Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2014
Size of heritage: 90,540 ha
- Buffer zone: 26,560 ha
This National Park in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests. The 90,540 ha property includes the upper mountain glacial and snow meltwater sources of several rivers, and the catchments of water supplies that are vital to millions of downstream users. The GHNPCA protects the monsoon-affected forests and alpine meadows of the Himalayan front ranges. It is part of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and includes twenty-five forest types along with a rich assemblage of fauna species, several of which are threatened. This gives the site outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation.
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Medium airport - 25 mi (41 km) Shimla Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (97 km) Kangra Airport
Medium airport - 81 mi (130 km) Chandigarh Airport
Medium airport - 93 mi (150 km) Ludhiana Airport
Medium airport - 118 mi (190 km) Dehradun Airport
Medium airport - 119 mi (192 km) Ngari Gunsa Airport
Medium airport - 146 mi (235 km) Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Medium airport - 159 mi (257 km) Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar
Large airport - 164 mi (264 km) Indira Gandhi International Airport
Large airport - 228 mi (367 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Dehra Dun
- New Delhi
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.