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Glaciers of Tehri and Uttarkashi garhwal

Glaciers of Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal
History of King Sudarshan Shah Period – 11
History of Tehri Riyasat (Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815-1948 -11
History of Uttarakhand, (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1236
By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)
There is snow always above 18000 feet high Himalayan mountains .The following glaciers are main glaciers of Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal.
Glaciers —————————————- height in feet
Dokriyani Glacier —– 17000
Fatlingbank ——————– 17600
Khatlingbank ———————– 17830
Jakhal ————————————- 18000
Chhalanbank ————————— 18203
Rudgairakharak —————– 19090
Kedarbank ————————- 19710
Janolibank —————————— 20000
Dudubaank ———————- 20120
Patanganibank ————————– 21210
Gangotribank —————————— 21578
Gangotri glacier series is longest glacier series comprising 16 miles long . In Garhwal, Kedarnathbank is 9 miles long and Kosabank is 7 miles long. Those glaciers are comparable to poles.
Garhwal glaciers originate many Rivers as Bhagirathi, Yamuna etc. On south of Glaciers, the snow line is lower than north side. In winter, the snow is always there on river originating places but in summer the snow start melting .

References –
Krishnan , geology of India and Burma page 16
Shiv Prasad Dabral, Uttarakhand ka Itihas part 6 pages
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, 2018 bjkukreti@gmail.com

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