Monday, April 20, 2009

Wildife in India

India is one of the world's best known areas for viewing and photographing wildlife. All across the country are the exotic and fascinating wildlife parks and sanctuaries, where wildlife can be observed in the natural surroundings. In India, there around 500 species of mammals, 1250 species of birds, 20,000 species of insects, 2,000 species of butterflies and over 700 species of reptiles and amphibians. Once you've had experience the India's extraordinary diversity of wildlife and the spectacular sceneries you'll surely want to come here again and again.

India is quite justly proud of its affluent natural heritage, which is being well protected in the many nature parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The fascinating sights of the unique flora and fauna enchants you and and the glorious surroundings stirs your imagination. With more than 482 wildlife sanctuaries and 90 national parks in the country, India is indeed a dreamland.

Each of these sanctuaries supports several species of wildlife, but is most famous for one particular species. Kaziranga National Park in Assam is the only surviving home of the one-horned rhinos, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat have a significant population of the Asiatic Lions, Periyar National Park in Kerala 'God's Own Country' is most popular for the wild Elephants safari's while Sunderbans in West Bengal is a home to Tigers. Apart from that Keibul Lamjao National Park is known for the exotic population of the Thamin Deer, Dachigam for Stag, Velavadhar for black buck and Kashmir for Hangbul.

India is also a exotic land to go for the Tiger trial tours. The Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks in Madhya Pradesh, Ranthabore in Rajasthan, Dudhwa and Corbett National Park in Uttar Pradesh are some of the best known Tiger Reserves in the country.

Famous Animals in India : Indian Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, India Black Buck, Indian Black Bear, Indian Camel, Asiatic Elephant, Indian Clouded Leopard, Indian Deer, Indian Langur, Indian Macaques, Indian Red panda, Indian Rhinoceros, Snow leopard, Indian Striped hyena, Indian wild ass, Indian Wild Boar, Red Panda, Himalayan Palm Civet, Himalayan Wild Pig, Sambar Deer, Neelgai, Himalayan Tahr, Golden Jackal, Gaur, Chital, Boar, Bengal Fox, Barasingha, Bonnet Macaque, Hog Deer, Madras Cat, Indian Porcupine, Leaf Muntjac, Indian Long Ear Hedgehog, Four Horned Antelope, Caracal, Hispid Hare, Hanuman Langur, India Pangolin etc

Famous Birds in India : Indian Peafowl, Indian Roller, Great Indian Bustard, Lammergerier, White Rumped Shama, Sarus Crane, Grey Heron, Brown Long Ear Bat, Comb Duck, Common Kingfisher, Cuckoo, Garganey Teal, Grey Junglefowl, Mallard, Red Junglefowl, Andaman Hawk Owl, Black Ibis, Night Heron, White Breasted Waterhen, Little Grebe, Large Cormorant, Eurasian Spoonbill, Indian Skimmer, Common Red Shank, Spotted Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Temminck's Stint etc.

India ranks as one of the top birding destinations in the world. Birders from all over the world come here to experience both the great diversity of the typically Indian birds, migrants and the Indian birds. They enjoy excellent birding, weather they are with an organized birding tour or are touring of their own.

India's Prime Birding Areas :
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo National Park
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Sultanpur National Park
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Valley of Flowers
Kaundinya Bird Sanctuary
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary
Kinnerasani Sanctuary
Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
Manjira Bird Sanctuary
Neelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Sonai Rupai sanctuary
Flamingo Colony
Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
Velavadar Bird Sanctuary

Famous National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India :
Corbett National Park
Dachigam National Park
Dudhwa National Park
Kanha National Park
Nagarhole National Park
Rajaji National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Royal Chitwan Park
Sultanpur National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park
Keoladeo National Park
Sundarbans National Park
Nanda Devi National Park
Kaziranga National Park

Whether you are wildlife lover, intense birder or casual birdwatcher, sports enthusiast or just a general laid back traveler, India is the country to visit.

Start planning your wildlife tour to India, by taking a journey through this blog.

Aparana Chauhan


India is an amazing destination. Every city in the country has its own mark and its own tourist location. Many know of Taj Mahal as it is one of the wonders of the world. But believe there are still many destinations in India that are yet to be explored by the tourists.

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