There is a dense network of roads, as well as railways and waterways; Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh, is linked by air with major cities in India.The language of the plateau is Telugu of the Dravidian family.The east coast is wide with deltas formed by the rivers Godavari, Mahanadi and Kaveri.Flanking the Indian peninsula on the western side are the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea and on the eastern side lies the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
The volume of basalt is estimated to be 512,000 cubic km.
In the Nilgiris lie Ootacamund, the well-known hill station of southern India.
The western coastal plain is uneven and swift rivers flow through it that forms beautiful lagoons and backwaters, examples of which can be found in the state of Kerala.
The plateau is drained by the Godavari River taking a southeasterly course; by the Krishna River, which divides the peneplain into two regions; and by the Penneru River flowing in a northerly direction.
The plateau's forests are moist deciduous, dry deciduous, and tropical thorn.