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THE HIMALAYAS

  • Himalayas are the young fold mountains.
  • This is the highest mountain range of the world.
  • Himalayas act as natural barrier.
  • The extreme cold, snow and rugged topography discourage the neighbors to enter India through Himalayas.
  • They run from west-east direction from Indus to Brahmaputra along the northern boundary of India.
  • The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Some of the world’s major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges, and the Tsangpo – Brahmaputra, rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage basin is home to roughly 600 million people.
  • The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of the Indian subcontinent; many Himalayan peaks are sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Formation of Himalayas- refer other article

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