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The state of India having two highest peaks of Himalayas Nanga Parbat and K2 is __________.
A) Punjab
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Jammu and Kashmir
D) Uttaranchal

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Hint:
The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia, one that separates the plains of the Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan Plateau. This range of Himalayas has many highest peaks including Mount Everest.

Complete answer:
The highest peak of the Himalayas is the Mt. Everest which is located at the border between Nepal and China. The Himalayas are formed due to the subduction of the Indian Tectonic plate under the Eurasian Plate. These mountain ranges form an arc which is 2,400 km (1,500 mi) long and runs from the west-northwest to east – southeast. It is a parallel mountain range consisting of Shivaliks in the south, Lower Himalayas in the centre and Greater Himalayas to the North. The Kali Gandaki Gorge splits the Himalayas into eastern and western sections. Nanga Parbat and K2 are one of the highest peaks of Himalayas. These both lie in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian state Himachal Pradesh is well known for its Hill stations, especially Shimla. This is the point where the Punjab Himalaya and the Sutlej River starts. Most of the southern part of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are covered with the Himalayas. Nanga Parbat is the western end of the Himalayas which is 8,000 m (26,000 ft) above the Indus valley.

Thus, option (C) is correct.

Note:
The Himalayas has over fifty mountains exceeding an elevation of 7,200 m (23,600 ft) which includes ten of the fourteen 8,000 m peaks. Aconcagua located in the Andes is the highest peak outside Asia which is 6,961 m (22,838 ft) tall.