Hiking in the Western Ghats
March 10, 2012 • Spiritual Adventures
At the end of our Culinary and Spiritual Tour Markley spent 4 days hiking and camping in the Western Ghats, the mountain range that runs down the spine of South India and divides Tamil Nadu from Kerala. After the heat of the plains, the cool mountains and spectacular scenery was a welcome change.
This section of the Western Ghats is covered with montane grassland. Dense tropical forests line the streams that flow through the valleys.
Mesapulimala is the highest peak in Tamil Nadu, rising about 8600 feet above sea level.
The summit is often wreathed in clouds. Just below, the clouds billow over the ridge line.
The Nilgiri Tahr is an endemic mountain goat (actually most closely related to sheep.) They spring nimbly from rock to rock.
Stay tuned for a possible Vedic Odyssey adventure into the wild and scenice Western Ghats next year!
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