“Oriya Plateau” is situated in which of the following states of India?

Q. “Oriya Plateau” is situated in which of the following states of India?

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Madhya Pradesh

(C) Karnataka

(D) Maharashtra

Answer: A

Udiya or Oriya plateau is the highest (1360 meters) plateau of Rajasthan. It is located in sirohi district.

Major Plateaus in Rajasthan:

Plateau of Oriya

Plateau of Abu

Plateau of Bhorat

Plateau of Mesa

Hadoti Plateau

Lasadiya Plateau

1. Plateau of Oriya: It is the highest plateau in Rajasthan, located below the Guru Shikar and its average height is 1360 meterandthis plateau is located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan.

2. Plateau of Abu: This is second highest plateau of Rajasthan with the average height of 1200 meter and located in Sirohi district of Rajasthan.

3. Plateau of Bhorat: This is third highest plateau of Rajasthan with the average height of 920 meter and it is located between Gogunda hills (Udaipur) and Kumbhalgarh hills (Rajsamand), locally known as Bhorat Plateau with extension toward north-east known as Deogarh-Madaris hills.

The average elevation of this plateau is 1225 metre around Udaipur and in the south east of it the hills are characterised by a great mode of spurs and curved ridges, locally known as Girwa, the girdle of hills The Girwa tehsil of Udaipur district seems to have derived its name from this feature. Most part of this hilly region is covered with rocks, hills and fairly dense forest, most particularly rugged topography. This is the wildest portion of aravali and was also known to the British political administration as the Hilly tract of Mewar.

4. Plateau of Mesa: The average height of this plateau is 620 meter and the famous chittorgarh fort is located on this plateau.

5. Plateau of Lasadiya: It is located in North-East of Jaisamand lake in Udaipur districtandthe average height is between 360-620 meters.

6. Southeastern Rajasthan Pathar or Hadoti Plateau: The eastern part along the Chambal River is covered by the Hadoti plateau. Four districts Kota, Baran, Bundi and Jhalawar are the part of this plateau. The Great Boundary Fault of the Aravallis forms its northwest boundary which extends eastward across the Rajasthan border. River Chambal drains in the large part of this area.

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