Deccan Plateau

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The Deccan Plateau is a large plateau in western and southern India.wikipedia
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Bhima River

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Most of the central plateau is drained by the Tungabhadra River, Krishna River and its tributaries, including the Bhima River, which also run east.

Kaveri

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The southernmost part of the plateau is drained by the Kaveri River, which rises in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and bends south to break through the Nilgiri Hills at the island town of Shivanasamudra and then falls into Tamil Nadu at Hogenakal Falls before flowing into the Stanley Reservoir and the Mettur Dam that created the reservoir, and finally emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

Hogenakkal Falls

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The southernmost part of the plateau is drained by the Kaveri River, which rises in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and bends south to break through the Nilgiri Hills at the island town of Shivanasamudra and then falls into Tamil Nadu at Hogenakal Falls before flowing into the Stanley Reservoir and the Mettur Dam that created the reservoir, and finally emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

Stanley Reservoir

The southernmost part of the plateau is drained by the Kaveri River, which rises in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and bends south to break through the Nilgiri Hills at the island town of Shivanasamudra and then falls into Tamil Nadu at Hogenakal Falls before flowing into the Stanley Reservoir and the Mettur Dam that created the reservoir, and finally emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

Mettur Dam

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The southernmost part of the plateau is drained by the Kaveri River, which rises in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and bends south to break through the Nilgiri Hills at the island town of Shivanasamudra and then falls into Tamil Nadu at Hogenakal Falls before flowing into the Stanley Reservoir and the Mettur Dam that created the reservoir, and finally emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

Nilgiri Mountains

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The southernmost part of the plateau is drained by the Kaveri River, which rises in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and bends south to break through the Nilgiri Hills at the island town of Shivanasamudra and then falls into Tamil Nadu at Hogenakal Falls before flowing into the Stanley Reservoir and the Mettur Dam that created the reservoir, and finally emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

Anamudi

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Anaimudi Peak in Kerala, with a height of 2,695 m above sea level, is the highest peak of peninsular India.

Kerala

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Anaimudi Peak in Kerala, with a height of 2,695 m above sea level, is the highest peak of peninsular India.

Rayalaseema

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The eastern Deccan plateau, called Telangana and Rayalaseema, is made of vast sheets of massive granite rock, which effectively traps rainwater.

Kurnool

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Industries (located in Hyderabad, Warangal, and Kurnool) produce cotton textiles, sugar, foodstuffs, tobacco, paper, machine tools, and pharmaceuticals.

Gondwana

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Having once constituted a segment of the ancient continent of Gondwanaland, this land is the oldest and most stable in India.

Semi-arid climate

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The climate of the region varies from semi-arid in the north to tropical in most of the region with distinct wet and dry seasons.

Tropical climate

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The climate of the region varies from semi-arid in the north to tropical in most of the region with distinct wet and dry seasons.

Basalt

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The volcanic basalt beds of the Deccan were laid down in the massive Deccan Traps eruption, which occurred towards the end of the Cretaceous period between 67 and 66 million years ago. Typically the Deccan Plateau is made up of basalt extending up to Bhor Ghat near Karjat.

Cretaceous

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The volcanic basalt beds of the Deccan were laid down in the massive Deccan Traps eruption, which occurred towards the end of the Cretaceous period between 67 and 66 million years ago.

Paleontology

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Some paleontologists speculate that this eruption may have accelerated the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Dinosaur

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Some paleontologists speculate that this eruption may have accelerated the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Réunion hotspot

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The volcanic hotspot that produced the Deccan traps is hypothesized to lie under the present day island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

Réunion

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The volcanic hotspot that produced the Deccan traps is hypothesized to lie under the present day island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

Karjat

Typically the Deccan Plateau is made up of basalt extending up to Bhor Ghat near Karjat.

Extrusive rock

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This is an extrusive igneous rock.

Granite

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Also in certain sections of the region, we can find granite, which is an intrusive igneous rock.

Intrusive rock

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Also in certain sections of the region, we can find granite, which is an intrusive igneous rock.

Felsic

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Granite is a felsic rock, meaning it is rich in potassium feldspar and quartz.

Potassium feldspar

K-feldspar
Granite is a felsic rock, meaning it is rich in potassium feldspar and quartz.