Top 20 Reasons To Visit Western Ghats of India

Western Ghats is known as Great Escarpment of India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also called as Sahyadri in Maharashtra and one of the top 8 hottest hot-spots in the world. The ghats are known as biodiversity hotspot and famous for monsoon waterfalls, hill station,national parks, world heritage sites and unique flora and fauna.

Agumbe Rainforest, Karnataka

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Agumbe village is known as Cherrapunji of the South, associated with rainforest of Amazon and home to list of medicinal plants, trekking places, wildlife tourism and nature photography. Agumbe is famous for Sunset View Points, highest peaks,Kundadri and Kodachadri Hills, Barkana Falls and King Cobra, an endangered species.

Amboli Hill Station, Maharashtra

Amboli hill station lies in the Sahayadri Hills of Maharashtra and recevies incredibly high rainfall with numerous waterfalls and mist scenic drive. Amboli Falls, Sunset Point, Hiranyakeshi Temple and Madhavgad Fort are most popular places to visit in Amboli.

Jog Falls, Karnataka

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Jog Falls by the Sharavathi river is second highest plunge waterfalls in India after the Nohkalikai Falls of Meghalaya. The nearest railway station is Shimoga also known as the gateway for the hilly region of the Western Ghats, surrounded by lush green paddy fields and arecanut.

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

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Dudhsagar Falls is located deep inside the Mollem National Park in Western Ghats and amongst India’s tallest waterfalls. Castle Rock is the nearest rail station and part of the Madgaon Belagavi rail route, one can also trek from Kulem and reach at the bottom of the waterfall.

Vajrai Waterfall, Maharashtra

Vajrai Waterfall is situated near the city of Satara in Maharashtra and one of the highest waterfall in India. Thoseghar is another famous scenic spot located near Satara city and host series of waterfalls like Thoseghar Waterfalls and a biodiversity hotspot known as Kaas plateau.

Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka

Shivanasamudra Falls on the banks of the river Kaveri is a segmented waterfall, located in Mandya district of Karnataka. The island of Shivanasamudra is also one of the first hydro-electric power stations in Asia.

Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra

Kaas plateau of Kaas Pathar is situated 25 kilometres from Satara city and part of the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats. The plateau is a biodiversity hotspot known as flower valley of Maharashtra and home to various types of seasonal wild flowers, endemic butterflies and flowering plants.

Shola Grasslands, Kudremukh

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Shola grasslands are patches of stunted tropical montane forest, found in higher elevatio valleys and rolling hills of Kudremukh National Park.
The shola forest and grasslands are globally recognized biodiversity hotspots and home to endangered Nilgiri tahr and lion tailed macaque.

Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, Maharashtra

Elephant's-Head-Point-Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is the most popular hill station of Maharashtra, located in the Sahyadri mountain range and known as one of the few evergreen forest of India. Elephant Point, Venna Lake, Pratapgad fort and Lingmala Waterfalls are the most popular tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar.

Ponmudi Peak, Kerala

Ponmudi hill station and peak is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range and a popular spot for backpacking and trekking. The hill station of Ponmudi offers list of tourist attractions along with thrilling drives passes through 22 Hairpin turns and dense forests, scenic view of tea gardens and stunning mountain landscapes.

Malsej Ghat, Maharashtra

Malsej Ghat is one of the most popular mountain pass of Maharashtra and part of the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats. The mountain pass offers nice view of valleys, series of monsoon waterfalls, mist hills and different kinds of avian fauna.

Eravikulam National Park, Kerala

Eravikulam National Park is home to Anamudi peak, high rolling hill plateau, high altitude grasslands and largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr. Anamudi mountains of Kerala is also home to the highest peak in the Western Ghats and known as Everest of South India.

Coorg Country, Karnataka

Coorg is located on the slopes of the Western Ghats and home to the source of the river Kaveri, Brahmagiri hills and famous for Coorg orange as well as native speakers of the Kodava language.

Madikeri hill station of Kodagu district, Sakleshpur town and Talakaveri, close to the border with Kasaragod are famous places to visit in Coorg.

Chikmagalur Coffee Estates, Karnataka

Chikmagalur city of Karnataka is situated at the foothills of Mullayanagiri range and famous for coffee estates. The Yagachi river, nearby hill stations, scenic locations and favorable climate of Chikmagalur attracts many tourist especially from India.

Nilgiri Mountains, Tamil Nadu

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Nilgiri Mountains are part of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu and home to
Doddabetta highest peak in Ooty also fourth highest peak in South India. The Nilgiri Hills is popular summer and weekend getaway for South Indian tourist.

Ooty Udagamandalam, Tamil Nadu

Udagamandalam or Ooty is the most popular hill station in South India,located in the Nilgiri Hills and also a popular summer destination in India. Ooty is well connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway and famous for Gardens and parks, Lakes and dams.

Dandeli Forest, Karnataka

Dandeli is the best natural environment area and an attraction for tourist in India, surrounded by natural caves of Kavla, River Kali and wildlife sanctuary. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and home to several varieties of reptiles and black panther in South India.

Munnar Tea Gardens, Kerala

Munnar

Munnar is a popular honeymoon destination in India, situated in the Western Ghats mountain range at 1,600 metres and also known as Kashmir of South India. Munnar famous for tourist attractions and also noted for its scenic landscapes as well as some of the largest tea plantations in the world.

Kalpetta Lake, Kerala

Kalpetta town is centre of tourism activities in Wayanad and famous for dense coffee estates, tea plantations, mountains and Chambra lake. Pookode Lake is 15 km away from Kalpetta and one of the most scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad also highest altitude freshwater lake in Kerala.

Valparai Road, Tamil Nadu

Valparai is a small hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu and home to coffee plantation, 40 hairpin bends and scenic ghat roads, surrounded by evergreen forest and wildlife.

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