What happens when ice melts in the Roopkund lake? When ice melts in the glacial tarn of Roopkund, located 5,000 metres above sea level in Chamoli district, Uttaranchal, hundreds of corpses can be seen floating. Thus gets exposed a mystery that dates back to more than 60 years and has begun to be understood only recently. In 1942, a forest guard chanced upon hundreds of skeletons at this tarn. The remains have intrigued anthropologists, scientists, historians and the local people ever since. Who were these people? What were they doing in the inhospitable regions of the Garhwal Himalaya?
Looking for a quiet and a lazy mountain holiday? Check out Anamalai hills. Every walk in the jungle is exhilarating. This quiet and beautiful hill has the largest sanctuary in Tamilnadu and is inhabited by wild tribes. A place to visit if you are a nature lover longing to see rare animals and birds and breathe in those air laden with freshness and herbal aura. If you are a shutterbug, this is the place to be. Make sure to bathe in the gentle monkey falls, a natural and refreshing waterfalls, along the valparai ghat road.
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ANAMALAI HILLS, a range of mountains in southern India, in the Coimbatore district of Madras, lying between 10° 13′ and 10° 31′ N. lat., and between 76° 52′ and 77° 23′ E. long., forming a portion of the Western Ghats, after this range has been broken by the Palghat Pass, south of the Nilgiris. They really consist of a forest-clad and grassy tableland, with summits rising about 8000 ft.; the Anaimudi mountain, which is the highest in southern India, having an altitude of 8850 ft. The only inhabitants are a few wild tribes who live by hunting and collecting jungle produce.
Location: Along the Western Ghats
Also Called: Elephant Hills