A trip to the picturesque hill station of Munnar in Kerala will be complete only after a trekking spree at the pristine Meesapulimala Peak.
Along with the European-style coaches, it’s also taking this route for the first time and offers passengers a golden opportunity to feast on the glorious scenery while travelling through the Mumbai-Goa route.
Known as Purple Frog, Indian Purple Frog or Pig-nosed Purple Frog, the species is endemic to the Western Ghats and is popular to the locals as 'Mahabali thavala' or 'pathala thavala'.
Kalimala offers you the perfect time-off from the business of city life; it is much farther from life as we know it- both literally and metaphorically.
This is the first time in history that a species of butterfly was discovered and described by an all-Indian research team from the Western Ghats.
From tea plantations to hill stations and bayous, the Ghats have so much to offer to the weary explorer.
The new species were identified and found to be distinct based on multiple criteria, such as their external morphology, DNA, calling pattern, behaviour, and other natural history observations.
In the Lok Sabha election of 2019 too, the Western Ghats ecology reports had little influence on the electorate in spite of parties trying to rake it up.
Traffic restrictions will be in place from February 15, Monday, to March 15, Monday, at the pass (churam) owing to works related to the strengthening of the ghat road.
Roughly 15 percent of India’s landmass is highly vulnerable to landslides, according to the Geological Survey of India (GSI).