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MVSAT Dec 2023

Which range lies to the north of the Deccan Plateau?
C.Pir Panjal

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Hint: The Deccan Plateau, located in western and southern India, is a huge plateau. It rises to a height of 100 metres (330 feet) in the north and more than 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) in the south, creating an elevated triangle within the Indian coastline's south-pointing triangle.

Complete answer:
The Satpura ranges stretch nearly 900 kilometres east to west, south of the Narmada River valley. The highest peak in the Satpuras is Dhupgarh (1350 metres). Mahakal range is located to the east of the Satpura-Mahadev ranges. Its highest peak is Amarkantak (1057 metres). It's worth noting that the Satpuras were created as a result of the earth's faulting movement. It's a Block mountain, also known as "Horst." Rift valleys, known as "Graben," have formed on either side of it as a result of fault motions, from which the Narmada flows north of the Satpuras and the Tapti flows south of the Satpuras.

The range runs parallel to the Vindhya Range to the north, and the Indo-Gangetic Plain in northern India and the Deccan Plateau in the south are divided by these two east-west ranges. The Narmada River rises in Amarkantak at the north-eastern end of Satpura and flows through a depression between the Satpura and Vindhya ranges, draining the northern slope of the Satpura range and flowing west to the Arabian Sea.

The Tapti River rises in the eastern-central part of Satpura, crosses the range in the middle, and flows west along the range's southern slopes until reaching the Arabian Sea at Surat, draining the range's central and southern slopes.

So the range lies to the North of the Deccan Plateau is Satpura Ranges.

Note: The Satpura Range is a central Indian mountain range. The range begins in eastern Gujarat and runs east across Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh until it reaches Chhattisgarh. The Deccan Plateau is to the north of this range.