The Western Ghats

As the name suggests the Western Ghats or the Sahyadri Range are located in the Western region of India. The range separates the Deccan Plateau from the narrow coastal plain near Arabian Sea. The range starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the River Tapti, and runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India.

About sixty percent of the Western Ghats are located in the state of Karnataka. There is a great variety and diversity of vegetation found on these ghats ranging from Shrubs, Forests etc. The region credits to contain India’s one-third varieties of flowers. Some of the most popular National parks in this region are Borivali National Park, Nagarhole National Park.

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