The Malwa Plateau spreads in __:
1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Gujarat
3. Rajasthan
4. Maharashtra
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [B] Only 1, 2 & 3

The Malwa region occupies a plateau in western Madhya Pradesh and south-eastern Rajasthan with Gujarat in the west.  The region includes the Madhya Pradesh districts of Dewas, Dhar, Indore, Jhabua, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Shajapur, Ujjain, and parts of Guna and Sehore, and Rajasthan districts of Jhalawar and parts of Banswara and Chittorgarh.   The plateau is bound in north-east by the Hadoti region, in the north-west by the Mewar region, in the west by the Vagad region and Gujarat. To the south and east is the Vindhya Range and to the north is the Bundelkhand upland.

The average elevation of the plateau is 450-500 m.

The western part of the Malwa Plateau is drained by the Mahi River, while the Chambal River drains the central part, and the Betwa River and the headwaters of the Dhasan and Ken rivers drain the east. The Shipra River is of historical importance because of the Simhasth mela, held every 12 years.

Other notable rivers are Parbati, Gambhir and Choti Kali Sindh.

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