|There are a number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India. Wildlife of India is well known worldwide to tourist from all over the globe come to visit the wildlife sanctuaries of India. My Journey India has designed the best wildlife tour packages of India. Some of the famous wildlife sanctuaries of India are Ranthambhore National Park, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Jim Corbett National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Kanha National Park. So enjoy your wildlife sanctuaries tour of India.
» Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambhore National Park, once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur is bounded by the rivers - Chambal in the South and Banas in the North. The prime focus of the park are the six man-made lakes and the various perennial streams interwining the entire park.
» Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar wildlife sanctuary owns a beautiful, placid lake at its centre. This reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills formed with the building of a dam in 1895 and presents a permanent source of water for the local wildlife.
» Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated in the low lying areas encompassed by cliffs and wooded Vindhyan mountains, and its plains contain wetlands covered by a variety of grass and reeds, which are the resting ground of numerous birds and other faunal species.
» Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the best bird parks in the world that extends protection to fauna (animal) species also. The Sanctuary houses more than 300 species of birds and Keoladeo, the name of the sanctuary is derived from an ancient Hindu temple, devoted to Lord Shiva, which is located at the centre of the park.
» Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Gir Wildlife sanctuary, situated in the southwestern region of Gujarat covers around 116 square-miles of area and was built to protect the last wild population of Lion beyond the regions of Africa. During 1913 the population of Lion fell drastically to just 20 animals but now the numbers have risen to around 300, which was the result of the conservation efforts.
» Jim Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park in the state of Uttaranchal houses multitude of species of plants and animals but it is famous for the population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants. Established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park it is the country’s first national park and the first sanctuary to be included under Project Tiger where the park supports a variety of vegetation making it an ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey.
» Kaziranga National Park
The Kaziranga National Park occupies an area of approximately 430-sq-kms with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass making it a perfect habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. As a result of unchecked poaching of this prehistoric survivor, the Kaziranga National Park was turned into a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
» Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park, commonly known as the Tiger reserve of the country is situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh and covers an area of more than 1,940-sq-kms. The prominent features of the topography of the region are the horseshoe shape valley and the spurs of the Mekal that surrounds the entire area.
» Wildlife Conservation
How does it feel to live under the threat of extinction in one's own home? Well, ask an animal. Man - the supposedly 'superior' of all creatures, who is said to have been made in the very image of God - is the strangest compound of extremes. If he wills, he can destroy and it but he who can save.