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Siwalik Range

Siwalik Range is the youngest of the Himalayan ranges, which faces the plains towards the south and lies in a northwest-southeast direction. It passes through the northern parts of Saharanpur, southern portion of Dehradun and Garhwal, and the middle portion of Nainital District. The width of these hills varies from 6 to 30 km. Its altitude above the mean sea level generally varies between 300 m and 1200 m. There are major rock formations in these hills and the ridges are covered with dense forest. There are deep gorges through which rivers flow. The flat longitudinal valleys or ‘Duns’ situated beyond this range separate it from the lesser Himalayas.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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