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Ghat Roads are access routes into the mountainous Western and Eastern Ghats mountain ranges of the Indian Subcontinent. These roads are remarkable feats of engineering and most date back to British times. Ghat roads were built to connect to the famous Hill Stations of the Indian Subcontinent.
There are many roads in India which can be classed as Ghat Roads.
Tirumala ghat roads
The state of Karnataka in Bharat (India) has most of ghat roads in Western Ghat region. The Western Ghat lies between coastal plains adjoing Arabian Sea and Deccan Plateau. There are many ghat roads which connect Karavali districts with that of Malenadu and Bayaluseemae region. Most of these ghats are very scenic during monsoon ( rainy ) season in the months of June, July and August.A few of them are mentioned below.
Agumbe (Kannada: ಆಗುಂಬೆ) is a small village located in Shimoga district, Thirthahalli taluk ... below Agumbe. Fog filled valley, Sunset point. Agumbe lies in a hilly, wet region of the Western Ghat mountains. Agumbe connects Udupi district ( Udipi) with Shivamogga ( Shimoga ).
Shiradi. Shirady ghat connects coastal district of Dakshina Kannada with Hassan district. The National highway 75 ( Old NH-48 ) road starts from sea port city of Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada district with Karnataka state capital Bengaluru.
Hulikal. Hulikal ghat or Balebare ghat connects Udupi district with Shivamogga district both in Karnataka state of India ( Bharath ). The ghat is pass for movement of people and vehicles from low-lying coastal region to Deccan plateau through Western ghats.
Sampaje. Sampaje ghat road is a part of Mangalooru to Mysuru highway.
Bisle. Bisle ghat road connects temple town of Kukke Subramanya in Dakshina Kannada district which lies below western ghats to Sakleshpura above the western ghats. This ghat road is less used because of elephant menace. The Bisle ghat road lies in the Elephant corridor of Western Ghats.
Nilgiri Ghat Roads
Kodai Ghat Road
Yelagiri Ghat Road
Yercaud Ghat Road
This includes 20 sharp hairpin bends along 25 kilometres (16 mi) ghat road. This hill station is in Salem District.
Kollimalai Ghat Road
This road contains 70 hairpin bends and leads to this wonderful hill station which is situated in Namakkal district. The ghat road begins in Belukurichi village at the foot of the Kollimalai hills. Ghat road covers 24 kilometres (15 mi).
Valparai Ghat Road
The Ghat road begins at the Monkey Falls and has 40 hairpin bends. Valparai is a hill station in Coimbatore district.