An Overview On Himalaya Region

The Himalayas mountain ranges are situated in the north side of the India. Himalayan Mountain Ranges is the home for the tallest peaks of the world. The Mount Everest is the highest peak having a height of 8,848 m located between Nepal and china. Besides Himalayas there are several highest mountain peaks located. They are known as Nanda devi and Kangchenjunga. The Himalaya range along with the major rivers like ganga and Indus are sacred in Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. It is a home to several pilgrimage sites.

india's Himalaya region experiences several visitors every year to experience the scenic beauty and the natural habitat. The great Himalaya is also the shelter for several wild lives. The rarest wild animals can be found in this part of india. Animals includes snow leopard, Red panda, Himalayan Black Bear etc. these are the endangered species and needs to be protected. Wildlife in the great Himalayas offers the treasure of the beautiful flora, amazing Avifauna and renowned fauna. This includes the Himalayan Quail, Black-lored Tit, Western Tragopan, and Cheer Pheasant. Several birds also resides over there like the Lammergeier vulture Mountain Hawk Eagle, the Golden Eagle, and majestic Himalayan Griffon Vulture, etc.

The Himalayan region consists of India’s major sanctuaries and national parks. The names of the parks include the Great Himalayan National Park, Corbett national park, National Park, Khangchendzonga and the Hemis national park. The sanctuaries include Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary, Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary, Fambong La Wild Life Sanctuary, and Goat Sanctuary. These parks and sanctuaries are shelter for about 100 of mammals, 9 amphibians, 17 mollusks, 181 birds, 1000 of insects, 10 reptiles, 11 annelids and several plants.

The Himalayan state is also considered as a perfect spot for adventures like Paragliding, White Water Rafting, White Water, Skiing, Trekking and mountain climbing. Above all the great Himalayas is the best place to have a vacation as it consisted of all the adventures in it.

Gommateshvara Bahubali : A Pilgrimage Spot

The Gommateshvara Statue at shravanabelagola is one of the marvellous places to visit. It is aout 1000 years old and still stands at a height over the hills. It gives pure feelings of religion, adventure and knowledge which give a complete sense to the trip. The wonderful architecture gives a deep insight to the history. The hand written scriptures all over the hill provides a reflection of the heritage. The statue of Bahubali is also known by the name of Gommateshvara Bahubali as the statue is a remarkable creation of the Ganga dynastyminister.

The monolithic statue of Bahubali is at Shravanabelagola which is 158 km from Bangalore. The gigantic statue of bahubali is carved over a single block of granite that stands majestically over the hill. From several centuries the Shravanabelagola has been considered as a most pious place and a pilgrimage centre. Thousands of visitors from all over the world came to see the magnificent statue. The statue is about 17m high and is visible from a distance of 30 kilometres.

The statue of bahubali is considered as one of the largest monolithic statues in the world. It was created in 983 AD by Chavundaraya. Chavundaraya was a minister of Rachamalla,the Ganga king. The neighbouring areas are filled with several Jain temples that are known as basadis. One can also find several images of Tirthankaras. Tourists can enjoy the scenic beauty of the place and the surrounding areas from the top of the hill. The Mahamastakabhisheka festival occurs once in every 12 years. Devotees from all over the world came to visit the place. During this festival the statue of bahubali is anointed with saffron, ghee, milk etc. the place is decorated with lights and flowers. Officials are there to guide and protect the visitors. The statue of bahubali is now being considered as a world heritage by government of India.

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