Indian Geography Questions Bank

Doddabetta Peak is located in the?


Doddabetta Peak is located in Nilgiri Hills which are a range of mountains with atleast 24 peaks above 2,000 metres in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu State.

The Retreating Monsoon gives rainfall to which state in India?


Tamil Nadu
Around September with the Sun fast retreating South, the norther land mass of the Indian Subcontinent begins to cool off rapidly. With this air pressure begins to build over northern India, the Indian Ocean and its surrounding atmosphere still holds its heat. This causes cold wind to sweep down from the Himalayas and Indo-Gangetic Plains towards the vast spans of the Indian Ocean south of Deccan Peninsula. This is also know as the Northeast Monsoon or Retreating Monsoon.

Which one of the following is the wettest place in India?

  • Udhagamandalam
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Cherrapunji
  • Mawsynram

Mawsynram is the wettest place in India, it’s located in the East Hills District of Meghalaya State in North-Eastern India.

South-West Monsoon reaches Kerala at what time in year?

  • End of May
  • Mid-June
  • Last June
  • First week of July

Generally South-West Monsoon reaches Kerala at End of May month.

How was Deccan Traps formed?


Deccan traps are formed by the vast outpouring of basic lava from many linear fissures developed in the earth’s crust. This outpouring was of the quiet type and hence did not create any volcanic domes. It just spread across the surface. This outpouring was in many active stages followed by periods of quiescence. This outpouring took place around 65 million years ago when India was near present placed Madagascar and during its movement towards the north, it passed over Reunion Hotspot. Presently this hotspot is dormant in nature. This outpouring lasted for 5 million years approx according to the latest study.

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