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Himalayan Visitors - Discover The True Meaning Of Serene Beauty
The beauty of Himalayas is not hidden from anyone, and the way people portray, it is always overwhelming. But the magnificence of Himalayas can’t ever be stated in words. Instead of viewing it from the eyes of others, one should experience the everlasting beauty of the Himalayas at least once in their lives.
Traveling by the beautiful hills covered with snow and feeling the heavy and cold winds crossing right through your body, gives you a zest of living in this mesmerizing hilly area. The Himalayan Mountains are the home of the highest mountain peaks in the world while making the life of adventure enthusiast more awe-inspiring.
People from all over the world come to visit the beautiful snow-capped places and get indulged in the adventure activities like mountaineering, river rafting, paragliding, skiing, camping, and many more.
Besides its implication for the adventure enthusiasts, Himalayas also have high religious believes and is most popular for its religious significance. We see people tracking to the high-altitude points like Shrikhand Mahadev just to pay tribute to Lord Shiva. Not only this but a plethora of people are inspired and influenced by the local culture and traditions of the Himalayan ranges.
The magnificent ranges of Himalayas are the sight that one should behold once in their lives, which is encompassed with the geographical events of the Indian subcontinent that were formed with the collision of Eurasian plate and the Indian plate, 50 million years ago. As a result, the exceptional chains of peaks were emerged and are still growing as the young and ambitious mountain ranges, known as the bright color of the mankind’s imagination, when portrayed in the folklore as “the beautiful land of Gods” also known as the birthplace of rivers and is enlightened by the Godmen like Dalai Lama.
With the pristine beauty of the Himalayas, the snow-capped peaks that are reaching towards the clouds, and other charming provisions like glaciers, waterfalls, wilderness garnishing the gigantic structures, the Himalayan region becomes one of the most memorable tours. The trip to the beautiful ranges of Himalayas is known to be the most transformational experience of the life of an individual where they come head to head with nature while acknowledging the art in its best form.
From trekking on the beautiful hills of Himalayas to soaking the soul in the local culture of various districts, engaging the senses with meditation to the amidst nature, and indulging the taste buds in the delicious cuisines, the Himalayan ranges offers power-pack tourism to every visitor.
FAQ’s about Himalayas and Himalayan Visitors
How many tourists visit the Himalayas each year?
The Great Himalayan Range encompasses a considerable amount of geographical area and thus it’s difficult to predict the exact number of yearly visitors. In India, the Himalayan Range is a part of multiple states including Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. In addition, the Himalayas are also part of many other nations namely Pakistan, China, Nepal, and Tibet. If we talk about the average visitors in the Indian Himalayan Range (IHR), it exceeds 50 lakhs (5 million)/year, however, the exact number is not known. In general, most people visit the Himalayas for different purposes including recreational, spiritual, pilgrimage, adventure, and film-making.
How does tourism affect the Himalayas?
Most of tourism happening in the Himalayas is unregulated, which affects the flora and fauna over there. Moreover, people tend to leave garbage, especially plastics, which is degrading the serenity of the Himalayas. Excessive human visits and deforestation are making things worse by increasing the temperature, which results in the melting of glaciers and adverse effects on the biodiversity of the region. It is thus, advisable for everyone to leave a minimum carbon footprint while visiting the Himalayas.
Where is the best place to see the Himalayas?
While every bit of Himalayas looks spectacular and gives a sight to behold, one can go to different Himalayan regions to experience unique aspects of Himalayas. Some of the most popular destinations for seeing the Himalayas are (but not limited to) Leh-Ladakh (J&K), Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), Kasol (Himachal Pradesh), Lachung and Lachen (Sikkim), Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), Tapovan (Uttarakhand), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Mount Kailash (Tibet).
Which country has the most Himalayas?
The most of the Himalayan Mountain Range lies in India, which is estimated to be around 0.46 million km2. Moreover, among the different states, Jammu & Kashmir has the most area of Himalayas and measures approximately 0.22 million km2. Therefore, India is an apt choice to observe most of Himalayas.
What is the best time to visit the Himalayas?
As the Himalayas extend over a massive area, it comprises of areas ranging from severely cold to ones with moderate temperatures. Thus, the best months to visit the Himalayas depends upon its distinct regions. Most destinations in the Himalayas attract tourists in the months starting from May till September. However, many suggest that the true beauty of Himalayas can be encountered between October till early May.
Can you see the Himalayas from Delhi?
The answer to this question is no. While in Delhi, the Himalayan Range is not visible through the naked eye, however, one may get a glimpse of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains while being on a flight to/from the Eastern States. Amazingly, Delhi is the starting point of most trips that proceeds toward the Himalayas located in the Northern Region of India.
How many people go to the Himalayas Every Year?
The exact count of visitors to the whole Himalayan range is not known. Still, for the Himalayas located within India, the average annual visitors are projected to be near about 5 million.
Are you ready to begin your adventure to the land of Gods?