The Deccan Region
The Deccan Plateau region of India is one of the most geologically stable land masses of the world. A land of complexity with a deep sense of history, the Deccan Plateau stretches physically to cover Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and a part of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, the states of today’s India. The plateau stands between 1,000 and 2,500 feet (300 to 750 metres) above sea level, and its general slope descends toward the east. Landscaped with striking rock formations of different sizes and shapes, the region’s topography covers almost the whole of Central India. The main peninsular block has a number of inland regions and hill ranges, the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, which have been eroded and rejuvenated several times.