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

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Main Passes of Himalayas

Niti Pass:

  • It is the last village and outpost in Indo-Tibetan border in Chamoli district.
  • It joins Uttarakhand with Tibet.

Pensi La:

  • Situated in the Greater Himalayas.
  • This pass connects the valley of Kashmir with Kargil(Ladakh).

Pir-Panjal Pass:

  • Situated in the Pir Panjal Range in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is the traditional pass from Jammu to Srinagar.
  • It is the highest point on the Mughal road.
  • It is the shortest and easiest metalled road access from Jammu to the Valley of Kashmir.

Qara Tagh Pass:

  • Situated in the Karakoram Mountains.
  • It is an offshoot of the Great Silk Road.

Rohtang Pass:

  • Situated on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.
  • It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh.

Shipik La:

  • It connects Himachal Pradesh with Tibet.
  • The road is an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.
  • The Satluj river enters India through this pass.
  • It is the third border post for trade with China after Nathula(Sikkim) and Lipulekh(Uttarakhand).

Thang La:

  • It is a mountain pass in Ladakh.
  • It is situated on the National Highway in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is the second highest motorble mountain pass in India after Khardung La.

Trail’s Pass:

  • Situated in the Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts of Uttarakhand at the end of the Pindari Glacier.
  • It connects Pindari Valley to Milan Valley.

Zoji la:

  • It is a high mountain pass in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is located on National Highway 1 between Srinagar and Leh in the western section of the Himalayan mountain range. 
  • It connects Srinagar with Kargil and Leh.
  • It separates Kashmir Valley to its west from Dras Valley to its northeast. 
  • Beacon Force of Border Road Organisation(BRO) is responsible for clearing and maintenance of the road during winter season.

Shencottah-Gap which is located in Western Ghats connects the Madurai city of Tamil Nadu with Kottayam city of Kerala.

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