Two of India's largest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna originate in the glaciers of Uttarakhand.
One of the most important features of Uttarakhand's topography is its glaciers.
A glacier is a large and slow moving mass of ice. It is formed due compacting of layers of snow. The glacial movement is directed by gravity and high pressure. It is noteworthy that the glacial ice is the largest source of fresh water on Earth.
Feeding the perennial rivers of Himalayas, the glaciers of Uttarakhand have a live and beauty of their own. Glaciers here are very popular with tourist, trekkers in particular. Some of these mighty glaciers are considered holy while some are visited just because of there sheer magnificence.
Here we have listed a few few most famous glaciers of Uttarakhand, quite popular among adventure enthusiasts .