Six Natural World Heritage Sites In India
Located in the heart of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is hosts the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses. Almost two-third of world rhinos are inhabited here. A UNESCO World heritage site since 1985, the park biodiversity makes it unique. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006
2. Keoladeo National Park
The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the summer season. Used to be duck hunting park for maharajas, it became UNESCO heritage site in the year 1985. A large species of migratory birds come here from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia.
Located in Himalayan foothills of Assam, Manas National Park is another UNESCO Natural World Heritage site since 1988. A Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.Manas is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east.Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. They have been part of UNESCO World Heritage list since 1988
A unique wildlife sanctuary covered under mangrove forest situated in eastern part of India touching Bay of Bengal. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1987. Sunderban in India, forms the largest tiger reserve.
6. Western Ghats
Known as shahyadri in hindi, Western Ghat is older than Himalayas and runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain, called Konkan, along the Arabian Sea. It is one of the youngest in the list of UNESCO world heritage site since its listing in 2012.