Himalaya, roof of the world, is a magic place where the magnificence of
the world's highest mountains is mirrored in the rugged beauty and
unique culture of the people who live in their shadow.
|Common Flora :
Chir (Pine), Oak, Deodar,
Fir, Rhododendron, Birch, And Juniper
Sal, Teak And Shisham
|Common Fauna :
Tigers, Elephants, Wild
Boar, Crocodiles, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep And Musk Deer.
|Tourist Attractions :
Jim Corbett National Park,
Namdhpha National Park, Kaziranga National Park
Himalayan region displays great variety in flora and fauna. It is also where
rare medicinal herbs are said to grow. In the Terai - the Himalayan
foothills, there are luxuriant tropical forests of Sal, Teak And Shisham. As
one climbs, one encounters a variety of Chir (Pine), Oak, Deodar, Fir,
Rhododendron, Birch And Juniper. At higher altitudes the Juniper becomes a
tree-line ends, the 'Buggyals' or alpine meadows begin to unfold
like a green, velvet carpet. Himalayan flowers of rare beauty are seen here
in abundance, their soft petals adorned with raindrops reflecting the
delicate hues of sunrise and sunset. These meadows have been aptly described
as the "Eden of Flowers". In the upper hills of Garhwal region
Lilies and Potentillas change the landscape dramatically from a weird barren
wasteland to a heavenly pasture within a short distance.
It is difficult to imagine today that these Himalayan slopes were densely
wooded less than a century ago. While Himalayan forests are not as lush as
the rain-fed South Indian forests, they do attain an impressive magnificence
in the unspoilt upper regions.
the Terai comprises Tigers, Elephants, Deer, Wild Boar, Crocodiles and
Pythons. At greater heights dwell more exotic species like the elusive Snow
Leopard, the sure-footed Blue Sheep and the famous Musk Deer.
colourful plumage like the Monal Pheasant are common to the eastern central
and the western segments. It is surprising that many of these species have
survived, despite the ruthless destructions of their habitat.