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In which of the following region "Banihal Pass" is located?
1. Great Himalayas
2. Ladakh Range
3. Zaskar
4. Pir Panjal

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Pir Panjal

The correct answer is Pir Panjal.

  • Banihal Pass is located in Jammu and Kashmir and a maximum elevation of 2,832 m.
  • It is a mountain pass across the Pir- Panjal Range and connects Banihal with Qazigund.
  • Banihal Pass is also known as the Jawahar tunnel is the longest tunnel in India.
  • The Jawahar Tunnel is a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long tunnel through Pir Panjal mountain under the Banihal pass that connects Banihal with Qazigund on the other side of the mountain.

Pir Panjal

  • Pir Panjal is the largest range of the Lesser Himalayas.
  • The Pir Panjal Range is a group of mountains in the Lesser Himalayan region, running from east-southeast to west-northwest across the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir.


Great Himalayas

  • The Great Himalayas or Greater Himalayas or Himadri is the highest mountain range of the Himalayan Range.
  • Himadri is the northernmost range of the Himalayas.
  • Himadri is the backbone of the Himalayas.
  • The highest peak in the Himalayas - Mount Everest (8848 m).


Ladakh Range

  • The Ladakh Range is the southeastern extension of the Karakoram range, South-Central  Asia.
  • The Ladakh Range is a mountain range in central Ladakh in the Indian Union territory of Ladakh with its northern tip extending into Ladakh in India.
  • It lies between the Indus and Shyok river valleys, stretching to 230 miles.
  • Leh is located on the foot of Ladakh Range in the Indus river valley.


Zaskar

  • Zaskar Range is a group of mountains in the Himalayas, south-central Asia, of northern India and the western Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
  • They extend southeastward for some 400 miles (640 km) from the Karcha (Suru) River to the upper Karnali River.
  • Kamet Peak (7756 m) is the highest point in the Zaskar range.
  • Dras is located in the Zaskar range.
  • Shipkila pass, Liplekh pass, Mana Pass are the most important pass in the Zaskar range.

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