The Indian Geography has been bestowed heavily with lively landscapes and massive green patches. The state-wise varied climatic conditions in a single time frame allow extensive varieties of flora and fauna to grow in India. Indian Wildlife, thus, inhibits its comfort and prosper throughout the year. You are spoilt for choices when you come to pick on experiencing wildlife in India. I have listed some most famous wildlife destinations in India, which we proudly offer the nation and the world to browse.
- Kaziranga National Park – Nestled beautifully on the banks of Brahmaputra River in the Kaziranga National Park is in Assam, northeast of India. It is sprawled across a place of 430 sq. Km. With its swamplands and large thickets of elephant grass making it the idyllic house for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. The national park also provides shelter to about 35 mammalian species, which includes 15 species of mammals are categorize. It is also declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Guwahati is the nearest city well connected by road, railways and air.
- Sariska National Park- Sariska National Park is among well-known forests in north India. It is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and attracts plenty of wildlife enthusiasts and tourists from all around the world, thus contributing to the growth of tourism. Even it was announced a tiger reserve as part of project tiger in 1979, it was in 1982 when it was declared a national park. November to March is the optimum time to visit Sariska National Park.
- Bandhavgarh National Park – Praised for the selection of wildlife species, Bandhavgarh National Park India is situated at a distance of 195 km from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh’s state. The park is nestled in the Vindhya mountain range of Central India and abounds in ravines and hills. Since Bandhavgarh National Park is the biggest repository of superb wildlife and some of the best historical remains, it automatically becomes unavoidable for the tourists to make a trip to this place. It serves as the natural habitat for white tigers. A wide range of other rare species that move in Bandhavgarh National Park are the bear, gaur, sambar, chital, muntjac, nilgai, chinkara, and wild pigs may also be found.
- Kanha National Park – Kanha National Park finds its mention by Rudyard Kipling in his book The Jungle Book. The park is based in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. Royal Bengal Tiger is the National Park’s attraction. The inhabitants of the park include Leopard, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cat, Indian Fox, Mouse Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Rate. The Wildlife Tourism in Kanha National park is burgeoning at a rapid pace. Every year a lot of tourists from all corners of the world visit here to experience exotic wildlife.
- Ranthambore National Park: Perhaps the best spot on the planet to watch tigers. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, at this junction of this Aravalis and Vindhyas, is an example of natural and historical richness. It stands out conspicuously at this vast, arid and denuded tract. It is situated at barely 14 kilometres from Sawai Madhopur in eastern Rajasthan. The early morning SAFARI in a jeep is something you should try at least once in your lifetime. The Park includes over 400 resident and migrant bird species, for example, Demoiselle, the Common and the Siberian Cranes.
- Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary – Another name for famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, Keoladeo is a delight for bird lovers. It had been known as the best Duck shooting resort, throughout the British rule in India. In the year 1956, it was declared a bird sanctuary and later in 1972, it was declared a National Park. Over 350 species of birds can be found here. The park is named Keoladeo after the name of the Lord Shiva’s temple nearby.
- Corbett National Park – Often touted as the gateway to Uttrakhand in North India, Corbett National Park is situated in the foothills of Himalayas. It is famous for Royal Bengal Tigers and early morning safaris. Jim Corbett is spread over an area of 520 square kms and is home to more than 580 wildlife species. It is well connected by road from Delhi (which can be your pit stop), and is best visited anytime during the year except for monsoons.
- Sunderbans – Plugged between dense mangrove forests, and shared by both India and Bangladesh, Sunderbans highly boasts of endangered breeds like Tigers, crocodile, and dolphins. Sunderbans are formed by 50 traversing islands. Having been largely covered by waters, it is best travelled on a boat in the month of December to March.
Indian forest cover is around 21% of its total geographical area, which has been on a continuous decline ever since. It is needless to say why and how forests are important to us. They make for the largest ecosystems with perpetually weaving life for all of us. Continuous urbanizations have lead us to a situation where we might survive on fictional and artificial means. Imagine a day when you wake up and see a flat earth. Going to work with an oxygen mask on your face wouldnt be a good sight. Yes, this will happen. We need to pull up our socks and save whatever little is left with us. Save forests, save life.