Western Ghats or the Sahyadris are a range of mountains that stretch for 1600km along the western coast of India. These ghats run through various states like Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. These mesmerizing mountains are home to some scenic hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, ancient temples, caves, plantation etc. Here’s a lowdown of the beautiful destinations tucked in these stunning ghats:
Come in monsoon and you will see crowd of people thronging to this place to experience the nature at its best. The deep valleys, lush green forests, and rains makes it a perfect weekend getaway for those who want a quick rejuvenation trip. Although, the view that you get to see during monsoon is incomparable, Igatpuri looks marvelous in winters too. The dense layer of fog on the mountains and the chilly breeze will make you fall in love with this place.
Get enchanted by this amazing destination, named Kakkabe, situated at the base of the Western Ghats in Coorg. This place is well-known for Kabbe Pass and the Chelavara Falls. It also has a holy temple named Padi Igguthappa, which is located at the peak of Thadiyendamol, the highest peak in Coorg. Kakkabe is a famous trekking destination and home to wildlife species and plants.
You must have heard of this popular tourist destination a lot from your friends and through movies. This idyllic hill station is famous for tea estates, lush flora, beautiful natural points and pleasant climate. It is also home to some endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.
If you haven’t been on a road trip to Mahableshwar yet, then we recommend you to take it. Often referred to as the Queen of hill stations of Maharashtra, this place attracts hordes of tourists every year for its amazing views, pleasant temperature and beautiful landscapes. Arthur’s Seat, Lingmala Waterfalls and Pratapgad Fort are some of the places you must visit during your tour of Mahableshwar.
Located in the Sahyadri mountain range, there is yet another gem called Amboli Ghat. A road trip to this ghat is something you will devour. The sight of numerous waterfalls, the greenery, and the rains fills one’s heart with ecstasy. This place, especially during monsoon is also considered to be ideal for macro photography.