wildlife sanctuaries of india to pamper the wildlife enthusiasts in you
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DESCRIPTIONThere are almost 500 wildlife sanctuaries in India, which reflects the rich flora and fauna in India. There are special tour packages available which feature visit to wildlife sanctuaries.
- 1. Wildlife Sanctuaries Of India To Pamper The Wildlife Enthusiasts In You If you want to experience the thrill and excitement of watching the royal predator Tiger in front of you, wildlife sanctuaries in India are the perfect retreat. To conserve the rich flora and fauna of India, there are more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries in India. Some of the sanctuaries are praised for amazing sights of wildlife in India. Along with mammals, these wildlife reserves also provide shelter to reptiles, and birds. Here is a small list of top 5 wildlife sanctuaries of India worth visiting by nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the former name for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Keoladeo National Park. This is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in India, announced as a protected sanctuary in 1971. In 1985, the sanctuary was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sanctuary is a treat for bird watchers as they can spot numerous beautiful birds including both native and migratory. Moreover, there are wildlife resorts, located at short distance from the sanctuary, to provide comfortable accommodation to the guests.Location: Ghana, Bharatpur, Rajasthan 302001, India Area: 28.73 sq km Year of Establishment: 1982 Flora: Alam, Babul, Ber, Kadam, Kair, Kandi, Jamun, and Piloo
2. Fauna: Storks, Sarus Crane, Cormorants, White Spoonbill, Little Cormorant, Indian Shag, Green Sandpiper, Comb Duck, Wood Sandpiper, Migratory Waterfowl, Ducks, Siberian Crane, Spotted Deer, Leopards, Indian Hare, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Jackal, Small Indian Mongoose, Feral Cattle, Bi-Colored Leaf-Nose Bat, Common Monitor Lizard, Russells Viper, Rhesus Macaque, Python, Cobra, etc. Best Time to Visit: October - FebruarySariska Wildlife SanctuarySariska Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the national parks in North Zone, located close to Delhi and Jaipur. After being declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955, later in 1979, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary was announced as a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger. Apart from mammals, the sanctuary also provides natural habitat to various native and migratory birds. Wildlife resorts, located in proximity with the sanctuary, are praised for providing excellent accommodation meeting the personal preferences of the guests. 3. Location: Alwar, Rajasthan 301001, India Area: 866 sq km Year of Establishment: 1955 Flora: Salar, Dhak, Ber, Bargad, Gugal, Kair, Jhar Ber, Dhok, Kadaya, Gol, Khair, Arjun, Bamboo, and Adusta Fauna: Bengali Tiger, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Chital, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Hanuman Langur, Leopard, Caracal, Golden Jackal, Sambhar, Chinkara, Hare, Rhesus Monkeys, Peafowl, Bush Quail, Tree Pie, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Partridge, Sand Grouse, Golden-Backed Woodpecker, Indian Horned Owl, etc. Best Time to Visit: January - February; April- JuneMudumalai Wildlife SanctuaryIn the South Zone of India, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries. The sanctuary is a retreat for wildlife enthusiasts as the sanctuary provides shelter to almost 55 species of 4. mammals, 34 species of reptiles, 50 species of fishes, 227 species of birds and 21 species of amphibians. The sanctuary shares its boundaries with states of Kerala and Karnataka. Additionally, the sanctuary is categorized into 5 ranges such as Masinagudi, Mudumalai, Thepakadu, Nellakota, and Kargudi. The sanctuary is also a proposed world heritage site by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Various wildlife resorts are located at short distances from the sanctuary to provide a comfortable accommodation to the guests visiting Mudumalai from all parts of the globe.Location: Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu, India Area: 321sq km Year of Establishment: 1940 Flora: Casseria Ovoides, Litsea Mysorensis, Cinnamomum Malabatrum, Olea Dioca, Sneeze Wort, Gnetum Ula, Entada Scandens, Bambusa, Dendrocalamus Strictus, Mangifera Indica, Terminalia Arjuna, Indian Rosewood Dalbergia Latifolia, Pongamia Glabra, Syzygium Cumini, etc. Fauna: Indian Leopard, Leopard Cat, Bengal Tiger, Jungle Cat, Panthers, Gray Langur, Striped Hyena, Bonnet Macaque, Golden Jackal, Indian Elephants, Dhole, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Chital Deer, Indian Spotted Chevrotain, Sambar Deer, Indian Muntjac, Moschiola Indica, Red Giant Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Flying Lizard, Krait, Monitor Lizard, Spectacled Cobra, Asian Pit Vipers, Python, etc. Best Time to Visit: June - September; October - DecemberAchanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary 5. The rich flora and fauna has bestowed India with almost 500 animal sanctuaries. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the wildlife sanctuaries, praised for providing natural shelter to threatened and conserved species. Additionally, visitors also get the opportunity to spot native and migratory birds that find shelter in the Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary. To ensure a memorable and thrilling vacation, there are wildlife resorts, located close to the sanctuary, praised for providing comfortable accommodation to the visitors. Location: Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India Area: 557.55 sq km Year of Establishment: 1975 Flora: Saja, Sal, Bamboo, and Bija Fauna: Leopards, Chital, Striped Hyena, The Sloth Bear, Sambar, Four-Horned Antelope, Blackbuck, Antilope Cervicapra, Wild Boar, Gaur, Bengal Tigers, Jackals, Dhole, Nilgai, Chinkara, Muntjak, Indian Muntjac, etc. Best Time to Visit: November - JuneHazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary 6. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular animal sanctuaries located in the east zone of India. As the sanctuary features exotic flora and fauna, visit to Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is a retreat for nature lovers along with wildlife enthusiasts. Further, to make the trip memorable, there also are safaris organized inside the sanctuary. Along with various threatened and conserved species of mammals, the sanctuary also provides shelter to various native and migratory birds. Wildlife resorts, located in proximity with the sanctuary, are also available to make the trip memorable by offering a comfortable stay. Location: Jharkhand, India Area: 1847 sq km Year of Establishment: 1955 Fauna: Leopard, Wild Boar, Sambar, Chital, Sloth Bear, Hyenas, Panther, Tiger, Nilgai, Peafowl, Black Bear, Kakar, Monkeys, Muntjac, Mongoose, Mouse Deer, Porcupine, Pigeons, etc. Best Time to Visit: October - MarchWildlife sanctuaries in India are a treat for wildlife enthusiasts visiting India from all parts of the globe. The above mentioned sanctuaries are worth a visit due to exotic flora and fauna featured therein.