The Pir Panjal Range Is Now Clearly Visible From Srinagar, All Thanks To Drop In Pollution Levels

by Gizel Menezes
The Pir Panjal Range Is Now Clearly Visible From Srinagar, All Thanks To Drop In Pollution Levels

One cannot possibly deny the positive effects that the nationwide lockdown is having on the environment. Northern India is breathing clean air finally after 20 years, the Ganga water at Haridwar has become ‘fit for drinking‘, dolphins have returned to the ghats of Kolkata after decades; these are just a few of the many reports reinstating the fact that nature is healing!

Adding to this list is the fact that the majestic Pir Panjal Ranges are now clearly visible to the people of Srinagar, all thanks to the lockdown and the subsequent drop in pollution levels.

Pir Panjal Range Now Clearly Visible From Srinagar

Recently, social media was rife with images of the magnificent Pir Panjal Ranges. The ranges, which run across Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, are now reportedly visible from Srinagar. Although the ranges can be seen on any normal day, the drop in air pollution levels has made them clearer than ever.

It was photojournalist Waseem Andrabi who first took to Twitter to share images of the majestic Pir Panjal ranges. Along with the splendid view of the ranges, the famous Hazratbal Shrine can also be spotted in the picture.

Also Read: Schools Of Dolphins Return Near Marine Drive Thanks To Drop In Water Traffic

About The Pir Panjal Range – A Geography Refresher Class

Such times make for good geography lessons, don’t they? So, here goes. The Pir Panjal is the largest range of the Lesser Himalayas, running across Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. On the eastern side of the range is the famous Rohtang pass. The ranges also host the Hampta pass as well as the famous hill station of Gulmarg.

A few weeks back, the Dhauladhar range was also visible from around 200 km in Jalandhar, Punjab.
With the world on hold, nature is giving us a slice of heaven indeed!