After the latest edition of World heritage sites in India, India has 36 world heritage sites by UNESCO. From that, India has now seven natural world heritage sites. India is considered to be an immense cultural and natural importance. To strengthen the biodiversity, several protected areas in India. UNESCO considered some of them are natural world heritage sites.
- Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
- Kaziranga National Park
- Keoladeo National Park
- Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
- Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
- Sundarbans National Park
- Western Ghats
1. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
It comprises of several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries and also contains rare part of flora and fauna. Together include some threatened species such as Blue sheep, Asiatic Black Bear, and Snow Leopard. If you have interested in trekking, then you can contact the director. There are some other things can do such as river rafting, bird watching, wildlife and also visiting the place Kullu. If you get permission, you can live in the huts within the national park. Otherwise, stay in Kullu.
2. Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is the home to Rhino, is a vulnerable species and also it is the third largest land mammal in the world. This land mammal weighing between 1,800 -2,700 kilos. Also, Kaziranga protects 35 species of mammals including the Gangetic Dolphin, the Royal Bengal Tiger, and the Pangolin. Along with these mammals, some of the migratory birds have come here during different seasons. The Brahmaputra is nearer to it, so during the rainy season, water flood into this area and is very beneficial to the ecosystem. Can see beautiful temples and some cultural events like local dance along with this national park. Several attractive and adventurous things can do such as elephant safari, trekking, rafting, dolphin spotting, angling and finally bird watching.
3. Keoladeo National Park
The Maharaja of Bharatpur established this national park. Hence the name was Bharatpur bird sanctuary, but now it renamed to Keoladeo National Park. It is located in Rajasthan, and in 1981 it became a national park and is the home to 300 plus species of birds and also the home to migratory birds. Some of them are herons, cranes, & eagles. Along with this, there are few mammals like blackbuck, otters, civets and there are also many reptiles & fishes as well. Bicycle, car and auto rickshaw are the allowed vehicles inside this park.
4. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Manas wildlife sanctuary is located in Assam, and it is the home to tigers, elephants and also a biosphere reserve. In 1928, it was considered as the sanctuary. The Manas river and some other rivers flow through it. Jeep safaris and elephant safaris are available there, in day and night as well. Also, it conserves a variety of birds, buffaloes and some other endangered species.
5. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
The valley of flowers is otherwise known as Switzerland of India and is surrounded by snow mountains and around 600 species of flora. It is also the home to endangered species such as snow leopard and musk deer. Along with the flowering plants, there is also 45 medicinal plants. During summer, almost all plants display their beautiful flowers, and it will be an alluring feel. Trek is available to visit Nanda Devi and also can visit Pushpawati River too.
6. Sundarbans National Park
It is rich in Mangrove forests and it conservers man-eating tigers, the Royal Bengal Tigers and other endemic species such as crocodile and Ganges River dolphin. This largest tiger reserve national park is located at Bangladesh. The other noticeable thing is, rivers are surrounded by it. The best time to visit Sundarban is winter season because it is the time for migratory birds.
7. Western Ghats
The Western Ghats are otherwise called as Nilgiris, or blue mountains are spread over from Maharashtra to the South Indian States (60,000 Sq Km). The highest peak in Kerala is Anamudi, and the climate is matched for the growth of coffee, tea and some other species. This region is the home to 84 amphibian species, 16 bird species, seven mammals, and 1,600 flowering plants. Also it conservers tigers, elephants, King Kobra, a wide variety of mammals, birds, insects, molluscs, fish, reptiles & amphibians. The Western Ghats is spread over many beautiful places such as Munnar, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Agumbe, Kemmangundi, Bandipur, Mudumalai, and Coonoor.