Consider the following geographical features of India and states of their location:
1. Maikala range ⇔ Karnataka
2. Malaygiri⇔ Odisha
3. Bomdila Pass ⇔ Sikkim
4. Dafla Hills ⇔ Arunachal Pradesh
Which among the above matches is / are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2 & 4

  • Maikala range : Maikala range of mountains is located in the border region of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. They rise to 1100 m above the sea level. The region forms a radial pattern of drainage system with west flowing Narmada river, north flowing Son river and south east flowing Mahanadi river. Amarkantak in this watershed is a pilgrimage destination.
  • Malaygiri : Malaygiri is located in the state of Odisha at 1187 m above the sea level. It lies about 150 km to the north of Bhuwaneshwar. It is the highest peak in Orissa. These hills are highly denuded and they are rich in metallic and non-metallic minerals. The slopes of the region are inhabited by tribes.
  • Bomdila Pass : Bomdila Pass is a strategically important pass in the trans-Himalayan region of Arunachal Pradesh on its border with Tibet. During 1962 war, the Chinese troops entered Indian Territory through this pass and could easily occupy the whole of Arunachal Pradesh. After the war defences at the pass were strengthened. Now it is closely guarded. Bomdila is also the headquarters of the West Kameng district of the Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Dafla Hills : Dafla Hills are part of the lower Himalayas located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. These hills are covered with dense bamboo, pine and deodar trees. The tribal people of this region practices shifting cultivation.

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