India has been blessed with the most diverse geographical and climatic variations. The landscape as well as the climatic conditions offers an excellent base as the natural habitats for a huge variety of flora and fauna. Sprinkled all over the country, there are a number of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks to keep them safe in their natural environment. The article offers information on the Top 10 Wildlife Destinations in India.
Below given is the list:
1. Kaziranga National Park Assam
The USP of Kaziranga National Park in Assam is the conservation of the One- Horned Indian Rhinoceros. It is also home to a variety of wildlife in the North- Eastern region. This national park is located in the two districts of Assam, Nagaon and Golaghat.
2. Corbett National Park Uttaranchal
Located in Uttaranchal, Corbett National Park is an initiative of the Indian Government for the protection of the endangered Tigers. It is one of the most renowned wildlife tourist destinations of the country. Dedicated to the popular writer Jim Corbett whose wildlife stories are well-known, it is the oldest National Park in Asia too.
3. Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh
One of the most-visited national parks in the country is Bandhavgarh National Park, located in Madhya Pradesh placed at a distance of 197 km from Jabalpur. As per records, it boasts of having the highest number of tigers in comparison to any other the national parks in India.
4. Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary Karnataka
Situated at the mingling point of the Deccan plateau and the mountains of the Western Ghats is Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary located in Karnataka. Known as a beautiful wildlife sanctuary, it boasts of being home to the Asian Elephants. Established in 1973, it was once the private hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore.
5. Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh
Established in 1955, Kanha National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh. One of the well-maintained parks in Asia, it is home to the almost extinct species of Swamp Deer (Barasingha). A famous spot in the national park is the Bamni Dadar, that is the Sunset Point, which is a visual treat.
6. Keoladeo Ghana National Park Bharatpur Rajasthan
Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary , Keoladeo Ghana National Park is quite well-known. This is popular as an avi-fauna sanctuary, for being home to thousands of bird species during winters.
7. Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, (Sasan Gir) Gujarat
Gir National Park and wildlife Sanctuary (Sasan Gir) Gujarat, established on 18th September, 1965 is the only place which has Asiatic Lion. The best time to visit is from mid October - mid June. Lion breeding programs are also run here.
8. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala
Established in 1950, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Western Ghats, Kerala spread in an area of 777 sq. km. is a well-known tiger reserve and elephant reserve. The sanctuary boasts of a huge variety of both flora and fauna.
9. Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan
Ranthambore National Park located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan is one of the most well-known national parks and the largest one too. Established in 1955, it is known for its tigers.
10. Pench National Park Maharashtra
Pench National Park is located in the lower Satpura hills Maharashtra It is home to various species of mammals, fishes, birds, amphibians, insects and reptiles. It is named after the Pench river flowing through the park.