Wildlife Destinations in IndiaTravel around the well maintained national parks and sanctuaries in India. Experience the thrill of seeing a tiger prowling regally or gigantic elephants and rhinos thumping their way through high grass in their natural environ. Take the snaps of sunrise and sunset as it radiates the place with its light creating an illusion of orange replacing the natural greenery of the park. Experience the aspects of wild life you never thought existed. Spot myriad varieties of birds, both local as well as migratory, that abound the place as their season approaches. Last but not the least is the wide variety of flora and fauna that thrive in favorable condition. It indeed is a different experience to witness the flowers blooming in their natural setting.
Have a look at the National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries listed below and zero in on the one that you would like to head towards.
Bandhvgarh National Park
A popular National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park is amongst one of the most popular in the country. Declared a National Park in 1968, the place is spread in an area of 105 km². The park has one of the largest densities of tiger population in India. It is also a huge breeding population of leopards and deers.
Jim Corbett National Park
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park came into existence in 1936. The place falls in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and functions as a protective venue for endangered Bengal Tiger of the country. Originally named as Hailey National Park, the region is amongst the most visited in India.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park came into existence as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary and in the year 1955. The place was declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1973 and the year 1980 saw it elevated to the position of National Park in 1980. The place is the best venue to spot tigers in their natural environment.
Kanha National Park
A national park as well as a tiger reserve, Kanha National Park is located in Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh. Created in 1955 today the area is spread into 940 km². Kanha National Park is home to a wide variety of wild beasts which include Royal Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bear, barasingha etc.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Sariska Tiger Reserve falls in Alwar District of Rajasthan. The year 1955 saw the creation of Sariska Tiger Reserve. 178 on the other hand saw the reserve being included in country's project tiger scheme. The place also houses leopard, jungle cat, caracal, striped hyena, golden jackal, myriad species of birds etc.
Gir Forest National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary
A forest as well as a wildlife sanctuary Gir National Park is situated in Gujarat and lies at a distance of about 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh. It is the only place in the country where one can find Asiatic Lions in the country. The place boasts of more than 2000 varieties of fauna and 400 plant species.
Kaziranga National Park
Located in Golaghat and Nagon districts of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is also a World Heritage Site. The place boasts of highest density of tigers in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The place is a huge expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland and tropical and dense moist broadleaf forests.
Periyar National Park
A protected area falling in the district of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, Periyar is distinct for being an elephant as well as a tiger reserve. The region is spread in 925 km2, 350 km2 of which was declared as Periyar National Park in the year 1982. It is one of the most popular destinations in South India.
Sundarban National Park
Located in the southern most part of Bengal is located the Indian Sundarbans, a vast stretch of mangrove forest. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the place is the largest tiger reserve and national park in India. Birds like Masked Finfoot, Mangrove Pitta and the Mangrove Whistler also abound the region.