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Important Passes in India

24-NOV-2015 18:24

    A mountain pass locally is the highest point on the route through a mountain range or over the ridge. It played an important role in trade, war, and migration. It also known as notches, gaps, saddles, cols, hauses, bwlch (Welsh), bealach or brennig (Gaelic). Important passes are- Zoji La (Pass),Banihal Pass, Shipki La (Pass),Bara-Lacha Pass, Rohtang Pass, Mana Pass, Niti Pass, Nathu La (Pass),Jalep La (Pass) etc.

    Important Passes in India

    Zoji La (Pass)-It is in the Zaskar range of Jammu & Kashmir. The road route from Srinagar to Leh goes through this pass. It has been created by the Indus River.

    Banihal Pass-It is in Jammu & Kashmir. The National Highway NO.1 A that links Srinagar to Jammu goes through it. It has been created by the Indus River.

    Shipki La (Pass)-It is in Himachal Pradesh. The road from Shimla to Tibet goes through this pass. The Satluj River flows through this pass.

    Bara-Lacha Pass-It is also in Himachal Pradesh. It links Mandi and Leh by road.

    Rohtang Pass-It is also in Himachal Pradesh. It cuts through the Pir Panjal range. It links Manali and Leh by road.

    Mana Pass-It is in Uttarakhand. The land route to the Kailash and the Manasarovar passes through it.

    Niti Pass-It is also in Uttarakhand. The road to the Kailash and the Manasarovar passes through it.

    Nathu La (Pass)-It is in Sikkim. It gives way to Tibet from Darjeeling and Chumbi valley.

    Jalep La (Pass)-It is also in Sikkim and gives way to Bhutan.  The Tista River has created this pass.

    Mountain Passes in India

    Name

    State

    Height (ft)

    Between/ Separating

    Asirgarh

    Madhya Pradesh



    Auden's Col

    Uttarakhand

    17,552


    Banihal Pass

    Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu, Kashmir)

    9,291

    Jammu & Kashmir

    Bara-lacha-la

    Himachal Pradesh

    16,400


    Bomdila

    Arunachal Pradesh



    Changla Pass

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    17,585

    Leh & Changthang

    Chanshal Pass

    Himachal Pradesh

    14,830


    Dehra Compass

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)



    Debsa Pass

    Himachal Pradesh

    17,520


    Diphu Pass

    Arunachal Pradesh

    4,587


    Dongkhala

    Sikkim

    12,000


    Dhumdhar Kandi Pass

    Uttarakhand



    Fotu La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    13,451


    Goecha La

    Sikkim

    16,207


    Haldighati Pass

    Rajasthan



    Indrahar Pass

    Himachal Pradesh

    14,473


    Jelep La

    Sikkim

    14,300


    Khardung La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    17,582

    Leh & Nubra

    Kongka Pass

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    16,965

    Ladakh & Aksai Chin

    Lanak Pass

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    17,933

    Ladakh & Tibet

    Kunzum Pass

    Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul and Spiti)

    14,931

    Lahaul & Spiti

    Karakoram Pass

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)


    Ladakh & Xinjiang

    Lipulekh Pass

    Uttarakhand

    17,500


    Lungalacha La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    16,600


    Lamkhaga Pass

    Himachal Pradesh

    17,336


    Marsimik La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    18,314


    Mayali Pass

    Uttarakhand

    16,371


    Nama Pass

    Uttarakhand

    18,399


    Namika La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    12,139


    Nathu La

    Sikkim

    14,140

    Sikkim & Tibet

    Palakkad Gap

    Kerala

    750

    Kerala & Tamil Nadu

    Thamarassery Pass

    Wayanad Kerala

    1,700

    Malabar & Mysore

    Shenkottai pass

    Kollam Kerala

    690

    Travancore & Tamil Nadu

    Pensi La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)



    Rezang La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)



    Rohtang Pass

    Himachal Pradesh

    13,051

    Manali & Lahaul

    Sasser la

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    17,753

    Nubra & Siachen Glacier

    Sela Pass

    Arunachal Pradesh

    14,000


    Shipki La

    Himachal Pradesh



    Sia La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Siachen Glacier)

    18,337


    Shingo La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)



    Spangur Gap

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)



    Gyong La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Siachen Glacier)

    18,655


    Bilafond La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Siachen Glacier)

    17,881


    Sin La

    Uttarakhand



    Tanglang La

    Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh)

    17,583


    Traill's Pass

    Uttarakhand

    17,100


    Zojila Pass

    Jammu and Kashmir  (Kashmir, Ladakh)

    12,400

    Kashmir & Ladakh

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