9 UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites In India

12/OCTOBER /2023

India has the sixth largest number of sites in the world. There are 40 World Heritage Sites located in India. Out of these, 32 are cultural, 9 are natural, and one is of mixed type

Great Himalayan National Park

The national park covers habitats from alpine peaks of the Himalayas above 6,000 m to alpine meadows and riverine forests  below 2,000 m 

Kaziranga  National Park

Located in the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River it has world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses and many mammals like tigers, elephants, panthers and thousands of birds 

Keoladeo  National Park

Initially duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas, it is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China  and Siberia 

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Manas sanctuary in Assam is home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species, such as the tiger, pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros and  Indian elephant 

Nanda Devi National Park

Located near Nanda Devi, the second-highest mountain peak in India, Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most stunning wilderness areas in the Himalayas 

Valley of Flowers National Park

Known for its stunning meadows of endemic alpine flowers and breathtaking views. The park has around 600 species of exotic flowers and rare wildlife specie

Sundarbans National Park

World’s largest mangrove forests shared by India and Bangladesh is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, estuarine crocodile, Ganges River dolphin about 78 recorded mangrove species 

Khangchendzonga National Park

First mixed heritage site in India, located around Mount Khangchendzonga it includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers, snow-capped mountain

Western Ghat

Older than the Himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the Western Ghats have many sanctuaries and national parks and is one of the hotspots of biological diversity in the world