Write any three characteristics of the Central Highlands.
The part of the Peninsular plateau lying to the north of the Narmada river, covering a major area of the Malwa plateau is known as the ‘Central Highlands’.
Its three characteristics are:
- They stretch from the north-west with the Aravalis, further merging with the sandy and rocky desert of Rajasthan.
- They are wider in the West but narrower in the east.
- The eastward extension of this plateau is locally known as ‘Bundelkhand’ and ‘Baghelkhand’. The ‘Chotanagpur plateau’ is the easternmost part of this plateau, which is drained by the river Damodar.