The Himalayan region of India is home to some of the most notable glaciers in the world including Siachen Glacier, second largest glacier on earth and largest in the himalayas. The following list is of the most important glaciers in India. Most glaciers lie in the territory of Ladakh and the states of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Few glaciers are also found in Arunachal Pradesh.

List of Indian glaciers

Arunachal Pradesh

In Arunachal Pradesh, glaciers are found in Great Himalayas ranges which run along the Tibetan border. All peaks here rise above 4500 meters and are snow covered throughout the year. Important glaciers:

The Union Territory of Ladakh

Nun Kun Massif
Nun Kun Massif
Parkachik
Parkachik
Drang-Drung-Glacier
Drang-Drung-Glacier

Himachal Pradesh

Sikkim

Uttarakhand

Goumukh, terminus of the Gangotri glacier. The Bhagirathi peaks rise in the background.
Goumukh, terminus of the Gangotri glacier. The Bhagirathi peaks rise in the background.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Glaciers in Himachal Pradesh". Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ Inventory of Himachal Pradesh Glaciers (http://14.139.224.135/myapp/cgrt/index_files/Project_Reports_Completed/CGRT4.Misc.595-15-HP%20Himalya%20Inventory%20of%20Glaciers(GLOF)---03-06.pdf)