physiographic divisions of India. (Important)
Ans. The major physiographic divisions of India are as follows:
(i) The Himalayan Mountains
(ii) The Northern Plains
(iii) The Peninsular Plateau
(iv) The Indian Desert
(v) The Coastal Plains
(vi) The Islands
The Coastal Plains : The Peninsular Plateau of India is flanked by a stretch of narrow coastal plains to its
west and east. The Western Coastal Plain is a narrow strip of plain stretching along the Arabian Sea
lying to its west and flanked by the Western Ghats to its east. The northern part of the West Coast is
called the Konkan (Mumbai to Goa), the central stretch is called the Kannad while the sourthern part is
called the Malabar Coast.
The Eastern Coastal Plain is comparatively wide and level stretch running along the Bay of Bengal lying
to its east with the Eastern Ghats rising to its west. It is known as Northern Circar in the north, while its
southern part is referred to as the Coromandal Coast.