5 Mountains & Peaks Karakorum Mts. Hindu Kush I I Khyber Pass K2 HimalayasMt. Everest ▲
6 barriers between India subcontinent and Asia MountainsNorthern Mountainsbarriers between India subcontinent and AsiaHimalayasHindu Kush (Khyber Pass)Karakorum
7 The Himalayas Giant barrier between Indian subcontinent and China “him” [snow]“aalaya” [home]Mt. Everest is 29,035 feet. It is the highest mt. peak in the world.
8 The HimalayasCreated by movement/collisionof tectonic plates
9 Mountain Range between Pakistan and Afghanistan Hindu KushMountain Range between Pakistan and Afghanistan
10 The Khyber Pass Passage through Hindu Kush Mts. Used to invade, or pass through to enter India, trade route, spreading of culture
11 Central Mountains Vindhya Mountains Separate the Deccan Plateau & the Indo Gangetic Plainforms a cultural barrier between Northern and Southern Indialies across the central portion of the Indian subcontinent.
12 Eastern & Western Ghats HILLSEastern & Western GhatsRuns along the southern coastal regions of IndiaCauses the rain shadow effect on the Deccan Plateau
15 The Deccan Plateau Located between the Eastern & Western Ghats Semi Arid climate-dry due to rain shadow effect.31,800 square miles in size.Elevation range: 2,000 – 8,000 feet high.From the Sanskrit word, “dakshina” [“the south”].