Natural boundaries which provided security to Ancient India
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The natural boundaries of India which have provided security to Ancient India are mountain hills and highest peaks like Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Khyber Pass, Hirat to Kandhar, Bolan Pass and rivers like Brahamaputra, wild dense forests of Satpura, and deserts of Rajasthan. These all form the natural boundaries of India providing security from the Ancient times up until now.
Besides the above-mentioned boundaries, the Central Highland has been a big boundary of India that separates the Northern part of India from the Deccan Plateau.
Narmadha River flows between the Vindhya and Satpura forests.
The Great Indo-Gangetic Plain lies at the feet of Himalayas where ancient civilizations like Dravidians and Aryans took birth and flourished many, many centuries ago, as it is a very fertile region.
The Western part of India comprises of Punjab which is popularly known as the Land of Five Rivers that are Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab, Satluj, and Beas. This area has helped India in advancement of Indian culture in foreign countries. Art and literature has flourished at a rapid pace through this area. Moreover, this fertile and rich land attracted the foreign invaders and due to this, it became a problem for the residents of this area. Kurukshetra and Panipat battle that are famous worldwide took place in this area.
The Triangular Peninsula is the southern most part of India, which closes or narrows down at the point of Cape Comorin.
The Western and Eastern Ghats are the coastal boundary of India, which are narrow strips of west and east lowlands respectively and form natural boundaries of India.
The Deccan Plateau divides the Western and Eastern Ghats in between. Kaveri and Godavari are the two famous rivers of this area. The ancient culture of North who were Dravidians previously lived in Northern India took shelter in the Deccan Plateau after the invasions of Aryans. The present Telugu and Tamil-speaking residents of India are the descendants of Dravidians.
Also during the invasions of Mughals or Muslim kings, Hindus who lived in the Punjab, the most fertile land, took shelter in the Deccan plateau.
It is also interesting to note that Marathas were able to defend against Muslim rulers due to extreme natural surroundings of the Deccan plateau including the Vidhyanchal Mountains, so Deccan plateau became an important area in securing our present tradition from foreign invaders.