What are Purvanchal Mountains

India has 7 large mountain ranges among which that Himalayas is most dominant. The Himalayas extend over 2,500 km in the north of the subcontinent and arose around 50 to 60 million years ago. Only later, on the other hand, were its offshoots, which were called Shivaliks are known. Behind the Shivaliks lie the lower Himalayas, which are home to the most important mountain resorts in the country. These are Shimla, Dalhousie, Mussoorie, Nainital,and Darjeeling, which are all about 1500 to 2500 m above sea level.

Behind the lower Himalayas lie the great Himalayas, the Himadarisin which the Mt Everest and Mt. Annapurna within the borders of Nepal and India Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat and Nanda Devi can be found.

The Aravallis, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, runs between Delhi and Gujarat to the southwest. Its once snow-capped peaks no longer exist, but the mountain health resort is here Mount Abuand the almost 2000 m high Guru Shikhar.

The Vindhyas divide the wide Ganges plains of northern India from the south of the country and extend for more than 1000 km with an average height of 300 m. Further south and parallel to the Vindhyas lie the mountains of the Satpuras. The name Satpuras is from the two words Sat (= "Seven =) and Puras (= "Folding") and refers to the seven mountain ranges that make up the Satpuras. In the mountains there is only one mountain health resort: Pachmarhi, which is very close to the highest point of the mountain, the Dhupgarh with an altitude of 1350 m.

This is another mountain range Sahyadris, which extends over 1,600 km from the western foothills of the country to the south and on which the annual monsoon rains on the western side. The only mountain health resort in this area is Ootacamund on the summit of the 2626 m high Doda Bettawho is in the Nilgiris, in literature as Blue mountains known, lies. Behind the Nilgiris are the Annamalai or elephant mountains, mountain peaks that are said to resemble elephant heads. The famous mountain town Kodaikanal is located in the neighboring Palni Mountains.

The Eastern Ghats, which are exactly on the other coast, the east coast of India, opposite the Sahyadris, have peaks with more than 1200 m, but there are no mountain resorts here. Further southeast in the Shevroy Mountains can only be found at the mountain station Yercaud such a. The Purvanchal, a mountain range also found in the east, is the smallest Indian mountain range and runs along the northeastern border between India and Myanmar.

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