India is not only a land of rich culture and heritage, but also of diverse flora and fauna. It has some rare and endangered species of wildlife in its dense forests, which have now been offered government protection by declaring them as forest reserves and wildlife sanctuaries. These sanctuaries attract wildlife and nature lovers from around the world.
Here is a list of top 10 famous wildlife sanctuaries in India:
10. Periyar National Park, Kerala
Periyar National Park is located in the picturesque locales of the Western Ghats in Kerala, next to the Periyar River. The park is home to herds of White Elephants, which are sure to be found engaged in playful play in the river water. One can have a pleasurable experience at this destination by taking a cruise in a luxury boat, down the Periyar River.
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9. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Next among the top 10 most famous wildlife sanctuaries in India in 2015 is Kaziranga National Park, which is situated in Golaghat district of Assam. It is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the Northeastern part of the country and is home to the one horned rhino, which is regarded as an endangered species. It also houses wild animals like tigers, wild buffaloes and elephants, in addition to a number of migratory bird species.
8. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Another well known wildlife sanctuary in India is Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The lush green forests, which are spread over a sprawling area of 437 sq km, are the natural habitat of amazing wildlife species such as Nilgai, wild boars, chinkara and tigers.
7. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park is another well known wildlife sanctuary in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which was set up in 1955 to provide protection to the endangered species of swamp deer, popular by the name of Barasingha. Tigers and wolves can also be spotted at this park.
6. Sunderbans, West Bengal
Sunderbans National Park is a forest of swamped mangroves, which is home to the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger. The park has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also features other rare animals like crocodiles, fishing cats and snakes.