NCERT Geography Solutions Class 9th :- Chapter 2 Physical Features of India Solutions

NCERT Geography Solutions Class 9th :- Chapter 2 Physical Features of India Solutions

NCERT Geography Solutions Class 9th :- Chapter 2 Physical Features of India Solutions

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Chapter 2

Physical Features of India Solutions


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Page No: 11

1. The names of the glaciers and passes that lie in Great Himalayas

2. The name of the states where highest peaks are located.

Page No: 15


1. Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below :

(i) A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as

(a) Coast

(b) Island

(c) Peninsula

(d) None of the above.

(ii) Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundaries with Myanmar

are collectively called :

(a) Himachal

(b) Uttaranchal

(c) Purvanchal

(d) None of the above

(iii) The western coastal strip south of Goa is referred to as

(a) Coromandel

(b) Konkan

(c) Kannad

(d) Northern Circar

(iv) The highest peak in the Eastern Ghats is

(a) Anai Mudi

(b) Kanchenjunga

(c) Mahendragiri

(d) Khasi

2. Answer the following questions briefly:

(i) What are tectonic plates?

(ii) Which continents of today were parts of the Gondwana land?

(iii) What is bhabar?

(iv) Name the three major divisions of the Himalayas from north to south.

(v) Which plateau lies between the Aravali and the Vindhyan ranges?

(vi) Name the island group of India having coral origin.

Page No: 16

3. Distinguish between

(i) Converging and Diverging Tectonic Plates.

(ii) Bhangar and Khadar

(iii) Western Ghats and Eastern Ghat


4. Describe how the Himalayas were formed.

5. Which are the major physiographic divisions of India? Contrast the relief of the Himalayan region with that of the Peninsular Plateau


6. Give an account of the Northern Plains of India.

7. Write short notes on the following.

(i) The Indian Desert

(ii) The Central Highlands

(iii) The Island groups of India

Map Skills

On an outline map of India show the following.

(i)Mountain and hill ranges – the Karakoram, the Zaskar, the Patkai Bum, the Jaintia, the Vindhya range, the Aravali, and the Cardamom hills.

(ii) Peaks – K2, Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat and the Anai Mudi.

(iii) Plateaus, Chotanagpur and Malwa

(iv) The Indian Desert, Western Ghats, Lakshadweep Islands


Locate the peaks, passes, ranges, plateaus, hills, and duns hidden in the puzzle.Try to find where these features are located. You may start your search horizontally, vertically or diagonally.



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