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The Holy Rivers of the Himalayas
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Alaknanda Alaknanda river Almora altitude Amarnath amongst ancient ashram Assam Badrinath beauty believed Bengal Bhagirathi Bhotiyas Bhutan border Brahmaputra Buddhist called cave centres of pilgrimage centuries Chamba Chamoli confluence cultural dance Darjeeling Dehra Dun Deoprayag district divine Everest expedition famous flows forests Ganga Gangotri Garhwal glaciers Haridwar height hill stations Himachal Pradesh Himalayan ranges Himalayan region Himalayas Hindu holy idol India Jammu Jamnotri Jamuna Kailas Kanchenjanga Kangra Kashmir Kathmandu Kedarnath known Kulu Kumaon Ladakh Lahaul large number lies lingam Lord Mahabharata Manasa lake Manasarovar Mandakini miles monasteries mountains Nainital Nanda Kot Nara Narayana Nepal north-east Pandavas Pandukeshwar Parbat Parvati passes pilgrims plains polyandry population Prayag religion religious Rishikesh river road Rudraprayag rulers sacred sage Sanskrit Sarasvati sea level Shankaracharya Shiva Shri shrine side Sikkim snow Spiti Srinagar Tehri-Garhwal temple dedicated Terai Tibet Tibetan town Uttar Pradesh Uttarkashi valley village Vishnu waters worship