Consider the following differences between Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats of India:

  1. While Eastern Ghats are discontinuous range, Western Ghats are continuous range
  2. Western Ghats are lower in elevation than the Eastern Ghats

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Eastern Ghats are lower in elevation than the Western Ghats. Eastern Ghats or are a discontinuous range of mountains along India’s eastern coast. They run from West Bengal through Orissa and Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu in the south passing some parts of Karnataka. The Western Ghats or Sahyadri runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. Western ghats have higher elevation than eastern ghats.

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