Top 23 Wildlife Destinations in India

If you are a lover of bio-diversity, plan a trip to India. India is one of the richest countries of the world as far as the wealth of bio-diversity is concerned. A study discloses that India along with 17 other countries is a home of about 70 percent of the biodiversity of the world.

India is a perfect destination to all the people who have a longing to enrich their knowledge about best wild life of the world. The 441 sanctuaries, 80 national parks and 23 tiger reserves of the country make it a major attraction amongst the wild life lovers across the world.

Some of the popular and must-visit wild life destinations of the country are:

Bandhavgarh National Park: This national park is one of the finest national parks in the country and in the world because of the elaborate range of wild life species that it offers. This national park is located in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh National Park is popularly known as the jewel of Madhya Pradesh as far as the wildlife of the state is concerned. You can spend some leisure time with Royal Bengal Tigers, leopard, cheetals, sambhar, gaur and many more of such exquisite animal species.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary: Bharatpur, a fortified city of Rajasthan, had an important role to play in the history of the state. If you like to spend time with butterflies, this is the ideal place to be. A total of 35 species of butterflies can be seen in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Some of the popular species of butterflies found in the sanctuary include Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Toddy Cat, Blue Bull, Porcupine and Red Faced monkey. This sanctuary is also has a wide variety of fishes as well. Some of the fishes found in this sanctuary are Chela, Danio, Catla, Oxygaster, Mystus, Channa, Clarias, Wallago and Ompok.

Jim Corbett National Park: Jim Corbett is one of the most important wild life parks of the country. The wildlife population of the park is huge, which is why the national and international tourists flock to this place to enjoy the company of wild life. There are 50 mammal species, 580 bird species and 25 reptiles found in Jim Corbett National Park. Even the species of tress is an attraction in the park. More than 110 variety of tress are found in this national park. One can find tigers, elephants, sloth beer, jungle cat, Himalayan black beer, deer, rhesus monkeys and bison langurs amongst another animal species of the national park.

Kanha National Park: This is another national park in Madhya Pradesh which is rich in Flora and Fauna. Kanha National Park is one of the nine tiger reserves of the country. Some of the animals found in this national park include Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Barasingha, Jackal Hyena, Cheetal, Bear, Samber, Blue Bull, Four Horned antelope, Bison, Langoor and Barking Dear. There is a huge variety of migratory and resident birds also found in this national park.

Kaziranga National Park: This park is nested on the banks of River Brahmaputra. Wild animals like Hog Deer, Leopard, Hog Badgers, Indian Elephants, Sloth Gibbons, Pythons, Jackal, Monitor Lizards, Wild Buffalo, etc. Apart from the delightful wildlife safari, the birding tour is another attraction of the national park. The birdwathcres from all over the world come to this place for a remarkable experience. Some of the bird species found in this park include Black shouldered Kite, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Brahminy Kite, White Tailed Eagle, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Black Kite, Himlayan Griffon, etc.

Sunderbans National Park: The beauty of Sundari Trees and a wide variety of wild life makes this place an amazing place to visit. Sunderbans National Park is a home to some of the finest species of animals including spotted deer, wild pigs, monkeys, white bellied eagles, herons, kingfishers and more than 270 Royal Bengal Tigers.

Ranthanbore National Park: Ranthambore is one of the most popular wildlife destinations of the country. This national park of Rajasthan serves as the breeding ground to a number of wild life species. This national park serves as a home to wild animals like tigers, leopards, common langurs, Sambar deer, Striped Hyenas, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Yellow Bats, Common Mongoose, Jungle Cats, Jackals and Caracals. This park also houses one of the best range of reptiles like Desert Monitor Lizards, Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Common Kraits, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Rat Snakes, Saw-scaled Vipers, Indian Pythons, and the Indian Chameleon. Some of the amphibious species can also be spotted in this national park.