Cherrapunji

Must Read Books for Competitive Exams Cherrapunji with the native name Sohra being more commonly used, and can also be spelled Cherrapunjee or Cherrapunji) is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is the traditional capital of ka hima Nongkhlaw (Khasi …

Chamoli

Chamoli district is the second largest district of Uttarakhand state of India.[1] It is bounded by the Tibet region to the north, and by the Uttarakhand districts of Pithoragarh and Bageshwar to the east, Almora to the south, Garhwal to the southwest, Rudraprayag to the west, and Uttarkashi to the …

Butcher Island (Jawahar Dweep)

Butcher Island (Jawahar Dweep) is an island off the coast of Mumbai, India. It has an oil terminal used by the port authorities to offload it from oil tankers. The crude oil is stored in oil containers on the island. From there they are piped to Wadala, in Mumbai where …

Bomdila

Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Bomdila is one of the 60 constituencies of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila is located at 27.25°N 92.4°E. It has an average elevation of 2415 metres (7923 feet). Climate: In Bomdila, the wet …

BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK

Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 874.2 sq km. Together with Mudumalai Wildlife …

Balaghat Range

Balaghat Range is series of hills in the Maharashtra state of India. Balaghat district is in Madhya Pradesh state of India but Balaghat range is in the state of Maharashtra. Balaghat Range starts from Western Ghats at the Harishchandra Range to the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka states. It extends …

Andrott Island

The Andrott Island is the largest island with an area of 4.90 sq km, length of 4.66 km and a maximum width of 1.43 km. It lies in the east-west direction, between 10° 48′ and 10° 50′ N latitude and 73° 38′ and 73° 42′ E longitude. It is 119 …

Anamalai wildlife sanctuary

Anamalai wildlife sanctuary is one of the most attractive preserves of nature in Tamil Nadu, is also known as the India Gandhi National Park and is located in the Western Ghats. There are many places of natural and scenic beauty in the Annamalai wildlife sanctuary. Some of them are Grass …

Catalonia

It is the region of Spain whose autonomy was recently suspended by Spain as the region’s leader threatened to declare independence. The Spain government would soon meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region. Article 155 of the constitution, which cemented …

Prakasam

This district of Andhra Pradesh is known for Ongole Cattle breed which was in the news recently after Vice President of India; M. Venkaiah Naidu called for protecting Ongole cattle breed. The breed derives its name from the place the breed originates from, Ongole. The Ongole breed of cattle, Bos …

The Orchha

The town of Madhya Pradesh has been included in tentative list of the World Heritage Sites of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is situated on the banks of the river Betwa, in Niwari district of Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is …

Machail Mata Yatra

J&K: Machail Mata Yatra suspended due to security reasons Thousands of devotees from across the country visit the scenic Paddar valley, also famous for its sapphire mines, during the yatra and pay obeisance at the holy shrine of goddess Durga in Machail village of Kishtwar after trekking a 30-km arduous …

Kajin Sara Lake

A few month ago, a team of mountaineers discovered a new lake, the Kajin Sara Lake in the Manang district, Nepal. Located in Singarkharka, this lake is most likely to set the record for being the world’s highest lake. While the threat to the earth might be becoming graver day …

The Abor Hills

The Abor Hills is a region of Arunachal Pradesh in the far northeast of India, near the border with China. The hills are bordered by the Mishmi Hills and Miri Hills, and drained by the Dibang River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. During the British Raj, the hills had a …

Ten Degree Channel

The Ten Degree Channel is a channel that separates the Little Andaman and Car Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal. The two sets of islands together form the Indian Union Territory (UT) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This channel is 150 km wide. It is said that when Western Trade …