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Wildlife in India is both rich and varied. The geographical and climatic diversity has made it vary rich and diverse in flora and fauna. Many different species of plant and animal kingdom are found in India. There are more than 90 national parks and 482 wildlife sanctuaries in the country.
India is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world with several tourism options and excellent tourist facilities. Wildlife tourism in this country has been emerged as a very fascinating tourism option. This country is home to rich flora and fauna with several wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves, forest reserves, bird sanctuaries and national parks. Wildlife lovers, nature lovers and wildlife adventure enthusiasts from all over the world visit India to explore rich flora and fauna of this country. In fact, India presents very fascinating opportunity to relish wildlife expedition and tourism with many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Know about two popular destinations where wildlife enthusiasts frequently come.
Corbett National Park - Named after the hunter turned environmentalist Jim Corbett, it is the oldest and first national park of India. Situated in the Nainital district in Uttarakhand, it is home to a variety of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and vegetations. There are about 500 different species of plants and diverse variety of fauna including 50 species of mammals, 585 species of birds (resident & migratory birds), and 30 species of reptiles. This famous sanctuary has been a haunt for tourists, adventure seekers, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts for a long time. Commonly found animals in this park are royal Bengal tigers, leopards, panthers, jungle cats, fishing cats, leopard cats, barking deer, sambar deer, spotted deer, hog, Himalayan black bears, Indian gray mongoose, goat-antelopes, four-horned antelopes, langurs, monkeys, elephants, Indian pythons, crocodiles, etc. The park is an excellent destination for ecotourism in India. Elephant safaris, Jeep safaris and trekking are enjoyable activities. Indeed, Corbett is one of the most popular destinations for Wildlife tours in India.
Ranthambhore National Park - Situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan it is an important tiger reserve and National Park in India. It is one of the largest and most famous national wildlife parks in northern India. It attracts wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world for exciting India Wildlife Tours and travels. Ranthambhore is famous for its large population of royal Bengal tigers. It is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in the country. Major animals found in this park are tigers, leopards, panthers, leopard cats, jungle cats, wild dogs, wild boar, sambar deer, chitals, sloth bears, etc. It is also home to a variety of trees, plants, birds, and reptiles. Jeep safaris, elephants safaris, trekking, Ranthambhore fort, Jogi Mahal, etc are attractions of Ranthambhore wildlife tourism.
There are many more wildlife destinations in India where you can go for wildlife expedition and Wildlife Tours India. Some other famous sanctuaries and parks are Sariska, Sunderbans, Dachigram, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna, Periyar, etc.
by S. C.
03 january 2011, World News > Asia