Wildlife Week: Popular sanctuaries in India
Every year, 2nd - 8th October is observed as Wildlife week throughout the world. During this time of the year, various environmentalists and activists do several activities related to wildlife conservation to spread awareness.
Indian flora and fauna has its own beauty and India has been successful in conserving its wildlife.
If you are a wildlife lover, then wildlife sanctuaries can become your perfect escape as you can witness the imposing beauty of the forests and their endless range of wildlife.
India is a sanctum of many wildlife sanctuaries which you can visit.
Below is a list of popular wildlife sanctuaries in the country:
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Corbett National Park, located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, is considered as one of the oldest and best among the National Parks in the country. Established in 1936 to protect the imposing Bengal Tigers, the national park not only gives shelter to tigers but also to vast diversity of rare flora and fauna.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
If you want to explore the largest wildlife sanctuaries then Kaziranga National Park is the perfect place as you can witness the wildlife of Northeast India. In India as well in the world, the park is the natural habitat of the endangered one-horned Rhinoceros. It is located in the Golaghat district of Assam.
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Situated in Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is known as a royal national park and the place where Tigers can be easily spotted. It is ranked as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India. Mainly popular for its tiger safaris, it is also home to other wild animals like leopards, nilgai, wild boars, sambar deers and hyenas.
Sunderban National Park, West Bengal
Sunderban National Park, located in the deltaic region of India, West Bengal, Sunderban is one of the largest and oldest national park in the country. This park is the original home to the stunning Royal Bengal Tigers.
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat
Gir National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary in India, which is home to the majestic Asiatic Lions. Located in Gujarat, the park has the largest number of leopards in the country. The months between October - June is the best time to visit this beautiful wildlife sanctuary to spot wild animals especially the Asiatic Lions.
Periyar National Park, Kerala
Periyar National Park is primarily a Tiger Reserve Forest in India. It is also the only national park in the country where one can see an artificial lake flowing through the forest. It is located on the evergreen hills of the Western Ghats in Kerala.
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh is one of the the well-maintained parks in Asia. Established in 1955, this park has gained attention due to its efforts in saving the rare and almost extinct species of the Swamp Deer, also known as ‘Barasingha’.