Largest Physiographic Unit of India
India is divided into five physiographic divisions.
- The Himalayan Mountains
- The Great Plains of North India
- The Peninsular Plateau
- The Coastal Plains
- The Islands
Among these five physiographic units, The Peninsular
Plateau is the largest physiographic unit of India. The entire plateau
measures about 1,600 km in the north-south and 1400 km in east-west
direction. It covers a total area of about 16 lakh sq km which is about
half of the total land area of the country. The Peninsular Plateau is
roughly triangular in shape with base coinciding with the southern edge
of the great plain of North India and its apex is formed by Kanyakumari
in the southern extremity.