The Eastern Ghats are a vast mountain system in India that stretches along the Indian Ocean coast in the southeast of the country through the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana. It is also one of the two parts of the Ghats Mountains on par with their western part. The main feature of the system is that it consists of a series of low hill ranges, separated by the valleys of the largest rivers in this part of India and the country as a whole, including the Godavari River, the second longest after the Ganges, which originate in these mountains. To protect the diverse flora and fauna, there are three national parks and dozens of wildlife sanctuaries and reserves. There are 5275 named mountains in the Eastern Ghats. Kāttāhi Betta (1,822 m / 5,977 ft) is the highest point. The most prominent mountain is Arma Konda (1,680 m / 5,511 ft).