India, the land of great cultural and geographical diversities, is blessed with an extremely rich and varied wildlife and plants. India is believed to be the second largest wildlife base in the world. The country is one of the 12-mega diversity areas in the world, in terms of animal population. In order to protect and conserve its wildlife, India has developed more than 90 National Parks and 482 Wildlife Sanctuaries, sheltering over 390 mammals, 455 reptiles, 210 amphibians, 1,230 birds and a mind boggling 30,000 species of insects. For wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers India has emerged as one of the most sought after wildlife destinations in the world. Thousands of wildlife enthusiasts, ornithologists, researchers and tourists visit wildlife parks and sanctuaries of India and return back with a rewarding and memorable experience of India wildlife.
Some of the finest, famous and rich wildlife sanctuaries of India are located in the northern part of the country. A most favorable climate and topography of the region support the growth of a very rich flora, creating a haven for wildlife. Some of the finest wildlife parks and sanctuaries of not only India but also the world are found in lower Himalayan regions (Corbett National Park), in Deccan Plateau region (Kanha National Park) and in Thar Desert region (Ranthambore National Park) of India. All these parks are covered under the famous Project Tiger and are known for their rich and diverse flora and fauna including the majestic Tigers.
For your quick reference, here are brief descriptions of some of the most famous National Parks of India.
Corbett National Park
Located in the scenic foothills of the great Himalayas, Corbett National Park is not only famous for its Tiger population but also for its exceptional scenic beauty. Other than Tigers, the Park also has a sizable population of Elephants, Leopards and a wide variety of exotic and colorful birds. A visit to Corbett would surely be a rewarding experience for you on your India wildlife tour.
Kanha National Park
is one of the most famous tiger reserves of India. Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is known for its exceptional scenic beauty and the rich and diverse flora and fauna. According to recent surveys, Kanha Tiger Reserve has around 70-75 Tigers, promising better opportunities for sighting this wonderful creature in their own natural habitat. Kanha National Park is also famous for its endangered Barasinghas (Swamp Dear), Leopards, Dholes (Indian wild dog), Indian Bisons, Sambar, Chital, Barasingha, Barking Deer, Black Buck, Chausingha, Nilgai, Monkeys, Mongoose, Mouse Deer, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Porcupine, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Hare, Rock Pythons among many others. A visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve promises a thrilling experience for you on your India wildlife tour.
Ranthambore National Park
is also famous for its Tiger population. One of the finest tiger reserves of India, it offers best conditions for tracking and observing tigers in their own natural habitat. Other major wildlife in Ranthambore National Park include Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Chital, Chinkara, Sambhar deer, langurs, Civets, Macaques, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Five-striped Palm Squirrels, Indian Flying Foxes and Mongoose to name a few. Visit the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and get a lifetime experience of Indian wildlife on your India wildlife tour.
Bandhavgarh National Park
One of the finest and most picturesque tiger reserves of India, Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the lush green surroundings of the Vindhya hill ranges and the eastern flank of Satpura hill ranges (in all 32 hills surround this beautiful park) in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for its population of tigers, especially the white tigers.
Periyar National Park
Periyar National Park is one of the finest wildlife parks in India and perhaps the finest in south India. Located in the scenic surroundings of the Western Ghats (mountain ranges) in the southern state of Kerala, the Periyar National Park is famous for its Elephant and Tiger population.
Bandipur National Park
One of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India, Bandipur National Park is located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka. The Bandipur National Park occupies a special place in India's efforts towards Eco-conservation. Bandipur National Park is famous for its Elephant population.
Sasan Gir National Park
One of the finest National Parks of India, Sasan Gir is located in the central-western Indian state of Gujarat. The only known home of the world-famous Asiatic Lions in Asia, Sasan Gir National Park is one of the most visited tiger reserves of India.
Kaziranga National Park
Located on the southern banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is one of most picturesque wildlife parks of India. Kaziranga is world famous for being the finest natural habitat of the Great one-horned Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalos.
Other important National Parks of India include the Bharatpur National Park (Rajasthan), Sunderbans National Park (West Bengal), Mudumalai National Park (Tamil Nadu) and Sariska Tiger Reserve (Rajasthan).
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