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Major Wildlife Sanctuaries

Target Tours India Pvt Ltd.India is a vast land with immense diversity and spectacular sites and relishes its precious wealth that includes more than 80 National Parks and around 440 wildlife sanctuaries. Majority of the existing wildlife sanctuaries and national parks had once delicately served as the leisure activities and private hunting reserves for the erstwhile royal kings and the Britishers alike. All the Indian National parks and wildlife sanctuaries host a vast number of wildlife and their species with some creating attractions for a particular animal/species.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary/Keoladeo, Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Gir wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park, Sundarbans National Park and Kanha National Park are some of the major Indian wildlife sanctuaries. Besides them, there are few others forming homes to rare species of birds, animals and plants. The Gir national park in Gujarat hogs attention for its Asiatic lions, while the Kaziranga in Assam does the same for its mammoth rhinoceros. Elephants attract wildlife enthusiasts to Periyar in Kerala while tigers catch the fancy of guests for Kanha in Madhya Pradesh.

The Indian National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are the living museum of nature's creations, and host a wide array of animals, plants and landscapes. With the diverse flora and fauna and immense capacity for rare species, India is a wildlife lover's paradise. Over 15,000 species of plants, 410 species of mammals, 30,000 insect species, 2000 species of birds and around 500 species of reptiles and amphibians are shaping the wildlife scene in India.


Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary/Keoladeo

Established in 1956 as a bird sanctuary and in 1981 as a national park, the Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is situated between Agra and Jaipur at Bharatpur in Rajasthan. The park is at about 4 hours drive from Delhi.

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is in the peaks of the Himalayas, and close to Ramnagar (Nainital). The park hosts a wide-array of flora and fauna and adored for its wild inhabitants of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants.

Ranthambore National Park

In the eastern part of Rajasthan and at a 3 hour drive from Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park is situated between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges. The park had served as the hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur for their leisure purposes.

Gir wildlife Sanctuary

In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat and at 40 km from Junagarh, the Gir wildlife sanctuary is situated. The sanctuary stretches its limit to as far as 1413 Sq. Kms and easily considered as the last habitat of Asiatic lions.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar wildlife sanctuary is set amid the elevated ranges of the Western Ghats in the beautiful Indian state of Kerala. A scenic lake right at the heart of the sanctuary further add charm to it perfect setting.

Kaziranga National Park

While ever visiting to the north-eastern Indian regions, you must go to the most striking and eye-catching place, i.e. the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Already an UNESCO World Heritage Site and with around 500 sq kms of flourishing

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a Project Tiger Reserve and situated beautifully amid the high hills of the Bhutan Himalayas. The sanctuary is in the far eastern state of Assam and about 176km from Guwahati. Stretching its limit to as far

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

Nandadevi National Park is the least exploited Indian park for the reason of its isolation and tough reaching conditions. The park exhibits and accommodates the rarest and dying out species of mammals like bharal, snow leopard

Sundarbans National Park

The Sundarbans National Park is famous as the largest mangrove forests and home to some of the atypical and dying out species like reptiles, birds, aquatic mammals and tigers. Situated at Piyali in West Bengal, the park is frequently visited

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is in Kerala and just 16 km from Kottayam town. The sanctuary is positioned on the banks of the Vembanad Lake and as an ornithologist's paradise. The bird enthusiasts relish it for its varied migratory birds

Bandhavagarh Wildlife Sanctuary

With its densely laid out bamboo, sal trees and forested face, the Bandhavgarh National Park is a premium Indian wildlife destination. The park easily finds mentions amongst the most exotic Indian wildlife spots.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National is a premium India National Park and one of India’s finest tiger reserves. The park is in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh, and stretches its limit to more than 940 sq km

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