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Discussion :: Indian Geography - Section 1 (Q.No.4)


The pass located at the southern end of the Nilgiri Hills in south India is called

[A]. the Palghat gap
[B]. the Bhorghat pass
[C]. the Thalgat pass
[D]. the Bolan pass

Answer: Option A


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Deepanshu said: (Apr 23, 2012)  
The palghat gap separates the nilgiri hills from anaimalai and cardamom hills in Kerala.

Vikas said: (Sep 27, 2012)  
Palghat gap is used for the internal communication between Madurai to Trivanantapuram.

Anshu said: (Jan 29, 2013)  
The Palghat gap seprates the nilgiri hill from annamalai hills.

Sreesh said: (Feb 23, 2013)  
What is Palghat?

Deep said: (Mar 8, 2013)  
A branch of south west monsoon enters from palghat gap in first week of june every year.

Shaikh Afsana said: (May 12, 2013)  
The Nilgiri or blue mountain are separated from Karnataka plateau to the north by the Moyar river and from the annamalai hill and palai hill to the south by the Palghat gap. Nilgiri district lies in these mountains.

Krishnakanth.G2@Gmail.Com said: (May 19, 2013)  
Natural depression in the western ghats. Palakkad is way between kerala and tamilnadu.

Rashmi said: (Sep 20, 2013)  
Palghat Gap, major break in the Western Ghats mountain range, in southwestern India. Located between the Nilgiri Hills to the north and the Anaimalai Hills to the south, it is about 20 miles (32 km) wide and straddles the Kerala "Tamil Nadu border, serving as a major communication route between those two states. Highways and rail lines through the gap connect Palghat in Kerala with Coimbatore and Pollachi in Tamil Nadu. Palghat Gap also influences southern India's climate; the wet southwest monsoons as well as storms from the Bay of Bengal cross the mountains through the opening.

Gulam Quadir said: (Apr 14, 2015)  
Palakkad Gap or Palghat Gap is a low mountain pass in the Western Ghats between Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and Palakkad in Kerala. It has an average elevation of 140 metres (460 ft) with a width of 30 kilometres (19 mi). The pass is located between the Nilgiri Hills to the north and Anaimalai Hills to the south.

Kaushai Raj said: (Jan 26, 2016)  
Palghat connects Kerala state to Tamilnadu and Karnataka states.

Abhishek said: (Feb 10, 2016)  
Sainkotta is the southernmost pass of India.

Neel said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
What is a gap between Kerala and Tamilnadu, Karnataka, what is the used of there?

Narattam Paul said: (Dec 6, 2016)  
Where are Rest of the pass located?

Reddy said: (Jan 12, 2018)  
What is a gap between Kerala and Tamilnadu?

Panakaj Mandal said: (Feb 8, 2018)  
1st sunrise place in India?

Supriti said: (Oct 24, 2018)  
Thank you for the explanation @Rashmi.

K.V.Narayanmurti said: (Dec 1, 2018)  
Palghat Gap is a geographic miracle of a bygone era, it has shaped the history and sociology, history and culture of a large section of people over the centuries. Travel through the gap has been happening throughout history, enabling trade and social inter-action. The arrival of Vasco Da Gama and other overseas European and Arabian traders along Kerala's west coast waters around the 14th century AD opened up huge trade opportunities. This called for services of middlemen with skills of negotiation and communication to fill the void in language. The learned Tamil brahmins from the River Kaveri Basin of Pandya and Chola kingdoms seized the opportunity and migrated here in and around Palghat from the 14th century onwards. Because of their scholarship, inter-acting skills and a commonality of faith with the local population, they gained acceptance and were assisted in re-habilitating themselves by the local kings and chieftains. This is how the Palghat villages came to be established. All these facts are confirmed in THE SAGA OF KALPATHY, by M.K.Das, published in 2017.

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