10 Must Visit Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

You can never get enough of India.  Apart from being a country of diverse culture, rich history and ancient tales of everything enchanting, India also boasts about its wealthy and natural habitat of wildlife. The Travel Guide brings you the 10 most desired wildlife sanctuaries in India worth visiting. Here take a look-

1.Kaziranga National Park, Assam

One horedOne One Horned Rhino in Kaziranga

Home of the one horned rhino which you would no where find other than here is what makes Kaziranga so special and attracts lakhs of tourists from around the globe with an aim to witness this precious variety. Located in the Golaghat and Nagaon District of Assam, this sanctuary is a World Heritage Site and home for tigers, elephants, swamp deer, golden langur, hog deer, Barasingha deer, wild buffaloes, wild boars and an abode for thousands of species of birds.  Kaziranga was declared a tiger reserve in the year 2006. An elephant ride around the area is something which can equate nothing to this blissful adventure.


2.Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Named after the author and naturalist Jim Corbett, Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. The place is a natural habitat for the endangered Bengal Tiger. This national park supports lives of priceless species like Elephant, Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Tawny Fish Owl, Spotted Deer to name a few. It also gives you a beautiful view of the enchanting flora and fauna.


3.The Gir National Park and Sanctuary, Gujarat

Established in the year 1965, this national park in Gujarat is the only place in the world where you can find Asiatic Lions roaming in the wild. A rich store of water reserves, this place supports lives of wild animals like Leopard, Nilgai, Sambar, Indian Cobras, Chital, Rusty Spotted Cats, Desert Cats, Mugger Crocodile, Chinkara, Wild boar to name a few. This place is one stop for your excitement for a satisfying safari.


4.Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal

Royal Bengal Tiger-Sunderbans

One of the largest Tiger Reserves in the world, Sunderbans is a home for a variety of unseen species and tourist flock from around the world to witness these wonderful gifts of nature. Among the endangered species of animals  to be found here are the Royal Bengal Tiger, Olive Ridley Turtle, River Terrapin, Ganges River Dolphin, Salt Water Crocodile, Horseshoe Crab, Rough Toothed Dolphins among the many that exaggerate the beauty of this sanctuary.


5.Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Park

Another popular Tiger Reserves in India, this place claims an abode for over 1000 varieties of flowers. Kanha National Park is among the top 10 popular tourists spot in India. The popular legendary “Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling drew its inspiration from here. The National Park supports habitat of Indian Leopard, Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Barasingha, the Gaur, stripped Hyena, Nilgai and many more.


6.Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka

Elephants in Nagarhole National Park

Popularly known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, this place is a favorite habitat for elephants. The place is populated with a good number of varieties of animals like Indian Elephants, Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Wild Dogs, Wild Boar, Golden Jackal, Flying squirrel, Brown Mongoose, Dhole, Leopard, Gaur and Sloth Bear to count a few.


7. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

Rnthambore National Park

Located near the historic 10th century Ranthambore fort, this tiger reserve is also home for several other rare species like wild boar, sambar, nilgai, sloth bear, leopard, grey langur, chital, striped hyena. This place is rich in its natural habitat for the wild and was declared as one of the project Tiger Reserve by the Government of India.


8.Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan


Keoladeo National Park

Another popular sanctuary located in Rajasthan, this National Park is known for its abode to thousands of birds. Declared as World Heritage Site, this paradise claims to have nested more than 200 species of birds. Apart from a rich habitat for birds of different species, this place also witnesses an abode for animals like Nilgai, Wild Boar, sambar, Feral Cattle, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Chital Deer, Smooth coated Otter, Bengal Fox, Black bug, Hog deer, Hanuman Langurs to name a few among the many.


9. Manas National Park, Assam


Manas-Golden Langur

Another popular UNESCO World Heritage Site, this habitat for the wild is an elephant reserve and a Tiger Project.  Another most populated tourist attractions of North East India, this national park is known for golden langur, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hare, Wild Water Buffalo, Capped Langur, Jungle Owl, Gibbons, Dholes, Asian Golden Cats, Black Panthers and a lot of great varieties of birds


10. Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir


Hemis National Park

Located in Eastern Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir, this place is a heavenly beauty with snow covering the peak of the blue mountains. A home for snow leopards, this wild haven includes animals like Bharal, Asiatic Ibex, Red Fox, Tibetan wolf, Eurasian Brown Bear, Himaliyan Marmot, Mountain Weasel to name a few. The National Park also serves as a home for several birds like the Robin accentor, Brown accentor, Blyth’s swift to name a few.

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