Top 10 Hills In India Known For Landscapes, Natural Beauty, And Flora And Fauna
There are many beautiful hills in India, the geography of India is full of plains, peninsular plateaus, coastal areas, islands, and mountain ranges.
Hills in India are abundant throughout the country, the main mountain ranges of India are in turn divided into broken sub-ranges and hills. These hills of the Indian mountain ranges offer a very diverse system and unique biodiversity.
The hills of India have a wide range of landscapes, natural beauty, and flora and fauna.
1. Annamalai Hills
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The Annamalai Hills, also known as the Elephant Hill, is located on the state border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Anamalai Hills is considered one of the subdivisions of the majestic Western Ghats with Anamudi being the highest peak in Kerala at an altitude of 2,695 meters.
The lower slopes of the beautiful Anamalai Hills have been used for tea gardens and coffee plantations and Eravikulam National Park, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are home to a wide range of wildlife.
2. Shivalik Hills
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Shivalik Hills, very beautiful and the smallest mountain range of the great Himalayas, stretches from Jammu and Kashmir to Uttarakhand to Arunachal Pradesh.
The Shivalik Hills are the secondary mountain ranges of the Himalayas, which are followed by several other secondary ranges extending from Nepal to Bhutan and Sikkim. The hills here are also known for fossils of large animals like giant tortoises, sloth bears,s and Sivatherium. The Shivalik Fossil Park is situated next to the famous Doon Valley, also known as Doon, which is the main attraction.
3. Ashambhu Hills
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Ashambu Hills is situated between the Kollam district of Kerala and the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. Ashambu Hills Also known as Agasthyamalai Hills, Agasthyamalai is considered to be the highest peak among the other 26 peaks of the Ashambu Hills with a height of 1868 meters (6,129 ft).
Its hills provide a natural habitat for over 2,000 species of medicinal plants and a wide range of endangered animal species. Ashumbu Hills receives a good amount of annual rainfall and is also home to many beautiful and important rivers and waterfalls.
4. Cardamom Hills
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The Cardamom Hills, located in the southeast of Kerala, and located in a part of the Great Western Ghats, are known for their cardamom, black pepper, and coffee spices. Cardamom Hills is one of the World Heritage Sites, Cardamom Hills has hilly terrain, dense forest, and a deep valley protected area for Periyar and Pamba rivers and endangered species of animals.
It houses the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Srivilliputtur Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Meghamalai Reserve Forest which is home to the Indian Elephant, Nilgiri Tahr, Lion-tailed Macaque, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, and the Great Indian Hornbill.
5. Biligiriranga Hills
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The Biligiriranga Hills range is situated at the confluence of two major mountain ranges of India, the majestic Western Ghats, and the Eastern Ghats, which are very beautiful. Biligiriranga Hills, also known as B R Hills, houses the very beautiful Lord Venkatesh Temple and is also famous for its diverse flora and fauna.
The Biligiriranga Hills are home to animals visiting both the mountain ranges and wild elephants and provide shelter to the largest bovines and other large and small animals.
6. Palani Hills
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The Palani Hills are an extension of the Western Ghats range in the state of Tamil Nadu. Palani Hills is very beautiful and popular and is considered one of the major tourist destinations in South India, along with Kodaikanal Hill Station, and the very beautiful Lord Karthikeyan Temple is present here.
And here are the attractions like Mount Peaks and Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary which makes it even more beautiful.
7. Nilgiri Hills
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The Nilgiri Hills are a major sub-range of the spectacular Western Ghats and have more than 20 mountain peaks. Nilgiri Hills Known for their beauty, the Nilgiri Hills are also home to a variety of flowerless plants and many exotic species.
The Nilgiri Hills, also known as the Blue Mountains, are located at the crossroads of the three major South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The Doddabetta Peak here is considered to be the highest peak in the Nilgiris with a height of about 2,637 meters (8,652 ft), followed by Kollaribeta, Kattadadu, and Kulkudi. The Wildlife Corridor or Green Corridor is home to some of the tallest waterfalls in India.
8. Nallamala Hills
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One of the ranges of the spectacular Eastern Ghats is the famous Nallamala Hills which spread across the Mahbubnagar and Cuddapah districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The beautiful Nallamala hills run parallel to the beautiful coast of Coromandel which merges with the Tirupati hills. The hills here are also known for their warm climate, dense forest with open forest, and popular and beautiful wild animals. Other beautiful and famous hills of Andhra Pradesh are Ananthagiri Hills and Horsley Hills.
9. Lushai Hills
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Lushai Hills is one of the beautiful hills of India also known as Mizo Hills which is a part of the Patkai range or Purvanchal mountain range of India. The Lushai hills are full of flora and fauna and are covered with dense bamboo forests and are inhabited by the Mizo and Lushai tribes of North East India.
10. Garo- Khasi- Jaintia Hills
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The three main mountains of the Patkai mountain in the state of Meghalaya, the Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia hills, which are known for the highest waterfalls in India, are very beautiful.
The group of mountains is full of flora and fauna. Cherrapunji and Mausinram are one of the wettest places on earth. This unique range of flora and fauna makes it a good place for naturalists and photographers.