Short Note on Purvanchal Ranges of the Himalayas

i. The Brahmaputra river marks the easternmost boundary of the Himalayas.

ii. Beyond the Dihang gorge, the Himalayas bend sharply to the south and spread along the eastern boundary of the country. They are known as the Purvanchal.

a. These hills run through the eastern states.


b. They are mostly composed of sedimentary rocks.

c. They are covered with ‘dense forests.

d. They mostly run as parallel ranges and valleys.

e. The Purvanchal comprises of Patkai Bum, Naga hills and Mizo hills and many other hills.


They are mainly composed of strong sand stones.