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Mountain Passes in India

by Devender 28-Oct-21

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A mountain pass is locally known as the highest point on the route through a mountain range or over the ridge. Some of the most important mountains passes of India are:

Mountain Passes in India

  • Jammu and Kashmir:
  • Aghil Pass
    Ladakh - China
    Karakoram
    Burzil Pass
    Kashmir - Giligit
    Karakoram
    Banihal Pass
    J&K
    Famous for Jawahar Tunnel
    Jojila Pass
    Srinagar - Leh (J&K)
    Zaskar
    Karakoram Pass
    Ladakh - China
    Karakoram
    Pensi La
    Ladhak Kashmir
    Gateway to Zaskar


  • Himachal Pradesh:
  • Baralacha Pass
    Ladakh - Himachal Pradesh
    Rohtang Pass
    Himachal Pradesh
    Shipki La
    India - Tibet border

  • Arunachal Pradesh:
  • Bomdila Pass
    India - Tibet
    Bum La Pass
    India - Tibet
    Tunga Pass
    India - Tibet
    Dihang Pass
    India - Tibet

  • Uttarakhand:
  • Mana Pass
    India - Tibet border (Also known as Dungri La)
    Niti Pass
    India - Tibet border
    Lipulekh Pass
    India - Tibet border


  • Assam:
  • Diphu Pass
    Tri-point of the borders of India, China, and Burma

  • Sikkim:
  • Nathu La Pass
    India - Tibet
    Jelep La Pass
    India - Tibet

  • Ghats in India:
Goram Ghat
Aravali range, Rajasthan
Asirgarh Pass
Madhya Pradesh, connects Narmada and Tapi valleys, also known as Key to Deccan
Bhor Ghat
Maharashtra - Connects Mumbai to Chennai via rail route
Thal Ghat
Maharashtra - Connects Mumbai to Kolkata via rail route
Pal Ghat
Kerala - Connects Chennai to Cochin via rail route




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