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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
View at Simla
Panorama Profiles [I] the Himalaya of Bhutan Sikkim and Nepal
The Peaks and Glaciers of the Sasser Pass in Nuba Tibet [II]
Rocks at Colgong on the Ganges
Crossing the river Tonse by a Jhoola, or Rope Bridge
Central Assam and the Brahmaputra Jungles from Ogri Hill near Tezpur
Tombs of the Kings of Golconda
The Salt Lake Kiuk Kiol in the Karakash Valley Turkistan
A Suttee
Assemblage of Ghoorkas
The Summit of Kanchinjinga in the Himalaya of Sikkim
The City of Nahun, viewed from the North
Title Page
House of Rana of Cote Gooroo
The Town of Rampore
View of Sultanpure, Kulu
Valley of the Dhoon, with the Ganges in the distance, from the Landour Ridge
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [III]
Jumnotree the Source of the River Jumna
Village of Mohuna, near Deobun
Alluvial High Ground On the Western Border of the Sindh Sager Duab Panjab
The Summit of Parisnath in Bahar
Temple of Mangnee
The Mahanadi River in the Rainy Season Central Bengal
The Snowy Range, from Landour
The Ganges near Patna Western Bengal
The Lahoul Bazaar below Sultanpur on the Beas
Bridge Over the Saing River from Largi to Kulu
Front Cover
Back Cover
Country to the Northward from Nowagurh Teeba
The Ridge and Fort of Jytock
Front Cover
The Devil God is Taken Out with Trumpets and Shawms
Interior of the Buddhistic Temple of the Monastery Mangnang in Gnari Khorsum
View near the Source of the Jumna
Stone House at Manikarn, Parbutti Valley
Down Kulu Valley from Manali Forest
he Bias Between Amritsar and Jalander Panjab
Fort and Lines of Udelguri in the Province of Darrang Assam
The Snowy Range, from Tyne, or Marma
Kulu Women at Manali Fair - A Likeness
Assemblage of Hillmen
Village & Castle of Bumpta
Alluvial Deposits in the Brahmaputra Above Rakusni Hill Assam
Fort of Raeengurh
Falls near the Source of the Jumna
Ancient Fort, Bajara, and Tea Planter's House
Leh the Capital of Ladak in Western Tibet
Back Cover
Gungotree the Holy Shrine of Mahadeo
The Jhils of Bengal at High Water
Village of Khandoo, on the Ascent of the Choor
Kot Kandi and Village of Diyar from Ruparari Khud
Facsimile of a Bhutia Map
Panorama Profiles [IV]
Mussooree, from Landour
Mr. Knox's House, Jugget Sound
Chong Fort - Parbutti Valley - Chamaun Opposite
The Junction of the Touse and Pabur
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [III]
Going to a Wedding - A Likeness
The Bridge at Bhurkote
Part II Colored Wrapper
Silver Mine, Kanor Khud and Village of Choki - Parbutti Valley
Part IV Colored Wrapper
View near Kursalee
Village of Shai
Panorama Profiles [V]
Janghera, or the Fakeer's Rock on the Ganges
Title Page
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [I]
The Village of Kursalee
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [IV]
The Buddhist Monastery Himis near Leh in Ladak
Illustrated Title Page - Runjeet Singh's Encampment at Roopur, on the river Sutlej
Chong from the North - Bijli Temple (8,076 ft.) Opposite
Entrance to the Keeree Pass, leading to the Valley of Deyrah Dhoon
Part of the Ghaut at Hurdwar
Gaurisankar or Mount Everest in the Himalaya of Nepal
Gungootree, the Sacred Source of the Ganges
Panorama Profiles [III]
Bombay Harbour, Fishing-boats in the Monsoon
The Chorkonda Glacier in Balti Tibet
The Peaks and Glaciers of the Sasser Pass in Nuba Tibet [I]
Title Page
Cane Suspension Bridge Over the Temshang River in the Khassia Hills
The Flats of the Hiron Valley from the Barer Plateau near Kattingi Central India
Crossing by a Sangha, near Jumnootree
Index Map of Routes
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [I]
Rest House at Manali, Kulu
The Ganges entering the Plains near Hurdwar
The Chain of the Kuenluen from Sumgal in Turkistan
Map of Vazeeri Rupi and Kulu Valley


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


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