Answer the following questions.
(a) What are the two types of deserts found in the world?
(b) In which continent is the Sahara desert located?
(c) What are the climatic conditions of the Ladakh desert?
(d) What mainly attracts tourists to Ladakh?
(e) What type of clothes the people of the Sahara desert wear?
(f) Name the trees that grow in Ladakh.
(a)Hot and cold deserts are the two
types of deserts found in the world.
(b)The Sahara desert is located in the
(c)The altitude in Ladakh varies from
about 3000 to 8000 m. Due to its high altitude the climate is
extremely cold and dry. The air at this altitude is so thin that
the heat of the sun can be felt intensely. The day temperatures
in summers are just above zero degree and the night temperatures
are well below
It is freezing cold in the winters, with the temperatures
for most of the time. As it lies in the rain shadow of the
Himalayas, there is little rainfall, as low as 10 cm every year.
The area experiences freezing winds and burning hot
(d)The Buddhist monasteries with their
traditional gompas, the meadows and glaciers, and the ceremonies
and festivities of the people are some of the things that attract
tourists to Ladakh.
(e)The people of the Sahara desert wear
long, loose-fitting, heavy robes, and head wrappings.
(f)Willows, poplars, and fruit trees
such as apples, apricots and walnuts are some of the trees that
grow in Ladakh.
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