(Indian Geography) Indo-Gangetic Plains & Peninsular Plateau
Submitted by root on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 15:57
Topographically the plain is homogeneous, with only the floodplain bluffs, changes in river channels and other related features of river erosion forming natural features. Two narrow terrain belts, collectively known as the Terai, constitute the northern boundary of the Indo- Gangetic Plain. In the area where the foothills of the Himalayas encounter the plains, small hills known locally as ghar (meaning 'house' in Hindi) have been formed by coarse sands and pebbles deposited by mountain streams.
The Indo-Gangetic Plains Stretches Across:
- Kashmir in the North
- The Punjab region of Pakistan and the Aravalli Range.
- Sindh in the West
- The Himalayan foothills in the east; and the Deccan Plateau in the south
- The fertile Terai region is the Nepalese extension of the plain.
- The river encompassed are the Beas, the Chambal, the Chenab, the Ganges, the Gomti, the Indus, the Ravi, the Satluj and the Yamuna. The Soil is rich in silt, making the plain one of the most intensely farmed areas of the world. Even rural areas here are densely populated