Friday, October 7, 2011

National Parks in India

Wildlife of India refers to its rich flora and fauna. It is not confined to the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the luxurious forests/jungles and Himalayas is abundant with exotic wildlife. There are many safaris held in India – mostly in the Tiger reserves, although the travelers get to see much wildlife in the major national Parks and sanctuaries.Have a look at the major wildlife parks in India :-

Kaziranga National Park :- Kaziranga lies to the south of the Brahmaputra river its boundary for the most part follows the Mora Diphlu river and runs parallel to National Highway No. 37. It covers an area of 688 sq. kilometers. Kaziranga is famous for the great One-Horned Rhinos. Indian Tiger is natural enemy of rhinos are also there in sizable numbers in this area. Other attractions of this national park include the wild buffalo, magnificent swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Hoolok gibbon, capped langur and ratel (badger).

Gir National Park :- Gir National Park is haven for Asiatic Tigers. The jungle of Gir wildlife sanctuary is home to Leo, Panther, Lion. Gir today is the only place in the world, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in its natural habitat. The Asiatic lion is slightly smaller than its African cousin, nevertheless, a large male lion of the Gir is quite a sight to behold. The best way to observe the big cats is, of course, in their natural surroundings, at dawn and dusk, when they are on the prowl. Wildlife viewing in the Girs is best done, by driving around the forest.

Bandhavgarh National Park :- Set amongst the Vindhyas, in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh is a small national park, but with the highest known density of tiger population in India. This is also known as White Tiger territory. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The other species found in abundance in Bandhavgarh are the gaur or Indian bison, the sambar, the barking deer and the nilgai.

Ranthambore National Park :- Near the township of Sawai Madhopur, in the state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is an outstanding example of Project Tiger's efforts at conservationin the country. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once, the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The desire to preserve the game in these forests for sport, was responsible for their conservation, and subsequent rescue by Project Tiger.

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