The Indian subcontinent due to its varied geographical and climatic conditions has some beautiful wildlife destinations in India. Various Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks have been established all over India with the objective to preserve the endangered species of flora and fauna.
Here are some of the famous wildlife destinations In India:
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
- Ranthambore National Park was previously a famous hunting place for the Maharajas. Now it is a wildlife conservation park and is most famous for Tiger and Bird watching tours.
- Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its Bengal tigers. It is one of the most popular places in India to see these animals in their natural habitat.
Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
- Sundarbans National Park is a Tiger Reserve, National Park as also a Biosphere Reserve.
- It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Spread over an area of 513.5 sq.m, the only means of travel in the park is by boat.
- It has many endangered species like King Crabs, Olive Ridley, Batagur Baska and Turtle.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttaranchal
- Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India which was established in 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal tiger.
- It is situated in the district of Nainital and if you are lucky, you may spot a white tiger as well.
Gir National Park, Gujarat
- Gir National Park is famous as Sasan Gir and is situated near Talala Gir in Gujarat, India.
- The Gir National forest is famous for Asiatic lions, as this is the sole place across the world where these lions are presently found.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
- Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam, India.
- This park has a large number of one-horned Rhinos.
- Kaziranga has a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical forests.
Periyar National Park, Kerala
- The park is known as the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary located in Thekkady.
- Spread over an area of 357 sq.miles, is among the most popular places of Kerala and the park attracts millions of visitors every year.
- One can visit inside the sanctuary only through the government-run boats.
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Hemis National Park, J&K
- Situated in the eastern Ladakh region, the park is spread over an area of 4400 sq.km.
- After Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Hemis National Park is the second largest contiguous protected area.
- The park is home to many endangered animals like the snow leopard, the Asiatic Ibex, the red fox, Tibetan wolf and more.