India Wildlife Sanctuaries
India Wildlife Sanctuaries
» Ranthambhore National
Ranthambhore National Park, once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of
Jaipur is bounded by the rivers - Chambal in the South and Banas in the
North. The prime focus of the park are the six man-made lakes and the
various perennial streams interwining the entire park.
» Periyar Wildlife
Periyar wildlife sanctuary owns a beautiful, placid lake at its centre.
This reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills formed with
the building of a dam in 1895 and presents a permanent source of water for
the local wildlife.
» Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated in the low lying areas encompassed by
cliffs and wooded Vindhyan mountains, and its plains contain wetlands
covered by a variety of grass and reeds, which are the resting ground of
numerous birds and other faunal species.
» Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the
best bird parks in the world that extends protection to fauna (animal)
species also. The Sanctuary houses more than 300 species of birds and
Keoladeo, the name of the sanctuary is derived from an ancient Hindu temple,
devoted to Lord Shiva, which is located at the centre of the park.
» Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Gir Wildlife sanctuary, situated in the southwestern region of Gujarat
covers around 116 square-miles of area and was built to protect the last
wild population of Lion beyond the regions of Africa. During 1913 the
population of Lion fell drastically to just 20 animals but now the numbers
have risen to around 300, which was the result of the conservation efforts.
» Jim Corbett National
Corbett National Park in the state of Uttaranchal houses multitude of
species of plants and animals but it is famous for the population of Tigers,
Leopards and Elephants. Established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park it
is the countrys first national park and the first sanctuary to be
included under Project Tiger where the park supports a variety of vegetation
making it an ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey.
» Kaziranga National Park
The Kaziranga National Park occupies an area of approximately 430-sq-kms
with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass making it a perfect
habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. As a result of unchecked poaching
of this prehistoric survivor, the Kaziranga National Park was turned into a
wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
» Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park, commonly known as the Tiger reserve of the country is
situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh and covers an area of more
than 1,940-sq-kms. The prominent features of the topography of the region
are the horseshoe shape valley and the spurs of the Mekal that surrounds the
» Wildlife Conservation
How does it feel to live under the threat of extinction in one's own home?
Well, ask an animal. Man - the supposedly 'superior' of all creatures, who
is said to have been made in the very image of God - is the strangest
compound of extremes. If he wills, he can destroy and it but he who can