Uttarakhand is the land of glaciers and ice. This state is home to some of the most remarkable collections of Glaciers which is the source of most of the river waters in India. There are around 1,439 glaciers in all and some of these are even open for visit by tourists and adventure seekers. Overall this glacier collection pans over an area of 14060 sq. km. and is divided into a number of glaciers and ranges. Apart from this, these glaciers are also a significant source of freshwater for the local population here who form their lives around these water bodies. Some of these ice boulders are not only important places for thrill-seeking adventurers but they also hold immense religious and spiritual significance and are frequented by devotees as a part of their pilgrimage.

Here are some of the glaciers in Uttarakhand:

  • Gangotri Glacier
  • Kirti Glacier
  • Badrinath Glacier
  • Kedarnath Glacier
  • Nanda Devi Glacier
  • Pindari Glacier
  • Chorabari Glacier
  • Sunderdhunga Glacier
  • Milam Glacier
  • Bandarpunch Glacier
  • Satopanth Glacier
  • Poting Glacier
  • Khatling Glacier