Western Ghats information in English

Check out western ghats information in Kannada and English. species, rivers, hill stations, water falls. The Western Ghats is known as the Sahyadri Hills range area is well known for it’s rich and unique assemblage of flora and fauna.

Western ghats including states :

  1. Kerala
  2. Karnataka
  3. Goa
  4. Maharashtra
  5. Kerala

The Western ghats range starts from near border of Gujarat and Maharashtra approximately Western ghats runs 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala with several hill ranges. Western ghats ends at Kanyakumari.

Western ghats is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the ten hottest hot spots of biological diversity in the world. Western ghats is narrow coastal plain along with the Arabian sea.

Rivers flowing in western ghats

  1. Godavari
  2. Krishna
  3. Ghataprabha
  4. Malaprabha
  5. Hemavathi
  6. Tunga
  7. Bhadra
  8. Bhima
  9. Kaveri.

These rivers flow and drain out into the Bay of Bengal.

West flowing rivers in western ghats

  1. Mandovi
  2. Zuari
  3. Kali
  4. Aghanashmi
  5. Netravathi
  6. Seetha etc..

Famous waterfalls in Karnataka

  1. Kunchikal Falls
  2. Jog falls Sagara
  3. Uncholli Falls
  4. Magodhu Falls

Species in western ghats

  • 4000 species flowering plants
  • 139 mammal species
  • 508 bird species
  • 121 amphibians
  • 330 butterflies
  • 218 fishes
  • 156 reptiles

Species live here for depending on each other.

Species that only seen in western ghats

  • 1500 flowering plants
  • 14 mammals
  • 19 birds
  • 97 reptiles
  • 94 amphibians
  • 116 fishes
  • 37 butterfly

These species are endemic to the western ghats.

Western ghats ranges starts from Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Major gap in Western ghats range in Goa gap between Maharashtra and karnataka and the Palghat Gap on the Tamil Nadu and Kerala border between the Nilgiri Hills and the Anaimalai Hills. The hill range starting from the north is the Sahyadri range.

Hill stations seen in Maharashtra

  1. Panchgani
  2. Amboli Ghat
  3. Lonavala-Khandala

Hill stations in Karnataka

  1. Mahabaleshwa
  2. Kudremukh
  3. Kodagu
  4. Agumbe
  5. Mullayanagiri
  6. Bababudangiri

The western ghats hill range is called Sahyadri in Maharashtra & Karnataka and SahyaParvatam in Kerala.

Q & A on western ghat

1. Where is western ghats located?

Western ghats located in this states Maharastra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

2. Which is best hill station in Karnataka?

Mullayanagiri, Mahabaleshwa, Kudremukh, Kodagu, Agumbe, Bababudangiri

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