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Preliminary   > Geography   >   Places in news   >   Places in news

Why in news?

  • For the first time, the road to Sinthan Top has been opened in the month of February 2023 with an aim to promote tourism to this off-beat destination in Jammu and Kashmir.

About Sintan Top:

  • Sinthan Top is a mountain pass, a popular tourist destination located between Breng Valley (in South Kashmir) and Kishtwar district of Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It connects Kashmir to Chenab Valley.
  • Sinthan snow-capped for most of the year.
  • Sinthan Top has no local population. Shepherds/Nomads from others places of Jammu and Kashmir stay at nearby places of this top.

Add ons:

  • Vailoo-Singhpora tunnel is a proposed tunnel to bypass Sinthan pass. It was approved in principle years ago, the action is still awaited by the government.


Consider the following statements pairs

Mountain passes   : State/UT

1. Sinthan Top                   : Ladakh

2. Khardung La                 : Jammu and Kashmir

3. Sin La                               : Uttarakhand

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3