Why is Kanchenjunga National Park famous?

Why is Kanchenjunga National Park famous?

Khangchendzonga National Park is home to nearly half of India’s bird diversity, wild trees, orchids and rhododendrons and one third of the country’s flowering plants. It contains the widest and most extensive zone of krummholz (stunted forest) in the Himalayan region.

Which is the largest park in Sikkim?

This National Park has a total area of 1784 km which is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the region’s biodiversity. Kanchenjunga is a major attraction of an exquisite Sikkim Wildlife experience that you experience upon your visit.

Which river flows through Kanchenjunga National Park?

Teesta River
The Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) is the core zone of Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR). Location: The KNP/KBR complex is situated in North and West Sikkim districts of Sikkim. To the East, it is bounded by Teesta River.

Is Kanchenjunga a biosphere reserve?

Located in the state of Sikkim, bordering Nepal to the west and Tibet (China) to the north-west, this biosphere reserve is one of the highest ecosystems in the world, reaching elevations of 1,220 to 8,586 metres above sea level.

Is Kanchenjunga a World Heritage Site?

Khangchendzonga National Park also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a national park and a biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in July 2016, becoming the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India.

How is the climate of Sikkim?

Sikkim’s climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the north. Most of the inhabited regions of Sikkim experience a temperate climate, with temperatures seldom exceeding 28 °C (82 °F) in summer. The average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C (64 °F).

Which national park is world heritage site in India?

Natural World Heritage Sites

Sl. No. Name of WH Site State Location
1 Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area Himachal Pradesh
2 Western Ghats Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
3 Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks Uttarakhand
4 Sundarbans National Park West Bengal

Is Kanchenjunga under MAB?

The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO held at Palembang, Indonesia, from July 23-27, 2018.

Why is Kanchenjunga a mixed heritage site?

The KNP is home to a significant number of endemic, rare and threatened plant and animal species and has the highest number of plant and mammal species recorded in the Central/High Asian Mountains, except compared to the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, in China; and also has a high number of bird …