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Karnataka Coastal Plain
 Goa to Mangalore.
 It is a narrow plain with an average width of 30
70 km near Mangalore.
 At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
steep slopes and make waterfalls.
 The Sharavati while descending over such a steep slope makes an
impressive waterfall known as Gersoppa
high. [Angel falls (979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
earth. Tugela Falls (948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
second highest.]
 Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
with an average width of 30-50 km, the maximum being
At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
while descending over such a steep slope makes an
Gersoppa (Jog) Falls which is 271 m
(979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
(948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
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Karnataka Coastal Plain
 Goa to Mangalore.
 It is a narrow plain with an average width of 30
70 km near Mangalore.
 At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
steep slopes and make waterfalls.
 The Sharavati while descending over such a steep slope makes an
impressive waterfall known as Gersoppa
high. [Angel falls (979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
earth. Tugela Falls (948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
second highest.]
 Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
with an average width of 30-50 km, the maximum being
At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
while descending over such a steep slope makes an
Gersoppa (Jog) Falls which is 271 m
(979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
(948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
Kerala Plain
 The Kerala Plain also known as the Malabar Plain
 Between Mangalore and Kanniyakumari
 This is much wider than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
 The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
characteristic of the Kerala coast.
 The backwaters, locally known as kayals
inlets of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
 The largest among these is the Vembanad
and 5-10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
Malabar Plain.
Kanniyakumari.
than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
kayals are the shallow lagoons or
of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
Vembanad Lake which is about 75 km long
10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
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Karnataka Coastal Plain
 Goa to Mangalore.
 It is a narrow plain with an average width of 30
70 km near Mangalore.
 At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
steep slopes and make waterfalls.
 The Sharavati while descending over such a steep slope makes an
impressive waterfall known as Gersoppa
high. [Angel falls (979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
earth. Tugela Falls (948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
second highest.]
 Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
with an average width of 30-50 km, the maximum being
At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
while descending over such a steep slope makes an
Gersoppa (Jog) Falls which is 271 m
(979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
(948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
Kerala Plain
 The Kerala Plain also known as the Malabar Plain
 Between Mangalore and Kanniyakumari
 This is much wider than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
 The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
characteristic of the Kerala coast.
 The backwaters, locally known as kayals
inlets of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
 The largest among these is the Vembanad
and 5-10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
Malabar Plain.
Kanniyakumari.
than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
kayals are the shallow lagoons or
of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
Vembanad Lake which is about 75 km long
10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
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Karnataka Coastal Plain
 Goa to Mangalore.
 It is a narrow plain with an average width of 30
70 km near Mangalore.
 At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
steep slopes and make waterfalls.
 The Sharavati while descending over such a steep slope makes an
impressive waterfall known as Gersoppa
high. [Angel falls (979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
earth. Tugela Falls (948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
second highest.]
 Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
with an average width of 30-50 km, the maximum being
At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
while descending over such a steep slope makes an
Gersoppa (Jog) Falls which is 271 m
(979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
(948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
Kerala Plain
 The Kerala Plain also known as the Malabar Plain
 Between Mangalore and Kanniyakumari
 This is much wider than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
 The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
characteristic of the Kerala coast.
 The backwaters, locally known as kayals
inlets of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
 The largest among these is the Vembanad
and 5-10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
Malabar Plain.
Kanniyakumari.
than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
kayals are the shallow lagoons or
of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
Vembanad Lake which is about 75 km long
10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
Eastern Coastal Plains of India
 Extending from the Subarnarekha river along the West Bengal
Kanniyakumari.
 A major part of the plains is formed as a result of the alluvial fillings of the littoral
zone (relating to or on the shore of the sea or a lake) by the rivers Mahanadi,
Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery comprising some of the largest deltas.
 In contrast to the West Coastal Plains, these are
width of 120 km.
 This plain is known as the Northern Circars
Krishna rivers and Carnatic between the Krishna and the Cauvery rivers.
Eastern Coastal Plains of India
river along the West Bengal-Odisha border to
A major part of the plains is formed as a result of the alluvial fillings of the littoral
zone (relating to or on the shore of the sea or a lake) by the rivers Mahanadi,
Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery comprising some of the largest deltas.
In contrast to the West Coastal Plains, these are extensive plains with an average
Circars between the Mahanadi and the
between the Krishna and the Cauvery rivers.
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Karnataka Coastal Plain
 Goa to Mangalore.
 It is a narrow plain with an average width of 30
70 km near Mangalore.
 At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
steep slopes and make waterfalls.
 The Sharavati while descending over such a steep slope makes an
impressive waterfall known as Gersoppa
high. [Angel falls (979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
earth. Tugela Falls (948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
second highest.]
 Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
with an average width of 30-50 km, the maximum being
At some places the streams originating in the Western Ghats descend along
while descending over such a steep slope makes an
Gersoppa (Jog) Falls which is 271 m
(979 m) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall on
(948 m) in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa is the
Marine topography is quite marked on the coast.
Kerala Plain
 The Kerala Plain also known as the Malabar Plain
 Between Mangalore and Kanniyakumari
 This is much wider than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
 The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
characteristic of the Kerala coast.
 The backwaters, locally known as kayals
inlets of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
 The largest among these is the Vembanad
and 5-10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
Malabar Plain.
Kanniyakumari.
than the Karnataka plain. It is a low lying plain.
The existence of lakes, lagoons, backwaters, spits, etc. is a significant
kayals are the shallow lagoons or
of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
Vembanad Lake which is about 75 km long
10 km wide and gives rise to a 55 km long spit {Marine Landforms}.
Eastern Coastal Plains of India
 Extending from the Subarnarekha river along the West Bengal
Kanniyakumari.
 A major part of the plains is formed as a result of the alluvial fillings of the littoral
zone (relating to or on the shore of the sea or a lake) by the rivers Mahanadi,
Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery comprising some of the largest deltas.
 In contrast to the West Coastal Plains, these are
width of 120 km.
 This plain is known as the Northern Circars
Krishna rivers and Carnatic between the Krishna and the Cauvery rivers.
Eastern Coastal Plains of India
river along the West Bengal-Odisha border to
A major part of the plains is formed as a result of the alluvial fillings of the littoral
zone (relating to or on the shore of the sea or a lake) by the rivers Mahanadi,
Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery comprising some of the largest deltas.
In contrast to the West Coastal Plains, these are extensive plains with an average
Circars between the Mahanadi and the
between the Krishna and the Cauvery rivers.
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