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Himalaya (h?-m??l??y?), from two Sanskrit words, meaning snow-abode, in the southern and central parts of Asia, are not a single range, but a system, of parallel ranges some 1,500 miles long. The mountains of the southern range are among the loftiest in the world, many of them exceeding 20,000 feet in height. One, Mt. Everest (29,002), is the highest measured mountain in the world.

Among the others are Mt. Godwin-Austen (28,250), Kunchinjinga (28,156), Dhwalagiri (26,826) and Nanda-Devi (25,700). They form the southern slope. There are other peaks, whose height has not been ascertained, that are believed to be higher than Mt. Everest. The great rivers of India flow from these mountains through wild, narrow gorges often thousands of feet deep. The mountains are considered sacred among the Hindus, and thousands of pilgrims ascend them yearly, traveling to the holy sources of the Ganges. They divide the central Asian tableland of Tibet from the plain of the Ganges in northern India.



The New Student's Reference Work (1914) pg. 874-875.

Available Books


Image Name
Tombs of the Kings of Golconda
Gungotree the Holy Shrine of Mahadeo
Deobita, 20,000 ft. / North Side Hamta Pass, 14,700 ft.
Gungootree, the Sacred Source of the Ganges
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [I]
View near the Source of the Jumna
The Peaks and Glaciers of the Sasser Pass in Nuba Tibet [II]
Ancient Fort, Bajara, and Tea Planter's House
Bheem Ke Udar
The Mahanadi River in the Rainy Season Central Bengal
Janghera, or the Fakeer's Rock on the Ganges
Suwarree of Seiks, and View near the Sutlej River
The Devil God is Taken Out with Trumpets and Shawms
The Jhils of Bengal at High Water
Borro Boedoor
Colored Wrapper Front Cover
Falls near the Source of the Jumna
Panorama of the Lake and the Gardens near Srinagar Kashmir Northern Aspect
Cane Suspension Bridge Over the Temshang River in the Khassia Hills
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [I]
View near Jubberah
Temple of Mangnee
Village & Castle of Bumpta
Panorama Profiles [I] the Himalaya of Bhutan Sikkim and Nepal
Rocks at Colgong on the Ganges
Scene in Kattiawar, or Katteawar, Travellers and Escort
The Summit of Kanchinjinga in the Himalaya of Sikkim
Seran Rajas Palace
Village of Shai
Chong Fort - Parbutti Valley - Chamaun Opposite
Kulu Women at Manali Fair - A Likeness
The Village Jushul
Crossing the river Tonse by a Jhoola, or Rope Bridge
View of the Country from Urshalun Teeba
Back Cover
Village of Mohuna, near Deobun
The Salt Lake Tso Gam in Eastern Ladak Tibet
The Ridge and Fort of Jytock
Village of Khandoo, on the Ascent of the Choor
The Abbey and Hills, from near Mussooree
The Ganges near Patna Western Bengal
Index Map of Routes
The Buddhist Monastery Himis near Leh in Ladak
Village of Mangeldai in Assam
The Chorkonda Glacier in Balti Tibet
Panorama Profiles [III]
View near Deobun
View of Sassoor, in the Deccan
The Lahoul Bazaar below Sultanpur on the Beas
View of Lahoul from Kansas Pass - 14,931 ft.
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [IV]
Country to the Northward from Nowagurh Teeba
Assemblage of Ghoorkas
Title Page
A Suttee
The Town of Rampore
Panorama of the Lake and the Gardens near Srinagar Kashmir Southern Aspect
he Bias Between Amritsar and Jalander Panjab
Back Cover
Panorama Profiles [IV]
Valley of the Dhoon, with the Ganges in the distance, from the Landour Ridge
Panorama Profiles [II]
Assemblage of Hillmen
The Flats of the Hiron Valley from the Barer Plateau near Kattingi Central India
Alluvial High Ground On the Western Border of the Sindh Sager Duab Panjab
The Salt Lake Kiuk Kiol in the Karakash Valley Turkistan
The Valley of the Jumna with Two Grand Peaks of Bunderpooch
Near Rusala
Bridge Over the Saing River from Largi to Kulu
Village of Koghera and Deodar Forest, near the Choor
Part IV Colored Wrapper
The Drift Sands in the Interior of the Sindh Sager Duab Panjab
Panorama Profiles [VI]
Ferry Men in Kulu with Inflated Buffalo Skins
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [III]
View near Kursalee
The Valley of the Yarkand River Downwards from Dera Bullu in Turkistan
View at Simla
Facsimile of a Bhutia Map
Routes in High Asia
The Snowy Range, from Tyne, or Marma
Panorama Profiles [V]
Palm Grove and Singhalese Habitations near Galle Ceylon
The Salt Lake Tsomognalari in Pangkong Western Tibet
Mr. Knox's House, Jugget Sound
Title Page
Source of the Jumna
Back Cover
The Summit of Parisnath in Bahar
Gaurisankar or Mount Everest in the Himalaya of Nepal
The Ganges entering the Plains near Hurdwar
Panorama Profiles [VII]
Title Page
Silver Mine, Kanor Khud and Village of Choki - Parbutti Valley
Sacrifice at Dungree Temple


Map Name
Kulu: It's Beauties, Antiquities and Silver Mines - Map of Vazeeri Rupi and Kulu Valley (1873)


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