Where Is the Deccan Plateau Located?

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The Deccan plateau is located in India and comprises almost the entire central and southern parts of the country. It is a high, flat region with an average height of around 2,000 feet above sea level.

The northern boundaries of the Deccan plateau are the Narmada River and the Satpura mountain range, while it is bordered on either side by the Eastern and Western Ghats ranges. This large area encompasses part of eight different Indian states and was home to some of the most important dynasties throughout history. It is categorized by having much drier, hotter weather than the rest of the country, as the Western Ghats blocks most rainfall from reaching this region.