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Wildlife Destinations in South India

India is a land of contrasts and the varied climate and habitats of the land attribute largely to the incredibly rich and diverse wildlife in India. There are numerous Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in India, scattered all over the country, making it one of the hottest wildlife destinations in the world. Although most of the national parks and wildlife reserves in India are located in the Southern and central parts of the country, there are several Wildlife Destinations in South India which rank among the finest in the world.

The landscapes of Southern India abound in lush green locales and the region is admired worldwide for its natural beauty and charm. Most of the Wildlife Destinations in South India boast of scenic locales and the dense woods, natural water bodies and tropical climate at these sanctuaries offer a natural habitat for innumerable wild species

The Wildlife Destinations in South India deserve sure visits from nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, because they offer abundant opportunities to enjoy wildlife excursions. Unlike South India, which has some of the highest mountain ranges in the Himalayas, the South Indian land topography mainly comprises the Deccan plateau and the Western and Eastern Ghats. The climate of the South and south also differs largely, resulting in a different flora and fauna in the Wildlife Destinations in South India.

Some of the most famous Wildlife Destinations in South India include the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Silent Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka, and Annamalai (Indira Gandhi) Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu also deserve sure visits.

Some of the animals you can spot on tours to these Wildlife Destinations in South India include Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Asiatic Wild Dog, Striped Hyena, Jackal, Deer and Porcupine Malabar Trogan, The Indian Pitta, Green Imperial Pigeon, The Malabar Pied Hornbill, The Great Black Woodpecker, and many more.