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Major Landforms Social Studies Lesson for Class 5 CBSE

Watch the video on the lesson: Flow ChartI. Features of a desert

1. Very low rainfall
2. Less vegetation
3. Very cold nights
4. Strong winds
5. Dust storms
6. Sand dunes

II. 3 Stages of a river

1. The upper or the young course -
The river originates here.The river flows speedily with less waterCanyons, waterfalls and rapids are formed
2. Middle or the mature course -
The river enters the plain.The speed of the water decreases.The river develops loop called meander.
3. The lower or the old course -
The river joins a bigger water body.The speed of the water is very slow.The river is formed by many channels.Deltas are formed near the mouth of the river. Questions & AnswersQ1. How are mountains useful to us?
Ans. Uses of mountains -
They act as barriers against cold and hot winds.Rivers that originate from the mountains provide water for irrigation.The slopes of mountains have rich pasture lands and mineral resources.The cool climate in summer attracts many tourists.
Q2. Why agricultur…

A Day Trip To Rhine Falls, Switzerland

Rhine (also spelled as Rhein) Falls is a 150 m wide and 23 m high waterfalls located near Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland. The natural beauty of the falls is overwhelming and the amount of water peaks in summer months of June / July.

During our 5-day Switzerland tour, a visit to Rhine Falls was included in our Day 3 itinerary.

Read our Day 1 itinerary:
Morning visit to Cuckoo Clock Factory in Black Forest, GermanyAfternoon visit to Lake Titisee, Germany and An evening visit to Interlaken Switzerland is one of the most popular world tourist places that attracts tourists from across the world. Switzerland is a dream destination for Indian tourists and our film industry which shot romantic song sequences in beautiful locations of Switzerland, has greatly influenced Indians in visiting Switzerland. In fact Indian tourists have a craze for visiting Switzerland.

Switzerland is a very small Federal Republic country composed of 26 cantons (like the Indian states). The country is landloc…

A Memorable Visit to Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland

After an adventurous day at Mt Titlis on Day 2 of our Switzerland trip, we proceeded to Lucerne for hanging around leisurely in the evening along Lake Lucerne and the city.

Read about our trip to Mt Titlis, Switzerland

The picturesque town of Lucerne (also spelled as Luzern) is located at the foot of Swiss Alps in Central Switzerland with breathtaking mountain and lake views. As we reached Lucerne we walked to a chocolate factory for purchasing famous Swiss chocolates.
We had to spend much time at this place as it was heavily crowded with tourists, in particular Indian tourists who were busy picking up Swiss chocos. At this place there was World's largest bubble gum in display for sale.
Few tourists picked up this item but somehow I didn't go for this. There was also a very big chocolate for sale in the shop.
There were chocolates and chocolates and chocolates everywhere in the shop. Tourists were going crazy with chocolates. Anyway getting back to our trip, after heavy purch…

A Pleasant Evening At Kursaal Park In Interlaken, Switzerland

On Day 1 of our Switzerland tour, we visited the Cuckoo Clock Factory in Drubba, Germany in the morning. We then spent a pleasant afternoon at Lake Titisee in Germany, had Indian veg lunch at an Indian restaurant in Titisee town and then proceeded to Interlaken - one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland.
The small and beautiful resort town of Interlaken (means 'between the lakes') is nestled between two lakes viz. Lake Thun and Lake Brienz  in the mountainous Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland. As we travel towards Interlaken, the lakes and the Bernese Alps offer panoramic views of the surroundings. The lakes welcome the tourists with their amazing scenic beauty as the tourists enter the town of Interlaken.

The amazing landscapes and vegetation compliment the old charm of the town. As the town of Interlaken is situated on the edge of Jungfraujoch mountain, it offers rich in natural beauty. Kursaal Park and the Town Centre which are at the foothi…

Spending An Afternoon At Lake Titisee In Germany

We went on a 5-day Switzerland tour and stayed in Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Basel.  Our Day 1 itinerary including visit to Drubba Clock Factory in the Black Forest region in Germany where we had a wonderful experience. After enjoying the beautiful landscapes at this place we headed towards Lake Titisee which is known as the 'Pearl of Black Forest'.
Switzerland is a small Federal Republic country that is composed of 26 cantons (a canton is like a state in India). It is a landlocked country and has international borderlines with the countries of Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein.

Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world with Zurich, Geneva and Basel that ranked among the top ten cities in the world in terms of quality of life. It's currency is Swiss Franc and is official known as CHF (Confoederatio Helvetica Franc).

July is peak summer in Switzerland when the weather is cool and pleasant with not more than 24-25℃. For Indians, in par…

An Unforgettable Day On The Snowy Alps At Mount Titlis, Switzerland

We had some cherished moments this year visiting few popular tourist attractions in Switzerland. It was a 5-day trip from July 1st to 5th, 2019. July is peak summer in Switzerland when the weather is cool and pleasant and is the best time for Indian tourists, in particular for South Indian tourists, to visit Switzerland.

Read about our Day 1 trip to: Cuckoo Clock Factory in Drubba, GermanyLake Titisee, Germany and Interlaken
On Day 2 (July 3rd, 2019) we had the most adventurous trip to Mt Titlis - the mountain of eternal snow and glacier in Swiss Alps. Coincidentally, July 3rd is my husband's birthday, so we were too excited as we were going to celebrate his birthday on the top of Swiss Alps at a height of 10,000 ft above MSL (mean sea level). And spent a pleasant evening at Lucerne.

Also read about our visit to Lucerne
We had an incredible experience of spending an unforgettable day in our life on the charming snowy Swiss Alps.

Switzerland is a dream destination for a majority o…

Our Visit To Drubba Clock Factory In Black Forest Region In Germany

We went on a 5-day tour to Switzerland from July 1 to 5, 2019. Our Emirates flight was from Mumbai to Zurich with a transit halt at Dubai. We landed in Zurich International Airport at around 10 a.m (local time) on July 1st and reached Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Basel where we had a pre-booked accommodation. On the way we had lunch in an Indian restaurant and by the time we reached Marriott Hotel, Basel it was around 3.00 p.m (local time).
On Day 1 of tour, we visited the Cuckoo Clock Factory in Drubba in Black Forest region in Germany. From here we proceeded to Lake Titisee, a beautiful location and had lunch in an Indian restaurant in Titisee. After lunch we visited the most famous and the most beautiful place of Interlaken.

Read about:Lake Titiseeand Interlaken
After a heavy continental-cum-Indian complimentary breakfast at Marriott, we started at around 9.30 a.m (local time). Tourists who stay in Switzerland need to compulsorily carry their passports while visiting Black Forest i…

Memorable Trip to The Temple Towns In Tamil Nadu

Guest Post by Padma Ravishankar

Tamil Nadu is famous for ancient temples with huge imposing gopurams (entrance tower gates). The more one explores these temples, the more there will be to explore. In the beginning of this year (2019), we went on a memorable family trip to Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumar, Maduari and Rameswaram. And at the end of the year we went on exploring few more interesting ancient Hindu temples in Tamil Nadu in the auspicious Hindu month of Kartikam.

Our journey started from Vijayawada and we reached Tiruchirapalli (aka Trichy) on November 21st at around 12 noon. We took a cab and reached the hotel where we had a pre-booked accommodation. After refreshing ourselves, we had our lunch and then had an afternoon / after-lunch nap.
Day 1 (November 21, 2019): Visit to temples in Tiruchirapalli My husband's friend arranged an Innova with a friendly driver named Sivakumar for our local visits. We started from the hotel at around 3 p.m and visited 3 temples.
Samayapu…