10 UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites In India

16/FEBRUARY /2024

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga, a biodiversity hotspot, is renowned for its significant population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. Characterised by its diverse ecosystems of grasslands, wetlands, and forests, it serves as a vital habitat for various species  of flora and fauna.

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Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal

The Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is known for being the habitat of the Bengal tiger. This sprawling forest extends across two countries - India and Bangladesh.

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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand

The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and the Valley of Flowers, both celebrated for their diverse flora and fauna, are prominent features in the Himalayas. 

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Western Ghat

The Western Ghats, a mountain range running parallel to India's western coast, are renowned for their abundant biodiversity. These mountains are home to a diverse range of ecosystems.

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Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Manas, a UNESCO recognised site since 1985, houses a diverse variety of wildlife. Among these are the endangered species such as the Bengal tiger, Indian rhinoceros, and Indian elephant. 

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Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh

This park, renowned for its varied flora and fauna, is home to an array of wildlife like snow leopards, blue sheep and an assortment of Himalayan birds. 

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Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park, home to the third-highest mountain globally, is a treasure trove of biodiversity and traditional cultures. 

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Agra Fort ,  Uttar Pradesh

The Agra Fort, a key component of the expansive Red Fort Complex, is celebrated for its remarkable historical and architectural importance. 

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Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan

Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, previously recognized as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, serves as a sanctuary for migratory birds. The park witnesses a significant increase in these avian visitors during the winter season.

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Mount Athos, Western Ghats, Kerala

Mount Athos, located in the Western Ghats of Kerala, is renowned for its distinctive and abundant biodiversity. The site exemplifies the tropical evergreen forests endemic to the Western Ghats.

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