# The southernmost point of the Indian mainland is in ___________.A) KarnatakaB) KeralaC) MaharashtraD) None of these

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The southern part of India not only includes the states but also the islands. The states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union territories of Pondicherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar are included in the southern part of India.

South India is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the West, Indian Ocean in the South and Bay of Bengal in the East. Its geography is diverse with the two mountain ranges – the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats. The important non – perennial sources of water are Godavari, Kaveri, Krishna, Tungabhadra and Vaigai rivers. The southernmost tip of the Indian mainland is the Indira Point. It was named after the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It is located in the Nicobar district of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair, which is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is connected to the Indian mainland through air service. On 30 April 1972, the Indira Point lighthouse was commissioned into service. This village comes under the administration of the Laxmi Nagar Panchayat Many of the residents of the village were lost in the 2004 tsunami. Indira Point is left only with 4 households according to the 2011 census of India. $85.19\%$ is the effective literacy rate in this area.
The southernmost tip (Indira point) which is located 500 km north from the epicentre of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake, the southernmost tip was subsided by $4.25$ m after the earthquake.