Geographic Guide - Travel Asian Continent.
Map of India: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
West-Central India, April 1994. The Kathiawar Peninsula, the sizable promontory
jutting into the Arabian Sea, is bounded on the southeast by the sediment-laden
Gulf of Khambhat and on the northwest by the Gulf of Kutch. The highly
reflective area north of the Gulf of Kutch is the Great Rann of Kutch, a very
large salt marsh that forms the border between India and southeastern Pakistan.
The Great Rann of Kutch and the Kathiawar Peninsula comprise more than 75 % of
the west-central state of Gujarat. The Kathiawar Peninsula is relatively level
terrain with a slightly elevated central tableland from which all rivers arise
and radiate outward. Cotton is the area’s leading crop. The overall brown
appearance in this springtime photograph confirms that the region deserves the
tropical savanna climate classification and that the area is almost totally
dependent on the monsoons for rainfall for the entire year. The Kathiawar
Peninsula is also the home of the endangered Indian lion (NASA).