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Famous plateaus of India to pay a trekking visit

They are low lands aged over years and easy for a trekking trip

Surrounded by a lush thick layer of green, wildlife roaming about freely around, and an easy walk up the hill, plateaus are some of the hidden trekking gems of India. The plateaus are landforms that can be found in possibly every continent of India. An interesting fact about plateaus is that they consist of one-third of the Earth’s land and most are old landforms. So here are some of the famous Indian plateaus in India that are worth a trek.

The Bhander Plateau

Situated in the state of the central state of India, Madhya Pradesh, theBhander Plateau is spread across an area of 10,000 square kilometers. This marvelous plateau is a connecting dot between the Deccan Plateau to the south with the Indo-Gangetic Plains and the Chota Nagpur Plateau to the north and east. The Bhander Plateau is part of the Vindhya Range and is part of a series of plateaux that runs along the Kaimur Range. The plateau comprises the Panna Plateau in the west, followed by Bhander Plateau and Rewa Plateau.

Deccan Plateau

The large Deccan Plateau, as it is also called, is nestled between the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. This plateau is also known as the peninsular region, as to the north it is bounded by the Satpura and Vindhya Ranges. As for the climatic state, the plateau is drier than the other coastal regions of India. and historic fact being that Deccan has been home to some of India’s major dynasties, namely the Pallavas, Satavahana, Vakataka, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta dynasties, Western Chalukya Empire, the Kadambas, the Yadava dynasty, and the Kakatiya Empire to name a few.

The Chota Nagpur Plateau

This plateau lies in eastern India majorly covering the state of Jharkhand and some parts of adjacent states of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh. The Chota Nagpur Plateau is a continental plateau and is a part of the Deccan Plate. However, it broke from the southern continent during the Cretaceous. Towards the north and east of the Chota Nagpur plateau lies the Indo-Gangetic plain, and to the south lies the basin of the Mahanadi river.

The other plateaus to explore in India are KarbiAnglong Plateau, Shillong Plateau, Vallam Plateau, Changtang, Geography of Ladakh, The Malwa Plateau, The Central Highland, the Marwar Upland, Karbi-Meghalaya Plateau, Kas Plateau Reserved Forest, Kolar Plateau, Mangi-Tungi, Mysore plateau, Rohtas Plateau, Sigur Plateau, and Tibetan Plateau.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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