India national parks
& wildlife sanctuaries travel information
has a wealth of about 80 National Parks and 441 sanctuaries. Many of the
wildlife sanctuaries and a few national parks have been established in
erstwhile private hunting reserves of the British Raj and Indian aristocracy.
Often, a park is better known for a particular animal. Thus Gir (Gujarat)
is famous for its Asiatic lions, the Indian rhinoceros is the pride of
Kaziranga (Assam), elephants steal the show in Periyar (Kerala), and tigers
are synonymous with Kanha (Madhya Pradesh) and Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh).
The mangrove forests of Sunderbans are the unique habitat of the Royal
Bengal Tiger. These are literally a living museum of nature's creations
with a variety of animals, plants, landscapes and rock formations.
Though the Indian
subcontinent has a great variety of wildlife, but the thick and dense
forests account for poor visibility. The spotting of wild animals depends
greatly on their habit and distinct daily and seasonal patterns of activity.
The frequency of wildlife sightings in national parks and sanctuaries
varies depending on the time of the year.
To provide you more
information about the National parks and Wildlife sanctuaries in India,
we have listed a table below. You have to just click on the link for the
National Parks of India