Consider the following matches:
1. Araku Valley – Andhra Pradesh
2. Spiti Valley – Jammu & Kashmir
3. Pin Valley – Himachal Pradesh
Which among the above is / are correct pairs?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

The Araku Valley is a hill station in Visakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes. The Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved forest which are part of Araku valley are rich in biodiversity. The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Himachal Pradesh. Pin Valley is in Himachal Pradesh and it was declared a National Park in 1987. It is a part of Spiti Valley cold desert.

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