- Gangetic Plains
The Shiwaliks end rather abruptly in the great northern plains that
constitute a flat mass, with Delhi being situated on the highest
The plains extend to the Bay of Bengal (the lowest point) in the
east. By this point, land elevation starting from Delhi drops by about
The plains are so fertile that in some places the layer of rich
alluvium soil measures more than 5,000m! They also contain some of the
largest reserves of underground water in the world.
Along with the Yamuna, the Ganga drains a large part of the plains
and carries an estimated million tonnes of silt each year.
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