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Kanchenjunga is situated in __________.
B. Bangladesh
C. Panchkula
D. Sikkim

Last updated date: 23rd Jun 2024
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Hint: Himachal Pradesh and Panchkula, a city in Haryana are a part of Northern India. Kanchenjunga is situated on the border between Northeastern India and Nepal. While Bangladesh is a low-lying country.

Complete answer:
The ‘King of the Mountains’ or Kanchenjunga is the world’s third-highest mountain, with an elevation of 28,169 feet (8586 meters). It is also known by different names in different regions, like in Tibet, it is called Gangcchendzonga. In Nepal, it is known as Kumbhkaran Lungu. Kanchenjunga lies between Sikkim and eastern Nepal and is situated in the eastern Himalayas. It is part of the Himalayan mountain range. It has a total of five peaks, among those one summit is 28,169 and the other four are over 8400 meters. The Hills of Darjeeling is considered the best place to see the ranges. While talking about the climbing history, Aleister Crowley made the first attempt in the year 1905. On the 50th anniversary of the first ascent, in 2005, Briton Alan Hinkes became the first person who completed the challenge of climbing 8000 meters mountains. Kanchenjunga is known for its fascinating view, diverse fauna and flora, and remoteness of the area which makes trekking more adventurous and pleasurable. The Kanchenjunga National Park is also a major source of attraction for tourists. It has more than 450 types of orchids, over 500 species of birds, leopards, tahr, snow leopard, etc.
So, the correct answer is Option D

Note: K2 and Kanchenjunga are not the same. K2 is the second-highest mountain after 8,611 meters, the first is Mount Everest. It is also known as Mount Godwin- Austen, located on the China-Pakistan border. Whereas Mt. Kanchenjunga is ranked third in the list.