Top 5 tourist attractions of the Western Ghats in India

The Western Ghats-A journey through misty hills,wide variety of flora and fauna is one of the Hotspots of Biodiversity. Stretching from the Aravali ranges to Kanyakumari, it gives another beauty to the country.

If you love exploring new places,here are few attractions you must visit while in these ghats.


The place is almost 2-3 hrs steep drive from the city of Pune and is known for its picturesque views. Best time to visit the place is during the rainy season. The greenery around will give you excellent view of nature’s creation in the rainy season. Lovely strawberries, raspberries will definitely catch out your attraction. Panchgani, Mapro Garden, Suicide Point, Waterfall,steep Callie’s are the major attraction to this place. Do visit Mapro Garden for its fresh cream and strawberries items.,+Maharashtra+412806,+India/@17.9258621,73.631272,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bc2655313cba1bb:0xca8196c7aa20a0a8!8m2!3d17.9307285!4d73.6477342,+Maharashtra+412806,+India/@17.9258621,73.631272,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bc2655313cba1bb:0xca8196c7aa20a0a8!8m2!3d17.9307285!4d73.6477342


Located in the state of Goa, this place is famous for Dudhsagar fall. Top attractions in Mollem are Mahadeva temple, Devils Canyon, Atreya Vedi and Spice plantation, Mollem National Park,Dudhsagar fall. If you are near the Dudhsagar fall, you must have Paan from the street vendors. The spa resorts near this place is an excellent way of relaxation.,+Goa,+India/@15.3893442,74.2027322,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bbf07e78cd4af7d:0x556c55449881f72f!8m2!3d15.3865306!4d74.2296713

3. Valparai

Situated in the lap of Annamalai hills in the state of Tamil Nadu, Valparai is known as pollution free heavenly land. The place is surrounded by tea estates, three National Parks and the Sholayar Dam. Trekking around in the tea estates, jungle to the Indira Gandhi National Park and beautiful waterfall are the major attraction to this place.,+Tamil+Nadu+642127,+India/@10.3269942,76.9466419,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ba8279db1aa1b0f:0x86bc2b6e18667469!8m2!3d10.3269734!4d76.9553967

4. Dandeli

In the hilly region of Karnataka and the fascinating views of Goa resides the place Dandeli  (in the Uttar Kannada).

If you wanna visit this place, you can take a road trip from Hubbli or Goa. This place is an excellent camping destination in the jungles and nearby Bison and Kali River. River rafting in Kali is a must do activity if you’re nearby this place. Kavala caves, Syntheri rocks, Shirdi peak, Anshi National Park, Supa Dam, Kulti Nature Camp are must visit vacation destination.,+Dandeli,+Karnataka+581325,+India/@15.2361393,74.6085271,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bbf2013bd84cb99:0x44a7efeb332459ef!8m2!3d15.2361191!4d74.6172819

5. Coonoor

18 kms from Ooty, 71 kms from Coimbatore and 32 kms from Mettupalayam, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of Western Ghats. Heritage train, Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Highfield Tea factory, Lamb’s Rock, Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas,Rallia Dam, Tiger Hill Cemetery , Wellington Lake, All Saints church are few places you must visit if you are in Coonoor. Toy train rides are perhaps the most exciting thing if you are in this place. The train snakes through narrow passages, over picture-perfect bridges, inside dark tunnels and offer indescribable views of the valley.,+Tamil+Nadu,+India/@11.3497859,76.7718226,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ba894efa2fd0d5b:0x192d8d872b04dbbb!8m2!3d11.3530022!4d76.7959095

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