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Which are the main ranges in the Middle or the Lesser Himalayas?

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  • Lesser Himalaya (or Middle Himalaya or Himachal or Antagiri) was formed rising up south of the Greater Himalaya.
  • The average height of lesser Himalayan ranges is about 5000 meters. Pirpanjal in Jammu and Kashmir, Dhauladhar in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
  •  Nag Tibba in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, etc. are some of the famous mountain ranges.
  • The Srinagar valley lies in the Lesser Himalayas. The Jhelum meanders and enters the Wular Lake, and leaves it near Sopore. This Srinagar Valley is between the greater Himalayas and the Lesser Himalaya in Kashmir.

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