H for The Himalayas

About 40 to 50 million years ago, the slow (in our perspective) moving Indian plate crashed into the Eurasian plate. The result of the impact led to the forming of the Himalayan mountain range. Almost everybody on the planet who has ever taken a geography lesson would have heard of the Himalayas. The cold and impressively tall range of mountains stretching across thousands of kilometres. The upward movement of the Indian plate means that the Himalayan ranges are still growing taller by about 5mm a year. Fascinating isn’t it?

My first (and only so far) encounter with these mountains was a few years ago when I travelled to Ladakh. I hope I get to travel up sometime very soon to see these impressive mountains yet again.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. thatemily says:

    Absolutely stunning photos, such a beautiful mountain range.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      They are very impressive when you see them up close

  2. Ruchi Singh says:

    Beautiful photos, great blog!! Happy A-Z blogging!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you Ruchi! Thanks for stopping by

  3. Yes, that truly is fascinating, and thanks for sharing it, and for sharing your beautiful photos of these spectacular sites!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much for visiting. I’m glad you liked the photos

  4. Sabina says:

    I “I want ice cream mountain!” photo is my favorite. Gorgeous work with light & landscape.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much! I loved the ice-cream mountain!

  5. Nirmala says:

    You have given us a sample with wonderful collection of pictures! Thank you

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you for visiting so regularly

  6. Lata says:

    Stunning is the word that comes to my mind on seeing the images.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks Lata

  7. Jeff Bushman says:

    I love mountains and these are so beautiful I want to go there.

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      I hope you get to visit some mountains soon!

  8. Eugenie Pinto says:

    You’ve captured all the splendour. Such Beauty such truth. Thanks

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks Ms Eugenie!

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