Western Ghats

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointDoddabetta (2636 m/8648 ft)
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
Extent1,376 km / 855 mi North-South
582 km / 362 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
2.Vavul Mala23397674 
3.Elivai Malai20886850 
9.Taramati Peak14314695 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Western Ghats

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The trail on the north-east side is closed (2018-12-01). Photo by Ruud van den Boom.
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