INDIA PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
IMPORTANT MOUNTAIN RANGESKARAKORAM RANGES:
Extends form the Pamir, east of the Gilgist River, 600 km long and theaverage width 120-140km.2.
Ancient name was Krishnagiri.3.
Trans Himalaya, originally a part of Eurasian plate.4.
Abode of largest glaciers in India.5.
Siachen, Baltora, Biafo, and Hisper all the four of largest glacier are inKarakoram.6.
Highest Peak: K
or Godwin Austin (8611m)7.
Other important Peak: Gasherbrum or Hidden Peak Broad Peak andGasherbrum II8.
In the northern limit of Karakoram Range lies Pamir, the Aghil Mountainsand the Yarkand River and in the southern limit Rive Indus and its tributaryShyok.
Situated to the north of Indus Tsangpo Suture Zone (ITSZ) and south orKarakoram, between River Indus and Shyok.2.
Highest Peak: Mt.Rakaposhi (steepest peak in the world)
(A)GREAT HIMALAYA OR HIMADRI
1. Northern most part of the Himalayan Range is the world’s highest with anaverage altitude of 6,000m.2. include the word’s highest peak, Mt. Everest(8,848 m) , Makalu (8,481m)Mansalu (8,156m), Annapurna(8,078m) and also the Indian peak Kanchenjungs(8,598 m) and Nanga Parbat(8,126m)