Physiographic Regions of the Peninsular Uplands

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On the basis of its physiographic characteris­tics the Peninsular Upland may be divided into a number of sub-units. These include hill ranges like the Aravallis, Vindhyas, Satpuras, Sahyadris, the Eastern Ghats; plateaus like Chotanagpur, Meghalaya, Deccan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Bundelkhand; and fertile plains like Malwa, Clihattisgarh etc. Following S.P. Chatteijee (1964) the region has been subdivided into 8 macro and 25 meso physiographic units.

Physiographic Regions of the Peninsular Uplands

Macro Regions

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1. Aravalli Range

2. East Rajasthan Uplands

3. Madhya Bharat Pathar

4. Bundelkhand Uplands

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5. Malwa Plateau

6. Vindhyan Scarplands

7. Vindhyan Range

8. Narmada Valley

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9. Chotanagpur Plateau

10. Baghelkhand Plateau

11. Mahanadi Basin

12. Dandakaranya

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13. Garhjat Hills

14. Meghalaya Plateau

15. Mikir Hills

16. Satpura Range

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17. Maharashtra Plateau

18. Karnataka Plateau

19. Telangana Plateau

20. North Sahyadri

21. Central Sahyadri

22. South Sahyadri

23. Eastern Ghats (North)

25. Tamilnadu Uplands

Source: S. P. Chatteijee, 1964, National Atlas Organisation, Kolkata.

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