
adventure sports not only in India but the world over.
The North Eastern States : The
northeastern states comprise of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur,
Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram, also know as the seven sisters. While the
seven sisters are unique in their own way, the major Himalayan destination
over here is Arunachal Pradesh. The state provides abundant scope for
angling, boating, rafting, trekking and hiking. Besides, there are a number
of wild life sanctuaries and national parks where rare animals, birds and
plants will fascinate the visitor.
The region of northeastern India is the paradise for the travellers,
tourists, anthropologists and observers. It is impossible to describe the
nuances that make this area unique, challenging and interesting.
Sikkim : Sikkim is now the 22nd State of India. One of the smallest
states of India, it is bounded by Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east;
by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and northeast and by
West Bengal to the south.
Obscured in heavy mist, the guardian deity Kangchenjunga both protects and
terrifies the inhabitants of the magical kingdom of Sikkim. An awe-inspiring
mass of rock clothed in dazzling white snow, this Himalayan giant in the
worlds third highest peak at 8,590m (28,199ft). The name itself means house
of five treasures represented by its five soaring summits.
Reaching The Himalayas -
The entire Himalayan stretch expands from Jammu & Kashmir in the
extreme north of India to Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast of India. The
entire stretch has numerous airports, railheads and bus routes. If you keep
interest in Himalayas, then land anywhere within the stretch of Himalayas
and head towards the Himalayas by bus or trekking. The entire Himalayan
region can't be accessed by bus or other vehicles. The unaccessible areas
has to be approached by foot.