General Studies I
Which of the following hills are found where the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats meet?
These hills are located between 10° 13’ and 10° 31’ N. and 76° 52’ and 77° 23’ E., central point: 10°22’N, 77°07.5’E, forming a portion of the Western Ghats, south of where this range is broken by the Palghat Gap, south of the Nilgiri Hills. They constitute the meeting point of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats.
The Nilgiri often referred to as the Nilgiri Hills, are a range of mountains with at least 24 peaks above 2,000 meters, in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu at the junction of Karnataka and Kerala in Southern India. They are part of the larger Western Ghats mountain chain making up the western edge of the Deccan Plateau. The hills are separated from the Karnataka plateau to the north by the Noyar River and from the Anaimalai Hills and Palni Hills to the south by the Palghat Gap.