Difference between western ghats and eastern ghats
Distinguish between western ghats and eastern ghats: The term “Ghats” refers to tiered mountains with valleys in between. They are sometimes referred to as difficult passes or mountain ranges. Ghats also refer to man-made riverbanks that are used for religious purposes, bathing, and ferry landing.
|Western Ghats||Eastern Ghats|
|1. The western ghats are continuous chains of mountains and can be crossed through passes only.||1. The Eastern ghats are not continuous and are cut by rivers falling into the Bay of Bengal.|
|2. The height ranges from 900-1600 meters.||2. Their height is lower than the western ghats, height ranges from 600 to 900 meter|
|3. Most of the Peninsular rivers originate from western ghats.||3. No major river originates from the Eastern Ghats.|
|4. The soil is highly fertile.||4. The soil is not so fertile here.|
|5. The onset of monsoon is felt by the western ghats.||5. The retreating of the monsoon is felt here in October and November.|
- The eastern ghats’ steep slopes are covered with scant woods that contain important timber.
- The western ghats’ abundant rainfall has resulted in dense vegetation.
- The Western Ghats is considered a biodiversity hotspot because they are home to a variety of flora and fauna that are found nowhere else in the world.