India as we all know is an extremely beautiful country and has n numbers of places which are beautiful and mysterious too. But sadly there are few such wonderful places which are actually slowly disappearing from the map of India. One of the major reason is global warming, it’s a really sad thing but we have together done too much harm to the planet.
There are some really beautiful places in India which are getting affected in some or the other way. They may soon disappear, but you must visit them before they are gone forever.
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Located in the West Bengal, the Sundarbans is UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Sundarbans are also covered with the world’s largest mangrove forests and are extremely popular for their Royal Bengal Tigers. When it comes to Tiger reserves in India, the Sundarbans tops the list by being the largest Tiger reserve in India. Sadly, due to Global warming the four islands of the Sundarbans are already absorbed by the sea. According to studies, soon the world’s largest mangrove forest could be under water.
Located in Assam along the Brahmaputra, River Majuli is one of the biggest river islands in the entire world. This river isle is blessed with nature; apart from being blessed with abundance of natural beauty, Majuli also signifies cultural legacy. Due to the erosion in the Brahmaputra River, Majuli may get submerged in the water in the next 15-20 yrs. Don’t you want to visit this place and experience nature in its best form.
3. Chiktan Castle
A castle which served the royals for more than 100 years is located in Jammu and Kashmir in Kargil. Chiktan Castle was built in the 16th century- it is a symbol of the royal heritage. This place is collapsing due to combined forces of some natural elements.
4. Bhitarkanika Mangrove
Bhitarkanika Mangrove is hole to several King Cobras, While & Saltwater Crocodiles and Indian Pythons located in the state of Odisha. This place is submerging too and the major reason is the interference of Human beings. People have been using the wood from the forest for their household requirements. Sadly, due to human pressure, decrease in wildlife will soon demolish this place.
5. Hemis National Park
Heard of Snow leopards? Well this place located in Eastern regions of Ladakh is home to this particular species. You can see 200-600 numbers of snow leopards at the Hemis National Park. The snow leopards enjoy wandering on high mountain ranges and are considered as members of the Panthera group.
6. Lakshadweep Coral Reef
If you love colours and textures, then seeing coral reefs might be very pleasing to your eyes. The reefs seen at the Lakshadweep island enhances the beauty of this island to a very high level. Sadly, global warming is highly affecting the coral reefs present at this island. Pollution, climate change and mining activities are having direct effect on the reefs, sand dunes and the beaches.
7. Balpakram Forest
What makes the Balpakram Forest damn popular is its magnificent forest covered canyon-cum-gorge. Located in the Meghalaya in the South Garo Hills district, this hilly place is also supposed be a resting place for the departed souls. Water damns, shifting cultivation on the hills and coal mines is having adverse effects on the presence of these forest. The place and the wildlife present might soon disappear.
8. Dachigam National Park
Amidst riverine forests, mountains and high valleys the Dachigam National Park is an awesome place. Sadly, this place was affected by terrorism. Currently there are only 300 animals left in this national park, but earlier the number was around 5000. Poor animals became victims of terrorism as they were killed by the terrorists for meat. If this continues soon the Dachigam National Park will have no animals left.
9. Shrinking Wular Lake
One among the largest fresh water lake in Asia and is located in Jammu and Kashmir. Sadly, this beautiful lake might become extinct due to environmental hazards, like pollution and bird hunting. Also the wetlands which surround the lakes are also shrinking.
10. Himalayan Glaciers
The Himalayas which is the origin for many glaciers is also a source for the important rivers of Asia. Global warming is affecting this place with great speed, and the glaciers have started to melt which imposes a serious concern. This beautiful place known for snow peaks, flora and fauna and scenery also popular glaciers like Mount Everest, Siachen Glacier and Kanchenjunga might soon turn extinct.
These magnificent places in India are slowly moving towards the end, if you wish to see these places, you might actually need to rush.