Sivalik Hills



The Siwaliks are the outermost Vorgebirgskette of the southern Himalayas. They extend for a maximum width of 60-80 km from the northern Sikkim and West Bengal on the south of Nepal through Kashmir and other states in India to Pakistan and reach heights from 600 to 1500 m.


The Siwaliks are the youngest geological unit of the Himalayas. Geologic meet the Siwaliks the flysch regions of the Alps. Permanent erosion shaped sediment deposits at the foot of the mountain massif. Due to the tectonic folding these sediments have gradually raised to today's Siwalik hills.