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Satpura

 

a mountain range in India, on the northern Deccan Plateau, between the valleys of the Narmada and Tapti rivers. Length from west to east, approximately 800 km; elevations to 1,353 m (in the Mahadeo Hills). The Satpura Mountains are composed primarily of schists, granites, and quartzites, covered with basalt lavas. The peaks are frequently plateau-like, with steep southern slopes and more gentle northern slopes. The slopes are severely dissected by river valleys, and there are developed fault scarps. The range has sparse deciduous forests of teak, sal, and bamboo.

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In Karnataka, there are 16 major rivers and their tributaries originating from Western Ghats; in Tamil Nadu there are 25 major rivers and their tributaries originating from Western Ghats; in Kerala 41 rivers are originating from Western Ghats; Tapti river and its tributaries originate from Satpura range whereas river Narmada originates from Maikal ranges in M.
Things to do here include trekking to the viewing point at Forsyth Point or to Irene Pool which leads to a cave and an underground stream; picnicking at a shallow pool called Apsara Vihar; enjoying the spectacular waterfalls such as Rajat Prapat, Jalawataran and Jamuna Prapat; visiting Mahadeo shrines or simply catch the sunset from Dhoopgarh, which is the highest point of the Satpura range, or soaking up the beauty of the 19th century Catholic Church and Christ Church.
It falls in the Mahadeo Hills of the Satpura range.