There are 36 heritage sites in India that are recognised by UNESCO. So, on World Heritage Day, take a look at some of the incredibly beautiful natural world heritage sites in India.
Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh: Located in Kullu, this heritage site is well-known for it's incredible fauna and flora due to its undisturbed habitation.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam: The national park is most famous for being home to the Indian Rhinos. But, did you know that it also houses two of the largest snakes in the world, the reticulated python and rock python, as well as the longest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra?
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan: Also known as the Bharatpur bird sanctuary is a must-visit place in every birdwatcher's itinerary. The national park provides habitat to many rare and endangered species which earns it a spot in the UNESCO list.
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam: This national park hosts many species of rare and endangered wildlife that are not found anywhere else. Spread over a vast area, the park is divided into three ranges.
Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal: A national park, tiger reserve, and a biosphere reserve, Sunderbans' marshy wetlands are home to many varieties of flora and fauna. UNESCO describes it a containing the world's largest mangrove forests and being one of the most biologically productive of all natural ecosystems.
Western Ghats, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala: Older than the Himalayas, the Western Ghats are recognised as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity.
Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand: Gentle floral landscape of the Valley of Flowers against the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi is a beautiful sight that has been praised by mountaineers and botanists alike. Untouched by tourism boom, these are definitely worth a visit.