Great Himalayan National Park – IAS Synopsis
Great Himalayan National Park is located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh and covers a part of Western Himalayas. It was instated as a National Park in 1999 and was given World Heritage Natural Site status in 2014.
GHNP is characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests. It includes the upper mountain glacial and snow melt water source origins of the westerly flowing Jiwa Nal, Sainj and Tirthan Rivers and the north-westerly flowing Parvati River which are all headwater tributaries to the River Beas and subsequently, the Indus River. The Sainj and Tirthan Wildlife sanctuaries are included in the property of Great Himalayan National Park.
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