Ghats are mountain ranges. The Deccan plateau of Indian Peninsula comprises of the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats running parallelly to the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The Western Ghats are also popularly known as the Sahyadri Mountains in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The Western Ghats originate from the Gujarat – Maharashtra border, south of Tapti River and extend through the Satpura range. It runs through the states of Goa, Karnataka, Kerela and ends near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The northern portion between the Western Ghats and coastal plains is known as Konkan and the southern portion is called Malabar.
Anamudi in Kerala is the highest peak in the Western Ghats. Dense rainforests cover the Western Ghats. It is a home to many varieties of flora and fauna. The richness in terms of biodiversity makes it a unique site.
Read on to know 10 interesting facts about the Western Ghats compiled by me: