Question

Which region of Jammu and Kashmir is known as Khapa- chan?

A

Ladakh

B

Jammu

C

Kashmir

D

Karakoram

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Ladakh

Ladakh in India is a cold desert that lies in the Great Himalayas on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also known as Khapa-chan, which means snow land. This is because Ladakh lies in the rain darkness side of the Great Himalayas which wedge the monsoon clouds.

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