The Aravali mountain range is the oldest mountain range in India. Aravalli, is derived from a Sanskrit word from “ara” and “vali”, literally means the “line of peaks”. It is an eroded stub of ancient mountains.
Widespread of mountain Range
- The mountain range lies in Northwestern India, covering approximately 692 km (430 mi) in a south-west direction, starting near Delhi, passing through southern Haryana and Rajasthan, and ending in Gujarat.
- The highest peak is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 metres (5,650 ft).
Major rivers in this range
- Three major rivers and their tributaries flow from the Aravalli, namely Banas and Sahibi rivers which are tributaries of Yamuna.
- Luni River which flows into the Rann of Kutch.
- Some other rivers in this region are Chambal, Banas, Krishnavati, Wagon, Gambhiri rivers.
This range comprises of a wide variety of flora, fauna, forest and wildlife. Tourists are attracted by these species.