Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of india
Jim Corbett National Park
. Located in the Nainital District of Uttrakhand, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936. The national park is located amidst a mixed terrain of deciduous forests and mountainous pine forests. As a result Jim Corbett National park is one of the most biologically diverse zones in India. Corbett National Park is a home to the Bengal tiger, Leopard, Leopard cat, Elephants, Sambhar Deer and Golden Jackal etc.
Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary
. The protected forest area in West Bengal was declared a National Park in 1984 and is a rich biosphere reserve and the part of the Sunderbans situated at the Ganges Delta. The Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to a wide variety of flora and fauna species. These include Tiger, Leopard cat, Fishing Cats and over 70 different species of endemic birds.
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
. Located in Assam, the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1985 and is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The sanctuary is a home to a plethora of rare and endangered species of animals like Tiger, Asian elephants, Golden Cat, Leopards, Clouded Leopard, Slow Loris and Chital etc.
Kaziranga National Park
. Known for the largest population of the Indian one horned Rhinoceros and Tigers in the world, the Kaziranga National Park is located in Assam. The forests are spread across an area of 430 Square kilometers and are home to species like Tigers, Rhinoceros, Elephant, and the Asian water buffalo, Swamp Deer, Monitor Lizard and Spectacled Cobra etc.
Ranthambore National Park
. Considered to be one of the best spots to view the Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore National Park is located in Rajasthan and lies between the confluence of the Banas and the Chambal River. The protected forests are also famous for their large banyan trees and is enshrines a Medieval fort. Tiger, Hyena, Sloth Bear and Chital etc. are some of the rare species found here.
Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur National Park
. Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Avifauna sanctuary is located in Rajasthan. The Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary was created around 250 years ago and was named after a Shiva temple located within the forest by the Rajput King Maharaja Suraj Mal. Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary was announced as a bird sanctuary in 1971 and is famous for housing over 230 species of birds.
Sasan Gir National Park
. The Sasan Gir National Park is located in Gujarat and is famous for its thriving population of the Asiatic Lion. Due to its diverse eco system and geography, Gir Forest National Park is home to a large variety of species of flora and fauna. The rare species of animals found here are Asiatic Lions, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Jungle Cats, Spectacled Cobra and several rare species of birds are also found here.
Kanha National Park
. Spread across a massive 940 sq kilometers, Kanha National Park is the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh. The park is characterized by grassy meadows and open bamboo forests. The rare animal species found in the park are Tigers, Leopards, Wild dogs, Jackals and Sloth bear etc. The park is also famous as being the original source of Rudyard Kipling imagination while writing the Jungle Book although the story was actually set in the Pench National Park in India. The Kanha National Park was established in 1955 and is visited by thousands of tourists each year.
Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary
. Located by the Periyar River in Kerala, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1928 and is spread across 305 square Kilometers. Being located between the mountain ridges the protected area is famous for its population of the Indian Tiger and the Asiatic Elephants. The rare species found here are the Tiger, Elephant, Travancore flying squirrel, Fruit bat, Giant squirrel, Wild pig and lion tailed macaque etc.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
. The oldest water bird sanctuary in India, The Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary was established in 1936. Located in the state of Tamil Nadu the protected area is home to more than a thousand species of birds along with several monkeys. Garganey teals, glossy ibis, grey heron, grey pelican, open billed stork, painted stork, snake bird, spoonbill and spot bill duck are just few of the several species found here.
Sariska National Park
. Located in Rajasthan, the Sariska National Park is one of the major areas of the Bengal Tiger population of India. Although the area wasnt originally populated by the regal cat species, it is one of the few places in the world where an apex predator like the Tiger was successfully relocated from the other areas of India. Apart from the Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Striped hyena, Sambhar deer and Chinkara etc. are few of the rare species found here.
Mundanthurai Wild Life Sanctuary
. Also known as the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, the protected forest is located in Tamil Nadu and was established in 1962. The Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1988 and is spread across an area of 895 square kilometers. The rare species found here include Tiger, Leopard, Jungle cat, Giant squirrel, wild dog and Elephant etc.
Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
. Also known as the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, forest reserve is spread across an area of 958 sq kilometers. The Annamalai forest is located in Tamil Nadu and is home to several endangered animal species and is surrounded by several peaks and rivers. Bengal Tiger, Elephants, Sloth Bear, Indian Leopard, Pangolin and the Sambhar deer are few of the several rare species of animal housed here.
Campbell Bay National Park
. Located on the Great Nicobar Island, the Campbell Bay National Park is spread in an area of 462 square kilometers and is a part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. The protected forests are almost unexplored and contain several rare and endemic species of flora, fauna, avi fauna and marine life. The tropical evergreen forests situated in the Bay of Bengal make it one of the strangest eco systems in the world.
Dudhwa National Park
. Located in Uttar Pradesh, Dudhwa National Park is spread across an area of 490.3 sq Kilometers. The Dudhwa National Park was established in 1977 as a sanctuary to the swamp deer or the commonly known Barasingha and is also one of the few remaining habitats of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceroses . Thanks to the efforts of famed conservationist Billy Arjan Singh, the predator species like the Leopard and the Tiger were introduced to keep the stag population in check. A plethora of animal, reptile and bird species are found in this park.
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
. Situated amidst the mighty confines of the Nanda Devi peak, the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and National Park was established in 1982. The protected forests are located in the state of Uttrakhand and lies at an average elevation of 3500 meters above sea level. The Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black bear, Himalayan Brown bear, Musk deer, Himalayan Tahr and plenty of bird and breath taking floral species.
Hemis National Park
. Also known as Hemis High Altitude National Park, it is the largest national park in India with an area that spans across 4,400 sq kilometers. Interestingly the park also contains several Tibetan Buddhist gompas and monasteries and is visited by several tourists. The Hemis National Park contains the rare and endangered species like the snow leopard, Bharal sheep, Tibetan Wolf, Eurasian Brown Bear, Lammergeier Vulture, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Vulture and Mountain weasel etc.
Bandhavgarh National Park
. With one of the highest tiger populations in India, Bhandavgarh National Park is said to be located on a place said to have given by Lord Rama to Lakshamana, The National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh. The park is spread across an area of 446 square kilometers and is known to be the home for one of the most photographed tigers in the world. The park also contains a medieval fort, and primitive caves dating back to the 1st century AD.
Pench National Park
. The name of the National Park is taken from the Pench River that flows through the national park from north to south, dividing the park in two equal halves. The Pench National Park is famous as being the setting for Rudyard Kiplings famous collection of stories The Jungle Book. Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Jackal and several species of birds and reptiles are housed here.
Kanchendzonga National Park
. Located in the area containing the 3rd highest peak in the world, Kanchendzonga National Park lays at an elevation ranging from 1,829 meters to 8,550 meters above sea level. The Kanchendzonga national park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna species including several rare medicinal herbs and endangered species of animals, reptiles and birds.
Bandipur National Park
. Spanning across an area of 874 sq kilometers, the Bandipur National Park is located in the state of Karnataka. The national park was established in 1974 and is a refuge for several threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna. Tigers, Elephants, sloth bears, Mugger crocodiles, Dholes, Spectacled Cobra and flying lizards etc. can be spotted here.
Wandur National Park Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park
. Known for its colorful marine life and coral reefs, Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park is located in the Andaman Islands. The protected marine area is known for its views of some of the most coral reef abundant places in Asia and is also a great place to view the sea turtles and pristine beaches.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Karnataka and is known as a famous tiger reserves in India. The reserve forests are spread across 866.41 sq kilometers and are the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Black panthers and several species of birds and reptiles can be found here.
Valley Of Flowers National Park
. Located in the foothills of the western Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers National Park lies in the state of Uttarakhand. As the name suggest the park is covered with grassy meadows that gets covered with colorful flowers and is a major tourist attraction in India. The park is also home to the Snow leopard, Himalayan Brown bear, Asian Black Bear, and red fox etc.
Panna National Park
. Situated in an area of 542.67 sq kilometers, the Panna National Park and Tiger Reserve is located in Madhya Pradesh. The protected forest was declared as a tiger reserve in 1994 and is the 5th tiger reserve in the state. Apart from the tiger, the Sloth bear, chital, Chinkara and King Vulture etc. can also be spotted at the Panna National Park.
Balpakram National Park
. Located in Meghalaya, the Balpakram National Park contains several plateau and adjoining forests and is placed around 3000 meters above sea level. The park is famous for housing several species of flora and fauna due to its diverse terrain along with marine fossil deposits. Tiger, Marbled Cat, Golden Cat, Red Panda, Elephant and Wild Water buffalo etc.
Similipal National Park
. The Park is located in the state of Orrisa and is famous as a reserve for the Asiatic elephant. The Similipal National Park is one of the most breath taking nature reserves in India with several, forests, grassy meadows and waterfalls. Tiger, Elephant, Indian Bison, Chausingha, Leopard, Jungle cat and several species of birds and reptiles can be spotted here.
Kudremukh National Park
. Located amidst the lush green hillocks of the Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka, The Kudremukh National Park is one of the best located nature reserves in India. The lush green grasslands and the confluence of three rivers have made it abundant in flora and fauna. Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sambhar deer, Dhole and Lion tailed macaque etc can be spotted here.
Eravikulam National Park
. The Eravikulam National Park is located in the state of Kerala in the Western Ghats and is characterized by high altitude grassy meadows and the tropical montane forests of the Shola. The park is surrounded by different tributaries of the Periyar, Kaveri and Chalakudiyar River and has several waterfalls. The Tiger, Leopard, Dhole, Indian Porcupine, Nilgiri Tahr, Stripe necked mongoose, Golden Jackal and Sambar Deer can be spotted here.
Bannerghatta National Park
. Located in Karnataka, the Bannerghatta National Park contains several attractions such as trekking, animal rescue center, a zoo, an aquarium and a protected forest. The Park is famous as a corridor for the Asiatic Elephants. Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Indian Bison, Pangolin, Russells viper, Cobras, Jackal and the Indian Porcupine etc. can be spotted here.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the state of Kerala, amidst the hillocks of the Western Ghats. The protected forests are located in a high altitude ranging from 400 meters to 2,522 meters above sea level. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is covered with montane rain forests and wet green grasslands along with dry deciduous and thorny shrub forests towards the south. Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Sambhar Deer, Indian Bison, Nilgiri Tahr, Rusty spotted cat and Grizzled Giant Squirrel etc. can be found here.
Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
. Located in Assam, The Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across an area of 350 sq kilometers. The park is surrounded by the Brahmaputra, Lohit and the Dibru River. The park comprises of semi evergreen and deciduous forests and grasslands. The protected forests are a home to several endangered and rare species of flora and fauna. The Park houses feral horses, Tiger, Water Buffalo, Elephant, Flying Squirrel, King Cobra, River Dolphin and Slow Loris etc.
National Chambal Sanctuary
. Located in the Land of kings, the state of Rajasthan, The National Chambal Sanctuary was established in 1979 and is spread across an area of 5400 sq kilometers. The Chambal River located at the confluence of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh is the life blood of the sanctuary and houses some of the most endangered species of mammals, reptiles and marine life. The Indian Gharial, the Ganges Dolphin, Indian Wolf, Striped Hyena, Monitor Lizard, Indian Flying fox, Porcupine and Hedgehog etc. are few of the rare species that can be spotted here.
Orang National Park
. The Orang National Park is located on the Northern Shores of the Brahmaputra River and is often termed as the mini Kaziranga due to its population of the Indian one horned rhinoceros. The park comprises of alluvial flood plains, moist deciduous forests and grasslands. The rare species found here are the Indian Rhinoceros, Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, Pygmy Hog, Pangolin, Leopard Cat and King Cobra.
Nameri National Park
. Located in the eastern Himalayas and the state of Assam, The Nameri National Park was established on 1978. The park comprises of moist deciduous forests, bamboo forests and narrow strips of grasslands along the Jia Bhoroli River. The wildlife reserve is a home to rare and endangered wildlife species like the Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Elephant, Sambhar, Dhole, Sloth bear and Sambhar deer etc.
Gorumara National Park
. The nature reserve is located in the Terai region of the eastern Himalayas in the state of West Bengal. The Gorumara National Park was established in 1994 and is also a home to the Indian rhinoceros. The park is comprised of biomes, Sal forests and Bamboo Groves. The species found here are Leopards, Rhinoceros, Asiatic Elephants, Indian Bison, Wild Boar, Pygmy hog, Indian Wolf and Indian Wild Dogs etc.
Nokrek National Park
. The Nokrek National Park is located in the state of Meghalaya and is one of the few Biosphere reserves in India. The park comprises of a hilly terrain covered with a lush green forest cover. The park is also famous for its tropical and citrus fruits. Nokrek National Park is famous for its population of the Red Panda.
Namdapha National Park
. Spread across an area of approximately 2000 sq kilometers, the Namdapha National Park is the third largest National Park in India and located in Arunachal Pradesh. Located on the Burma border, the sanctuary is covered with a lush green canopy of forests and is home to several endangered species of animals, reptiles and birds. Tiger, Leopard, Clouded leopard, Snow Leopards, Asiatic Black bears, Dholes, Red Pandas and Slow Loris etc.
Gulf Of Kuchh National Park
. Located in the state of Gujarat, The Gulf of Kuchh National Park is the first marine national park in India. The national park is located on an island in the Arabian Sea and is a home to several species of coral, Dolphins, Whales and the massive Whale Sharks.
Silent Valley National Park
. The Silent Valley National Park is located in Gods own country, the state of Kerala. The Park is located amidst the Western Ghats and comprises of tropical moist rainforests and moist evergreen forests. The Forests have been mentioned in the Mahabharatha as one of the places the Pandavas spent their 14 year exile at. It is famous for its population of the endangered Lion tailed Macaque, Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Sloth bear, otter, Travancore flying squirrel, Porcupine and Elephant etc.
Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park
. Located in the Gulf of Mannar, The marine national park comes under the jurisdiction of the state of Tamil Nadu and lies between India and Sri Lanka. The Gulf of Mannar National Park contains over 3600 species of marine fauna and several other endangered species. Sharks, Dugongs, Dolphins, Coral, Whales and Sea Cucumbers etc. can be found here. The famous glass bottom boat rides attract a huge number of tourists here.
Betla National Park
. The Betla National Park is located in the Indian state of Jharkhand and was established as Indias first tiger reserve. The park is covered with a canopy of tropical and mixed deciduous forests and temperate alpine forests in the upper reaches. Tiger, Leopard, Pangolin, Jackal, Brown bear, Hyena and mongoose etc. can be spotted here.
Desert National Park
. The Desert National Park is located amidst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The national park was established in 1992 and comprises mainly of grasslands and sand dunes. It is the best place to observe and spot the rare and endangered desert animal and plant species. Desert Fox, Bengal Fox, Spiny Tail lizard, Monitor lizard, Russells viper, Desert cat, Saw scaled viper and the great Indian bustard can be spotted here.
. Covering an area of 8600 hectares, the Harike Wetland is a manmade lake and wetland formed by the headworks built in 1953 on the confluence of the Beas and the Sutlej rivers. The wetland is characterized by the Harike freshwater lake and is a home to over 200 species of birds along with a rich marine flora and fauna. The endangered Indus dolphin was recently sighted in the Beas River is also found in the Harike freshwater lake.
South Button Island National Park
. The South Button Island National Park is located towards the south west of Havelock islands in the Andaman Islands of India. The marine sanctuary is a famous scuba diving spot famous for its coral reefs and the marine life that they harbor. The Dugong and the Hydrosaurus lizards are also few of the many endangered species found here.
Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary
. The wildlife sanctuary is located in the state of Telangana and is spread across an area of 812 sq kilometers. The Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is split in have by the Godavari rives and comprises of a forest covered hills with grassy slopes. The species like Tiger, Leopard, Wolf, Dhole, Jackals, Sloth bear, Mugger crocodiles, Cobra and Chinkara etc. can be spotted here.
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary
. The Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the state of Bihar and was established in 1976. The place derives its name from a dam said to be constructed by Bhima in Mahabharatha and is spread across and area of 681.99 sq kilometers. Leopard, Tiger, Mongoose, Monitor Lizard, Grey headed Fish eagle, Owls, Falcons and Sloth bear etc. can be found here.
Palamau Tiger Reserve
. Located in the Indian state of Jharkhand, the Palamau Tiger Reserve is one of the famous tiger reserves in India. It is spread across 1,014 sq kilometers of area and was established in 1947. The forests are a home to several rare and endangered species of wildlife such as the Leopard, Tiger, Indian Bison, Sambhar deer and the Indian wild dogs etc.
Mudumalai National Park
. The Mudumalai National Park is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was established in 1940. The wildlife reserve is located amidst the Nilgiri hills of the Western Ghats and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Indian Bison, Leopard cat, striped hyenas, Jackal, Sloth Bear and Asiatic Elephants etc. can be spotted in this nature reserve along with several endemic and migratory bird species and reptiles.
Gir National Park and Sasan Gir Sanctuary
. The Gir National Park and the Sasan Gir Sanctuary of Gujarat are the only wildlife sanctuaries in India that have Asiatic Lions. October June is the ideal time to visit the place and watch these majestic beasts strolling in their territories.
Keoladeo Ghana National
. Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the man made wetlands in India that has been declared as a National Park. It was formerly called as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.This park hosts a large number of avifauna during the summers and is considered as one of the best national parks to observe exotic migratory birds and other birds of India. Located in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, this park serves as a primary centre for ornithologists and other zoological studies.
Periyar National Park
. The Periyar National Park, Kerala is the only national park in South India as well as in India that has an artificial lake flowing through the forests. Located on the evergreen hills of the Western Ghats, this wildlife sanctuary is also one of the Tiger Reserve Forests in India.While boating in the Periyar Lake, visitors can behold the mighty beasts of this park, quenching their thirsts on the lakesides. Elephants, Deer, Nilgiri Tahrs and Langurs are the other attractions of this park.
Manas National Park
. Considered as one of the youngest names in the list of National Parks in India, the Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam has a large number of rare and endangered species. Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hod are some of the most endangered species of this park.
Nagarhole National Park
. Nagarhole National Park is located in Mysore district of Karnataka and is a popular destination for Tiger spotting. It is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. With quite a large number of Tigers, this park also has a significant number of Indian Bison, Leopard, Sloth Bear and Elephant.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger
. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project, a Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is the oldest and the largest National Park in Maharashtra. Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Stripped Hyena and Jungle Cats are some of the commonly found carnivores of this park. Sloth Bears, Gaur, Nilgai and Spotted Deer are the herbivores.Forests of this park always bear the green colour due to the geographical topography of the parks location. Axle wood, a fire resistant species of trees can be commonly found in this park. Among the other species, Black Plum, Arjun and Palas are dominant.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala
. After the Periyar National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. This sanctuary is located on the Western Ghats and shares its border with Tamil Nadu on the Annamalai Hills. Among the 34 species of mammals found in this sanctuary, Panthers, Spotted Deer, Indian Elephant, Tiger and Nilgiri Tahr are the most spectacular.
The Great Himalayan National Park
. The Great Himalayan National Park lies among the lush coniferous forests of and the snow capped mountain peaks Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the high altitude national parks in India. While the location of this park is itself a stunning feature, the emerald meadows in some portions of the park makes it one of the stunning parks in India.
Galathea National Park
. Galathea National Park is a National Park located in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. It is located on the island of Great Nicobar in the Nicobar Islands, which lie in the eastern Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal.
The total area of this park is some 110 square kilometres, and it was gazetted as a National Park of India in 1992. Galathea forms part of what has been designated as the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, which also includes the larger Campbell Bay National Park, separated from Galathea by a 12 km forest buffer zone.
Many unique and rare species of plants and animals are found in the park, a number of which owing to their relative geographical isolation are endemic to the islands.
Middle Button Island National Park
. Middle Button Island National Park is an Indian national park located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is situated close to Port Blair. The total area that this parkland covers is about 64 square kilometres.
Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary
. Interview Island Sanctuary is the largest island sanctuary in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Surrounded by dense forest area and close to the beach, there is no permanent human habitation on the island. It is covered by semi evergreen forest and the remaining area harbours mangroves and littoral forests.
Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary
. Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary LIWS is one of the Wildlife Sanctuaries in Andaman and Nicobar and it is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. It is approximately 228 km 141.67 miles away from Port Blair city in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 1,379 km 856.87 miles away from Chennai and 1,139 km 707.74 miles away from Visakhapatnam cities in India.
Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve
. Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest Tiger reserve in India . The reserve spreads over five districts, Nalgonda District, Mahbubnagar district, Kurnool District, Prakasam District and Guntur District.
Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary
. Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and an elephant reserve situated in Andhra Pradesh, India.It is the only sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh with a population of Asian elephants, which migrated after 200 years from neighbouring regions.
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary
. Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary is a famous 481 km? Protected areainThiruvallur DistrictofTamil Nadustate
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Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary
. Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary located 15 km from Medak and 115 km from Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Pakhui Tiger Reserve
. Pakhui Tiger Reserve is a Project Tiger tiger reserve in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. The 862 square kilometres reserve is protected by the Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh.
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
. Eaglenest or Eagles Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of India in the Himalayan foothills of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh.
Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary
. The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, formerly known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary or Hollongapar Reserve Forest, is an isolated protected area of evergreen forest located in Assam, India.
Pong Dam Sanctuary
. ThePong Dam, also known as theBeas Dam, is an earth fillembankment damon theBeas Riverjust upstream ofTalwarain the state ofHimachal Pradesh, India. The purpose of the dam is water storage for irrigation andhydroelectricpower generation.As the second phase of the Beas Project, construction on the dam began in 1961 and was completed in 1974. At the time of its completion, the Pong Dam was the tallest of its type in India.The lake created by the dam,Maharana Pratap Sagar, became a renowned bird sanctuary.
Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
. Sharavatiis ariverwhich originates and flows entirely within the state ofKarnatakainIndia. It is one of the few westward flowing rivers of India and a major part of the river basin lies in theWestern Ghats. The famousJog Fallsare formed by this river. The river itself and the region around it are rich in biodiversity and are home to many rare species of flora and fauna.
Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary
. Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary is a reserve in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a potential site for Cheetah Reintroduction in India. The wildlife sanctuary with an area of 1197 km? is based near Jabalpur, Damoh and Sagar Towns of Jabalpur.
Gangotri National Park
. Gangotri National Park is a national park located in Uttarkashi District Uttarakhand, India. The size of this national park is about 2,390 square km.
Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
. The Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is a proposed Protected area in Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu State South India.
Rajaji National Park
. Rajaji National Park is an Indian national park & Tiger Reserve that encompasses the Shivaliks, near the foothills of the Himalayas. It is spread over 820 km?., and three districts of Uttarakhand: Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal.
Nagarahole National Park
. Nagarhole National Park, is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka state in South India. This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger tiger reserve in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a Tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is notable as Maharashtras oldest and largest National Park. It is one of Indias 43 Project Tiger Tiger reserves.
Papikonda National Park
. Papikonda National Park is located in East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh and Khammam district of Telangana, with an area of 1,012.86 km?.
Valmiki National Park
. Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the West Champaran district of Bihar state, India. The extensive forest area of Valmikinagar was previously owned by the Bettiah Raj and Ramanagar Raj until the early 1950s.
Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary
. Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary is a manmade lake, completed in 1213 AD by the Kakatiyas. The sanctuary is spread over 860 sq km consisting of a large plateau surrounded by low hills. The environment and the Pakhal Lake form the core area of the sanctuary. The vegetation consists of tropical dry deciduous mixed forests, bamboo and mixed teak forests. Its natural scenic beauty and landscape is extremely beautiful and captivating, which makes this place worth visiting. This sanctuary consists of a large plateau surrounded with low hills. The Pakhal Lake and its environs form the core area. Altitude ranges from 280 300 ft.
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
. Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Khammam district, Telangana state of India. The wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 635.40 km? with the picturesque Kinnerasani Lake with densely forested islands in the middle of the sanctuary.
Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
. Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kaimur District of Bihar and is near Bhabhua. It is the largest sanctuary in the state and occupies an area of about 1342 km?. This Sanctuary located in the famous Kaimur hills range.
Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary
. Changhthang Wildlife Sanctuary spread across an area of 4,000 sq km amidst deep gorges and enormous plateaus comprises of the high altitude lakes of Pangong Tso 13,386 ft, Tso Moriri 15,000 ft and Tso Kar 14,800 ft besides a couple of more small lakes. Known as theNorthern Highlandsthe harsh and dry weather leaves the land non cultivable. Surrounded by many mountainous ranges, Changthang sustains diversity of flora and fauna. The lakes here are amongst the most mesmerising in the world which play host to a number of avian life. The region is inhabited by the changpa nomads who migrate from one pastureland to the other throughout the year. The wildlife includes the kiang or the Tibetan wild ass and the black necked crane besides the snow leopard, lynx, wolf gazelle, bharal, argali and the omnipresent mormot.
Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary
. Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve is a protected area and Tiger Reserve along the Western Ghats in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary
. Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary is located 54 km from Pithoragarh near Askot in Uttarakhand state of India. This sanctuary has been set up primarily with the object of conserving the musk deer and its habitat.
Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
. The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the eight wildlife sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is located in the Upper Dibang Valley district covering an area of 4,149 km?. The sanctuary is rich in wildlife.
SonaiRupai Wildlife Sanctuary
. Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the state of Assam in India. This wildlife sanctuary covers 175 km?. It is located along the foothills of the Great Himalayan Range. The area was declared as a sanctuary in 1998.
Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife park in Chhattisgarh, India. The sanctuary houses a number of endangered animal species, including leopards, Bengal tigers, and wild bison.
Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
. Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Narmada district of Gujarat. This sanctuary has 607.70 Km? area. Best season to visit is from November to March.
Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary
. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary also known as the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Little Rann of Kutch in the Gujarat state of India. Spread over 4954 km?, it is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India.
Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary
. Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary also popularly known as Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary or Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary notified as such in April 1981 and subsequently denotified in 1995 with reduced
BiligirirangaSwamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
. TheBiligirirangana Hills,commonly called B R Hills, is a hill range situated in south easternKarnataka, at its border withTamil NaduErode District inSouth India. The area is calledBiligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuaryor simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. It is aprotected reserveunder theWildlife Protection Act of 1972. Being at the confluence of theWestern Ghatsand theEastern Ghats, the sanctuary is home to eco systems that are unique to both the mountain ranges. The site was declared aTiger Reservein December 2010.
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
. Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the Mandya, Chamarajanagar and Ramanagar districts of Karnataka. The Cauvery River passes through its midst. It was established in 1987.
Ratapani Tiger Reserve
. The Ratapani Tiger Reserve, located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, in Vindhaya range in central India, is one of the finest teak forests in the state and is less than 50 km. away from the capital Bhopal.
TamorPingla Wildlife Sanctuary
. Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Surajpur District, Chhattisgarh, India. It is named after the Tamor hill and Pingla Nalla, the old and prominent features of the area.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area and a Project Tiger tiger reserve located 38 km. northwest of Chikmagalur town in Karnataka state, India. Bhadra sanctuary has a wide range of flora and fauna and is a popular place for day outings.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a 285 square kilometres protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala state, South India. Established in 1973, it is in the Sungam range of hills between the Anaimalai Hills and Nelliampathy Hills.
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in Satara district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
. Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary is a protected area of Maharashtra state, India. It lies in the Satmala and Ajantha hill ranges of the Western Ghats, and administratively is in Aurangabad District and Jalgaon District.
Nalbana Bird Sanctuary
. Nalbana Bird Sanctuaryis a 15.53km26.0sqmiprotected areacomprisedmostly of Nalbana Island inOriya language, Nalbana means a weed covered island, a major island near the centre ofChilka Lake. It was notified in 1987 and declared a bird sanctuary in 1973 under theWildlife Protection Act.
Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary
. The Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary situated in the southeast portion of the Pratapgarh district in Rajasthan, India, declared as a protected forest area by the Government of Rajasthan Notification No.
Shenbagathoppu Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary
. The Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Srivilliputhur Wildlife Sanctuary, was established in 1988 to protect the vulnerable grizzled giant squirrel.
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Bhagalpur District of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 50 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon.
Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
. The Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve is a non use conservation area and biosphere reserve in the Satpura Range of Madhya Pradesh state, in central India. The conservation area was created in 1999 by the Indian government.