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Distinguish between Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats


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The two Ghats—the Western and the Eastern  Ghats mark the edges of the Deccan Plateau.

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Western Ghats

Eastern Ghats

Western Ghats are higher than Eastern Ghats. Their average elevation is 900-1600 metres.

Eastern Ghats are lower than Western Ghats. Their average elevation is 600 metres.

They have steep  slopes as height  increases from north  to south. 

They have a gentle  slope. 

They are continuous and can be crossed through passes only.

They are discontinuous and irregular and dissected by rivers draining into Bay of Bengal.

They have evergreen to  deciduous forests.  

The Eastern Ghats  have scrub vegetation  due to overgrazing  and deforestation. 

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