Places to Visit before they vanish(India)



Majuli means land between two parallel rivers. One of the largest river islands of the world is located in Assam on the banks of river Brahmaputra. The untarnished island represents nature at its best; it is serene and enriched with rich cultural heritage.It is feared, that the beautiful island will submerge in 15­20 years from now, due to the erosion of river Brahmaputra. Destruction of crops and houses followed by flooding in the region is making it difficult to survive.

Himalayan Glaciers

Sports enthusiasts turn towards the majestic Himalayas for the rescue from the tightly knit urban areas.The Himalayan glaciers are a tantalizing place with its spellbound view of mesmerizing landscape, snow­capped peaks, along with rich spectacular flora and fauna. High­altitude glaciers like the Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest, and Siachen glacier are the crowns of India. Glaciers in the Everest region had shrunk by 13 percent and that the snowline of the mountain used to be about 180 meters higher compared to the current height.


Blessed is Sundarbans with the fertility of the mighty rivers, and the complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats, and small islands of salt­tolerant mangrove forests. The Sundarbans provide a feast to the eyes with its rich flora and fauna and the natural ecological process. It includes around 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger, and many other endangered and threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python. Sundarbans is declared as the UNESCO World Heritages

Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park, which is part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of threatened species is home to the strikingly awesome snow leopards. It abodes the rare snow leopard and might give you a rare sight of this threatened species. These fascinating creatures are considered as members of the Panthera group and prefer wandering in high altitude rocky mountain ranges in the chilly weather. Around 200 to 600 of snow leopards present at Hemis. The park is located in the Eastern Ladakh region, north of the Himalayas.

Lakshadweep Coral Reef

It mesmerizes you with its eternal beauty. However, corals are very sensitive to the temperature changes and they are struggling to survive the drastic climatic changes. Temperature fluctuations lead to ‘bleaching’ of the corals, that is loss of pigmentation and gradually it results in the coral’s death. According to a study conducted by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, coral reefs face dire threat from pollution, rummaging of navigational channels, coral mining, and blast fishing.

Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers is situated in Bhyundaar Valley at an elevation of 3,658 mts above sea level. The valley lures several trekkers from across the world as well, and is recognized as World HeritageSite by UNESCO.For most of the year, it is inaccessible, but once the snow melts, it melts your heart as well, while it unfolds its hidden beauty. But, the beauty of the valley is in danger with climatic disturbances, deforestation, and huge crowd treading the valley making the place prone to destruction

Dechen Namgyal Monastery, Ladakh

Situated at 14,000 feet above sea level on the Western Tibet Plateau, it was built under the supervision of Ladhaki King, Sengge Namgyal while Tibetan priest Stag­Tsang­ras­pa assisted in the construction. The beautiful ancient monastery is difficult to access as it is situated in a remote location. With unavailability of proper repair work, funding and other natural calamities, the monastery now stands in a devastated state

Western Ghats

The Ghats are super rich in flora and fauna and attract thousands of tourists on a daily basis. The environmental clubs are up for its protection and protests on how less is done to protect the rich diversity land. Go ahead and visit the Western Ghats to explore more before it can be just in pictures hung on the wall.

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