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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
Deobita, 20,000 ft. / North Side Hamta Pass, 14,700 ft.
Panorama Profiles [I] the Himalaya of Bhutan Sikkim and Nepal
Jumnotree the Source of the River Jumna
Suwarree of Seiks, and View near the Sutlej River
Central Assam and the Brahmaputra Jungles from Ogri Hill near Tezpur
Bridge Over the Saing River from Largi to Kulu
The Village of Kursalee
A Suttee
The Ridge and Fort of Jytock
Palm Grove and Singhalese Habitations near Galle Ceylon
The Snowy Range, from Landour
Village & Castle of Bumpta
Gungootree, the Sacred Source of the Ganges
Village of Koghera and Deodar Forest, near the Choor
The Salt Lake Tso Mitbal in Pangkong Tibet
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [I]
The Bridge at Bhurkote
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [IV]
Cane Suspension Bridge Over the Temshang River in the Khassia Hills
Chong Fort - Parbutti Valley - Chamaun Opposite
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [II]
Crossing the Touse
Bombay Harbour, Fishing-boats in the Monsoon
House of Rana of Cote Gooroo
Assemblage of Hillmen
The Lahoul Bazaar below Sultanpur on the Beas
Kulu Women at Manali Fair - A Likeness
Ancient Fort, Bajara, and Tea Planter's House
Front Cover
Entrance to the Keeree Pass, leading to the Valley of Deyrah Dhoon
View at Simla
The Chain of the Kuenluen from Sumgal in Turkistan
Map of Vazeeri Rupi and Kulu Valley
Back Cover
Kot Kandi and Village of Diyar from Ruparari Khud
Crossing by a Sangha, near Jumnootree
The Salt Lake Tso Gam in Eastern Ladak Tibet
Manali Peasants
The Salt Lake Kiuk Kiol in the Karakash Valley Turkistan
Tombs of the Kings of Golconda
Panorama Profiles [VI]
Part II Colored Wrapper
The Flats of the Hiron Valley from the Barer Plateau near Kattingi Central India
Temple of Mangnee
The Town of Rampore
Gungotree the Holy Shrine of Mahadeo
The Peaks and Glaciers of the Sasser Pass in Nuba Tibet [I]
The Valley of the Yarkand River Downwards from Dera Bullu in Turkistan
Panorama Profiles [II]
Fort and Lines of Udelguri in the Province of Darrang Assam
Facsimile of a Bhutia Map
Title Page
The City of Nahun, viewed from the North
The Peaks and Glaciers of the Sasser Pass in Nuba Tibet [II]
View of Sultanpure, Kulu
Rest House at Manali, Kulu
Rocks at Colgong on the Ganges
Village of Mohuna, near Deobun
View of Sassoor, in the Deccan
Panorama of the Lake and the Gardens near Srinagar Kashmir Southern Aspect
Going to a Wedding - A Likeness
Illustrated Title Page
Down Kulu Valley from Manali Forest
View of the Country from Urshalun Teeba
Title Page
he Bias Between Amritsar and Jalander Panjab
Title Page
Village of Chate on Road to Kulu from Simla
Source of the Jumna
The Mahanadi River in the Rainy Season Central Bengal
Village of Khandoo, on the Ascent of the Choor
Front Cover
Assemblage of Ghoorkas
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [III]
Janghera, or the Fakeer's Rock on the Ganges
Fortress of Bowrie, in Rajpootana
Valley of the Dhoon, with the Ganges in the distance, from the Landour Ridge
The Salt Lake Tsomoriri in Rupchu Western Tibet
The Chata River between Simla and Kulu
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [II]
Panorama Profiles [V]
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [I]
Interior of the Buddhistic Temple of the Monastery Mangnang in Gnari Khorsum
Part III Colored Wrapper
Alluvial High Ground On the Western Border of the Sindh Sager Duab Panjab
Back Cover
The Chorkonda Glacier in Balti Tibet
Sacrifice at Dungree Temple
Chong from the North - Bijli Temple (8,076 ft.) Opposite
Part of the Ghaut at Hurdwar
The Village Jushul
View near the Source of the Jumna
Silver Mine, Kanor Khud and Village of Choki - Parbutti Valley
The Village of Naree
The Satlej Valley and the Environs of Rampur in the Western Himalaya


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


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