Purvanchal Range

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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 Himalayan range, 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 not located in this range which are part of Deccan plateau. Purvanchal hill range include the Patkai, Naga, Barail range, Manipur and Mizo hills..