Wednesday, 30 December 2020

General Awareness: Important Passes in India (#generalawareness)(#India)(#compete4exams)(#eduvictors)

General Awareness: Important Passes in India

General Awareness: Important Passes in India (#generalawareness)(#India)(#compete4exams)(#eduvictors)
Rohtang Pass (source: Anthony Maw, WikiMedia CC 3.0 )

A mountain pass is a navigable route through a mountain range or over a ridge. Passes have played a key role in trade, war, and both human and animal migration throughout history.

Khyber Pass,  an important pass between Afghanistan and Pakistan, connects Kabul with Peshawar. The pass has historically been the gateway for invasions of the Indian subcontinent from the northwest.

Passes are found in mountain areas only. Therefore in India passes are generally found in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh. But passes are also present in areas of Western Ghats (Maharashtra, Kerala).


Khardung La(The Highest Pass in the World)

The elevation of Khardung La is 5,359 m (17,582 ft). Local summit signs and dozens of stores selling shirts in Leh incorrectly claim that its elevation is in the vicinity of 5,602 m (18,379 ft) and that it is the world's highest motorable pass.


Mountain Passes in Ladakh

👉Note: ‘La’ means ‘pass’.

❑ Khardung La

❑ ZojiLa

❑ Pensi La

❑ Taglang La

❑ Chang La

❑ Lanak La

❑ Imis La

❑ Aghil Pass

❑ FotuLa

❑ Namika La

❑ Marsimik La

❑ Karakoram Pass

❑ Qara pass


Main Himalayan Passes on the Manali-Leh Highway

❑ Rohtang La (Himachal Pradesh)

❑ Baralacha La (Himachal Pradesh - Ladakh border)

❑ Nakee La (Ladakh)

❑ Lachulung La (Ladakh)

❑ Taglang La (Ladakh)


Himachal Pradesh

❑ Shipki La

❑ Rohtang Pass - Atal Tunnel is built under this pass.  

❑ Baralacha La Pass

❑ Debsa Pass

❑ Kunzum Pass

❑ Chanshal Pass

❑ Pin Parbati Pass

❑ Saach Pass

❑ Shingo-La


Jammu & Kashmir

❑ Burzil Pass

❑ Banihal Pass

❑ Pir Panjal Pass



Himalayan Passes in Uttarakhand

❑ Lipu Lekh

❑ Mana Pass

❑ Mangsha Dhura

❑ Niti Pass

❑ Muling La


Mountain passes of Sikkim

❑ Nathu La

❑ Jelep La

❑ Goecha La

❑ Dongkha La

❑ ChoLa


Major Passes in Arunachal Pradesh

❑ Bum La Pass

❑ Milakatong La

❑ Sela Pass

❑ Diphu Pass

❑ Dihang pass

❑ Pangsau Pass


👉See Also:

Folk Dances Of India

Geography Quiz

Mineral Resources In India

Crops Favourable Soil and Climate Conditions

World Geography - International Boundary Lines

 Q & A On Geography