Above the sea, and the mountain slopes are densely covered with forest.
The delta of the Cauvery occupies the flat northern part, which is highly cultivated, dotted over with groves of coconut trees, and is one of the most densely populated tracts in India.
The slopes and valleys are densely wooded, the lower regions being very fertile and adapted to tropical agriculture.
Under favourable conditions of growth it is a lofty tree, with a nearly straight, tapering trunk, throwing out in somewhat irregular whorls its widespreading branches, densely clothed with dark, clear green foliage.
After Moscow, Podolia is the most densely inhabited government of Russia outside Poland.