the Himadaris are Everest and Annapurna peaks which
lie in the boundaries of Nepal and within India are
Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat and Nanda Devi. The Aravallis,
one of the oldest ranges in the world, run between Delhi
and Gujarat to the south west. Its once snow covered
peaks are no more there but this mountain range still
has one hill resort, Mount Abu and one peak Guru Shikhar,
over 6000 feet high.
Vindhyas divide the wide gangetic plains of northern
India from the southern parts of the country. They are
stretched over a length of 1000 kilometer with an average
altitude of 974 feet. The Satpuras which are south of
the Vindhyas, run parallel to them. The name Satpuras
is formed of two words Sat meaning seven and Puras meaning
folds, referring to the seven lines of hills which make
up the Satpuras. It has one hill resort, Pachmarhi which
is located near the highest point in the range, Dhupgarh
at a height of 4429 feet. The Sahyadris run for 1600
kms down the western edge to the southern most point
Sahyadris catch the monsoon rains on the western side.
The hill resort in this area is Ootacamund which stands
at the foot of the 8615 feet high Doda Betta Peak. This
peak is located in the Nilgiris (literally, Blue Mountains).
Beyond the Nilgiris are the Annamalai or Elephant Hills,
the summits of which are said to resemble elephant heads.
famous hill resort of Kodaikanal is located in the Palni Hills.
The Eastern ghats which run on the opposite side of the Sahyadris
have summits over 3200 feet but are devoid of hill resorts.
To their southeast are the Shevroy hills and the hill station
of Yercaud. Purvanchal, or eastern mountains are the last
great mountain ranges of India running along the Indo-Myanmar
border in North East India.
of Hill Stations:
Chail, Chamba, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Kasauli, Kangra, Kullu,
Manali, Naldehra, Parwanoo, Shimla
Gulmarg, Jammu, Patnitop, Sonamarg
Munnar, Nelliyampathy, Wayanad, Devikulam, Peermade, Ponmudi,
Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur,
Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Lonaval, Khandala - Karla, Matheran,
Amboli, Jawahar, Panhala, Chikhaldara
Courtallam, Kodaikkanal, Yercaud, Udhagamandalam
Almora, Dehradun, Kausani, Mussoorie, Nanital, Pithoragarh