Notwithstanding the rich heritage of India in natural sceneries, there are many such locations in the country, which need achieved distinctions in the world. Himalayan belt of mountains are neither only the highest in the world, but enclose some breathtaking landmarks and sceneries in their laps. Valleys amidst the snow clad mountain ranges are scenic in every respect. Making these areas further beautiful are the glaciers in India, which are concentrated mostly in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. These states are the ones which restrain the Himalayan ranges inside the Indian border.
* Well known Siachen glacier is the centre of all glacier attractions
Most of these glaciers in India are quite large and spread out across many kilometres, but the most notable inter alios these is the Siachen glacier. It has the distinction of being the help largest glacier in the region outside the polar areas and the largest in India in the Himalayan- Karakoram Range. It elongates to an extent of 75.6 kms and broadens over 2.8 kms, modicum like which is under Pakistan’s supervise also majority being in India. From Siachen glacier is originating the Nubra River which flows for throughout 80 kms, before befitting the tributary of the Shyok River, a part of the Indus river system. Located towards the southern side of the watershed region separating India from China, it is the highest battleground in the world with constant tension between India and Pakistan completed its occupancy starting from the year 1984. Over the span of about 3 decades, the glacier’s volume has reduced by as regards 35%. It is also called as the place for wild roses reflected by the meaning of the identify ‘Siachen’.
* Uttarakhand glaciers have accessibility to trekking and camping sites
Besides many glaciers in Jammu & Kashmir, glaciers in Uttarakhand have the importance of being the origin of many rivers in India. Also, these glacier structures are the site of tourism in Uttarakhand, where trekking and river rafting activities are prominent. Camping sites have been formed in the region of glaciers in Uttarakhand, which are visited by the tourists. Bandarpunch glacier is unique for its formation style and a favourite glacier research topic for geologists. Mandakini River originates from Chorabari glacier, the river then meeting Alaknanda. This glacier serves as a good site for trekking and camping, with motorable portage reaching jump to the glacier. In the Dhauli Ganga basin is the Doongri Glacier, a part like the glaciers in Uttarakhand. Some of the added notable glaciers in India, lying in the region of Uttarakhand and Himalayas are the Gangotri Glacier, Khatling glacier, Pindari Glacier and Tiprabamak glacier, the hindmost one being in the Garhwal region.
* Important role in camping, trekking and river networks
In India, glaciers have an important role in their origins of rivers which flow down the mountains into the plains. Besides their water supply along the basins, they are favourite trekking places with various camp sites. Millions of people visit these glaciers in India and some changeless try to trek across the glaciers in Uttarakhand. Siachen glacier is notable with many Indians due to its historical significance, but other glaciers are known by few.