Which is the highest plateau region in India

The highest plateau region in India is the Deccan plateau. The Deccan plateau is one of the oldest plateaus in India.

What is plateau?

Plateau can be defined as an area of raised land that is flat on top. Plateaus are often by themselves with no neighbouring plateau.

The Deccan Plateau

  • A triangular landmass that lies to the south of the river Narmada
  • An extension of the Plateau can also be seen in the northeast which is known as the Meghalaya, Karbi-Anglong Plateau and North Cachar Hills

Facts about Deccan Plateau

  • During the period of 14th century, the northern part of the Deccan plateau was ruled by the popular Mughals Muslim Bahmani Sultanate and the Sultanate of Khandesh while the southern part was ruled by the Hindu dynasty Vijayanagar Empire
  • The territory of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate was located between the sultanates of Gujarat and Bijapur in the north-western part of Deccan plateau

Uses of plateau

  • They are rich in mineral deposits and ores
  • Chhotanagpur plateau is a huge reserves of iron, coal and manganese
  • African plateau is popular for gold and diamond mining

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