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What are western ghats | Indian Heritage

By Shyam Dubey on 06 Oct 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri Hills, are well known for their rich and unique assemblage of flora and fauna. Norman Myers included the Western Ghats amongst the 25 biodiversity hot-spots identified in the world.

The Western Ghats extend from the Satpura Range in the north, go sout  ......

What is Igneous Rocks | Indian Geography

By Sandeep on 28 Jul 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
# It is formed out of magma and lava from the interior of the earth.

# They are also known as primary rocks.
When magma in its upward movement cools and turns into a solid form it is called igneous rock.

# The process of cooling and solidification can happen in the crust of the earth or on th  ......

Top FAQs on National Parks Indian Geography

By Kirti on 29 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
# Q . What is a National Park?
Ans. Any natural habitat which is set aside by the Government of a state or Union Territory for the conservation of the natural environment is called a National Park.

# Q . Which is the largest National Park in India?
Ans. Hemis National Park in Ladakh is the larg  ......

Interesting facts about the Passes in India

By Madhu on 22 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
# The Dungri la pass or Mana Pass is the high altitude mountain pass and the highest motorable road with an elevation of 18,399 ft.
# Jawahar tunnel was constructed under the Banihal pass.
# Shipki La is a Himalayan pass that connects India and China.
# Zoji La pass connects the Ladakh and Kashmi

Mountain Passes in Southern India

By Brijesh Goswami on 21 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
# Shencottah Gap:
 Madurai-Kottayam	It is located in the Western Ghats. It joins the Madurai city in Tamil Nadu with the Kottayam district in Kerala.
The second-largest gap in the Western Ghats which is situated five kilometers from town is known by its name that is Shencottah Gap road-rail lines   ......

Mountain Passes in Kashmir

By Brijesh Goswami on 21 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
# Banihal Pass (Jawahar Tunnel): Banihal with Qazigund
Banihal pass is a popular pass in Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Pir- Panjal Range. It connects Banihal with Qazigund.

# Zoji La: Srinagar- 
Kargil & Leh	It connects Srinagar with Kargil and Leh. Beacon Force of Border Road Organi  ......

Mountain Passes in the Northeastern States

By Brijesh Goswami on 21 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
# Bomdi-La: Arunachal Pradesh-Lhasa
The Bomdi-La pass connects Arunachal Pradesh with Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. It is located in the east of Bhutan.

# Dihang pass: Arunachal Pradesh- Mandalay	
It is located in the Northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh. This pass connects Arunachal Pr  ......

Mountain Passes in Uttarakhand for UPSC

By Shyam Dubey on 20 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
Traill’s Pass- 
It is located in Uttarakhand. It is situated at the end of the Pindari glacier and connects the Pindari valley to Milam valley. This pass is very steep and rugged.

Lipu Lekh: 
Uttarakhand-Tibet	It is located in Uttarakhand. It connects Uttarakhand with Tibet. This pass is an i  ......

Mountain Passes in Leh and Ladakh for UPSC

By Shyam Dubey on 20 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
Khardung La:
It is the highest motorable pass in the country. It connects Leh and Siachen glaciers. This pass remains closed during the winter.

Thang La / Taglang La:
It is located in Ladakh. It is the second-highest motorable mountain pass in India.

Aghil Pass: 
It is situated to the North  ......

Mountain passes in India

By Shyam Dubey on 20 Jun 21 | Filed under: Geography Indian Geography
Mountain pass is a connectivity route through the mountain run. It is a gateway to connect different parts of the country and also with neighbouring countries for different purposes. 
Some of the Important Mountain Passes India are:

Zoji La
Bara- Lacha Pass
Mana Pass
Shipki La
Jelep La

Na  ......