As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country. As you can experience on your tour with the indiavoyage.in, the region is magnificently rich with its amazing variety of wildlife which starts with the insect colonies and goes right up to the elephant herds. The most popular animals here include the Indian Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant which can be found in most of the regions. The origin of the tiger is traced back to the Central Asia which crossed the enormous Himalayas to settle in the dense tropical forests, thereby adapting itself well to the plains of India.
There are 80 National Parks and 441 Wildlife Sanctuaries here which are home to the largest number of tiger population and the one horned rhinos in the world. If you thought that wildlife tourism entails a lot of traveling though the dark dense jungles, campfires, and a chill combined with the excitement down your spine, we’d say that you are not far from the real thing. But that doesn’t mean all this has to be so difficult that you won’t want to do it at all. The excitement generated makes up for it all. While you experience the raw power of the nature at its very best, it is advised that you don’t wander away from your group and follow all the guidelines given to you by your guide provided by indiavoyage.in.
Some of the popular national parks in India include the Kaziranga National Park, Gir National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and Pench National Park among others. The wildlife sanctuaries that attract steady inflow of tourists are Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary among others.
Indian Wildlife has always attracted attention for ages. The mystery created by the gripping accounts elucidated by various wildlife experts such as Jim Corbett and others, fascinate the people and the tourists no end and understandably so, as the experience that you undergo is hard to replace or repeat, and you can do all this at your own pace and place of choice. You can have an appointment with the tiger at Ranthambore National Park, or make an attempt to spot the Himalayan snow leopard at Garhwal. So, whatever your choice, you are sure to have a great time with the wildlife tours organized by the indiavoyage.in.
We, at indiavoyage.in, believe that a wildlife tour is not just about paying a visit to the National Parks, it is also about being in the right place at the right time, you should know what to expect and last, but not the least, somebody (read indiavoyage.in) should be taking very good care of you in a land which is not familiar to you. We believe that the wildlife tours should be just the right blend of wildlife and comfort, and the surprises, if any, should be pleasant ones only.
Indian Wildlife Sanctuary
1. Bandhavgarh National Park
This is a small National Park, compact, yet full of game. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also White Tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years.
2. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park), is located in the state of Rajasthan. The park is
said to house over 400 species of birds, including a number of rare migratory birds which arrive here during the winter season.
3. Corbett National Park
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttrakhand is the majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, it is most famous for its wild population of Leopards.
4. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
The calm and peaceful Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is reputed to be the largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. Housing some of the rarest animal and bird species, it is an unspoilt, untouched and unexplored treasure of wildlife that is sure to leave you spellbound.
5. Kanha National Park
Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha national park cum Tiger reserve extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms. Besides being home to the tiger, the other major feature of the region is the horseshoe shape valley and the large open areas infested by spurs of Mekal.
6. Melghat Tiger Reserve
A prime habitat of the striped predator, Melghat Tiger Reserve is located on southern offshoot of the Satpura Hill Range in Central India, also known as Gavilgarh hills. The high ridge running East-West forms the South Western boundary of the Reserve.
7. National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
The National Chambal Sanctuary, founded in 1979 is famous for the rare gangetic dolphin. The sanctuary is part of a large area co-administered by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh with its other residents being the magar (crocodile) and gharial (alligator), chinkara, sambar, nilgai, wolf and wild boar.
8. Periyar National Park Periyar or Thekkady is a protected area, and a Project Tiger nature reserve in the South Indian State of Kerala. Amongst the wild residents of the park are over 62 mammal and and 320 bird species.
9. Ranthambore National Park
The former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Ranthambore National Park is situated in Eastern Rajasthan at the confluence of the Aravali hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau. The park is known for its population of tigers and leopards.
10. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated in Rajasthan, the landscape of Sariska is dominated by sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis. Besides the numerous animal and bird species, within the wildlife sanctuary are the ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries.
11. The Little Rann of Kutch Sanctuary
The Little Rann of Kutch Sanctuary also known as Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Gujarat is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India. The
sanctuary is one of the last places on earth where the endangered wild ass sub-species Khur (Equus hemionus khur) belonging to species Onager (Equus hemionus) can be spotted.
12. Van Vihar National Park
Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, spans over an area of about 445 hectares. Although it has the status of a national park, Van Vihar is developed and managed as a modern zoological park, following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority.