Ans. The Western and the Eastern Ghats are situated in the Peninsular Plateau region. The Western
Ghats mark the western edge of the Deccan Plateau and lie parallel to the Western Coast.
The Eastern Ghats mark the eastern edge of the Deccan Plateau.
They stretch from the Mahanadi Valley to the Nilgiri Hills in the south. The eastern coastal plain runs to its east.The Western Ghats are continuous and regular and can be crossed only through passes like the Thal,
Bhor and the Pal Ghats.
They are comparatively high in elevation (average 900 to 1600 metres). No major river cuts across the Western Ghats. The Eastern Ghats are discontinuous and irregular. They are of relatively lower elevation (average 600m). They are dissected by rivers draining into the Bay of Bengal.