Prelimsverse: 11 Incredibly Deep Valley and Canyons of India

1. Gandikota Grand Canyon: In the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. The stunning gorge has been created by the waters of the famous river Pennar that streams from the Erramala hills. The swift flow of water led the water to cut a very deep trench through a landscape that further exposed many layers of rock that led to the magnificent creation of what we know today as the Grand Canyon of India.
2. Laitlum Canyon, Meghalaya: Laitlum Canyon is a picturesque mountain ridge situated near Shillong in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India.
3. Gangani Grand Canyon, West Bengal:  is a natural canyon situated in the Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India. Created by the river Shilabati.
4. Chambal River Canyon, Rajasthan: Located near the Garadia Mahadev Temple of Kota.
5. Sandhan Valley, Maharashtra: Sandhan valley is a beautiful carved valley in the magnificent Sahyadri mountain range, which is part of Western Ghats in Maharashtra. Surrounded by mighty and jaw-dropping mountains of Ratangad and Kalsubai, the valley stands at the height of 4255 ft high above sea level.
6. Zanskar Valley, Ladakh:  Zanskar Valley is a semi-arid region that is nestled in the lap of the northern flank of Great Himalayas. Located around 105 km away from Leh.
7. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Spiti is bordered on the northern side by Ladakh, Tibet in the East, Kinnaur in the South-East and Kullu valley in the North. You can also have fascinating glimpses of Dhadkan and Chandratal lake here.  The awe inspiring passes like Kunzum and Barchala Pass will further take you to the top of the world with its immense altitude. Spiti is a cold desert valley and hence it experiences extreme cold temperatures during all seasons.
8. Papi Hills, Andhra Pradesh:  located in the border confluence of Khammam district in Telangana and East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh in India. Along Godavari River. 
9. Ravines of Chambal, Madhya Pradesh: Badland topography is a major feature of the Chambal valley is characterised by an undulating floodplain, gullies and ravines. Ravines are a type of fluvial erosional feature and are formed as a result of constant vertical erosion by streams and rivers flowing over semi-arid and arid regions.

Chambal Catchment Area

10. Marble Rocks Gorge, Madhya Pradesh: The Marble Rocks is an area along the Narmada river in central India near the city of Jabalpur.
11. Raneh Falls Canyon, Madhya Pradesh: The canyon is 5 km long into the path of the river Karnavati. (River Ken)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *