The Indian subcontinent is endowed with the most varied geographical divisions and climatic variations. Naturally, the diverse landscape and climatic conditions serve as natural habitats to a vast variety of flora and fauna. Numerous Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks have been established all over India with the objective of securing the future of endangered species of flora and fauna by conserving them in their natural environments. Indianholiday provides you detailed information on the Top 10 Wildlife Destinations in India, so that your Wildlife Tour to India remains a most memorable one.
Scattered all over the country, the Top 10 Wildlife Destinations in India offer an enormous range of habitats - extending from the majestic Himalayan peaks in the northern India, through forests, lakes and deserts, to the moist Nilgiri hills in the south, where the coastline is lapped by warm waters of the Indian Ocean. These parks and reserves occupy a place of pride among the wildlife sanctuaries in India.
Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal is one of the most sought after wildlife tourist destinations in India. It is an initiative taken by the Government of India to protect the endangered Tigers. Corbett National Park has an honor of being the oldest National Park in Asia. The park is dedicated to the writer Jim Corbett whose wildlife stories are as popular as the park itself.
Kaziranga National Park of Assam has the honor of conserving One Horned India Rhinoceros. Along with Rhino it is home to the variety of wildlife in North East India. The Kaziranga National Park is located in the two districts f Assam, Nagaon and Golaghat.
Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary located in Karnataka is a home to Asian Elephants in their natural habitat. This wildlife sanctuary is situated at the meeting point of the Deccan Plateau and the majestic Western Ghat mountains and considered as one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in India. Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 80 km from Mysore and Ooty and at a distance of 215 km from Bangalore.
Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh is one of the most visited national parks in India that is located at a distance of 197 km from Jabalpur. It has the highest number of tigers than found in any other wildlife sanctuary or national park in India.
Kanha National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh and was established in 1955. This park has the honor of saving the almost extinct species of Swamp Deer (Barasingha). It is one of the well-maintained parks in the entire Asia. Highlight of the Kanha National Park is the Bamni Dadar that is also known as the Sunset Point. View of grazing animals with the backdrop of Sunset is just amazing.
Gir National Park & Sanctuary Sasan Gir Gujarat is the only place having Asiatic Lion and best time to see Lion there is from Mid October - Mid June. It was established on 18th September, 1965 to preserve the Asiatic Lion. This National Park has lots of rivers, rocky hills and deep ravines.
Earlier the Keoladeo Ghana National Park Bharatpur Rajasthan or Keoladeo National Park was known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. This national park has thousands of birds especially during winters.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary located in Kerala covers the area of 777 sq. km. and was established in 1950 as wildlife sanctuary and as tiger reserve in 1978. Exact location of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary are the Hills of Western Ghats. In this sanctuary both flora and fauna are found in great diversity. Elephants, Tiger, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur are the main animals found at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Located in the lower Satpura hills is the Pench National Park of Maharashtra that in 1975 was declared as the National Park. Rivern Pench that meanders through the entire park gave its name to the national park as Pench National Park. This park is a home to different species of mammals, birds, fishes, amphibians, reptiles and insects.
Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of South-East Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 30 km from Jaipur and one of the most renowned national parks in India.
With such enchanting floral and faunal diversity, the Top 10 Wildlife Destinations in India have emerged as one of the most sought after wildlife destinations of wildlife enthusiasts from all corners of the world.
Explore the Top 10 Wildlife Destinations in India which provide numerous opportunities to watch untamed wildlife in its natural habitat.