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Geography : India - Location, Relief and Drainage
• India has been physiographically divided into five divisions. They are Northern Mountains, Northern Great Plains, The Plateau region, Coastal Plains and Islands.
• Northern Mountains are classified into three divisions as Trans-Himalayas, Himalayas and Eastern Himalayas.
• Northern Great Plains are divided into four as Rajasthan Plains, Punjab-Haryana Plains, Gangetic Plains and Brahmaputra Plains.
• The Plateau region of India has two divisions namely the Central Highlands and the Deccan Plateau.
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep are the two major island groups of India.
• The Drainage System of India is classified into the north Indian (Himalayan) and Peninsular rivers.
• Narmada, Tapti, Mahi and Sabarmathi rivers confluence with the Arabian Sea.
• Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery are the major east flowing rivers and drain into Bay of Bengal.
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