7 EXCLUSIVE PLACES IN INDIA WHICH IS ON NEAR EXTINCTION !
Updated: May 12
Sad, but true - a lot of places in India are dying away all thanks to global warming, soil erosion, bureaucracy, urban encroachment, human interference and what not. Human became so selfish that he forgot to nurture and take care of his own Mother Earth. Below are some of the attractions which would going to be extinct if not taken care properly.
1. KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM
Kaziranga National Park boasts the highest number of one-horned rhinos and highest density of tigers in the world being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a land of primeval beauty, where rhinos, move around freely in its grasslands. Yet some illegal poaching has drastically reduced the number of one-horned rhinos. Urban encroachment of habitat is also reducing the total area of national park.
2. CHITKAN CASTLE, KARGIL
This castle was built by Balti craftsmen and served as a royal residence for centuries for different rulers. This magnificent castle, was attacked several times but had never been abandoned until the late 19th century. Because of its dilapidated condition, this doom tourism spot is now listed amongst the places in India that will disappear soon. Neglected by the Government and climatic changes have led the castle on the verge of destruction.
3. TAJMAHAL, AGRA
Surprised! Well you must not be. Every year Taj Mahal is visited by around 8 million tourists. Conservationists from across the world have already warned us that both air and water pollution is affecting the 7th wonder of the world adversely. If sources are to be believed, TajMahal would crumble within 50 years or even earlier by 2050. And with the alarming level of pollution in Delhi, the changes is being observed and its pale colour depicts its true condition now.
4. BHITARKANIKA MANGROVE, ODISHA
Located in Odisha, Bhitarkanika Mangrove supports one of the largest mangrove plant diversities in India. It has one of the largest populations of saltwater crocodiles in India - nearly 700. Even after being one of nature’s assets, Bhitarkanika could soon disappear from our map.Well, thanks to the climatic changes, tree looters and poachers have been greatly damaging this wetland for years now.
5. HEMIS NATIONAL PARK, JAMMU KASHMIR, LADAKH
Hemis National Park is also known as the Snow Leopard Capital of India. This beautiful and endearing national park proclaims to be the best place to see the snow leopard but their number is slowly diminishing. It’s quite disheartening to see that the human continuously shifting into the mountainous region, risking the habitat of snow leopards. It has greatly damaged the limited high altitude grasslands, thereby leaving less food for the wild sheep and goats that are the snow leopard’s main prey.
6. CHADAR TREK TRAIL, LEH
You must be in shock after reading this amazing trek in this list, which would be in the bucket list of many trekkers. The Chadar Trek is considered to be the most challenging trekking spot in India. The frozen extent of Zanskar River on Leh is thrilling and a bit scary as well. This 105-km long trekking trail mostly follows stretches across frozen Zanskar River which is on the verge of disappearance. Hence, there are high chances the Chadar Trek could be soon one of the places in India that will disappear in couple of years. The various climatic changes have started damaging this beautiful river.
7. JAISALMER FORT, RAJASTHAN
Jaisalmer Fort is India’s last living fort, as it’s still occupied by around 2000 people. Fort has withstood many wars and earthquakes, without crumbling for a single time over 1000 years. But commercialisation have had a disastrous effect on this golden fort. Due to modern plumbing, water drainage has become an issue. This fort is facing a problem of water seeping out into the clay-rich soil, it was built of. This resulted in early collapse of around 87 glorious structures out of 469, which is a huge damage and a sad plight for such a symbol of a great dynasty and history. If it is not maintained well, we might lose another UNESCO World Heritage Site.