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The evergreen tiger country | by Tumkur Ameen
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The evergreen tiger country



A small waterfall inside Bababudan (BB) Giri state forest in south-western India's Western Ghats.


BB Giri forest is a part of Bhadra Tiger Reserve. It chiefly consists of Montane Temperate Wet forests (Sholas) and grasslands. Come monsoons and few places can rival the scenic beauty of these hill forests.


The above picture was taken along Kemmanagundi - Attigundi road in Chikkamagaluru District. For a story on Bhadra Tiger Reserve, please click here



Western Ghats, or Sahayadris as they are known in many Indian languages, are a 1600 km long chain of mountains that run parallel to the Arabian Sea in peninsular India. They give birth to almost all the major rivers of south India. These rivers provide drinking and irrigation water for more than 250 million people. The 'Ghats' are one of earth's designated 25 Bio-diversity 'Hot Spots'. They are home to some of earth's rarest flora and fauna and most spectacular landscapes.

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Taken on June 6, 2008