1. The southern part of Chhattisgarh State and southwestern part of Odisha is known as Dandakaranya.
2. The Central portion of Dandakaranya is a high rising plateau with altitudes ranging between 700m to 800m.
3. The Plateau is practically divided into two halves by the east-west flowing Indravathi river. The Dandakaranya area is known for its rich Iron ore deposits.