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The Eastern Ghats and Rivers, Central India

February 3rd, 2009 Category: Rivers

Eastern central India - January 22nd, 2009

Eastern central India - January 22nd, 2009

The Eastern Ghats are a discontinuous range of mountains along India’s eastern coast. They run from the West Bengal state in the north, through Orissa and Andhra Pradesh (the region in the upper half of the image) to Tamil Nadu in the south.

They are eroded and cut through by the four major rivers of southern India, the Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Kaveri. The Godavari River can be seen at the bottom center.

Other secondary rivers are visible as well, including the Vamsadhara River, to the North in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, and the Sabari River, further inland, running parallel to the coastline. All of the rivers appear tan colored due to sediments.

The mountain ranges run parallel to the Bay of Bengal. Between the two there is an area of coastal plains. These plains appear green or greenish brown, whereas the mountains are darker brown in color.

The Deccan Plateau lies to the west of the range, between the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. The Eastern Ghats are not as high as the Western Ghats, although they are older.

source Wikipedia

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