The Western Coastal Plain of India is a narrow piece of land amid the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. The plain begins in the north of Gujarat and extends across the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka. The region covers numerous backwaters and small rivers that originate in the Western Ghats. Some of the main rivers that flow into the sea are the Tapi, Narmada, Mandovi and Zuari.
The coast is further divided into three regions- the Konkan Coast, the Kanara Coast and the Malabar Coast. The Malabar Coast consists of its unique eco-region, identified as the Malabar Coast moist forests.