National Parks in India
Blessed with a natural richness that makes her one of the leading tourist destinations in the world, the entirety of the country of India, is a wild life lover's paradise. Varied in her topography as well as in her geography, India has much to offer the tourists to her land. The geographical as well as topographical conditions of India offer a safe haven to a number of flora and fauna, many of which are almost on the verge of becoming extinct today. It is for the preservation of these rare species of flora and fauna, as well as for providing safe habitation facilities to the more commonly found flora and fauna, that a number of National parks have been established all around India. The National Parks in India also provide a safe haven to various migratory birds, who, arrive in the land to ward off severe climatic conditions of their native countries.
The first National Park in India was established in 1935, by Jim Corbett as the Hailey National Park, which aimed at the preservation of tigers and other animals and birds. Today, the efforts of the government have translated themselves into the formation of almost 80 National Parks in India, in addition to 441 sanctuaries and 23 tiger reserves in India.