Topographic Map of India

Topographic Map of India

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*The Map showing topographic regions - the Himalayas, The Peninsular Plateau, The Northern Plains, and the Coastal Plains, etc.

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India is home to various geographical features such as rivers, mountains, valleys, tablelands, seashores, deserts, and flat terrains. The country is a traveler's paradise. The states in northern India lie in the Himalayan Mountain Range.

India is the seventh largest country in the world and covers a total area of 3,287,263 sq km. The shoreline of the country extends for 7,517 km and the longest river of the country is the holy Ganga or Ganges which is 2,510 km long. You will notice four separate regions in the country - the plains, the mountains, the southern peninsula and the desert.

The eastern and middle portion of India is made up of productive Indo-Gangetic plains. The Thar Desert in Rajasthan is located to the northwest. The terra firma in southern India is nearly wholly made up of the Deccan plateau. There are two important mountain ranges in South India that are closely located to the seashores and they are the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats mountain ranges. The Aravallis and the Vindhyachal are the other well-known mountain ranges of India.

The country offers ample moneymaking opportunities to the real estate agents since the international travelers are frequently keen to purchase or hire hill resorts, bungalows, beach houses, and these are offered by the regional inhabitants on mortgage. India shares its international boundaries with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The Ganges, Son, Brahmaputra, Chambal, Yamuna, and Gogra are the major rivers of India. All these rivers contribute to the agricultural growth of the country.

Physiologically, the country can be divided into the following areas:
  • The northern mountains of the Himalayas
  • The Indo-Gangetic Plain
  • The Peninsular or Deccan Plateau
  • Central Highlands
  • West Coast (Kankara, Konkan, and Malabar coasts)
  • East Coast (The Coromandel coast to the south)
  • The Great Indian Desert (also named as Thar Desert in Rajasthan) and Rann of Kutch
  • The Northeastern mountain ranges bordering Assam Valley
  • The Brahmaputra River Valley in Assam
  • The Islands of the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.
The major peaks in India are the Nanda Devi (25,645 feet/7,817 meters), Kanchenjunga (28,208 feet/8,598 meters), the third highest peak in the globe located on the boundary between Nepal and Sikkim, Badrinath (23,420 feet/7,138 meters), Kamet (25,447 feet/7,756 meters) and Dunagiri (23,179 feet/7,065 meters). The Andaman and Nicobar and the Lakshadweep Islands are the two major groups of island in the country.



Last Updated on : 3/12/2012