South-Eastern Rajasthan Pathar (Hadoti Plateau)

Map of Physical divisions of Rajasthan

The Hadoti region includes the eastern & southeastern part of the state. This region is locally called Pathar & Uparmal and covers the districts of Bhilwara, Bundi, Kota, Baran & Jhalawar districts. The Hadoti Plateau contains about 9.6% of the area of Rajasthan.

इस लेख को हिंदी में पढ़ें – दक्षिणी-पूर्वी पठार एवं हाडौती के पठार

The Great Boundary Fault of the Aravalli Range forms its northwest boundary, which extends eastward across the Rajasthan border. River Chambal drains the large part of this area.

The Hadoti Plateau is further sub-divided into two sub-regions.

  • The Deccan Highlands
  • Vindhyan Region

A. Deccan highlands

  • Districts- Bundi, Kota
  • The western parts of the vindhyan plateau lie in the form of three concentric escarpments.
  • Formed by the exposed rocks of three main sandstones with slate-stones in between.
  • This physiography of south east of Rajasthan is also known as Uparmal (high or stony plateau)
  • Region is frained by Chambal and its tributaries Kali Singh, Parwan and Parvati.
  • Soil of the region is mostly black with visible deposits of Deccan Trap lava.

B. Vindhyan region

  • Districts- Karauli, Sawai madhopur, Bundi, Kota
  • The region presents an undulating topography strewn with boulders, blocks & depressions.
  • The scarps are facing towards the southsoutheast between the Banas and the Chambal and extend towards the east over Bundelkhand.
  • The scarp lands formed by massive sandstones.
  • Average height of regions is between 350-550 m
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