Q. Consider the following statements:
1. The Himalayan ranges show a succession of vegetation from the tropical to the tundra, which change in with the altitude.
2. Deciduous forests are found in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

The Himalayan ranges show a succession of vegetation from the tropical to the tundra, which change in with the altitude.  

  • Deciduous forests are found in the foothills of the Himalayas.  
  • It is succeeded by the wet temperate type of forests between an altitude of 1,000-2,000 m. 

Source: NCERT XI – India Physical Environment