Category «Indian Geography»

Under this category, we will discuss Indian geography including the physiographic divisions (the Himalayan Mountains/ Northern Mountains, the Northern Plains, the Great Indian Desert, Peninsular Plateau, Coastal Plains, the Islands), drainage system of India, Indian climate, the natural vegetation of India, soil, wildlife, etc.

Indian geography is an important topic for every govt. job exams (SSC CGL/CHSL, State PSC, UPSC, Railway, CDS, etc.) to fetch questions from.

Rivers of India or the Drainage system of India

India is the land of rivers. The rivers of India are seasonal (rivers become live when monsoon water fills them) as well as perennial (rivers flow throughout the year). Rivers are the backbone of the country’s agriculture and economy. So, it is obvious that all the major cities in India are located beside the rivers. Rivers …

The Islands of India. Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

Islands of India

Apart from the Great Himalayan Mountain, the Northern Plain, the Peninsular Plateau, the Great Indian Desert, and the Coastal Plains, the Physiographic division of India includes 1208 Islands. The Islands of India can be classified into Andaman & Nicobar Islands group and Lakshadweep Islands group. There are also some coral islands in the Gulf of …

The Coastal Plains of India

The coastal Plains of India is the smallest physiographic division of India

The physiographic division of India includes 7516.6 Km [6100 km of mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian islands] long coastline. The coastal plains of India extend from Kachchh from Gujarat in the West to the Gangetic delta (60% is in Bangladesh & 40% is in West Bengal) in the East. The coastal plains located …

The Great Indian Desert or the Thar Desert of India

That Desert of India

The Thar or the Great Indian desert is the world’s seventeenth largest desert. It lies to the west of the Northern plain and creates a natural boundary between the two countries India and Pakistan. The desert covers about 3,20,000 sq. km, contributing approximately 10% of the total geographical area of India. About 85% of Thar desert lies …

The Northern Plain of Indian Physiography

the northern plain of indian physiography

The Northern Plain is another important physiographic division of India. This plain lies between the Himalayan Mountains in the north & the Peninsular Plateau in the south. This plain was formed by the sediments carried by the Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries. So this plain is popularly known as the Indo-Ganga-Brahmaputra plain. This …