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Encyclopedia > Vindhya Range

The Vindhya Range is a range of hills in central India, which geographically separates The Indian subcontinent into northern India and Southern India.


The western end of the range rises in eastern Gujarat state, near the border with Madhya Pradesh, and the range runs east and north nearly to the Ganges River at Mirzapur. The southern slopes of the range are drained by the Narmada River, which drains westward to the Arabian Sea in the depression between the Vindhya Range and the parallel Satpura Range to the south. The northern slopes of the range are drained by tributaries of the Ganges, including the Kali Sindh, Parbati, Betwa, and Ken. The Son, a tributary of the Ganges, drains the southern slopes of the range at its eastern end.


The Vindhyan tableland is a plateau that lies to the north of the central part of the range. The cities of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, and Indore lie on the tableland, which rises higher than the Indo-Gangetic plain to its north.


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Vindhya Range - MSN Encarta (85 words)
Vindhya Range, low mountain range of central India.
The range separates the drainage basin of the Ganges River on the north from the Deccan Plateau on the south.
Elevations range from 450 to 900 m (from 1,500 to 3,000 ft) and reach a maximum of 1,113 m (3,651 ft).
Geography of India - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (5583 words)
The Satpura Range is a range of hills in central India.
The Deccan plateau is a large triangular plateau, bounded by the Vindhyas to the north and flanked by the Eastern and Western Ghats.
Climate in India ranges from tropical in the south to a temperate climate in the north.
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