India’s 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to the list of world heritage sites by the United Nations.
The Western Ghats mountain chain is recognised as one of the world’s eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity.
The chain’s forests, which are older than the Himalaya mountains influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern. The ghats, which start at the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra and runs through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, was added to the World Heritage list by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
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