More than 4% of India’s land is dense forest and the southern part of India is rich in both flora and fauna, making some of the most exotic wildlife species a part of this region. The major states which make south India are Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. This picturesque land is famed for being the nature lovers and photographers paradise. The south Indian sub continent houses more than 1225 varieties of birds, 1600 different types amphibians and reptiles and a total of 57000 species of insects along with 500 species of mammals. Another interesting fact about the wildlife nurturing in south India is that of the 60 % of the world tiger population being a part of India 25 % is covered by south India.
The climate conditions of South India are appropriate for the survival and growth of various species. The states of southern India feature a wide spectrum of wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks. It is known for being home to some the most spectacular bird and wildlife sanctuaries. The wildlife sanctuaries and wildlife resorts spread across the land of Dravidians are nestled in the midst of eco-friendly environment.
The most important Wildlife sanctuaries in South India are Periyar wildlife Sanctuary, Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary and Bandipur wildlife sanctuary. Other important wildlife sanctuaries in south India are the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Nagarhole National Park, Guindy National Park in Chennai and the Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu.
These exotic wildlife sanctuaries are home to tigers, nilgai, elephants, antelopes, bears, crocodile, jackals, sloth bears and deer and many other rare species of animals. These popular wildlife sanctuaries in the erstwhile years were the hunting grounds of glorious rulers are presently makes for some of the most adventurous tourist destinations to explore while are visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year(expect for the monsoon season) and are very popular amongst researchers. On a visit to these wildlife resorts one can easily stay in any one of the various options available which are well appointed with all modern facilities.