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Vindhya Mountain Range
Vindhya range is located in central India and is 970 km long and 910 m high which is less rugged and smaller in size.
 
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 Vindhya Mountain RangeVindhya range is located in central India, Madhya Pradesh, and is 970 km long and 910 m high. These hills are comparatively less rugged and smaller in size. They actually form a divide between the Indo-Gangetic plains and the Deccan region of the country. The range originates from the state of Gujarat continuing into the east and north till the river Ganges at Mirzapur. The northern slopes of the range are drained by tributaries of the Ganges, including the Kali Sindh, Parbati, Betwa, and Ken. The Son, a tributary of the Ganges, drains the southern slopes of the range at its eastern end. The southern slopes of the range are drained by the Narmada River, which drains further westward to the Arabian Sea in the depression between the Vindhya Range and the parallel Satpura Range to the south.

The Vindhya ranges somewhat restrict the path of the winds making the area quite inhospitable and rough. The different slopes of the Vindhya range are drained by the tributaries of Ganges towards the north and Narmada in the south. Theses ranges have huge sandstone reserve which was used to build Buddhist stupas at Sanchi and other temples at Khajuraho.

The Narmada Valley's northern edge is flanked by the Vindhya range. These region have basically the growth of dry- deciduous forests. Rainfall here is actually seasonal followed up with a long dry season, which hampers the growth of natural vegetation, which loose out their leaves. Trees, which can be found in these places, are mainly teak, sal, and bamboo. The animal kingdom ranges from bison, wild buffalo, spotted deer, leopard, black buck and large brown deer ("sambar").

Among the places that can attract tourists the forms quite an interesting spot. This place is set in the rough hills of the Vindhya range. Ranthambore National Park set up amidst the Vindhyas and the Aravallies adds up to the hot spots.

The Vindhya range is the home of vast wildlife and forestry. Though there has been major degradation in the natural environment due to human interventions leading up to a vast array of ecological problems. These demand attention and steps have been taken up against it. Fairly enough this place retains its charm and falls within the parameters of the fast growing tourism industry.

(Last Updated on : 08/08/2013)
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