GA Notes:”Main Passes of Himalayas (Part-II)” For Railway & SSC Exams 2018-19

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General awareness is an important section that can help you get the maximum time You need not perform complex calculation to settle for the correct option so, it is the best to be ready with the facts and figures in advance. For Railway Group-D Exam 2018, important awards, current affairs, history, geography, general science, economy and static GK is the main part.  To let you have an information about all important sections of GA, this post is to provide you with one of the important topics related to Main Passes of Himalayas. Grab the below given important points related to this particular topic. 

Main Passes of Himalayas

Khardung La:

  • Situated in the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. 
  • It is the highest motorable pass in the country.
  • It joins Leh with Siachin glacier.

Khunjerab Pass:

  • Situated in the Karakoram Mountains.
  • It is a traditional pass between Ladakh and the Sinkiang Province of China.

Jelep La:

  • It is a high mountain pass between East Sikkim District, Sikkim, India and Tibet Autonomous Region, China. 
  • It is on a route that connects Lhasa to India.
  • This pass connects Sikkim with Lhasa, passes through the Chumbi Valley.

Lanak La:

  • Situated in the Aksai-Chin(Ladakh).
  • It connects Ladakh with Lhasa.

Likhapani/Pangsau Pass:

  • It lies on the crest of the Patkai Hills on the India-Burma (Myanmar) border. 
  • The pass offers one of the easiest routes into Burma from the Assam plains.

Lipu Lekh:

  • Situated in the Pithoragarh District.
  • It connects Uttarakhand with Tibet.
  • The pilgrims for Mansarovar Lake travel through this pass.

Mana Pass:

  • Situated in the Greater Himalayas.
  • It connects Uttarakhand with Tibet.

Mangsha Dhura Pass:

  • Situated in the district of Pithoragarh.
  • It connects Uttarakhand with Tibet.
  • The pilgrims for Mansarovar cross this pass.

Mulinga La:

  • Situated north of Gangotri.
  • It is a seasonal pass which connects Uttarakhand with Tibet.

Nathu La:

  • Situated on the Indo-China border.
  • It forms part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.
  • Nathu-La is one of the three trading border posts between India and China.
  • After the 1962 war it was reopened in 2006.

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