Syntaxial Bends of the Himalayas
In this article we’re going to learn about the syntaxial bend of the Himalayas. As you know, Himalayas stretches for around 2,400 km in east-west directions. They pass through Nepal, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and many other countries and states.
But, in the west near Nanga Parbat where the Indus river makes 500 meters deep gorge, the Himalayas takes sudden southward turn. They bend like a hairpin.
The same thing happens at Namcha Barwa in Arunachal Pradesh where the Brahmaputra rivers makes a gorge. In the language of geologists, these bends are called Syntaxial Bends of the Himalayas.
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