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Himalayan hard rocks may affect millions, elevate flood risk

Himalayan hard rocks may affect millions, elevate flood risk

The findings could help researchers improve flood risk maps for the Ganga Plain, a low-lying region covering parts of India, Nepal and Pakistan - one of Earth's most densely populated areas.

India vs Australia: Picturesque Dharamsala floors Aussies; visitors take first team PHOTO of the tour

India vs Australia: Picturesque Dharamsala floors Aussies; visitors take first team PHOTO of the tour

The venue will witness one of the most intense rivalries in world cricket when the two teams slug out in a five-day Test match, starting Saturday.

India vs Australia, 4th Test: Pacers counting on 'true pitch'; Dale Steyn emerges as unlikely catalyst

India vs Australia, 4th Test: Pacers counting on 'true pitch'; Dale Steyn emerges as unlikely catalyst

Days ahead of the Test, reports emerged that the HPCA Stadium pitch has a smattering of grass, akin to those in England. But, the true nature of the pitch will only be known in the morning of Day 1.

Ganga – This VIDEO of the divine river will make your jaw drop! WATCH

Ganga – This VIDEO of the divine river will make your jaw drop! WATCH

Here’s a video featuring the incredibly gorgeous journey of the river Ganga.

Triyuginarayan – The place where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married

Triyuginarayan – The place where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married

Located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand at the confluence of the Mandakini and Songanga rivers, the Triyuginarayan Temple is one of the holiest places of worship in India. 

Himalayan glaciers retreating, but no abnormal trend documented, says govt

Himalayan glaciers retreating, but no abnormal trend documented, says govt

The glaciers in the eastern and central Himalayas are retreating "continuously", while some in the western part of the mountain range are reportedly advancing.

Kullu celebrates Holi for 40 days to preserve 400-year-old tradition

Kullu celebrates Holi for 40 days to preserve 400-year-old tradition

The pre-Holi festival of Basant begins in Kullu with the procession of the palanquin of Local deity Raghunath. This is a festival to preserve over 400-year-old tradition.

'109 glacial lakes formed in Himachal in two years'

'109 glacial lakes formed in Himachal in two years'

Highly fragile moraine-dammed lakes, an increasing phenomenon in the Himalayas, increased from 596 to 705 in barely two years in Himachal Pradesh, raising the spectre of glacial lake outburst floods, warns a state government study.

Himalayas can be saved only by involving people: Rawat

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said the mission to save the Himalayas can achieve its objective only when people who depend on the mountains for their livelihood are involved in the exercise.

Why Lord Hanuman carries a mountain on his arm! Here's why

Why Lord Hanuman carries a mountain on his arm! Here's why

Find out why Lord Hanuman carries a mountain on his arm!

Amarnath yatra registers 1.31 lakh dip in 2016

The annual Amarnath Yatra has witnessed a drastic fall of 1.31 lakh pilgrims this year even as over 2.20 lakh devotees have paid obeisance at the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Chhari Mubarak joins Amarnath Yatra

Amid curfew, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, 'Chhari Mubarak', today joined the annual Amarnath yatra, marking the concluding phase of the 48-day pilgrimage to 3,880 metre cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Amazing video: An avalanche 20,000 feet above sea level in Himalayas, filmed by our own ITBP men

Amazing video: An avalanche 20,000 feet above sea level in Himalayas, filmed by our own ITBP men

Ask a mountaineer what he thinks about an avalanche and the only word he is likely to utter is – death.

Google's kids' map app lets them explore Himalayas in 3D

Google's kids' map app lets them explore Himalayas in 3D

Technology giant Google has released a new application specially designed for children to let them explore the Himalayas using maps, 3D imagery and gameplay.

Kasol - Rejuvenate yourself with serenity, peace in the nature's lap

Kasol - Rejuvenate yourself with serenity, peace in the nature's lap

Kasol, located 42 km east of Kullu district between Bhuntar and Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful remote village situated in the Parvati valley, some 230 km from state capital Shimla.

1,282 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra from Jammu

A fresh batch of 1,282 pilgrims on Thursday left for twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security.

Watch: Security forces use hi-tech drone cameras to monitor base camp of Amaranth Yatra

Watch: Security forces use hi-tech drone cameras to monitor base camp of Amaranth Yatra

In view of growing threat to the annual Amarnath Yatra, the security agencies have deployed hi-tech drone cameras to monitor the base camp of Hindu pilgrims going to visit the holy Amarnath cave in Himalayas.

Top five Hill stations to visit in the Himalayas this summer!

Top five Hill stations to visit in the Himalayas this summer!

Visit these top 5 hill stations these summers!

Planning to visit Rishikesh this summer? Here's how you can reach there!

Planning to visit Rishikesh this summer? Here's how you can reach there!

Here are the ways to reach the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh!

This lake in Himachal Pradesh is a visual delight – Check out details

This lake in Himachal Pradesh is a visual delight – Check out details

This majestic lake’s name originates from its shape which resembles the crescent moon.