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Western Ghats, Idukki, Kerala, 685614, India (10.16600 77.05800)
The range starts near the Songadh town of Gujarat, south of the Tapti river, and runs approximately 1,600 km (990 mi) through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu ending at Marunthuvazh Malai, at Swamithope near the southern tip of India in Tamil Nadu. These hills cover 160,000 km2 (62,000 sq mi) and form the catchment area for complex riverine drainage systems that drain almost 40% of India. The Western Ghats block southwest monsoon winds from reaching the Deccan Plateau. The average elevation is around 1,200 m (3,900 ft).
machiplav-kudiyerikkal padi-muthukkattupadi neerchaal area, Devikulam, Idukki, Kerala, 685561, India (10.02791 76.91000)
Coordinates: 10.02440 76.90608 10.03381 76.91275 - Minimum elevation: 100 m - Maximum elevation: 1,256 m - Average elevation: 725 m