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Himalayas Travel Guide in Himachal Pradesh, India

The physiographic of Himachal Pradesh in Indian Himalayas is portrayed with an intricate mosaic of hills, valleys, magnificent mountain ranges of soaring heights and snow clad peaks having altitude ranging from 450 mts to 6500 mts above sea level,The white snow covered mountain ranges witness increase in its elevation from south west to north west providing the most important physiographic cahracteristics of the state. The five finger like divisions of the state from South to the North are:-

Shivalik or the outer Himalayas:

These are the outermost hills of the state of the state stretching across its Southern boundary from East to West to an average altitude of 650 mts. The Shivaliks provide which from a source of valuable information to the geologists. The Shivalik are densely forested and house a large variety of flora and fauna. The predominant plant /timber species are sal (Shorea Robustra) and other broad leafed forest. The predominant animals special include, tiger, leopard, bear, cheetal, sanbhar etc.

The important towns which are situated amongst the Shivaliks include Paonta, Nahan, Nalagarh, Kunihar, Una and Hamirpur.

Lesser Himalayas:

These range are also known as lower Himalayas, occupying the Central part of Himalayas. The average height of these range is 2400 mts. These slopes are covered with dense tropical forests giving way to alpine and coniferous as you go up. It is interesting to note that nature has drawn lines across various altitude to demarcate these forests. For example from an altitude of 1200 mts. to 1800 mts. Chair and Pine are the dominant special. Where as from 1800 mts. to 2400 mts. Deodars dominant the flora along with Rhododendrons, Oaks and blue pines. Fir and spruce replace the skyline as you move upto 3200 mts. Lesser Himalayas boast of the finest Hill Stations in the country like Shimla, Manali, Chamba, Dalhousie, Dharamshala etc., having an elevation between 1500mts to 2300 mts.+

Dhauladhar Range:

One of the most fascinating and striking feature of Himalayas, which breaks away from the great Himalayan Range at Badrinath is “The White Range”- Dhauladhar. It event the the Himachal along with Baspa river in kinnaur Distt., and forms the magnificent back drop of the kangra valley. Dhauladhar is considered a Granite body and literally means “Greyish White”. Its general elevation varies from 3000 mts. to 4500 mts. It stretches in the North of Shimla from East to West and terminates in the South West part at Dalhousie. The range rises abruptly upto 3600 mts. for distance fo 11 kms in Kangra valley. All the three major river of Himachal Paradise i.e. Satluj, Beas and Ravi cut Dhauldhar Range antecedent to their debenture in to the tropical Zone.

In Shimla District, we find rapid changes in their elevation pattern, resulting in irregularities in the ridges and river courses. The abrupt thrusts from the South have formed ridges like Shimla, Chail and Sabathu resulting in the narrowing of river valley of Satluj and other neighbouring Streams.

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North India Hill Stations

India, a land so vast and diverse in culture heritage, language and people is bestowed with an equally rich and vast treasure of natural beauty. The British must be given credit for developing most of India’s hill stations.Following are some of the most popular and highly recommended hill station tour packages that should not be missed while holidaying in India.

Almora :Almora is a wonderful place to conveniently enjoy the spectacular snowscape of the central Himalayas. Most of the days in Almora are flawless. Almost everyday the tourist can see almost every peak. Almora allows you to enjoy the mighty Himalayas together with ridge after ridge of hills.The terraced fields, the stone slatted barrack-like village houses have so far put up a valiant fight against the encroachments of urban expansion and unplanned development.

How to Reach:By Road : Almora is well connected with all-important cities of India by road.
By Air : The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular flights are operational.
By Rail : The nearest raiway station near Almora is Kathgodam.

Badrinath:The holy Dham is in the state of Uttaranchal of the Himalaya mountains.The temple’s elevation is 10,248 feet (3050meters). Badrinath is above the Alaknanda river, believed to be a headstream of the holy Indian river ,Ganges.This place has some special significance from the Indians perspective.
Area : Badrinath is believed to cover 3 Sq. Km area.Languages : The localites usually speak Hindi, Garhwali and English.

Best Time to visit : Being covered by snow the best time to enjoy is believed to be between the months May to September.
Area : Badrinath is believed to cover 3 Sq. Km area.

Languages : The localites usually speak Hindi, Garhwali and English.

Best Time to visit : Being covered by snow the best time to enjoy is believed to be between the months May to September.

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