National Tiger Conservation Authority, Govt. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific: a Conservation Assessment. The climate of the higher hill ranges is generally cooler and wetter than the surrounding plains and the hills are home to coffee plantations and enclaves of dry forest. It is an important corridor between Tamil Nadu and Kerela. Western Ghats have several man-made lakes and reservoirs with major lakes at 34 hectares 84 acres in Nilgiris, 26 hectares 64 acres and in , , Karlad Lake in , lake, 6 hectares 15 acres and Letchmi 2 hectares 4.
Copyright © 1987-2019 by Peakbagger. Outside the Himalayan mountain ranges, it is the highest point in the Indian subcontinent. Hey mate here is your answer Deomali Prominent summits include the highest peak of the Eastern Ghats - Arma Konda 1680 m , Gali Konda 1643 m and Sinkram Gutta 1620 m. In some parts frost is common, and temperatures touch the freezing point during the winter months. Here are the Highest peaks in the Western Ghats Picture Courtesy- Wikipedia Pride of the state of Kerala, Anamudi, is 2695 metres high mountain standing tall in the Eravikulam National Park. Most of the endemic odonate are closely associated with rivers and streams, while the non-endemics typically are. Here the highest peaks are Arma Konda 1680 meters , which followed by Gali Konda 1643 meters and Sinkram Gutta 1620 meters.
Compared to the Maliya range, the Madugula Konda have high elevation levels. Apart from this, these ghats are known for the wide variety of birds species. Singalila Hill: Highest peak of Singalila is Sandakafu 3636 meter. Highest peak of Western ghats: Anamudi is a mountain located in the Indian state of Kerala. Highest peak of Western Ghat range is Anaimudi 2,695 m located in Kerala state of India. Eastern Ghats of India The Eastern Ghats also known as Purva Ghat in Hindi, it is entirely different from the Western Ghats, because a western hat is the continuous range of scarp lands and the Eastern Ghats are mostly absent on the scrap areas. The mountain ranges of the Western Ghats are a home to endemic and undiscovered species of flora and fauna and is also one of the top tourist attraction in the Indian subcontinent.
They are eroded and cut through by the four major rivers of southern India, the Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Kaveri. Apart from 593 confirmed subspecies and varieties; 66 species, 5 subspecies and 14 varieties of doubtful occurrence are also reported and therefore amounting 8,080 taxa of flowering plants. Along with Ooty hill station, reserved forests, Doddabetta is a very popular tourist attraction in the state of Tamil Nadu. Palni Hills The Palani Hills are another mountain sub-range of the Western Ghats ranges,lies between the Cumbum Valley,the Vaigai River valley and Kongunadu region. The range is known as Sahyan or Sahian in.
Bababudan Hills: Situated in Karnataka state of India. Around Koraput, the hills in this area are flat topped. Several hill stations like Mahabaleshwar, Ooty, Khandala, Lonavla, Munnar, Wayanad and Ponmudi are popular tourist hot spots in the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats is home to 174 species of 107 and 67 , including 69 endemics. South of Palar the Eastern Ghat is much eroded and broken up in some circum-denudational hills such as Javadi, Shevaroy and Kalrayan. Archived from on 12 August 2007.
Roads passing through ghats are called. Nilgiris Hills The Nilgiri mountains or Nilgiri Hills is home to at least 24 highest mountain summit above 2,000 metres, located at the junction of Tamil Nadu,Karnataka and Kerala. The area covers five percent of India's land with 27% of all species of higher plants in India 4,000 of 15,000 species are found here and 1,800 of these are endemic to the region. The region is home to several brilliantly colored ornamental fishes like , several species of barbs, , Horabagrus catfish, and. The majority of streams draining the Western Ghats join these rivers, and carry large volume of water during the monsoon months. It has also been observed that the coldest periods in the South Western Ghats coincide with the wettest.
Wallace and Savage: heroes, theories and venomous snake mimicry, Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics, a Herpetological Perspective. Complex and species rich habitats like the tropical rainforest are much more adversely affected than other habitats. Pramod, Sacon, Jagannatha Rao, R. The climate is humid and tropical in the lower reaches tempered by the proximity to the sea. These rivers flow to the east due to the gradient of the land and drain out into the. Picture Courtesy- Wikipedia Located in Idukki district of the state of Kerala, Meesapulimala is the second highest peak of the Western Ghats after Anamudi peak.
The mountain ranges run parallel to the Bay of Bengal. Most notable of these projects are the in Maharashtra, and in Karnataka, and in Tamil Nadu, , and in Kerala During the monsoon season, numerous streams fed by incessant rain drain off the mountain sides leading to numerous waterfalls. Major gaps in the range are the , between the Maharashtra and Karnataka sections, and the on the Tamil Nadu and Kerala border between the Nilgiri Hills and the. Visit the Palakkad gap which is at an elevation of 980 feet. Thiruvananthapuram, India: Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute. It is the paradise in the wild and is covered with lush evergreen forests and is inhabited by endemic flora and fauna. The forest in the Western Ghats has been severely fragmented due to human activities, especially clear felling for tea, coffee, and teak plantations during 1860 to 1950.
They are eroded and cut through by the four major rivers of southern India, the Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Kaveri. Therefore these hill groups are generally treated as independent units. Bangkok: Central Board of Irrigation and Power. Guru Sikhar 1,722 m , the highest peak, is situated in Mt. The Deccan Plateau lies to the west of the range, between the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. The range starts near the town of , south of the , and runs approximately 1,600 km 990 mi through the states of , , , and ending at , at , near the southern tip of India. Consequently the eastern side is typically known as the rain shadow region, except those regions that lie close to the natural passes or gaps in these ranges.
~~a The Western Ghats is a mountain range along the western side of India. They are eroded and cut through by the four major rivers of southern India, the Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Kaveri. Its highest peak is Dhupgarh with height 1350 meter which is located in the state, Madhya Pradesh. Here is the highest peak of Orissa, Deomali, having an elevation of 1670 meters. The Eastern Ghats are not as high as the Western Ghats. The mountain ranges run parallel to the Bay of Bengal. The average elevation is around 1,200 m 3,900 ft.