Ghats. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/GHATS
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.
The range of the Western Ghats enabled the Mahrattas to rise against their Mahommedan conquerors, to reassert their Hindu nationality against the whole power of the Mogul Empire, and to establish in its place an empire of their own.
The heaviest falls of rain occur along lines of mountain of some extent directly facing the vapour-bearing winds, as on the Western Ghats of India and the west coast of the Malay peninsula.
The birthplaces of these persons are still known, and to this day there are sequestered villages, nestling near the western base of the Ghats, which are pointed to as being the ancestral homes of men who two centuries ago had political control over half India.
It consists chiefly of an extensive plateau between the Eastern and Western Ghats, of a height varying from Boo to 1000 ft.
The bank of the river is entirely lined with stone, and there are many very fine ghats or landing-places built by pious devotees, and highly ornamented.