There are a number of river estuaries and it is often bordered by tableland in the middle of its S part.The Western Ghats, which are generally from 609 to 904m high, with some peaks nearly 1,524m high, lie like a wall parallel to the coast at an average distance of 30 miles inland.
Cape Rama projects 1 mile W from Rama False Bluff, which rises abruptly E of the tableland of Cape Rama to a height of about 200m. The land then rises gradually E in a succession of hills for a distance of 4 miles and terminates in East Peak, 448m high. Kankon Peak (Kanakona Peak), 646m high, about 9 miles ESE of Cape Rama, is the W summit of a range of hills extending E, and is separated from East Peak by a gap.
Cape Rama is prominent and has a fort on it, but during the thick weather of the Southwest Monsoon, no part of this coast is visible for more than 4 or 5 miles. Good radar returns have been reported from Cape Rama at 16 miles.
Pandigat Point (Paidegal Point), about 5.5 miles SE of Cape Rama, is a steep projecting headland rising to an height of 192m; a village is situated on its N side.
Kankon Islet, fringed by a reef, lies about 2 miles farther SE.