Where are evergreen forests found in India? Name any two regions. Give any two characteristics of these forests.

 

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Evergreen forests are found in the Western Ghats,  Lakshadweep Islands, Andaman and Nicobar  Islands, upper parts of Assam, and on the Tamil Nadu coast.  

Characteristics of these forests: 

  1. The trees reach great heights up to 60 meters or even above.

  2. As the region is warm and wet throughout the year, it has luxuriant vegetation of all kinds –  trees, shrubs, and creepers giving it a multilayered structure.

  3. There is no definite time for trees to shed their leaves , as such these forests appear green all year round.

  4. Commercially important trees of this forest are ebony, mahogany, rosewood, rubber, and cinchona.

  5. The common animals f ound in these forests are elephants, monkeys, lemurs,s and deer. One-horned rhinoceroses are found in the jungles of Assam and West Bengal.

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