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Dauladhar Range - Shanmugam IAS academy in coimbatore
Dauladhar Range


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The Dauladhar Range of Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh has a clear view due to the drastic reduction in air pollution.

Key data’s:

  • To break the COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak, India is undergoing a 21-days lockdown across all over the nation.
  • The lockdown and the restriction on movement of vehicles, drastically reduce the air pollution across several places of India and even across the various places of the World.
  • Due to this reduction in Air pollution, the snow-covered Himachal’s Dhauladhar ranges situated in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district became a sight to behold for the people of Jalandhar. 
  • For the first time in 30 years, people got the clear view of the mountain because of the clean air and drastic decrease in the pollution that the people in the city witnessed.

About Dauladhar Range:                                                                                                  

  • It is part of a lesser Himalayas rises from the Indian plains to the north of Kangra and Mandi.
  • Other names: The range is also known as The White Range, Outer Himalayas and Lesser Himalayas.
  • Highest peak: The highest peak in the range is the Hanuman Tibba (5982m).
  • Mineral: The range composed of Granite, Slate, Limestone and Sandstone.
  • Elevation: The Dhauladhars ranges widely from 3,500 m to nearly 6,000 m.
  • River: The range pass across banks of the Beas River in Kulu district of Himachal Pradesh and ends in Chamba of the same state.
  • Glacial lakes: Among the lakes, Lam Dal, is the biggest with a circumference of about 2.5 km – which is a very sacred lake and considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva
  • Near the Nag Dal/Nag Chattri Dal Lake, Bhagsunag Temple dedicated to the Nag Devta or the Lord King Cobra is located and is considered sacred.
  • Other lakes: Chanderkup Dal above the Lam Dal, Kareri Dal, Dansar Lake.
  • Important pass: The important pass across the range is Indrahar Pass at an altitude of 4,342 metres (14,245 ft) which borders between Kangra and Chamba districts.

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