India is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. To showcase and preserve this diverse willife, numerous National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries have been set up all over the country. The National Parks of India not only helps in preservationa of wildlife but also provide a chance to wildlife lovers and enthusiasts to explore wildlfe of their choice. Though the National Parks have numerous animals and plants to offer but every individual National Park is known for a particular wild life species. In National parks like Ranthambore, Sundarbans,sariska, Kanha and Bandhavgarh the wildlife lovers can sopt the magnificent tigers where as National parks such as Gir are home to the Asiatic Lions. In the Kaziranga National Park you can spot the wonderful Rhinos while the Corbett provides you an opportunity to admire elaphants in their natural habitat.
The Bandhavgarh National Park /wildlife sanctuary is small compared to
others but its high game density makes it one of the adventurous and
important tiger reserves in India. The Bandhavgarh tiger reserve is
spread over an area of about 448sq km and is home to a wide variety of
animals including carnivores, primates, ungulates, reptiles and avian
Bandipur National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary lies halfway down the
Mysore-Ooty highway. Bandipur National Park is one of India's best-known
wildlife reserves. Located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka,
it touches the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Jimm Corbett National Park is located in Ramnagar of
Uttaranchal/Uttarakhand state of India. It is also India's first
National Park. The Corbett National Park was first called as the Hailey
national Park, named after the then Governor of the United Provinces,
Sir Malcolm Hailey.
With more than 50 feet tall Sal trees, sunlight trying to touch the
ground, dragonflies stretching out their wings under the tender warmth
of the sun. Sitting firmly on the dew fresh leaves, they bask to
recharge themselves for the day. The melodious chirping of koyal/cuckoo
welcomes the new morning.
The Kanha National Park cum tiger reserve is located in the Mandla
district of Madhya Pradesh and extends over an area of about 1,940 Sq
Kms. The Surpan River passes through the central plains and grasslands
of the Kanha National Park that cover the extensive plateau. Kanha
became famous with the Jungle Book of Rudyard Kipling, the famous
Spread over an area of about 430-sq-kms, the Kaziranga National Park is
located on the banks of Brahmaputra River in Assam state of India. The
swamps and tall elephant grass make Kaziranga the ideal habitat for the
Indian One-Horned Rhino. The Kaziranga National Park was declared a
wildlife sanctuary in the year 1940.
Ghana National Park
Keoladeo National Park is situated in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.
It is also known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Keoladeo National Park
/wildlife Sanctuary is famous as bird's paradise, with over 380 resident
and migrant species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and the
rare Siberian Cranes.
Nagarhole National Park is spread over an area of about 247 Sq Miles in
Karnataka state of India. The national park/ wildlife sanctuary has
abundance of wildlife that includes tiger, leopard, wild elephant,
Indian wild dog, gaur (Indian bison), chital (spotted deer), muntjac
(barking deer), mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, sloth bear,
hyena, mongoose, civet, otter etc.
Situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Eastern Rajasthan, the
Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the
Maharajas of Jaipur. The Ranthambore National Park is bound by river
Chambal in the South and river Banas in the North.
Gir National park is the only home to the Asiatic Lions in India. The
Gir National Park /wildlife sanctuary lies in the Gujarat peninsula in
South-Western part of India. The terrain in and around the national park
is rugged with low hills and the vegetation is mixed deciduous with
Teak, Jamun, Acacia, Tendu and Dhak trees, sprinkled with patches of
Sundarbans National Park is located in World's largest Delta formed by
the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghana. The
Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuary is the world's largest estuarine
sanctuary. The Sundarbans is not only a National Park but also a tiger
reserve, a World Heritage site and a Biosphere reserve.