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Western Ghats

Older than the Himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. The site’s high montane forest ecosystems influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern. Moderating the tropical climate of the region, the site presents one of the best examples of the monsoon system on the planet. It also has an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism and is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. The forests of the site include some of the best representatives of non-equatorial tropical evergreen forests anywhere and are home to at least 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish species.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

ixTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals. All
xTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation. All



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Bangalore City Tour – Karnataka en 498.3kmsite_izi
Bangalore Escapes – Karnataka en 540.3kmsite_izi
Bangalore South Tour – Karnataka en 494.5kmsite_izi
Karnataka Government Okays Railway Line in the Western Ghats 2020655.8kmpost
The Main Line 2020423.5kmsite_ao
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple 2020381.8kmsite_ao
Chitradurga Fort 2020639.1kmsite_ao
Ammachi Kottaram 2019119.9kmsite_ao
Burma Bazaar 2019606.4kmsite_ao
Athi Varadar Idol 2019548.2kmsite_ao
Guru Sweet Mart 2019425.4kmsite_ao
Fort St. George 2019605kmsite_ao
Sea of Stars 2019555.7kmsite_ao
Biso Pokuna 2019489.9kmsite_ao
Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve 2019598.2kmsite_ao
Buduruwagala 2018469.3kmsite_ao
Kantharodai 2018331.5kmsite_ao
Isipathanaramaya Temple 2018341.1kmsite_ao
Sambodhi Chaithya 2018336kmsite_ao
Sri Lanka Planetarium 2018340.2kmsite_ao
Neuropathology Brain Museum 2018491.9kmsite_ao
Kayman’s Gate Bell Tower 2018337kmsite_ao
Pettah Floating Market 2018337.6kmsite_ao
Red Mosque 2017336.9kmsite_ao
Tsunami Memorial at Yala National Park 2017527.6kmsite_ao
The Site of One of Sri Lanka’s Oldest Human Settlements 2017388kmsite_ao
The Adiyogi Shiva Statue 2018278kmsite_ao
The Sacred Bodhi Tree 2018346.8kmsite_ao
The Ancient Temple Overlooking the City of Peacocks 2017599.5kmsite_ao
The World’s Largest Banyan Tree 2017622.5kmsite_ao
Village of Twins 2016312.3kmsite_ao
Shark Point Reef 2016435.1kmsite_ao
Richmond Castle in Kalutara 2017369.1kmsite_ao
Mackwoods Tea Plantation Sign 2017417.3kmsite_ao
San Thome Basilica 2016600.1kmsite_ao
Koneswaram Temple 2016439.4kmsite_ao
Old Kachcheri 2018330.1kmsite_ao
Kande Vihara 2018381.4kmsite_ao
The Asian Elephant Herds of Udawalawe National Park 2017463.7kmsite_ao
Brief Garden 2018384.2kmsite_ao
Visvesvaraya Centre 1974496.5kmsite_brutalism
Golconde Ashram 1936472.8kmsite_brutalism
Visvesvaraya Center 496.5kmsite_brutalism
Central Highlands of Sri Lanka 2010409.1kmsite_whs
Sacred City of Kandy 1988397.9kmsite_whs
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications 1988430.1kmsite_whs
Golden Temple of Dambulla 1991381.6kmsite_whs
Ancient City of Sigiriya 1982390.5kmsite_whs
Sinharaja Forest Reserve 1988428.5kmsite_whs
Sacred City of Anuradhapura 1982345.4kmsite_whs
Ancient City of Polonnaruwa 1982418.4kmsite_whs
Mountain Railways of India 1999333.2kmsite_whs
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 1984556.7kmsite_whs
Great Living Chola Temples 1987324.6kmsite_whs
The Lion Fortress Of Sri Lanka Was Swallowed By The Jungle 2019390.6kmpost

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.

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