|2012||Inscribed||Reasons for inscription|
|2012||Advisory Body overruled||IUCN asked for Deferral|
|2011||Referred||Review scope and composition, and other issues|
|2011||Advisory Body overruled||IUCN asked for a deferral|
|2010||Incomplete - not examined|Chaitali (India):
Western ghats is a series of hills, valleys, mountains that form a part of the south western part of India. They form a complex ecosystem conserving water, supporting forests and a rich wildlife. they begin after the city of Pune in Maharashtra alongside the western coast of India and go down till the state of Kerala.
During the Indian monsoons, the ghats are transformed into a magical world of waterfalls, pools, mists and lush greenery.
Arguably the best time to travel is between June and September when its raining in almost all of India. Take a train from Mumbai (Bombay) and watch the western ghats through the Konkan railways. This train line stretches till Trivandrum and you get to see the ghats in all their glory.
You may als drive down but then you would have to watch the road as well, it being India after all!!
But its definitely pretty and worth a trip. Thanks to government intervention most of the ghats are protected through national parks and preservation centres hence you can actually enjoy the train journey.
Date posted: August 2012
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