Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Himalayan Region and Peninsular Plateau. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Himalayan Region and Peninsular Plateau
1. Having a comparatively recent origin, Himalayan Region is made up of young fold mountains. Peninsular Plateau is the oldest landmass of the Indian subcontinent; was part of the Gondwana land.
2. Himalayan Region consists of the loftiest mountains and deep valleys. Peninsular Plateau consists of broad and shallow valleys, and rounded hills.
3. Himalayan Region is formed due to the collision of the Indo- Australian and Eurasian plates. Peninsular Plateau is formed due to the breaking and drifting of the Gondwana land.
4. Himalayan Region is composed of sedimentary rocks. Peninsular Plateau is composed of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
5. From the point of view of geology, Himalayan region forms an unstable zone. Peninsular plateau region forms a stable zone.
6. Major rivers like: the Indus, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra originate from the Himalayas. Major rivers like: the Narmada and the Tapti, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri originate from these hills.
Important hill stations like: Shimla, Mussoorie, Darjeeling, Nainital , etc. are found on the Himalayas. Important hill stations like: Khandala, Panchgani, Ooty, Kodaikanal, etc. are found on the Peninsular Plateau.