Some coastal towns in Goa, Karnataka and Kerala are my favourite haunts.
Thangaraj Panner Selvam, Forest Ranger, Ulandy Range, Topslip Outstanding Universal Value Brief synthesis The Western Ghats are internationally recognized as a region of immense global importance for the conservation of biological diversity, besides containing areas of high geological, cultural and aesthetic values.
The Western Ghats beckon every kind of traveller, including lazy ones like me, who are content to meditate upon nature and do absolutely nothing.
Protection for these is extended through several nationally significant wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves, and national parks.
The park is also renowned for spectacular bird watching, so bring your binoculars.
The Forest Conservation Act provides the regulatory framework to protect them from infrastructure development. The misty forests of Valparai I love the Western Ghats. Indian elephant in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Shutterstock A two hour drive away, Chembra Peak is one of the locals' favourite hiking spots.