The Purvanchal Mountains, or Eastern Mountains, consist of the area of the Himalayas bending sharply to the south and spreading along the eastern boundary of India beyond the Dihang gorge. Composed largely of strong sandstone, they are the eastern extension of the Himalayas, lying in northeastern India near Myanmar. The Purvanchal Mountains cover the states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram. The Garo, Khasi and Jaintia hills are located in this range. Other areas include the Patkai, Naga, Manipur and Mizo hills.
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