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Mountain Passes are the lower areas in surrounding peaks in the mountain through which are easily accessible to cross mountains. India has many mountain passes in the Himalayas, Western Ghats, and other mountain ranges.

Mountain Passes in India

list of Mountain passes in states: 

States and Union territories

Mountain Passes

Jammu & Kashmir

Banihal Pass, Zojila Pass, Bilafond La, Gyong La

Himachal Pradesh

Rohtang Pass, Bara-lacha-la, Lamkhaga Pass, Debsa Pass

Uttrakhand

Lipulekh Pass, Mana Pass, Nama Pass, Sin La, Traill's Pass, Muling La, Kalindi Pass, Kun Pass

Arunachal Pradesh

Bomdila, Diphu Pass, Sela Pass

Sikkim

Dongkha La, Goecha La, Jelep la, Nathu La

Ladakh

Changla Pass, Fotu La, Khardung La, Kongka Pass, Lanak Pass, Karakoram Pass, Namika La, Rezang La

Kerala

Sengottai, Thamarassery, Palakkad Gap

Madhya Pradesh

Asirgarh Pass

Famous Mountain Passes in India:

  • Rohtang Pass: Rohtang Pass is a mountain pass situated in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Baralacha La: It is situated in the Zanskar range of the Himalayas. This pass connects the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Ladakh.
  • Nathu La: It is situated in the Himalayas in the Sikkim state of India. It connects the Sikkim of India and Tibet (China autonomous region). 
  • Mana Pass: This Himalayan Mountain Pass connects the Uttarakhand state of India and Tibet (China autonomous region).
  • Jelep La: This Himalayan Mountain Pass connects the Sikkim state of India and Tibet (China autonomous region).
  • Shipki LaThe Himalayan Mountain Pass connects the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh state of India and Tibet (China autonomous region). 
  • Lipu Lekh: Trijunction Himalayan mountain pass between India, China, and Nepal.
  • Karakoram Pass: Himalayan mountain pass connects India and China.
  • Palakkad Gap: It is also known as the " Palghat Gap" in the Western Ghat and connects Kerela and Tamilnadu.















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