¤ Beautiful Cities Perched
On The Indian Plateaus
Plateaus are a major part of Madhya Pradesh, with a handful of
mountains and plains thrown in at places. The Bundelkhand Plateau,
Malwa Plateau, Baghelkhand Plateau, Dandakaranya Plateau and the
Central India Plateau are all in MP.
like Chhattarpur, Panna, Tikamgarh, Datia, and some parts of Shivpuri
and Guna are situated in northeast Madhya Pradesh in the Bundelkhand
Plateau. The average height of the region is 300-450m, although at
some places it touches 500-550m. The plateau slants towards the
northeast, which explains why the rivers Betwa and Dhasan flow
¤ Central India Plateau
Then comes the Central India Plateau, which is situated to the west
of the Bundelkhand Plateau. The major cities that have flourished in
this plateau are Gwalior, Bhind, Moraina and Shivpuri. The rivers that
drain this plateau are Chambal, Kali Sindh and Parvati. The height of
these plateaus range from 150m at some places to 450m at others.
¤ Malwa Plateau
The Malwa Plateau forms western Madhya Pradesh and comprises the
entire area between the south of Gwalior, and the Vindhya Range in the
south. It is made up of lava flows, and slopes downwards towards the
north and northeast. Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, Sagar, Ratlam and Devas,
are located in this plateau that has an area of 34,600km.
¤ Baghelkhand Plateau
The river Sone, the Maikal Ranges and the Chhattisgarh region
surround the Baghelkhand Plateau, located in eastern Madhya Pradesh.
Its height ranges from 550-1033m. Stones of the Jurassic Age (about 80
million years ago) can be found in this plateau. However, there's more
to the Baghelkhand Plateau than just this. It houses tribals, dense
forests and many wild animals. Most of the coal deposits of Madhya
Pradesh are found in this area. The Kanha National Park and some
cities like Shahdol, Umariya and Ambikapur, are also situated in the
¤ Dandakaranya Plateau of South Indian Region
Situated in southern Madhya Pradesh below the Chhattisgarh region,
the Dandakaranya Plateau is not cultivable since it is a forested
area. Indrawati, a significant river in this plateau, forms the
splendid waterfall of Chitrakoot in this region. Tribals account for
67% of the populace in this otherwise sparsely-populated plateau.