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  • Sikkim

    Sikkim is a small hilly state situated in the Eastern Himalayas. It is a basin surrounded on three sides by steep mountain walls.

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  • Rajasthan

    Rajasthan is the largest state in India. It shares an international boundary with Pakistan in the west.

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  • Orissa

    Orissa has a coastline of about 450 km. It is divided into five major physiographic regions: the central plateaus, the coastal plain in the east, the western rolling uplands, the middle mountainous and highland regions, and the flood plains. The middle mountainous and highland region covers about threefourths of the entire state and is a part of the Eastern Ghats.

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  • Nagaland

    The State is mostly mountainous except those areas bordering Assam valley. The Naga Hills run through this state.

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  • Mizoram

    Mizoram is a mountainous region with steep hills separated by rivers that create deep gorges between them. Phawngpui or the Blue Mountain is the highest peak (2210m). The Tropic of Cancer runs through the state.

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  • Meghalaya

    The state of Meghalaya is a region of uplands that has been formed by a detached part of the Deccan Plateau. In the western part of Meghalaya, the Garo Hills rise abruptly from the Brahmaputra valley to about 300 metres.They merge with the Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills.

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  • Manipur

    Manipur can be divided into two distinct physical regionsthe outlying area of rugged hills and narrow valleys, and the inner area of flat plains. The Loktak Lake is an important geographic feature of the central plain area.

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  • Maharashtra

    The dominant physical feature of the state is its plateau, the western upturned edges of this plateau rise to form the Sahyadri Range. The major rivers and their main tributaries have eroded the plateau into alternating river valleys and intervening higher-level interfluous.

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  • Madhya Pradesh

    The second largest Indian state, lying between the Indo- Gangetic Plain in the north and the Deccan Plateau in the south. Its landscape, which is largely made up of wide-ranging plateaus, low hills and river valleys, ranges from 100 to 1200 metres.

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  • Kerala

    Kerala is a narrow strip of land on the south-west coast of India. The Lakshadweep Sea lies on the west, while the Western Ghats lie on the east.

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  • Puducherry

    The Union territory of Puducherry has four constituent parts: Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. Podicherry and Karaikal are bordering Tamil Nadu, Mahe is situated on the Malabar Coast surrounded by the state of Kerala and Yanam is surrounded by the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Lakshadweep

    Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. It lies scattered over 45,000 sq. km of the Indian Ocean. There are 27 coral islands - India’s only coral islands. In all, there are 10 inhabited islands, 17 uninhabited islands with attached islets, four newly formed islets and five submerged reefs.

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  • Delhi

    Delhi, the National Capital Territory of India, is divided into two zones: the extension of the Aravali Hills and the plains.

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  • Daman and Diu

    Daman is situated on an alluvial coastal plain, even though headlands and low plateaus are created in the area due to outcrops of basalt. The area surrounding the town of Daman is traversed by River Damanganga which flows through the territory.  

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli

    Reaching elevations of about 305m in the northeast and east near the Western Ghats, the territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is hilly and undulating.

    Dec 14, 2010