Garhwal Himalayas

Garhwal himalayas is one of the most popular trekking destinations in India. Every year thousands of tourist came here for trekking and other adventure activities.

The beauty of Garhwal hills is picture perfect, a fusion of high mountain valley and lakes, of many streams and among India's greatest rivers. Carmine rhododendron blooms and scarlet flame of the forest blossoms are luminous in jungles of dense green, while the faith of an old people has kept alive a lifestyle that dates back by several centuries. In other words the Garhwal hills are a vertible paradise for trekkers.

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Garhwal Himalayas Region:

Garhwal, is a region and administrative division of Uttarakhand state, India, lying in the Himalayas. It is bounded on the north by Tibet, on the east by kumaon region and on the west by Himachal Pradesh state. It includes the districts of Chamoli, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi.


It is believed that Garhwal was named so because of the fact that it had 52 Garhs of 52 petty chieftainships, each chief with his own independent fortress (garh). Nearly 500 years ago, one of these chiefs, Ajai Pal, reduced all the minor principalities under his own sway, and founded the Garhwal kingdom.

Garhwal Himalaya has several wilderness trails through dense forests of Deodar, cypress, oak, pine and rhododendron that harbor a large variety of Himalayan faunas. These lead to lush verdant valleys and undulating green meadows carpeted with alpine flowers in summer. The blue and emerald lakes, majestic waterfalls, meandering rivers, rich thick forests, incredible mountains, green valleys and a wide range of flora and fauna including birds and butterflies, provide a glorious combination. The legendary Ganges, Yamuna and many rivers originate in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Garhwal has its prehistory hidden in the heavy veils of time. Recent archelogical excavations near Srinagar, and Mordhwaj date some settlements back to 800 B.C. Geographically, Tons river separates Garhwal from the Himachal Pradesh in the west, and district boundaries of Kumaon in the east. Starting from the foothills from the south , the region extends upto snow clad peaks, making the Indo Tibetan boundary Today Garhwal consists of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pauri, Tehri, and Uttarkashi districts and is spread over some 55,000 sq. Kilometers.

Tourism as pilgrimage ,is an age old pheno- menon in Garhwal, Fortunately the recent trend of tourism towards nature have provided it better prospects to be the perfect destination. Considering the thrilling land architecture, unique Himalayan flora and fauna, and of course the culture heritage, Garhwal, surpasses the other parts of Himalayas. Apart from beig the source of two most important life giving rivers of North India . i.e. Ganga & Yamuna, the area is evidenced by a variety of landforms viz. Snow peaks, black mountains, steep escarpments,
deep gorges, hanging valleys , glaciers and lakes, numerous gushing streams and swift cascading, falling , foaming rivers, and lush green meadows. The lure of Garhwal Himalayas is irresistible for themountaineer, as it nestles some of the most challenging peaks e.g.Nanda Devi, Trishul, Shivling,Bhagirathi, Kamet, Neelkanth, Dunagiri, & Banderpunch etc.

“Garhwal , is the most beautiful country of all Asia. Neither the primitive immensity of Karakoram, aloof domination of Mt. Everest, the softer Caucasian beauties of the Hindukush, nor any of the many other regions of Himachal can compare with Garhwal.

Mountains and valleys, forests and alps birds and animals , butterfiles and flowers, all combine to make sum of delight usurpassable elsewhere.”

 
 
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