Khangchendzonga National Park

  • Located in Sikkim (Covers its 25% area)
  • Park includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests
  • The park combines the religious and cultural practices of Buddhism as well as the ecological significance of the region
  • It houses the world’s 3rd highest peak Mt Khangchendzonga
  • Why in news? It is included in UNESCO’s ’mixed’ heritage site category of the list i.e. it exhibits qualities of both natural and cultural significance
  • Map:

Khangchendzonga National Park