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Western Ghats on Edge of Deccan Plateau, India

13.5N 75.3E

January 10th, 2011 Category: Mountains

India - December 27th, 2010

The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri Mountains, is a mountain range along the western side of India. It 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.

It is easy to spot the edge of the plateau and the start of the range, as the color changes from brown to dark green. The Western Ghats block rainfall to the Deccan Plateau, partially explaining why the country’s terrain is less green further inland.

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