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Aravalli Range
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Coordinates: 25°00′N 73°30′E

(Redirected from Aravali range) The Aravalli Range (Aravali[1]) literally meaning 'line of peaks',[2] is a range of mountains in western India running approximately 800 km in a northeastern direction across Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.[3][4][5] It is also called Mewat hills locally.

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1 Features 2 Gallery 3 Mining 4 See also 5 Further reading 6 Notes 7 External links
Peak Elevation Coordinates Length

The Aravalli Range in Rajasthan Highest point Guru Shikhar 1,722 m (5,650 ft) 24°35′33″N 74°42′30″E Dimensions 800 km (500 mi) Geography

The Aravalli range are the oldest fold mountains in India. The northern end of the range continues as isolated hills and rocky ridges into Haryana state, ending in Delhi. The famous Delhi Ridge is the last leg of the Aravalli Range, which traverses through South Delhi and terminates into Central Delhi where Raisina hill is its last extension. It is one of the world's oldest mountain ranges. It dates back to a pre-Indian subcontinental collision with the mainland Eurasian Plate. The southern end is at Palanpur Topographic map of India showing the range near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The highest peak is India Guru Shikhar in Mount Abu in Rajasthan. Rising Country States Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Gujarat to 5650 feet (1722 meters), it lies near the south-western extremity of the range, close to Settlement Mount Abu the border with Gujarat state. The city of Range coordinates 25°00′N 73°30′E Udaipur with its lakes lies on the south slope of the range in Rajasthan. Numerous rivers rise amidst the ranges including the Banas River, the Luni River, the Sahibi, the Sakhi, and the Sabarmati River.

The Aravalli Range is the eroded stub of a range of ancient folded mountains.[6] The range rose in a


[11] See also Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary Aravalli range.[8][9] However. This comes after the earlier court judgment in 1994 that allowed limited mining on the basis of the sustainable development principle under strict guidelines. which have led to their fast erosion in Rajasthan and Haryana. seen from the range's highest point at Guru Shikhar. C. in Rajasthan. the free encyclopedia The Aravalli Range is the eroded stub of a range of ancient folded 2/3 . in Rajasthan. Delhi Aravali Biodiversity Park Further reading Watershed Management in Aravali Foothills. In ancient times they were extremely high but since have worn down almost completely by millions of years of weathering.1/10/14 Aravalli Range . en. S. the Himalayas are continuously rising young fold mountains of today. along with several environmental groups.[6] The range rose in a Precambrian event called the Aravalli-Delhi orogen. Aravalli Hill Mining Being rich in mineral resources. Grewal.Wikipedia. there are many illegal mines in Rajasthan. This also poses a grave environmental concern as the ranges form a natural barrier against the spread of the Thar desert northwards into the Gangetic plains in the Gangetic basin and Gujarat. Gurgaon and Mewat districts in Haryana. after months of media and public protests.[10] some of them operating at the edges of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. the Aravalli hills have witnessed years of illegal mining. Violation of the guidelines by local miners led to the court ban ruling. Gallery The Aravalli Range inside Ranthambhore National Park. that was once supposed to be set aside for a national park. In contrast.[7] In May 2009. The range joins two of the ancient segments that make up the Indian craton. by Gurmel Singh. and the Bundelkhand segment to the southeast. Kaushal. Old fold mountains are characterized by having stopped growing higher due to the cessation of upward thrust caused by the stopping of movement of the tectonic plates in the Earth's crust below them.wikipedia. Ranthambore National Park. the Supreme Court banned mining in an area of 448 km2 across Faridabad. the Marwar segment to the northwest of the range. R. The Aravalli Range. S. in Rajasthan.

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