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Top 5 Wildlife Photography Destinations in India

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Some of the most amazing forms of wildlife find India as their home. India boasts of being blessed by God for having a huge variety of wildlife sprinkled all over the country. The forest areas of the country are inhabited by some most exotic kind of animal as well as bird species. For the preservation of huge a vast variety, there are innumerable conserved areas. The authorities have established as many as 400 wildlife sanctuaries and 89 national parks so that animals can feel safe in their natural environment.

It is no overstatement that these reserves are perfect locations for wildlife photography enthusiasts. Every year, these wildlife reserves are visited by a large number of national as well as international wildlife enthusiasts who love clicking animals while they are in their home. It is no less than a heaven for people who are wildlife photographers. Jeep/jungle safaris or elephant safaris are the best to opt for, to roam around in these wildlife conservation areas. Before you pick any sanctuary for your wildlife photography tour, it is necessary that you collect a good amount of information about the sanctuary where you are going to as well as the kind of wildlife variety, you will be able to see. If you are planning for a similar kind of a tour, then here are top 5 sanctuaries for wildlife photography:

Ranthambore National Park

Located in Rajasthan, near Sawali Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park is one of the most well-known national parks of the country. It is also known as one of the best tiger reserves too. Along with tigers, it boasts of a large number of animal species such as marsh crocodile, sambhar, sloth bear, chinkara, wild boar, leopard, chital, nilgai, mongoose, Jungle cat and monitor lizards as well as 264 bird species.

Jim Corbett National Park-
Established by Jim Corbett in the 1936, Jim Corbett National Park is located in the beautiful hill town of Nainital, in Uttaranchal. It is one of the most well-known national parks in the country for the conservation of wildlife. In 1973, it became the venue for the launch of the Project Tiger, a government initiative for safety as well as the growth of tiger. It has around 582 species of birds, 26 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians and 50 species of mammals.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Located in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, also known as Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary , Bhratapur Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for a wildlife photographer. Declared as a World Heritage Site in 1985, this bird sanctuary is home to as many as 400 species of birds. You can spot various kinds of country as well as migratory birds from Siberia, Central Asia and China. You can spot animals too like Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar at this sanctuary.

Kanha National Park -

Located in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is best known for being home to a large population of tigers, along with various animal species like barasingha, deer, spotted deer, leopard, sambar, (chital), monkeys, bluebull (nilgai), wild dogs, the Indian bison (gaur) and wild boar. You can also spot around 200 species of birds also in this natural beauty.

Kaziranga National Park

Located in Assam, Kaziranga National Park is situated on the banks of river Brahmaputra. This national park, declared UNESCO world heritage site, has the USP of being home to the Great one-horned Rhinoceros, one of the most endangered species. One can also spot various other animals as well as bird species like elephants, wild boar, pythons, Indian bison, leopard, sloth beers, capped langurs, hog deer, allas's fishing eagle, white tailed eagle, oriental honey buzzard, brahminy kite, black-shouldered kite, gray-headed fishing eagle etc.


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