Q. 14.0( 41 Votes )

Locate the peaks, passes, ranges, plateaus, hills, and duns hidden in the crossword to find where these features are located. You may start your search horizontally, vertically and diagonally.


Answer :

1. Passes: Nathu La, Bomdi La, Shipki La

Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas connecting India with Tibet.


Bomdi La is the headquarters of West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh.


Shipki La is a mountain pass and a border post on the Indo-China border. Sutlej enters India through this pass.


2. Ghats: Bhor Ghat, Pal Ghat


Bhor Ghat is a mountain passage located between Palasdari and Khandala for railway and between Khopoli and Khandala on the road route in Maharashtra.


Pal Ghat is located between the Nilgiris to the north and the Anaimalai Hills to the south; it is about 20 miles (32 km) wide and straddles the Kerala–Tamil Nadu border, serving as a major communication route between those two states.


3. Hills: Garo, Khasi, Jaintia


The Garo Hills are part of the Garo-Khasi range in Meghalaya, India. It is one of the wettest places in the world.


The Khasi Hills are located east of the Garo Hills. The other Khasi tribes did not have princes but their twenty petty states, and sometimes even smaller tribal divisions, are led by one or two Chiefs -selected in various ways- usually styled Siem, Syiem


The Jaintia Hills are located further to the east from the Khasi Hills. The Jaintia Hills used to be a part of the Jaintia Hills District. The district has been bifurcated into two separate districts, namely, East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills on 31 July 2012.


4. Peaks: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Anamudi


Mount Everest, also known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres above sea level. Mount Everest is in the Mahalangur Range.


Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft).


Anamudi is a mountain located in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 meters (8,842 ft).


5. Mountain Ranges: Vindhya, Maikal, Sahyadri


A mountain range is a group or chain of mountains positioned adjacent to each other. Since adjoining mountains often share the same geological roots, mountain ranges have related arrangement, dimensions and stage of development. Though they are not identical, but share similar features.


6. Islands: Lakshadweep


Kavaratti serves as the capital of the Lakshadweep Islands and the region comes under the jurisdiction of Kerala High Court.


7. Plateau: Chotanagpur, Malwa


Chotanagpur - The total area of the Chotanagpur Plateau is approximately 65,000 square kilometer. The Chotanagpur Plateau is a continental plateau—an extensive area of land thrust above the general land.


Malwa - Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Malwa. The region has been one of the important producers of opium in the world. Wheat and soybeans are other important cash crops, and textiles are a major industry.


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