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1. Machchhu river:

It originates from Madla Hills in Surendranagar district of Gujarat. It flows in north westerly direction and finally disappears near Malia in the Little Rann of Kutch. Recently, a suspension bridge collapsed over the river Machchu, in Gujarat’s Morbi district, which killed almost 135 people.

2. Umiam lake:

It is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Meghalaya that is situated about 15 km from Shillong. It was initially established as a dam or a reservoi,it is now a popular tourist attraction. The Meghalaya government has reportedly vowed to preserve the pristine environment of Umiam Lake.

3. Surajpur Bird Sanctuary:

It is situated near Surajpur Village in Dadri Tehsil of Gautam Budh Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh. It Is an excellent example of an urban wetland in Yamuna River basin. Few migratory birds have recently arrived at the site.

4. Erra Matti Dibbalu:

It is also called as called as Red Sand Hills, a notified National Geo-heritage Monument, situated at the outskirts of Visakhapatnam City. It is located very near to the Bay of Bengal and is one of Visakhapatnam's many heritage sites. Recently Scientists have urged Andhra Pradesh govt. to protect this site to study the impact of climate change.

5. Bhupen Hazarika Bridge:  

Also known as Dhola Sadiya bridge, connecting Assam with Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge spans the Lohit River, a tributary of Brahmaputra. Recently, a crack has appeared on the connecting slab on Sadiya side of Dhola-Sadiya bridge.

6. Unakoti:

It literally means “one less one crore “, is an ancient Shavite place is a district in Tripura. Recently it has been added to the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

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