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What is the speciality of the western ghats?

Asked by samson aseervatham, 17 Feb '08 11:02 am
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The area is one of the worlds eight "Hottest biodiversity hotspots" and has over 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species. At least 325 globally threatened species occur in the Western Ghats.
The Western Ghats extend from the Satpura Range in the north, go south past Goa, through Karnataka and into Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The major hill range starting from the north is the Sahyadhri (the benevolent mountains) range. This range is home to many hill stations like Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Kudremukh and Kodagu. The range is called Sayadri in northern Maharashtra and Sahya Parvatam in Kerala. The Biligirirangans southeast of Mysore in Karnataka, meet the Shevaroys (Servarayan range) and Tirumala range farther east, linking the Western Ghats to the Eastern Ghats. In the south the range is known as the Nilagiri malai in Tamil Nadu.

Smaller ranges, including the Cardamom Hills and the Nilgiri Hills, are in northw ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 17 Feb '08 11:51 am

 
  
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The Nilgiris is the Speciality of the western Ghats, The Nil kurinji plant which flowers after every 12 yrs in this area which is totally a hilly one is the special attraction of the Western Ghats
Answered by Bukya Sridhar, 17 Feb '08 11:08 am

 
  
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