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Which are the major physiographic divisions of India? Contrast the relief of the Himalayan region with that of the Peninsular plateau.

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Physical features of India can be grouped under :

  • Himalayan Mountains
  • Northern Plains
  • Peninsular Plateau
  • Indian Desert
  • Coastal Plains
  • Islands

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Contrasting the relief of Himalayan region with Peninsular plateau :

  • Geologically, Peninsular plateau constitutes one of the most ancient landmasses on earth’s surface.
  • Himalayas and northern plains are the most recent landforms.
  • Himalayan mountains form an unstable zone, it represents a very youthful topography with high peaks, deep valleys and fast flowing rivers . Northern plains are formed of alluvial deposits.
  • Peninsular plateau is composed of igneous and metamorphic rocks with gently rising hills and wide valleys.

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