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MOUNTAINS OF INDIA: TOURISM, ADVENTURE AND PILGRIMAGE M.S. Kohli 2002 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
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India, 2002, 1st edition. 384 pp, 32 color photos. Light blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket. New.

With 20 (of 42) chapters on mountaineering, hill walking, rock and ice climbing and other adventure sports, this is an excellent new overview of the magnificent Indian Himalaya. Covers Sikkim, Indian Mt Railways, Hill Stations, Himalayan Shrines, and even a chapter on environmental issues by Edmund Hillary!
 
The mountains of the Indian Himalaya, including the Kailiash Range, Garhwal, Himachal Pradesh, Bhutan, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Nanda Devi, Zanskar, Karakoram, Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, Shivalik, Kumaon, Mount Meru, Sikkim, Assam, Western Ghats, whose magnificent sights have enthralled countless men and women over the ages, have inspired many to turn their gaze inwards in search of their true self. They also hold a special significance in the cultural ethos of India. Besides the Himalayas in the north, there are several mountain ranges crisscrossing the rest of India. These are the Aravallis, the Vindhyas, the Satpuras, the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. They hold great reserves of natural resources and are vital to the economy of India.
 
Written and compiled by India's most eminent mountaineer Captain M.S. Kohli, who in the early seventies pioneered the concept of Himalayan trekking on global basis from the Air India platform, the book serves as a guidebook for an individual who want to use the mountains of India for pleasure or spiritual fulfillment, or to feel the sheer thrill of adventure. From his unique position of being associated with the Himalayas and other mountain ranges of India, and their different aspects of adventure, tourism and environmental conservation, Captain Kohli has brought out a very special book on this unique gift of nature to India.

This book explores the tourism aspects of the Mountains of India in general and provides usable information on their geography, pilgrimage centers, hill stations and adventure options available to an individual. Finally it draws attention to the need for conservation of their delicate ecosystem for future generations. It is extremely rare to find such a wealth of information in one volume, which makes this book unique. 

Foreword by Jagmohan
Preface
List of Contributors

Part I - Mountainscape
1. The Majestic Himalayas (M.S. Kohli)
2. The Peninsular Mountains (M.S. Kohli)
3. Highlands of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh (B.K. Bagchi)
4. Himalayan Flora (Rupin Dang)

Part II - Tourism
5. Growth of Himalayan Tourism (Yogendra Bali)
6. Tourism in Jammu & Kashmir (Mohammad Ashraf)
7. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh (Ashok Thakur)
8. Tourism in Uttaranchal (N.N. Prasad)
9. Tourism in Sikkim (Karma Gyatso)
10. The Indian Mountain Railways (Ashwani Lohani)
11. Challenging Heights of Kerala (T. Balakrishnan)

Part III - Hill Stations
12. Hill Stations of India: The Origin (M.S. Kohli)
13. Hill Stations of Northern India (M.S. Kohli)
14. Hill Stations of Western India (M.S. Kohli)
15. Hill Stations of Southern India (M.S. Kohli)
16. Hill Stations of Eastern India (M.S. Kohli)

Part IV - Mountaineering
17. Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi (N.N. Vohra)
18. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling (Col. Vijay Singh)
19. The Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Manali (Col. H.S. Chauhan)
20. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi (Lt. Col. Ashok Abbey)
21. Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, J&K (Group Capt. S.S. Puri)
22. Five Decades of Indian Mountaineering (M.S. Kohli)

Part V - Other Adventures
23. Trekking in the Himalayas (M.S. Kohli)
24. Ice Trekking on the Frozen River Zanskar: An Experience (Mandip Singh Soin)
25. Adventures in North-East India (Nasim Akhtor)
26. Rock Climbing in and around Delhi (Mohit Oberoi)
27. Trekking in the Sahyadris (Harish Kapadia)
28. Adventure in and around Mumbai (K. Saraswati)
29. Amongst the Hill Forts of Shivaji (M.S. Kohli)
30. Adventures in Karnataka (Hari Prasad and B.U. Krishnamurthy)
31. White Water Rafting in India (Ajeet Bajaj)
32. Aero Sports in India (Satish Pathania)

Part VI - Hill Shrines
33. Himalayan Shrines of Jammu & Kashmir (M.S. Kohli)
34. Himalayan Shrines of Himachal Pradesh (M.S. Kohli)
35. Himalayan Shrines of Uttaranchal (M.S. Kohli)
36. Himalayan Shrines of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh (M.S. Kohli)
37. Hill Shrine of Tirupati (M.S. Kohli)

Part VII - Man, Mountain and Nature
38. The Himalayas: World Heritage (Dr. Karan Singh)
39. Himalayan Ecotourism (M.S. Kohli)
40. Keep the Mountains Clean (Sir Edmund Hillary)
41. Western Ghats: Ecotourism Gateway to Tamil Nadu (J.C. Kala)
42. Eco-Restoration Strategies for the Mountains (Samita Loonker)


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