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The Himalayan range in India covers the entire northern part of country, covering five major states of India. So here is an account of Himalayan states of India.

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Travel Destinations in India

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The Himalayas in India covers the entire northern part of the country. Covering five major states of the country. They are Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttaranchal, and the North Eastern States. It is also the home for major Hindu pilgrimages. And if you are an adventure sports buff then the Himalayas in India is the perfect destinations. It hosts some of the major adventure sports like trekking, river rafting, mountaineering and skiing. It is the perfect holiday destinations for different kinds of people. You can call it a spiritual center, a trekkers' paradise or a perfect holiday home. The major peak of the Indian Himalaya is Kangchenjunga.

The major attraction of the Indian Himalayas is the Hindu pilgrimage center. The valleys, high ranges, turbulent rivers, dense forest areas, barren cold deserts and glaciers make Indian Himalayas an amazing destination. Due to its varied topography Indian Himalayas showcases a plethora of beautiful destinations. The major Indian Himalayan regions are:

Jammu and Kashmir
The Jammu and Kashmir comprises of three regions the foothill plains of Jammu, the valleys and lakes of Kashmir and the high altitude plains and mountains of Ladakh, which lies beyond those passes. Srinagar is the picturesque capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. It also offers some wonderful adventure options like mountaineering trekking and Trans Himalayan jeep safari. The glaciers of Ladakh and Kashmir are another attraction of this region. Siachen glacier is the largest glacier among all outside the polar region.

Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a retreat for those who need their soul soothed and their hearts warmed. It is the 'Land of Eternal Snow Peaks', which in ancient times was criss-cross with trades routes between Tibet and Central Asia has long since metamorphosed into a hill station, where beauty and pleasure, and not business is top priority. With its pure air, snow capped, glistening mountain peaks, turbulent rivers and rolling hills, Himachal Pradesh is definitely a priority destination on any adventure sports fan's list. Shimla being the capital of Himachal Pradesh still portrays the colonial British Raj in its architecture and atmosphere. Some of the popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh are Dalhousie, Kullu, Manali, Shimla, and Kufri to name a few.

Uttaranchal has attracted tourists and pilgrims from around the world f0or centuries. It lies in the northern part of India. It comprises of eight hill districts, which is equal to the area and population of Himachal Pardesh. In one word it is truly awesome in all senses. It is an expression of beauty and divinity. You can experience variety of adventure sports like trekking, skiing, mountaineering, skating, water sports to aero sports like hang gliding, paragliding.

Sikkim is the 22nd state of India. It is India's one of the smallest states. You can see the mighty Kangchenjunga, which protects the inhabitants of the kingdom of Sikkim. The world's third highest peak at 8,590m or 28,199ft can be seen here in its awesome beauty. The name signifies 'house of five treasures', which represents the five towering summits.

The North Eastern States
There is so much to see and so much to experience here that it is not possible to write in words. It has everything to offer to people from different backgrounds right from a tourist to traveler to pilgrims to adventure sports lover to just a nature lover. The beauty of the place needs to be experienced by you then only you can feel for the place. It is also called seven sisters because it comprises of seven different places right from Arunachal Pradesh to Assam to Nagaland to Manipur to Tripura to Meghalaya and to Mizoram. The place has abundant opportunity for angling, boating, rafting, trekking and hiking. You can also experience different kinds of national parks and wild life sanctuaries, which are home for some endangered animals, birds and plants.

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