Exploring the Majestic Mountains and Hills of Kerala
Welcome to Kerala, a beautiful and diverse state situated in the extreme southwest corner of the Indian subcontinent. Surrounded by the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, Kerala is a narrow strip of coastal land that is divided into three natural regions - the high land, the low land, and the mid land.
The Western Ghats, which form part of the high land, is the main mountain range in Kerala and plays an important role in the state's history and geography. Known as the 'Great Sentinel of the East', the Sahya Mountains protected Kerala from political invasions and served as the source of most of the rivers in the state. The forest in the Ghat also provides a wealth of resources to the state. The Anamudi Peak, the highest point in India south of the Himalayas, is also located in the Western Ghats.
In addition to the Western Ghats, Kerala is also home to numerous hills, each with its own unique history and significance. The Ezhimala hill was the seat of a flourishing kingdom in ancient times and was a well-known landmark for mariners. The Puralimala hill served as the headquarters of Pazhassi Raja for a long time, while the Brahmagiri hill in Wayanad is famous for the Thirunelli temple. The Sabari hill is a center of Hindu pilgrimage, and the Malayattur hill is a center of Christian pilgrimage associated with St. Thomas.
Whether you're exploring the lush green forests of the Western Ghats, or discovering the rich history and culture of the hills, Kerala is sure to captivate and inspire you. So pack your bags and get ready for a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable experiences.