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    Home >> Social Studies >> Our Mountains

    Our Mountains

    The Northern Mountains  of India include the Himalaya and Karakorams mountain ranges.T he  Himalaya is the highest mountain range in the world.It stretches from Jammu & Kashmir in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east.The total length is about 2500 kms.In the Himalayas Mt Everest is the highest peak in the world.
    The Himalaya mountains consist of three parallel ranges


    1.    The Great Himalayas
    2.    The Middle Himalayas
    3.    The Shiwalik

    Kanchenjunga and Annapura are two very high peaks in Himalayan ranges.The middle Himalayas ranges are towards the south of the Himadri. The Shiwalik ranges are located in the extreme south.In the northeast are the Purvanchal ranges.The northeastern hills include Garo,Khasi,Jaintia,Naga, Lushai and Mizo hills.Mount Godwin Austin lies in this range.It is the second highest peak in the world.
    Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first to climb Mount Everest in 1953. Bachendri Pal was the first Indian woman to climb this peak in 1984.

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