Physiographic Divisions of India

India is a land of physical diversities. Almost all types of picturesque and breath taking landforms are found here. According to one estimate, 29.3 per cent of area of India is occupied by mountains and hills, 27.7 per cent by plateaus and 43 per cent by plains.

From a physiographical point of view, India can be divided into following five regions:

  1. Great Northern Mountains
  2. Great Northern Plains
  3. Great Indian Plateau
  4. Coastal Plains
  5. Islands