Chota Nagpur Plateau

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The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.wikipedia
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Nagvanshis of Chotanagpur

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The name Nagpur is probably taken from Nagavanshis, who ruled in this part of the country.
The Nagvanshis of Chotanagpur (also known as the Khokhra chieftaincy), was an Indian dynasty which ruled the Chota Nagpur plateau region (modern-day Jharkhand).

Jharkhand

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The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.
He attacked Navratangarh and defeated the Nagvanshi Maharaja of Chhotanagpur.

Indo-Gangetic Plain

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The Indo-Gangetic plain lies to the north and east of the plateau, and the basin of the Mahanadi River lies to the south.
The southern edge of the plain is marked by the Chota Nagpur Plateau.

Chhattisgarh

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The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.
The eastern end of the Satpura Range and the western edge of the Chota Nagpur Plateau form an east-west belt of hills that divide the Mahanadi River basin from the Indo-Gangetic plain.

Parasnath

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High hills are a striking part of this section - Parasnath Hills rise to a height of 4480 ft and Dalma Hills to 3407 ft. The large plateau is subdivided into several small plateaux or sub plateaux.
It is located towards the eastern end of the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Giridih district of the Indian state of Jharkhand, India.

Ranchi

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छोटा Chhota (small in Hindi) is also the name of a village in the outskirts of Ranchi, which has the remains of an old fort belonging to the Nagavanshis.
The early evidence of use of several iron slag, pot sheds, iron tools found in Chota Nagpur region around 1400 BCE.

West Bengal

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The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. In the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, the Manbhum area covers the present Purulia district in West Bengal, and Dhanbad district and parts of Bokaro district in Jharkhand, and the Singhbhum area broadly covers Kolhan division of Jharkhand.
Much of the vegetation of the western part of the state has similar species composition with the plants of the Chota Nagpur plateau in the adjoining state of Jharkhand.

Deccan Plateau

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The northeastern part of the Deccan Plateau, where this ecoregion sits, was the first area of contact with Eurasia.
Primary mineral ores found in this region are mica and iron ore in the Chhota Nagpur region, and diamonds, gold and other metals in the Golconda region.

Barakar River

Barakar
Eastward this northern edge forms a well-defined watershed between heads of the tributaries of Gaya and those of the Barakar River, which traverses the Koderma and Giridih districts in an easterly direction.
Originating near Padma in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand it flows for 225 km across the northern part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, mostly in a west to east direction, before joining the Damodar near Dishergarh in Asansol, Bardhaman district of West Bengal.

Asansol Sadar subdivision

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Adjacent Bankura district of West Bengal has been described as the “connecting link between the plains of Bengal on the east and Chota Nagpur plateau on the west.” The same could be said of the Asansol and Durgapur subdivisions of Bardhaman district.Recently a website launched for chotonagpur Manbhum-Singhbhum region specially with the mission to save wildlife and conserve the forest in plateau.
This area is sort of an extension of the Chota Nagpur Plateau.

Rajrappa

At Rajrappa (10 m), the Bhera River coming over from the Ranchi Plateau hangs above the Damodar River at its point of confluence with the latter.
The Bhera river coming from over the Ranchi plateau makes a waterfall while joining the Damodar and thus presents an example of a hanging valley.

Mahuda

Mahuda Bazaar
Further east along the southern face a long spur projects right up to the Damodar river where it ends in Aswa Pahar, elevation 2465 ft. At the south-eastern corner of the plateau is Jilinga Hill at 3057 ft. Mahabar Jarimo at 2185 ft and Barsot at 2180 ft stand in isolation to the east, and on the north-west edge of the plateau Sendraili at 2210 ft and Mahuda at 2409 ft are the most prominent features.
The Damodar River, the most important river of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, flows along the southern border.

Lilajan River

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The western portion of Hazaribagh plateau constitutes a broad watershed between the Damodar drainage on the south and the Lilajan and Mohana rivers on the north.
The Lilājan begins its journey north of Simaria in Chatra district on the Hazaribagh plateau, the western portion of which constitutes a broad watershed

North Karo River

North Karo
The North Karo River has formed the 17 m high Pheruaghaugh Falls at the southern margin of the Ranchi plateau.
It forms a 17 m high scarp falls, Pheruaghaugh, at the southern margin of the Ranchi plateau.

Mohana River

Mohana
The western portion of Hazaribagh plateau constitutes a broad watershed between the Damodar drainage on the south and the Lilajan and Mohana rivers on the north.
The Mohana originates on Korambe Pahar on the Hazaribagh plateau near Bendi village, 19.3 km from Hazaribagh It drains the upper part of the plateau.

Dhanbad district

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In the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, the Manbhum area covers the present Purulia district in West Bengal, and Dhanbad district and parts of Bokaro district in Jharkhand, and the Singhbhum area broadly covers Kolhan division of Jharkhand.
The early history of the greater part of the Chotanagpur Plateau is shrouded in mystery and that of Dhanbad district is particularly so.

North Koel River

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The general system of the area is a series of parallel ranges of hills running east and west through which the North Koel River passes.
The North Koel rises on the Ranchi plateau and enters Latehar district, below Netarhat near Rud.

Bokaro River

Bokaro
In the south it falls almost sheer in a swoop of 2200 ft to the bed of Bokaro River, below Jilinga Hill.
The Bokaro River rises on the Hazaribagh plateau, south of Hazaribagh, but quickly skirts the southern face to pass in a narrow and beautiful valley between Jilinga and Langu Hills.

Hundru Falls

Hundru Falls (75 m) on the Subarnarekha River near Ranchi, Dassam Falls (39.62 m) on the Kanchi River, east of Ranchi, Sadni Falls (60 m) on the Sankh River (Ranchi plateau) are examples of scarp falls.
The Hundru Falls at one of the edges of the Ranchi plateau is one of the several scarp falls in the region.

Netarhat

Mahuadanar Block
Netarhat and Pakripat plateaux are physiographically part of the Pat region.
Located in the Pat region of Chota Nagpur Plateau, Netarhat plateau is about 4 mi long and 2.5 mi broad.

Geography of Bankura district

Bankura district
Adjacent Bankura district of West Bengal has been described as the “connecting link between the plains of Bengal on the east and Chota Nagpur plateau on the west.” The same could be said of the Asansol and Durgapur subdivisions of Bardhaman district.Recently a website launched for chotonagpur Manbhum-Singhbhum region specially with the mission to save wildlife and conserve the forest in plateau.
Bankura district has been described as the “connecting link between the plains of Bengal on the east and Chota Nagpur plateau on the west.” The areas to the east and north-east are low lying alluvial plains, similar to predominating rice lands of Bengal.

Jonha Falls

The Jonha Falls (25.9 m) is another example of this category of falls.
Situated at an edge of the Ranchi plateau, the Jonha Falls is an example of a hanging valley falls.

Dassam Falls

Hundru Falls (75 m) on the Subarnarekha River near Ranchi, Dassam Falls (39.62 m) on the Kanchi River, east of Ranchi, Sadni Falls (60 m) on the Sankh River (Ranchi plateau) are examples of scarp falls.
Dassam Falls at one of the edges of the Ranchi plateau is one of the many scarp falls in the region.

Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests

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The ecoregion is drier than surrounding ones, including the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests that covers the Eastern Ghats and Satpura Range to the south, and the Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests in the lowlands to the east and north.
The ecoregion is bounded on the north and west by tropical dry deciduous forest ecoregions, including the Central Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests to the southwest and west, the Narmada valley dry deciduous forests to the northwest, and the Chota Nagpur dry deciduous forests to the north and northeast.

Satpura Range

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The ecoregion is drier than surrounding ones, including the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests that covers the Eastern Ghats and Satpura Range to the south, and the Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests in the lowlands to the east and north.
At its eastern end, the Satpura range meets the hills of the Chotanagpur Plateau.