Most importantly while climbing mountains, it gives me immense pleasure of testing my endurance. Also I feel connected to nature, tranquility from daily urban life, indigenous people. These people share their world - be it's food, water, Cultural festival - like holi, jatra.
Culturally also I feel connected to remote parts of western ghats. There will always be small temple or cave, water storage.
It is also origin for number of rivers which passes through Maharashtra and some part of southern states!
I just hope rapid industrialization in this region shouldn't spoil unique phenomenon of nature.