The Lesser Himalayas is situated in northwestern India in the states of Himachal Pradesh
and Uttar Pradesh
, in north-central India in the state of Sikkim
, and in northeastern India in the state of Arunachal Pradesh
. The mountains range from 1,500 to
5,000 m in height.
The Himalayan region is about 2,400 km in length and varying in width from 240 to 330 km. It has three parallel mountain zones such as the Greater Himalayas, the Lesser Himalayas, and the Outer Himalayas. Some hill stations found in the northern part of the sub continent are Shimla, Mussoorie, Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora, Darjeeling, Dalhousie and Murree (Pakistan). The eastern part is enclosed by dense forest and the northern part of the zone has beautiful coniferous forests that include the lovely deodars in Kashmir.