India is home to a number of unique flora and fauna species that make Indian wildlife reserves a nature lover’s paradise. India is richly bio-diverse because it is covered by thick forests that serve as living spaces for numerous species of wildlife. India has a host of wildlife sanctuaries all over the country, from the Great Himalayan National Park in the North India to Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary in the south India. The Asian Lion and Bengal Tigers, Snow Leopards, One-Horned Rhinoceros and many more are rare and exotic species are visible in these Sanctuaries.
Here are some of India’s best national parks and sanctuaries :
1. Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park
The Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest and best national parks among all other national parks. It was created in 1936 to protect the Tigers of Bengal. The Jim Corbett National Park is one of the highlights of nature lovers, on the foothills of Uttarakhand’s Himalayan region.
It is named after Jim Corbett, popular author of wildlife story. The wild beauty of the park draws enthusiasts from different parts of the world. Also featured in numerous wildlife documentary films, this Indian wildlife-tourist destination raises awareness of the powerful and stunning Bengal Tigers.
2. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
One of the royal National parks in India is Rajasthan’s National Park, the Ranthambore National Park. This National Park is the pride of the majestic Tigers. This park, surrounded by the river Banas and Chambal, is an ideal habitat for this park’s predators and other animals. Some of the animals found in this park were Leopard, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Sambar and Hyena. Among Ranthambore National Park visitors, Tiger Safaris are extremely popular.
3. Karnataka’s Bandipur National Park
The National Park Bandipur is the most popular among all South Indian national parks. Elephants and various other endangered species live here naturally. This park is one of India’s lovely parks with the lush forest of the Deccan Plateau and the Western Ghats. The park is about 80 kilometers from Mysore and nearly 215 kilometers from Bangalore.
4. Keoladeo Ghana National Park
The national park of Keoladeo Ghana was declared a National Park as one of the man-made park in India. It was previously referred to as the Bird Sanctuary of Bharatpur.
This park is home to a large number of fauna and one of the best national parks for exotic migratory birds of India during the summer. Located in Rajasthan district, Bharatpur, this park is used by ornithologists and other zoological researchers as a primary centre.
5. National Park of Nagarhole, Karnataka
Located in Mysore district of Karnataka, Nagarhole National Park is a popular Tiger sightseeing destination. It is also called the Rajiv Gandhi National Park. The park also has a large number of Indian bison, leopard, sloth bear and elephant with a large number of Tigers.
There are extremely rich forests in this park with several species of highly valued commercial trees. The main trees found in this park include Teak, Sandalwood and Silver Oak. This park also has over 250 bird species, 96 species of Dung Beetles and 60 species of ants, alongside the endangered Mugger Crocodile.
Thus, we have seen in detail, the major wildlife sanctuaries in India. You should not miss a Safari in these spots. These are the one of the best place for wildlife tours in India with your friends, family and loved ones.