What Entitles Western Ghats to Enter in the List of World Heritage Site?; Hemant Pratap Singh; Jagran Josh

India – Western Ghats

The Western Ghats scattered from the mount of the river Tapi to the cape of kanyakumari for a distance of 1600 kms. Its average height is 1200 metres. It is not a real hill range; rather it is arift side in the peninsular plateau. The height of Western Ghats increases from north to south whereas height of Eastern Ghats increases from south to north. Western Ghats are also more continuous than Eastern Ghats.

Location of Western Ghats:

Facts about the Western Ghats:

1. The Western Ghats are scattered from the mount of the river Tapi to the cape of kanyakumari covering a distance of 1600 kms.

2. Its average height is 1200 metres.

3. The height of Western Ghats increases from north to south whereas height of Eastern Ghats increases from south to north.

4. Western Ghats are also more continuous than Eastern Ghats.

5. The Western Ghats Coastal Plain extends from Surat to Kanyakumari which is divided into four parts:

  • The Gujarat Plain- Coastal area of Gujarat
  • The Konkan Plain- Between Daman and Goa.
  • The Kannad Plain- Between Goa and Mangalore.
  • The Malabar Plain- Between Mangalore and Kanyakumari

Source: What Entitles Western Ghats to Enter in the List of World Heritage Site?

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