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extend 2500 km and covers an area of about 500,000 sq km. It comprises
three almost parallel ranges interspersed with large plateaus and Valleys.
The Himalayas has some of the world's highest peaks. The states of
Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim and Arunachal
Pradesh lie mostly in the Himalayas.
and other ranges in the north and the north east. Also called the Eastern
Ghats, it runs from West
Bengal state in the north, through Orissa
Pradesh to Tamil
Nadu in the south. Average elevation is about 610 metres.
Vindhya Range is a low mountain range of central India. It extends for a
distance of 1050 km and separate the Indo-Gangetic plain from the Deccan
Plateau on the south
triangular shaped, Satpura Range is in central India.
The range rises in eastern Gujarat state near the Arabian
Sea coast, running east through Maharashtra and Madhya
Pradesh to Chhattisgarh.
Aravalli ranges runs along western India
and extends approximately 300 miles northeast-southwest across Rajasthan
Sahyadri ranges or the Western ghats range runs along the western border of
the Deccan plateau (Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu), from the
Tapti river near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra to the southern tip
of the Indian peninsula (Kanyakumari).
The world's highest peak Everest is in the
Himalayan ranges (7500m)
It runs approximately 1600km. and
elevation generally ranges from 915 to 1,220 metres, rising over 2,440
metres in places.