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.
(place) Two mountain ranges (Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats) forming the east & west edges of the Deccan Plateau, India: highest peak, 8,841 ft (2,695 m)
This gap, which completely intersects the Ghats, is about 20 m.
It consists chiefly of an extensive plateau between the Eastern and Western Ghats, of a height varying from Boo to 1000 ft.
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.
To the south lies a rolling plateau of basaltic formation (with the sacred town of Multai, and the springs of the river Tapti at its highest point), extending over the whole of the southern face of the district, and finally merging into the wild and broken line of the Ghats, which lead down to the plains.
It is in shape an irregular parallelogram, divided into two nearly equal parts by the range of the Eastern Ghats, which intersects it throughout its entire length.