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Ghats

(gŏts) [Hindi,=steps], two mountain ranges of S India, paralleling the coasts of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal and forming two sides of the Deccan plateau. Anai Mudi (8,841 ft/2,695 m) is the highest peak in the two ranges, which are joined by the Nilgiri Hills in the south. The Western Ghats, c.1,000 mi (1,600 km) long, extend SE from the Tapti valley, N of Mumbai, to Kanniyakumri (Cape Comorin) at the southern tip of India; a formidable barrier, they have only one major break, the Palakkad, or Palghat, Gap. The western side of the range, which receives heavy rainfall from moist monsoon winds, has lush tropical vegetation and dense hardwood forests; the eastern side is relatively dry. The Western Ghats are the watershed for S India's main eastward-flowing rivers, the Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri. Short, steep westward-flowing streams provide hydroelectricity to west-coast cities. The Eastern Ghats, a series of hills c.900 mi (1,450 km) long, extend SW from the Mahanadi valley to the Nilgiri Hills; the highest elevations are at the northern and southern ends. Numerous rivers cut across the Eastern Ghats and are used for hydroelectric-power generation and irrigation. The range has valuable hardwood trees.
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At many swampy ghats, makeshift bamboo bridges had been made for safe passage of the devotees.
Every year, to mark this occasion, these people gather at Saptrishi Ghat of the lake and the locals say that it has been observed from immemorial.
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Contract Award for: Supplying skilled, semi-skilled and un-skilled labour for routine maintenance work at different roads and ferry ghats under Gopalgonj Road Division during the year 2015-2016.
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During the two hour long visit the Chief Minister visited several bathing ghats along the banks of river Godavari and the accident occurred while the boats were docking at one of the ghats.
My wife Jenny and M I have recently returned from a two-week small group tour of the tropical South India state of Kerala, the famous land of spices and coconut trees, and its neighbour Tamil Nadu - linked together by the forested Western Ghats range of mountains.
My wife Jenny and I have recently returned from a two-week small group tour of the tropical South India state of Kerala, the famous land of spices and coconut trees, and its neighbour Tamil Nadu - linked together by the forested Western Ghats range of mountains.
DURING MY TIME IN Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, in the fall of 2012, I spent a lot of my time strolling along in the serenity of the ghats.
I have come here to exhort the people of Kashi to become active participants in removing filth from the ghats along the Ganges.