Our country is filled with beautiful places to see and explore but there are a few places in India that might soon cease to exist. Places that we might not be able to see anymore if we don’t visit them soon.
Here is a list of 7 such places that may soon be history!
Dechen Namgyal Monastery
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The Dechen Namgyal Monastery is said to have been built around the 17th century and is one of the oldest monasteries in India. It was built along the Ladakh trade route by Ladakhi King Sengge Namgyal with the help of a Tibetan priest. The monastery has been built at a height of 14000 ft above sea level in Nyoma, Ladakh and there are just 10 monks who pray there and maintain the monastery. Because of its location, it is difficult for restoration workers to reach there and do the much-needed repairs and restoration, even though the locals and the 10 monks do whatever they can to take care of it.
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This forest and National Park located near the Garo Hills in Meghalaya is also known by other names such as Land of Perpetual Winds and Land of Spirits. The forest is home to the local Garo tribe and according to the local legend, this is the place where the souls of the departed go to rest! The forest is lush green and filled with wildlife like wildcats, wild water buffaloes red pandas. Sadly, the forest is receding each day because of the coal mines and water dams.One needs special permission from the Wildlife Authorities to visit the forest.
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The Chikan Castle located in Kargil was built around the 16th century.The architecture of the palace is beautiful. Even though it is not exactly a tourist site, it’s worth visiting this gorgeous structure. However, because the palace has been neglected and not much has been done for its upkeep, the forces of nature has taken a toll on the structure.
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Sadly this beautiful island called Majuli in Assam is slowly shrinking. This along the Brahmaputra is among the world’s largest river islands and is home to diverse wildlife such as rabbits, snakes, deer, tigers, and different kinds of birds, etc. Due to deforestation which has Caused Soil Erosion and floods this island is shrinking and might soon disappear.
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If you love history and going back in time, then this is a must see place. Rakhigarhi, a village in Hisar Haryana is home to the site of the largest city from the Indus Valley Civilisation. Lack of maintenance and preservation the boundary walls are falling apart and it’s become easy for the locals to steal and sell artifacts from the site.
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Sundarbans in West Bengal is the world’s largest single section of tidal mangrove, and the largest Tiger reserve in India also home to a variety of endangered species. It is also home to the endangered Bengal Tiger. However, this place is in danger due to the climate changes and the rising sea level. Visit the place before it’s gone!
Lakshadweep Coral Reef
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The coral reefs of Lakshadweep is fascinating and beautiful, it’s full of different textures and colors. But it’s facing a constant threat from mining activities, blast fishing, pollution and global warming. The rising sea level is another threat.
Pack your bags and see them before they are gone!
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