Tag Archives: Physiographic Divisions of India

Coastal Plains of India

To the east and west of the peninsular plateau, two narrow strips of plain lands are found , which are respectively called Eastern Coastal Plain and Western Coastal Plain. Eastern Coastal and Western Coastal Plain are formed by the erosional and depositional & activities of the Sea waves and from the sediments brought by the peninsular rivers. Western… Read More »

Islands in India

In India there are nearly 650 islands, most of islands are located in two groups: Andaman and Nicobar group 2) Lakshadweep group 1. Andaman and Nicobar group Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal, are considered as the continuation of the Arakanyoma mountain ranges of Mynamar. There are 572 islands in Andaman and Nicobar… Read More »

The Himalayan Range of Mountains

1. The Himalayas The Himalayas are young fold mountains of tertiary period which were folded over Tethys Sea due to intercontinental collision. These Himalayas extend about 2500 km between Indus and Brahmaputra gorges from west to east in an arc shaped manner. The upliftment of Himalayas is believed to have taken place in three main phases after upliftment… Read More »