Eastern and Western Ghats

Eastern and Western Ghats

The Eastern and Western Ghats are the physiographic construct that demarcates interior extension of the plateau from the coastal plains.They are part of plateaus of India which is the oldest physiographic construct in the country. Western Ghats or Sahyadris : have an average elevation of 1300 m. They are developed due to tectonic subsidence of west coast plain(Excellent example of Mountain Escarpment). Spatially western Ghats extends between Tapti river and Nilgiris. This narrow ghat identifies broader profile in Maharashtra as Harishchandra and Balghat Range and in Karnataka as the extensive…

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