Patkai


Patkai

The Patkai or the Purvachal are the hills on India's eastern border with Myanmar (Burma). They were created by the same tectonic processes that resulted in the formation of the Himalaya. They are not as rugged as the Himalayas and its peaks are much lower in height. Features of the range include conical peaks, steep slopes and deep valleys.

Three hill ranges come under the Patkai. The Patkai-Bum, the Garo-Khasi-Jaintia, and the Lushai Hills. The Garo-Khasi range is in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Cherapunji, on the windward side of these hills has the distinction of being the world's wettest place, having the highest annual rainfall.

Climate ranges from temperate to alpine due to altitude.

ee also

* Ledo Road a strategic supply road built over the Patkai range during World War II to link India with the Burma Road into China.


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