National Park, Natural park, Forest Sanctuary UNESCO World Heritage in India
UNESCO World Heritage Natural park, forest and sanctuary in India are KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK (ASSAM), KAELADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY (BHARATPUR), SUNDERBANS NATIONAL PARK (WEST BENGAL), NANDA DEVI NATIONAL PARK, MANAS RESEERVE (ASSAM)
KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM
Located on the banks of the Brahamaputra river, in Assam, Kaziranga is one of the last strongholds of the endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros. With open country, covered mostly with elephant grass, Kaziranga gives the visitor a chance to see tha fauna at fairy close quarters.
Area 430 sq. km.
Best Time To Visit November To March
KAELADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY, BHARATPUR
The Kaeladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary is situated just 55 km. from the Taj Mahal at Agra.
The rich aquatic plant and animal life in the shallow, fresh water marsh of Bharatpur has been attracting resident and migratory aquatic birds in thousands since times immemorial. There are over 353 species, belonging to 56 families. The Siberian Cranes visit all other water in India, except the marshes of Keoladeo.
For the number and variety of birds to be seen, Kaeladeo is matchless. Being a unique bird place, the UNESCO has recognised it as a World Heritage Site. The Park is now India’s best water-bird sanctuary. It is truely a paradise of feathered life which provides of feathered life which provides unlimited opportunities to the bird watchers, wildlife photographers, lamdscape painters, writers on nature and researchers.
Area 29 sq. km.
Best Time To Visit October To February
Egrets, darters, cormorants, grey herons, storks, pheasant-tailed and bronze-winged jacanas, greylag geese, Siberian cranes during winter. Also nilgai, chital, sambar, black bucks, pythons.
MANAS RESERVE, ASSAM
The Manas river divides the lush, mixed deciduous forests that run through India to Bhutan. On both sides, the habitat is zealously protected as it houses not less than 20 species of birds and animals that are highly endangered. Manas is also the primary habitat of the rare golden langur.
Area 391 sq. km.
Best Time To Visit November To March
Golden langur, wild buffalo, hispid hare, capped langur, Indian one-horned rhinoceros, water buffalo, gaur, hog deer, toger.
SUNDERBANS NATIONAL PARK, WEST BENGAL
The Sunderbans National Park, covering about 1330.10 sq. km., is the habitat of nearly 200 Royal Bengal Tigers. Bangladesh lies to the east of Park and it is estimated that the combined population of tigers in the region could well be about 400 in number. Adapting itself to the saline and watery enviornment, the tigers at the park are good swimmers and practically amphibious.
Traversing the mangroves by motor launch is quite an experience, for the area is completely unspoilt and very different from the more conventional wildlife park. The estuarine crocodile is often seen along the mud banks but owing to the dense undergrowth the tiger is rarely sighted. The park is also noted for its conservation of the Ridely sea turtle.
Best Time September To May
NANDA DEVI NATIONAL PARK
The Nanda Devi National park is one of the most spectacular wilderness area in the Himalayas, and is dominated by the peaks of Nanda Devi, which reaches over 7, 800 m. It is the habitat of several endangered mammals, especially the snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer and bharal
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