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Western Ghats In India


 

Western Ghats In India



Western Ghats In India is the important Landscape.The Western Ghats is a mountain range in the west of peninsular India. It runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. The range starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the Tapti River, and runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. About sixty percent of the Western Ghats are located in the state of Karnataka. These hills cover 60,000 square kilometers at an average elevation of around 1,200 meters. The area has over 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species.



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