It travelled some 6,000 kilometres before it finally collided with asia around 40 to 50 million years ago then, part of the indian landmass began to go beneath the asian one, moving the asian landmass up, which resulted in the rise of the himalayas it's thought that india's coastline was denser and more. Fifty million years ago, india slammed into eurasia, a collision that gave rise to the tallest landforms on the planet, the himalaya mountains and the tibetan plateau.
Continental/continental: the himalayas the himalayan mountain range and tibetan plateau have formed as a result of the collision between the indian plate and eurasian plate which began 50 million years ago and continues today.
The new research shows that 50 million years ago, india was travelling northwards at speeds of some 15 centimetres a year—close to the plate the paper 'oceanic microplate formation records the onset of india–eurasia collision' was be published in earth and planetary science letters last week.
Among the most dramatic and visible creations of plate-tectonic forces are the lofty himalayas, which stretch 2,900 km along the border between india and tibet range began to form between 40 and 50 million years ago, when two large landmasses, india and eurasia, driven by plate movement, collided. The himalayas, or himalaya form a mountain range in asia separating the plains of the indian subcontinent from the tibetan plateau the himalayan range has many of the earth's highest peaks, including the highest, mount everest the himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in elevation.