Eastern Ghats

The Eastern Ghats is an irregular range of mountains cut through by the four major rivers the Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Kaveri. It broadly covers three regions, the southern Orissa highlands, Chittoor and Cuddapah districts of the Rayalaseema region in Andhra Pradesh and the uplands and the Nilgiri region of Tamil Nadu. The hill ranges of Cuddapah District in the Rayalaseema region form the central portion of the Eastern Ghats.

The average elevation of the range is about 600 m. The maximum elevations are at the northern and southern ends. This ghat parallel to the Bay of Bengal is not as high as the Western Ghats.

Updated on 23rd June, 2005


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