Situated in the heart of western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is ranging from 450 meters to 6500 meters above sea level. It is disguised by the Shivalik range of mountains from the plains. The general increase in elevation from west to east and from south to north makes its topography highly unique and meaningful. Himachal Pradesh breathtaking beauty is the extraordinary features of its geography. Himachal Pradesh is majestically surrounded by Shivalik range of mountains. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is spread over a vast area of 55,780 sq km.
The Shivalik range of mountains is wrapped most of the zones of the state. The universal physiographic parts from south to north are
1. The outer Himalayas i.e. the Shivalik
2. The lesser Himalayas i.e. Central Zone;
3. The great Himalayan i.e. Northern Zone
A glimpse on the geography of Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by Jammu and Kashmir in the North, China on east, Haryana in the South, Uttar Pradesh in the Southeast and Punjab in the West, Himachal Pradesh is the utmost attracting features of North India. Between 30"22' and 30"12' north latitude and between 75"47' and 79"4' east longitude, the location of Himachal Pradesh is fascinating enough to tempt. Himachal Pradesh is known for a mountainous state with altitudes ranging from 350 to 7000 meters (1050 ft. to 21000 ft.) above the sea level. Himachal Pradesh is thus known for a delightful place the senses of humanity since eternity.
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