In order to explore Mother Nature at its best, you have to go deeper into the jungles for clear view of living beings and nature in its true habitat. India is a land of diversity and houses up to 100 national parks and 500 wildlife sanctuaries. A wildlife photographer may not get enough with it if they are intent for wild adventures. If you are also on the verge to escape from the mundane routine life, it’s high time to pack your bags and start exploring the exciting flora and fauna amidst the woods and endless stress of wildlife and forests.
India has great reputation when it comes to nature and wildlife and it smoothly becomes the excellent destination for rendezvous and jungle safaris. Let’s get a virtual tour to some of the exciting national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India.
If you are a wildlife lover enjoying the trip to the party capital of India, why not you spend some time exploring the timeless beauty of this national park? Located around 57 km from East Panaji, the park is an excellent retreat for the people looking for wild species like Bengal Tiger and Black Panther. It houses a lot of exotic birds like fairy bluebird, emerald dove, golden oriole and drongo, and fauna species like leopard, barking deer, and flying squirrel. It is one of several wildlife sanctuaries and it is a bit unexplored heaven for the ones looking for something unique.
Located in West Bengal, Gorumala National Park is a medium sized national park that has dense forests and tall grasslands and it is known for the huge population of rhinoceros. It is positioned on the flood plains of Raidak River and houses large number of herbivorous mammal species like Indian Rhinoceros, Indian Bison, Indian Sambar and Indian Elephant.
Located on the foothills of Himalayas along India-Nepal border, this tiger reserve houses a large population of Bengal Tiger, Hispid Hare, Indian Leopard and Swamp Deer. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve has up to 500 bird species, 127 animals and 2000 flowering plants. One can witness the rich diversity of Terai Duar grasslands. You may enjoy your holidays here at forest rest houses, tourist log huts and lodges and get the closer insight to the natural surroundings and wildlife. It is a perfect escape for wildlife lovers.
It is strategically located on the eastern part of the state of Maharashtra between Gondia and Bhandara district. It is a small wildlife sanctuary which houses various species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
It is a unique place in the country which has both salt marshlands and freshwater lakes. The sanctuary is frequented by up to 300 varieties of migratory birds along with shore and sea birds like great crested grebe, stork, godwit, river tern, flamingos, big bird of prey and greenshank.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is among the most popular biodiversity hotspots in the country. It consists of largest salix swamp forest of Northeast India and is covered by Brahmaputra River. It is a natural habitat of over 36 mammal species like Asiatic water buffalo, feral horse, hoolock gibbon, capped langur, Gangetic dolphins and 8 wild cat species.
It is located around 5500 ft to 14000 ft above sea level in Zabarwan Himalayan range. This national park houses endangered and rare Kashmir stag or Hangul.
It is a Ghariyal wildlife sanctuary which is positioned on Chambal River. It is conserved under Wildlife Protection Act and houses Ganges River Dolphin, Ghariyal, and red-crowned roof turtle.