On the southern coast of India a river, which flows from the Ghats to the sea, passing Tinnevelly, is called Tambapanni.
The city is connected with the river by flights of stone steps, called "Ghats."
The Ghats or sacred steps leading down to the waters of the Hoogly are in the same vicinity.
Side by side with these cemeteries rise the Hindu Ghats, generally by the river bank.
At short intervals temples stand; Ghats or steps that lead downward to the sacred stream are crowded with devotees.
The Nilgiri hills, which join the Ghats, culminate in Dodabetta (8760 ft.).
The early dawn of day finds us driving through the already crowded streets on our way to the "Ghats."
In front of these temples were terraces and long flights of steps, called "Ghats" leading down to the river's edge.
The wild elephant is now confined to the forests under Hemla, and to the Ghats of Malabar.
The Doms burn the bodies of the dead at the Ganges Ghats, and do other "dirty work."
also ghaut, from Hindi, "pass, mountain," from Sanskrit ghattah "landing place," of unknown origin.