Indian Stamp features the Great Himalayan National Park

2020-08-13 Thu

Tucked amidst the snow-capped Himalayas, The Great Himalayan National Park is a beautiful habitat of alpine flora and fauna. Located in the Kullu region, the Great Himalayan National Park was built in 1984 and declared as a National Park in 1999. Enumerated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014, this is one of the largest and scenic national parks in India.

The Himalayas have been a source of awe and inspiration for millennia to countless individuals. The Unesco World Heritage Site Committee granted the status to the park under the criteria of "outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation".

A trek of 35 to 45 km in any of the park's valleys brings one into the high altitude habitat (3,500 m and above) of animals such as blue sheep, snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer. Best sightings can be made in autumn (September–November) as animals start their seasonal migration to lower altitudes.

India Postal Department issued a set of stamps and miniature sheet featuring Natural World Heritage sites of India. One of them illustrates The Great Himalayan National Park.

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