- 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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