8 Stunning UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in India that you should put in your Bucket List.

A UNESCO World Heritage site is a place listed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization which has specific cultural significance. Here are 8 stunning Natural Heritage sites in India that you should put on your travel list.

1. Kanchenjunga National Park : – Also known as Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016, becoming the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India. The park gets its name from the mountain Kanchenjunga (alternative spelling Khangchendzonga) which is 8,586 meters (28,169 ft) tall, the third-highest peak in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

2. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area :- This is one of India’s national parks, is located in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. In June 2014, the Great Himalayan National Park was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Committee granted the status to the park under the criteria of “outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation”. (Soure: Wikipedia)

3. Western Ghats: Also known as Sahyadri, Western Ghat covers Four states – Kerala ,Karnataka,Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. It is a mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, located entirely in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight “hottest hot-spots” of biological diversity in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

4. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks : Established in 1982, this national park is situated around the peak of Nanda Devi (7816 m) in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. The National Park was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. (Source: Wikipedia)

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5. Sundarbans National Park : Sundarbans is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India. On 4 May 1984 it was declared a National Park. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in scripted in 1987. It is considered as a World Network of Biosphere Reserve (Man and Biosphere Reserve) in 2001. (Source: Wikipedia)

6. Kaziranga National Park: This national park is situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. (Source: Wikipedia)

7. Keoladeo National Park : Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Keoladeo National Park is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernation season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a World Heritage Site. (Source: Wikipedia)

8. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary: On a gentle slope in the foothills of the Himalayas, where wooded hills give way to alluvial grasslands and tropical forests, the Manas sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species, such as the tiger, pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros and Indian elephant. (Source: Wikipedia)

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