Facts about Himalayas
The Himalayas stand like a mighty wall all along the northern border of India. Their average width varies about 240 km to 400 km with a mean elevation of about 6,000 m. The Himalayas cover an area of about 5 lakhs sq. km. The Himalayas form the largest/biggest and also highest mountain range of the world.
The Himalayas comprise four latitudinal mountain ranges:
- Tethys Himalaya or the Trans-Himalaya or Tibetan Himalaya.
- Greater Himalaya or Himadri or Himagiri.
- Lesser Himalaya or Middle Himalaya or Himachal or Antagiri.
- Siwalik or Outer Himalaya or Upagiri.