Consider the following pairs:
- Cardamon Hills: Coromandel Coast
- Kaimur Hills: Konkan Coast
- Mahadeo Hills: Central India
- Mikir Hills: North-East India
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2014 Prelims]
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 2 and 4
- The Cardamom Hills are situated in the southwestern region of India, spanning across Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They are known for producing tea, coffee, cardamom, bamboo, and teak. Anamudi is the highest peak of the range, standing at 2,695 meters.
- The Kaimur Hills are located in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, and form the eastern part of the Vindhya Range. The Mahadeo Hills are found in the northern region of the Satpura Range in Madhya Pradesh.
- The Mikir Hills are situated to the south of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam and form part of the Karbi-Plateau, with Dambuchko being its highest peak.
- The Coromandel Coast is a coastal plain in eastern Tamil Nadu, bordered by the Utkal Plains to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Kaveri delta to the south, and the Eastern Ghats to the west, covering an area of approximately 22,800 square kilometers.
- The Konkan coast is located on the western coastline of India, stretching across Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka.
Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.