#12. The South Western Ghats montane rain forests are the most species-rich ecoregion in peninsular India; eighty percent of the flowering plant species of the entire Western Ghats range are found in this ecoregion. [38], There are at least 139 mammal species. Konkan is located in the western part of Maharashtra. Ooty is called the Queen of the Western ghats. Kalsubai , a peak in the Sahyadris, near Nashik city is the highest elevated point in Maharashtra. [56], The dominant forest type here is Tropical rainforest. An earthquake in 1967 flattened the city. [28] The not so easily visible impacts are changing land-use in surrounding area, socio-economic and cultural changes in the surrounding villages. The Western Ghats extend from the Satpura Range in the north, stretching from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu. The origin of the sacred Godavari river is near Trimbak. Chikane and Bhosale (2012)[17] have compiled herpetofaunal list of the Kas area including 57 species.Photo documentation of spiders from Kas is available with Vishal Deshpande, Ranwata. Endemic Malabar Lark is commonly observed nesting on the rocky plateau. The endemic Nilgiri langur is endangered. The plateau also has several invertebrates throughout the year. Tamil Lacewings are found only in South Asia. It is a biodiversity hotspot known for various types of seasonal wild flowers bloom and numerous species of endemic butterflies annually in the months of August and September. Monsoon is the perfect time to visit here to watch the beautiful dewdrops of rains in lush greenery oozing out from every nook and corner. Changes in the direction and pace of the wind do affect the average rainfall and the wettest places might vary. Home to India’s financial capital (Mumbai) and other incredible cities, Maharashtra is a haven for tourist destinations, adventure and blissful vacations. Above 1,000 meters are the South Western Ghats montane rain forests, also cooler and wetter than the surrounding lowland forests, and dominated by evergreen trees, although some montane grasslands and stunted forests can be found at the highest elevations. Malshej Ghat is known for its rugged hills, winding roads, dark wood and a wide variety of flora and fauna, especially avifuna such as quail, rail, cracks, flamingos and cuckoos. Amboli Toad. Rainfall in this region averages 300 centimetres (120 in) to 400 centimetres (160 in) with localised extremes reaching 900 centimetres (350 in). Amboli ghat is known for its wild … The Malabar tree nymph is endemic to the Western Ghats. Tadpole shrimps were reported some years back. The average annual temperature is around 15 °C (59 °F). It is mostly covered with equatorial tropical evergreen forests. The majestic Malshej Ghat located in the Western Ghats range in Pune district of Maharashtra. The orchids bloom here for a period of 3–4 weeks during this season. In 2012, thirty-nine places in the Western Ghats region have been declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. If there is any place […] Konkan is famous for its many reasons. Chorla Ghat is part of the Western Ghats in the Sahyadri mountain range and best place for rare species of wild-life and biodiversity. Kaas plateau of Kaas Pathar is situated 25 kilometres from Satara city and part of the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats. It is situated in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. There are several species of leeches found all along the Western Ghats.[69]. So far, the team has conducted multiple expeditions in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka as part of the project fieldwork. However, Maharashtra and the northern part of Western Ghats in Karnataka on average receive heavier rainfall than Kerala and the southern part of Western Ghats in Karnataka. The soil is acidic only a thin layer on top of laterite rock underneath. [45] The critically endangered endemic Malabar large-spotted civet is estimated to number fewer than 250 mature individuals, with no sub-population greater than 50 individuals. Kumbharli Ghat. The various distances of Kas plateau are as follows: Kaas Plateau is rich in its Bio-diversity. South of the Palghat Gap are the Anamala Hills, located in western Tamil Nadu and Kerala with smaller ranges further south, including the Cardamom Hills, then Aryankavu pass, and Aralvaimozhi pass near Kanyakumari. The major population of the snake family Uropeltidae is restricted to the region. The Western Ghats, (Malayalam: ‌പശ്ചിമഘട്ടം, Marathi: सह्याद्रि, The Mountain of Patience, Tamil: மேற்குத் தொடர்ச்சி மலை) is a mountain range that covers an area of 160,000 square kilometres (62,000 sq mi) in a stretch of 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, traversing the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. This ghat is on the way from Kolhapur to Sawantwadi. Stretching out for almost 15 kms, Tamhini Ghat is situated on the crest of Western Ghat mountain ranges. The Villages: Asaniye & Dongarpal are small villages situated in the midst of dense forests in the Biodiversity Hotspot, Western Ghats of Savantwadi Taluka in Sindhudurg District of Mahrashtra State. The small shrubs and trees are located at the periphery of the plateau at Kaas plateau. You must know a little bit more about them and … Kaas has more than 850 different species of flowering plants.These include orchids, shrubs such as the Karvy, and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. Varandha Ghat. From this point radiate three ranges—the Anaimalai to the north, the Palni to the northeast, and the Cardamom Hills to the south. Some of the places are most suitable to be visited in the monsoon season. Meanwhile, the Ghats in Karnataka have fewer passes and gaps and therefore the western slopes of Karnataka receive heavy rainfall, over 400 cm more than other regional parts of the Western Ghats. 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The Western Ghats have 67 species of damselflies. The main plateau of Kas has been surveyed in detail by many researchers. Malabar wart frog occurs in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala states, around forest edge habitats and grassland. The Western Ghats form one of the four watersheds of India, feeding the perennial rivers of India. The Karnataka region on average receives heavier rainfall than the Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa. Maharashtra: New plant species discovered in northern Western Ghats The newly discovered species, under the genus Echinops (spiny thistle) and … Amboli Ghat Pass. [31] The Gadgil Committee and its successor, the Kasturirangan Committee, recommended suggestions to protect the Western Ghats. It is … [6][7], The range starts near the Songadh town of Gujarat, south of the Tapti river, and runs approximately 1,600 km (990 mi) through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu ending at Marunthuvazh Malai, at Swamithope near the southern tip of India in Tamil Nadu. The area is one of the world's ten "hottest biodiversity hotspots." Among the 32 threatened species are the critically endangered Malabar large-spotted civet, the endangered Bengal tiger, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri tahr, and Indian elephants, the vulnerable Indian leopard, Nilgiri langur and gaur. Praying mantises, ants are common. Doddabetta (2637 m), is the highest peak of Tamil Nadu. Residual laterite and bauxite ores are also found in the southern hills. Beaches, Waterfalls, Nature, Food. Species that are rare, endemic and habitat specialists are more adversely affected and tend to be lost faster than other species. In the southern part of the range is Anamudi (2,695 metres (8,842 ft)), the highest peak in the Western Ghats. Mahe in Pondicherry is situated on the Malabar coast on the Western Ghats surrounded by Kerala; Western Ghats are known as Sahyadri in northern Maharashtra, Sahya Parvatam in Kerala and Nilagiri Malai in Tamil Nadu. At certain places water gets accumulated because of uneven surface. Phallus indusiatus found in the Western Ghats, Seasonal rainfall patterns of the Western Ghats necessitate a period of dormancy for its land snails, resulting in their high abundance and diversity including at least 258 species of gastropods from 57 genera and 24 families. The southern ecoregions are generally wetter and more species-rich. At least 325 globally threatened species occur in the Western Ghats. 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The pond has also been studied for microfossils by the Department of Geology, Agharkar Research Institute. Although a list of invertebrates has not been compiled, Dr. Hemant Ghate (Modern College, Shivajinagar, Pune) and his students have been recording faunal diversity of Kas for more than a decade. It is one of the cities that host the Kumbh Mela of India once every 12 years. to experience the magic of Western Ghats, a road trip is the best way to do so. Domestic cattle compete to a certain extent with wild mammals. Golden frog or also known as small wood frog and Trivandrum frog, endemic to the Western Ghats of Kerala and found in a wide variety of habitats including coastal, bamboo and rice paddies. [30] The panel, headed by ecologist Madhav Gadgil, was appointed by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to assess the biodiversity and environmental issues of the Western Ghats. Flowering Plants of the Western Ghats, India (2 Volumes), Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. [51] Several families of frogs, namely of the genera Micrixalus, Indirana, Nyctibatrachus, are endemic to this region. The Western Ghats, owing to its richness in biodiversity, nurtures more the 5,000 species of plants, 1,700 of which are endemic. [67] Of 334 Western Ghats butterfly species, 316 species have been reported from the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Fishes of Kas area are studied by Sunil Bhoite and Dr. Neelesh Dahanukar. 5.Nashik, Maharashtra : Nashik is situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Godavari River. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, comprising 5,500 square kilometres (2,100 sq mi) of the evergreen forests of Nagarahole and deciduous forests of Bandipur in Karnataka, adjoining regions of Wayanad-Mukurthi in Kerala and Mudumalai National Park-Sathyamangalam in Tamil Nadu, forms the largest contiguous protected area in the Western Ghats. Amboli is one of the most important places of the world’s biodiversity, Amboli village is located in Sindhudurg District and Maharashtra State Sahyadri ranges in the Western Ghats in India and the number two rainiest place in the country. [9][10][11] The biodiversity found here rivals that of the Amazon Basin. Endemic genera include the toads Pedostibes, Ghatophryne, Xanthophryne; arboreal frogs such as Ghatixalus, Mercurana and Beddomixalus; and microhylids like Melanobatrachus. Kas is very famous for the mass blooming of Eriocaulon spp., Utricularia spp., Impatiens lawii and Smithia spp. [70] A total of 77 species of freshwater molluscs (52 gastropods and 25 bivalves) have been recorded from the Western Ghats, but the actual number is likely higher. Recent popularity and sudden growth in tourism are at present the most serious threats, not only to the plateau but also to the surrounding areas. Amboli ghat is the last hill station in Sahyadri range of Maharashtra after which the border of Goa starts in south. [71], Mountain range along the western coast of India. Koyna project is around 30 km towards the south of Kaas Lake. Complex and species rich habitats like the tropical rainforest are much more adversely affected than other habitats. Apart from the mountain ranges in the North, the Western Ghats house some magnificent hilly regions particularly the Sahyadri Hills, a chain of mountains runs along the western coast of the Indian mainland that stretches from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu that are suitable for a thrilling trekking expedition. Lekhak and Yadav, 2012[12] have documented floristic wealth of the Kas plateau. Of the 7,402 species of flowering plants occurring in the Western Ghats, 5,588 species are native or indigenous and 376 are exotics naturalised; 1,438 species are cultivated or planted as ornamentals. Kas plateau is 20 km away from Northern part of Koyana Sanctuary. Karnataka is situated on a tableland where the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats converge into B R Hills and the Nilgiri Hills complex. It falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats, and it became a part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012. [17] The range is known as Sahyadri in Maharashtra and Karnataka. 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Ranjit, Wildlife institute of India, "Biodiversity in the Western Ghats", Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. A Joint Forest Management Committee has been constituted to manage tourist inflow. The Western Ghats or Sahyādri runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. Several rivers, including the Periyar and Amaravati,… Historically the Western Ghats were covered in dense forests that provided wild foods and natural habitats for native tribal people. New frog species were described from the Western Ghats in 2005, and more recently a new species, monotypic of its genus Mysticellus, was discovered. The majestic Malshej Ghat situated in the Western Ghats in Pune district of Maharashtra. What do you mean by Eastern Ghats? Many species are observed on plateau which are new to the Botanical Science. [43][44] The endemic Nilgiri tahr, which was on the brink of extinction, has recovered and has an estimated 3,122 individuals in the wild. Ghat, a term used in the Indian subcontinent, depending on the context could either refer to a range of stepped-hill such as the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats; or the series of steps leading down to a body of water or wharf, such bathing or cremation place along the banks of a river or pond, Ghats in Varanasi, Dhoby Ghaut or Aapravasi Ghat. [3] The plateau is situated at an altitude of 1200 metres and is approximately 10 square kilometers in area. [56] Most of the endemic odonate are closely associated with rivers and streams, while the non-endemics typically are generalists. Although the Ghats run parallel to the coast for a length of about 267 km, the width of the coastal lowland varies. After the arrival of the British in the area, large swathes of territory were cleared for agricultural plantations and timber. Tiger beetles are observed mating in large numbers on Kas during September–October. The northern portion of the narrow coastal plain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea is known as the Konkan, the central portion is called Kanara and the southern portion is called Malabar. The mountains intercept the rain-bearing westerly monsoon winds, and are consequently an area of high rainfall, particularly on their western side. The purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) was discovered in 2003. Traveling through Amboli … Fairy shrimps are present in the small pond. Sahyadri is another name of Western Ghats and consist of the belt of Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. This soil is neither black nor lateritic. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight hot-spots of biological diversityin the world. Anaimudi (2695 m), is the highest peak of the Western Ghats, which is situated in Eravikulam National Park, Kerala. A list of lichen species from Kas area has been compiled by Dr. Gayatri Chitale & Archana Dube during their doctoral studies from Maharashtra which includes 14 species of macro lichens and 6 species of micro lichens found on Kas plateau. A total of thirty-nine areas in the Western Ghats, including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests, were designated as world heritage sites in 2012 – twenty in Kerala, ten in Karnataka, six in Tamil Nadu and four in Maharashtra. An additional 19 species are considered data deficient. [56] This include 28 endemics. [4][7] In September, some of the most common flowering plants are Eriocaulon spp., Utricularia spp., Pogostemon deccanensis, Senecio grahamii, Impatiens lawii and Dipcadi montanum.[8]. [35] In 2012, the following places were declared as World Heritage Sites:[36][37], The Western Ghats are home to thousands of animal species including at least 325 globally threatened species. [52][53] The Mountain passes are also known as mountain ghats or just ghats in India, Maharashtra is blessed with Western Ghats range, curvy and scenic road through the majestic mountains ghats and number of hill forst and towns. [39][40][41], These hill ranges serve as important wildlife corridors and form an important part of Project Elephant and Project Tiger reserves. [4] It contains a very large proportion of the country's flora and fauna, many of which are only found in India and nowhere else in the world. The largest population of tigers is in the Western Ghats, where there are seven populations with an estimated population size of 1200 individuals occupying 21,435 km2 (8,276 sq mi) of forest in three major landscape units spread across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Kumbharli Ghat is situated across the Western Ghats range and connects Konkan region of coastal Ratnagiri to Satara … Pipe snakes are found only in South India and Sri Lanka. western ghats map will take you to so many interesting places. [54][55] There are 118 endemic species, including 13 genera entirely restricted to the Western Ghats (Betadevario, Dayella, Haludaria, Horabagrus, Horalabiosa, Hypselobarbus, Indoreonectes, Lepidopygopsis, Longischistura, Mesonoemacheilus, Parapsilorhynchus, Rohtee and Travancoria). The Western Ghats better known as Sahyadri, are a hilly range running parallel to the coast, at an average elevation of 1,200 metres (4,000 ft). The Western and the Eastern Ghats are situated in the Peninsular Plateau region. The Western Ghats have the largest tiger population in the world. Among the indigenous species, 2,253 species are endemic to India and of them, 1,273 species are exclusively confined to the Western Ghats. The vegetation and biodiversity values of the Kas plateau as a representative site of the threatened rocky plateau habitat has been discussed by Porembski and Watve (2005) [13] Watve (2007),[14] 2010 [15] One study has been published on the pollination mechanism (Hobbhahn et al., 2006[16] that includes field studies carried out on Kas. (2014). The Kas Plateau Reserved Forest, also known as the Kaas Pathar, is a plateau situated 25 kilometres west from Satara city in Maharashtra, India. [1] 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 the Arabian Sea. Malshej Ghat is known for its rugged hills, curvy road,dark woods and different kinds of flora and fauna especially avifauna such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos. 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