There are more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries in India and about 50 tiger reserves, owing to the fact that almost 24.16% of India’s land is dominated by lush forests. These reserves and sanctuaries, complimented by a breathtaking topography, house a massive range of flora and fauna that attract zillions of tourists every year.
The list of wildlife sanctuaries in India is topped by reserves like Corbett National Park, Ranthambhore National Park, Bandipur National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Kaziranga National Park, Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Sundarbans National Park, Gir National Park, Periyar National Park, Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, the Great Himalayan National Park, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Hemis National Park, among others. Wildlife tourism in India is a big hit as the country plays host to travelers from all over the world who come to India to look at its rich wildlife and biodiversity. Travelers can spot the wild in these reserves either through guided safaris on jeeps and bicycles, or via nature walks and treks. Wildlife safaris and treks are the best way to experience the peace and quiet of India’s verdant landscapes.
These national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India are home to a huge range of animals like apes, Asiatic Lions, tigers, leopards, monkeys, wolves, snakes, crocodiles, goats, buffaloes, different varieties of deer, one-horned rhinoceros, sloth bears, the Blue Bull (Neelgai), the Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), the mighty elephants, and more. Also found in India is the largest number of bird species, both indigenous and migratory, like peacocks, partridges, doves, parakeets, quails, kingfishers, mynas, bulbuls, flamingos, eagles, coots and a range of water birds like swans, storks, geese, and the Sarus Crane. Wildlife parks in India are home to a vast array of plant species as well, which include many rare varieties like milkwort, the Assam catkin yew, fork fern, ebony trees, the Indian mallow, Malabar lily, and the pygmy water lily, and many others.
A visit to these wildlife parks in India will not only let you experience the wild, thrilling side of India, but also bring you closer to nature.