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Which of the following glaciers is located in Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand?
1. Namik
2. Maiktoli
3. Tipra Bamak
4. Kaphini

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Tipra Bamak

The Correct Answer is "Tipra Bamak".

  • Tipra Bamak is a 6 km long glacier of the Bhyundar Ganga Basin in the Alaknadnda catchment.
  • It is Nearly 16 glaciers of Various size and shapes exists in the basin out of which only Tipra Bamak and adjoining Ratabnan Glaciers are of Significance.
  • The melted water discharge of these glaciers emerges from a single ice cave at the snout of the Tibet Namak.

  • One of the most visited glaciers is Tiprabamak in Uttarakhand.
  • Bamak is the local name of Tipra Bamak glacier this is a long glacier about 5 km of the Bhyundar Ganga basin in the Alaknanda catchment.
  • It Runs in this basin almost 16 glaciers varying shapes and sizes, adjoining the Ratanban glaciers are of significance and out of Tiprabamak. From the single ice, cave emerges the melted ice of the Ratanban glacier and Tiprabamak glacier at the snout of Tiprabamak.

 

Following is the list of important glaciers in Uttarakhand

  • Glaciers in Kumaon Region
  1. Kaphini Glacier
  2. Maiktoli Glacier
  3. Milam Glacier
  4. Namik Glacier
  5. Pindari Glacier
  6. Ralam Glacier
  7. Sunderdhunga Glacier
  • Glaciers in Garhwal Region
  1. Bander Punch Glacier
  2. Chorbari Bamak Glacier
  3. Dokriani Glacier
  4. Doonagiri Glacier
  5. Gangotri Glacier
  6. Khatling Glacier
  7. Nanda Devi group of Glacier
  8. Satopnath and Bhagirathi-Khark Glacier
  9. Tipra Bamak Glacier

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