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Western Ghats

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointDoda Betta (2636 m/8648 ft)
CountriesIndia
States/ProvincesMaharashtra (46%), Karnataka (34%), Kerala (9%), Gujarat (6%), Tamil Nadu (3%), Goa (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area187,320 sq km / 72,324 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,222 km / 759 mi North-South
478 km / 297 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long16° 1' N; 74° 11' E
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Map of Western Ghats
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Western Ghats.
Indian SubcontinentLevel 2 (Parent)
         Central IndiaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Western GhatsLevel 3
         DeccanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Eastern GhatsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cardamom HillsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sri LankaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Western Ghats

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Doda Betta26368648 
2.Vavul Mala23397674 
3.Elivai Malai20886850 
4.Mullayanagiri19256316 
5.Kudremukh18926207 
6.Salher15675141 
7.Taramati Peak14314695 
8.Harishchandragad1372+4500+ 
9.Kodachadri13434406 
10.Gaodan13174321 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



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