western ghats

western ghats are a mountain range that runs almost parallel to the western coast of the Indianpeninsula, located entirely in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity in the world.[1][2] It is sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India.[3] The range runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain, called Konkan, along theArabian Sea. A total of thirty nine properties including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests were designated as world heritage sites – twenty in Kerala, ten in Karnataka, five in Tamil Nadu and four in Maharashtra..wiki

i was travelling from pune to goa and passed through a bit of the ghats…was treated to a sighting of the lovely dudhsagar falls and a lovely misty morning…light rains and some exotic hill flowers…

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