Top 15 Wildlife Sanctuaries In India

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India has a wide variety of greenery and forest areas. However the increased poaching and other natural calamities like floods and increase in the level of the saltiness of the water and other causes has lead to the destruction of several varieties of avian and other animal species. There are some species that are said to be endangered and some species have already become extinct which used to be quite popular in this subcontinent. Several varieties of amphibians like the annamalai frog and the Anamudi frogs are said to be already decreased excessively. There are also other species like the Nilgiri Tahr and the Gharial which are now preserved in some forest areas.

Below are the top 15 sanctuaries in India that are very popular.

1. Kaziranga National Park:


This is situated in the bank of the Brahmaputra River in Assam. This is a popular sanctuary where several varieties of deer, tigers, wild boars and even elephants are found. This is also popular for the several varieties of the amphibian and avian species. This has fresh water streams and also swamp deer is a popular animal here.

2. Bandipur National Park:


This is a few kilometres from Mysore and also some more kilometres from the famous city of Bangalore. This is a popular place which preserves several species of wild animals and amphibians. There are also large lakes here and the greenery which is a popular attraction for many people. A person can also find the Himalayan macaws and other birds here like sparrows and quails.

3. Bandhavgarh National Park:


This is a popular place where a person can find deer. This is also popular for the small streams and lakes. The lush greenery has an attraction for people who like to watch birds and many flying species come to this forest area like the flamingos and many colourful parakeets.

4. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary:


A person can find lush greenery and the Brahminy Kite here in their natural habitat. A person can also take boat rides here or stay at the boat houses. The Waterfowl is also quite common here and the heron. This is a very popular place for the Egrets and the Himalayan Storks.

5. Gir Sanctuary:


This is a place where a person can find several wild deer varieties in their natural habitat. This is in the State of Gujarat and there are also quite a few lakes which are in the adjoining areas. There are some park areas where birds are also preserved in their natural habitat. Several varieties of the Kraits and other reptilians can also be found here.

6. Narcondam Wild Life Sanctuary:


This is a small island in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. This is where there are a number of bird species which can be found. This area also has lush greenery and a scenic view for people. There are also lake areas here where various types of aquatic animals can be seen.

7. Keoladeo Ghana National Park:


This is popular in the Rajasthan State and many people like to see the wide varieties of birds that live in their natural habitat here. The lakes adjoining the area and the fresh water streams are also where some amphibians and other aquatic species can be found.

8.  Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary:


This is a popular forest area which has been preserved by the Gurgaon Government. This has fresh water streams and lakes where several varieties of the flying species can be seen.

9. Krishna Wild Life Reserve:


This is in Andhra Pradesh and is a mangrove area. This is also very popular place for its variety of animals species like the flamingos the quails and the deer. A person can also see the wild boars and the gaurs here.

10. Pench National Park:


This is in Madhya Pradesh. This is famous for its lush greenery. A person can ride on the vehicles here and also see the animals in their natural habitats. Amongst the most popular the tigers, lions, cheetahs and pumas are quite popular. Wild boars and Hyenas can be found here.

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11. Chinnar National Park:


The most popular species here are the Crocodiles which are the Muggar. This is also popular for the Nilgiri Tahr. A person can also find the swamp deer here and also a wide variety of bird species. This is located on the Western Ghats.

12. Bandhavgarh National Park:


This is a popular area in Madhya Pradesh where a person can find tigers and pumas in their natural habitat. This has been a popular project for the government of the country. There are also fresh water streams and other adjoining greenery of the small lakes.

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13. Khangchendzonga National Park:


This is in Sikkim and is popular for its wide variety of animals like the Red panda, the wild boards, tigers and also lions. There are some birds and other amphibians as well that are found here.

14. Ranthambore National Park:


This is in Rajasthan and is a very popular area. There is lush greenery and also a number of wild animals that can be seen here. Amongst the most popular are the tigers. This is said to be the largest of the reserves for tigers in the northern parts. This is also famous for its variety of kraits and other reptilian species. There are also birds like macaws, quails and other varieties of frogs that can be seen in the areas adjoining the lakes.

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15. Manas Sanctuary:


This is in Assam and is a very popular place for many people who wants to see animals in their natural habitats. A person can sport variety of Himalayan flying species here and also reptiles. There are also some areas where a person can see the crocodiles and other amphibians adjoining the fresh water lakes. There are also animals like the Golden Langur and the wild boars that can be seen here. Other endangered species of turtles can be seen here. This is a very popular project of the government of assam.

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