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Western Ghats

The Western Ghats or the Sahyadri are the chain of the mountains that are recorded under UNESCO World Heritage Site on the premise of its rich bio-diveristy and environmental legacy. It is amongst the eight most blazing hotspots when biological diversity are taken into consideration. These mountain range runs parallel along the western shore of Indian Peninsula. Western Ghats along with its biophysical and environmental systems, is home to a large number of rare and endangered species.

Official Name : Natural Properties – Western Ghats (India)
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Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in :
2012 (36th session)
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Region :
Indian subcontinent

The Agasthyamalai Hills or the Ashambu Hills: The Agasthyamalai Hills or the Ashambu Hills is one amongst the mountains range of Western Ghats. It is situated on the southern end of the Ghats and is home to more than 2000 types of restorative plants. As per the sources, this mountain range was the home of Vedic sage Agasthya, who was the producer of the Siddhar specialists of Rasayana herbal medicine. The range with at least 26 peaks introduces a remarkable examples of ecosystems and groups of plants and wildlife representing noteworthy natural and organic procedures.

→Location: Kerala & Tamil Nadu, South India
→Range: Western Ghats

Periyar National Park: Periyar National Park and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Idukki and Pathanamthitta regions of Kerala in India. It is a forest reserve region covering an area of around 925 square kilometers. The area is considered as the most ensured and protected land and is home to Elephants and Tigers.

→Location: Idukki and Pathanamthitta,India
→Area: 305 km²
→Established: 1982

Anaimalai Hills: Anaimalai is the mix of two words, “Anai” implies ELephants and “Malai” implies Hill and thus the name suggested it is an “Elephant Hill”. The Western Ghats, Anaimalai Sub-Cluster, including the Anaimalai Hills, is taking into consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for determination as a World Heritage Site. The Anaimalai Hills are a trekking destination in the Western Ghats. The best time to visit this spot is amid November to mid-May.

→Country: India
→States: Tamil Nadu and Kerala
→Parent range: Western Ghats

Nilgiri Mountains: Nilgiri Hills or the Blue Mountains, are one amongst the Western Ghats range situated in the western area of South India. It is a standout amongst the most stunningly wonderful hill terrain in India. There are no less than 24 peaks above 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) which make the southwestern edge of the Deccan Plateau.

→Location: Tamil Nadu, South India
→Range: Western Ghats

Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary: Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary covering a range of around 105 square kilometers is situated in the Western Ghat. This sanctuary was named after Talakaveri which is the root of the River Kaveri lies on the eastern edge of the sanctuary. The sanctuary boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is additionally a perfect destination for Trekking. . The spot is religiously attached with the general population of Kodagu area.

→Location: Kodagu district, Karnataka, South India
→Area: 105 km²
→Date of Establishment: 1987

Kudremukh: Kudremukh is a mountain range lies in the Western Ghat and is renowned for its rich bio-diversity. Spelled as Kuduremukha, it is one amongst the 25 hotspots discovered in the world. Kudremukh truly signifies ‘horse-face’ and alludes to a noteworthy grand sight of a side of the mountain that seems to be like the face of a steed. Named after Baba Budangiri, Kuduremukh is Karnataka’s third most elevated top.

→Location: Chikkamagalur, Karnataka, India
→Range: Western Ghats

Sahyadri: Sahyadri is a mountain range located in the southwestern locale in India. It is the major part or oftenely called as the backbone of the state and is situated at an altitude of around 900 meters with a normal hieght of around 1000 meters. The Konkan zone exists between the Sahyadri range and the Arabian Sea. Towards the east, there is additionally the Mawal zone to the level where the hill nation falls in steps.

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