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Himalayas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditating in a holy cave near Kedarnath Temple, during his two-day pilgrimage to Himalayan shrines, in Rudraprayag district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Kedarnath valley. "There is something very special about the Himalayas", PM Modi has tweeted along with with this picture in his twitter account.

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An aerial view of the snow-covered Himalayan ranges as seen from a flight, before its landing in Srinagar.

Vijay Joshi/PTI Photo

Indian Army personnel perform yoga to mark the 5th International Day of Yoga, in the icy ranges of the Himalayas.

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Indian Army personnel perform yoga to mark the 5th International Day of Yoga, in the icy ranges of the Himalayas.

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Himalayan region: As seen by IRSP4 OCM With the band 568 combination, discriminating vegetation is easy. The band 5 strengthens the distinction between habitations and river bed and improves landcover separability.

Courtesy: ISRO

The sheet of ice or ‘chadar’ that shrouds the river is a lifeline for the Zanskaris.

Milan Moudgill

An ISRO study of satellite images over 15 years shows over 75% of Himalayan glaciers in retreat, average shrinkage being 3.75 km; 2,190 glaciers were studied.

The Everest Base Camp is one of the pit-stops on the Great Himalaya Trail, which kicks off this month

CORBIS (Image from Outlook Traveller February, 2011 Issue)