The term “Himalaya” a Sanskrit word meaning “the Abode of Snow” was named by the Indian pilgrims who traveled in these mountains in ancient times. For centuries, the inhabitants of India have been fascinated by this mountain chain. The feeling is a mixture of admiration, awe and fear; and for the Hindus of India, the Himalayas are also “the Abode of God”. There are numerous pilgrim routes that have brought the Hindu pilgrims to these mountains since time immemorial.
Some of the highest mountains in the world are located in northern India. These are part of the Himalaya mountains. Being the world’s highest mountain chain, the Himalayas is characterized by its great height, complex geologic structure, snowcapped peaks, large valley glaciers, deep river gorges, and rich vegetation.
History tells us that the original inhabitants of the Himalayas were the Kinnars, Kilinds, and Kiratas. Our Hindu epics and Puranas give reference of their existence in the Himalayan regions. History also mentions the names of Khasas and the Darads. But today only three different ethnic groups form the Himalayan population.
Traverse through the Great Himalayan Range and appreciate the sheer geographic diversity; from the verdant, forested valleys and tropical jungles of Arunachal and the flowering meadows carpeted with rare orchids, to the rugged terrain of the Trans Himalaya that extends to the Tibetan plateau. The is nothing more challenging anywhere in the world as the mighty Himalayas. They stand aloft, stirring the adventure spirit, challenging to conquer the heights.
The Himalaya have attracted geologists, geographers, Trekkers and lovers of nature. They have a strange fascination for artists, poets, photographers and mystics. They are a paradise for Trekkers and mountaineers and are the cradle of thousands of rivers, streams and glaciers.
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