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Ghats

 (gôts)
Two mountain ranges of southern India, separated by the Deccan Plateau. The Eastern Ghats extend about 1,450 km (900 mi) along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The Western Ghats extend about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) along the coast of the Arabian Sea.
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Ghats

(ɡɔːts)
pl n
(Placename) See Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats
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East′ern Ghats′


n.pl.
a low mountain range in S India along the E rim of the Deccan plateau, parallel to the coast of the Bay of Bengal.
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The lama gazed placidly up-stream, where in long, smudged perspective the ceaseless columns of smoke go up from the burning- ghats by the river.
This species was described by Sharma (1967) based on specimens from Nagarjunsagar Hills (16[degrees]34'N 79[degrees]18'E; 140 m asl), a part of the Eastern Ghats, in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh State, India.
Summary: Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 26 (ANI): The water level of Ganga is fast receding here following which the 'ghats' are being cleaned.
It is appropriate to recall the Gadgil Committee's Report which made far-reaching proposals to rein in unplanned and reckless construction in the Western Ghats, most of which is declared ecologically sensitive.
Image Credit: Sanjay Gupta/Special to Gulf News A view of the beautifully illuminated Ghats in Varanasi.
A 570-km long sliver of land along the peninsula's southern tip that's hemmed in by the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, it is only about 130 km at its broadest.
'The chief minister approved Rs100 million funds from the annual development programme for shamshan ghats. Shamshan ghats will be set up in DI Khan, Bannu, Hangu, Nowshera and Peshawar under the given budget,' he said.
PESHAWAR -- Work on constructing shamshan ghats (cremation place) in all parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been initiated.
Such a chance encounter came upon photographer Prasenjeet Yadav one evening in the small town of Mettupalayam in the mountainous Western Ghats region of southern India, reports Wired.
Western Ghats is a mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of the peninsular India starting from Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and ending at Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu which covers about 1,60,000 square kilometers.
NSS College of Engineering is located near the foothills of the Western Ghats in Palakkad.