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Wildlife Sanctuaries of India

Wildlife Sanctuaries of India

India is a country where you will be able to experience every kind of atmosphere. From extreme sunlight to fierce rains and it can also be found to see drought in many areas. Here you will get the opportunity to experience the beautiful colours of happiness, festivals and traditions.

India has 543 wildlife sanctuaries. Out of these, 50 tiger reserves are administered by the Project Tiger. The number of tigers has been increased by 30% in 2015 due to the measures taken by the Indian government for the protection of tigers.

Come on... lace up your shoes, pack your bag light and take some mosquito repellent with you because here is the list of India's most amazing Wildlife Sanctuaries.

1. Bandipur National Park

Location - Karnataka
Established Year - 1974
Area in Sq. Km - 874
Species - Dhole, Tiger, Elephant, Mugger Crocodile, Sloth Bear, Spectacled Cobra, Flying Lizards
Nearest Airport - Mysore
Nearest Railway Station - Nanjungud
Best Time to Visit - October to May

2. Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary (Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve)

Location - Tamil Nadu
Established Year - 1988
Area in Sq. Km - 895
Species - Jungle Cat, Leopard, Wild Dog, Elephant, Giant Squirrel
Nearest Airport - Trivandrum
Nearest Railway Station - Tirunelveli Junction
Best Time to Visit - October and January

3. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Location - Tamil Nadu
Established Year - 1936
Area in Sq. Km - 0.3
Species - Snake Bird, Spot Bill Duck, Grey Pelican, Painted Stork, Glossy Ibis, Garganey Teals, Grey Heron, Spoonbill, Open-billed Stork
Nearest Airport - Pondicherry
Nearest Railway Station - Chengalpattu Junction
Best Time to Visit - November to March

4. Kanha National Park

Location - Madhya Pradesh
Established Year - 1933
Area in Sq. Km - 940
Species - Sloth Bears, Wild Dogs, Leopards, Jackals, Tigers, Reptiles (in rainy season)
Nearest Airport - Jabalpur
Nearest Railway Station - Jabalpur
Best Time to Visit - October to February

5. Dudhwa National Park

Location - Uttar Pradesh
Established Year - 1977
Area in Sq. Km - 1,270
Species - Barasingha (Swamp Deer), Indian One-Horned Rhinoceroses, Leopard, Tiger
Nearest Airport - Lucknow
Nearest Railway Station - Dudhwa
Best Time to Visit - October to June

6. Valley Of Flowers National Park

Location - Uttarakhand
Established Year - 1931
Area in Sq. Km - 87.50
Species - Wide range of Flora, Red Fox, Asian Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Brown Bear
Nearest Airport - New Delhi and Dehradun
Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh
Best Time to Visit - July to August

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7. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park)

Location - Rajasthan
Established Year - 1982
Area in Sq. Km - 28.7
Species - Over 230 Bird Species
Nearest Airport - Agra
Nearest Railway Station - Bharatpur
Best Time to Visit - October and February

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8. Bandhavgarh National Park

Location - Madhya Pradesh
Established Year - 1968
Area in Sq. Km - 1,536
Species - Tiger, Leopard, Chital, other Bird Species
Nearest Airport - Jabalpur
Nearest Railway Station - Umaria
Best Time to Visit - November to February and for Tiger spotting March to May

9. Campbell Bay National Park

Location - Nicobar Islands
Established Year - 1992
Area in Sq. Km - 426.23
Species - Flora, Fauna, Avifauna, Marine Life
Nearest Airport - Port Blair
Best Time to Visit - March to October

10. Kaziranga National Park

Location - Assam
Established Year - 19.5
Area in Sq. Km - 430
Species - Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, Tiger, Asian Water Buffalo, Elephant, Barasingha (Swamp Deer), Spectacled Cobra, Monitor Lizard
Nearest Airport - Jorhat and Guwahati
Nearest Railway Station - Furkating
Best Time to Visit - November to April

11. Ranthambore National Park

Location - Rajasthan
Established Year - 1980
Area in Sq. Km - 282
Species - Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Chital
Nearest Airport - Jaipur
Nearest Railway Station - Sawai Madhopur
Best Time to Visit - October to April

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12. Nanda Devi National Park

Location - Uttarakhand
Established Year - 1988
Area in Sq. Km - 630.33
Species - Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Brown Bear, Himalayan Tahr, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Lots of Birds
Nearest Airport - Dehradun
Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh
Best Time to Visit - May to October

13. Hemis National Park

Location - Jammu and Kashmir
Established Year - 1981
Area in Sq. Km - 4,400
Species - Tibetan Wolf, Bharal Sheep, Lammergeier Vulture, Himalayan Vulture, Snow Leopard, Eurasian Brown Bear, Golden Eagle, Mountain Weasel
Nearest Airport - Leh
Nearest Railway Station - Jammu Tavi
Best Time to Visit - June to October

14. Jim Corbett National Park

Location - Uttarakhand
Established Year - 1936
Area in Sq. Km - 1,318.54
Species - Bengal Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Golden Jackal, Sambhar Deer
Nearest Airport - Pantnagar
Nearest Railway Station - Ramnagar
Best Time to Visit - December to February

15. Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - Jammu and Kashmir
Established Year - 1981
Area in Sq. Km - 141
Species - Snow Leopard, Himalayan Brown Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Kashmiri Stag, Hangul
Nearest Airport - Srinagar
Nearest Railway Station - Jammu
Best Time to Visit - October and November

16. Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - Kerala
Established Year - 1982
Area in Sq. Km - 925
Species - Tiger, Elephant
Nearest Airport - Madurai
Nearest Railway Station - Cochin, Kottayam and Trivandrum
Best Time to Visit - October to March

17. Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - West Bengal
Established Year - 1984
Area in Sq. Km - 1,330
Species - Bengal Tiger, Fishing Cat, Leopard Cat, 70 Species of native Birds
Nearest Airport - Kolkata
Nearest Railway Station - Canning
Best Time to Visit - December to February

18. Khangchendzonga National Park

Location - Sikkim
Established Year - 1977
Area in Sq. Km - 1,784
Species - Red Panda, Great Tibetan Sheep, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer
Nearest Airport - Bagdogra and Pakyong
Nearest Railway Station - New Jalpaiguri
Best Time to Visit - March till May and September till December

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19. Wandur National Park (Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park)

Location - Andaman Islands
Established Year - 1983
Area in Sq. Km - 281.5
Species - Sea Turtle, Marine Life
Nearest Airport - Calcutta and Chennai
Best Time to Visit - November to May

20. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary (Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park)

Location - Tamil Nadu
Established Year - 1976
Area in Sq. Km - 958.59
Species - Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Sambhar Deer, Elephant, Pangolin, Sloth Bear
Nearest Airport - Coimbatore
Nearest Railway Station - Pollachi
Best Time to Visit - December to April

21. Manas National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - Assam
Established Year - 1928
Area in Sq. Km - 950
Species - Golden Cat, Asian Elephant, Tiger, Chital, Slow Loris, Leopard, Clouded Leopard
Nearest Airport - Guwahati
Nearest Railway Station - Barpeta
Best Time to Visit - October to April

22. Pench National Park

Location - Madhya Pradesh
Established Year - 1975
Area in Sq. Km - 758
Species - Sloth Bear, Jackal, Striped Hyena, Leopard, Tiger, other species of Bird & Reptile
Nearest Airport - Jabalpur
Nearest Railway Station - Nagpur
Best Time to Visit - November to May

23. Sasan Gir National Park

Location - Gujarat
Established Year - 1965
Area in Sq. Km - 1,153.42
Species - Asiatic Lion, various sorts of Flora and Fauna
Nearest Airport - Ahmedabad and Rajkot
Nearest Railway Station - Veraval and Sasan Gir
Best Time to Visit - October to February

24. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - Karnataka
Established Year - 1987
Area in Sq. Km - 834.16
Species - Black Panther, Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, other species of Bird & Reptile
Nearest Airport - Bangalore, Belgaum and Goa
Nearest Railway Station - Alnavar, Dharwad, Hubli and Londa
Best Time to Visit - October to May

25. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - Uttarakhand
Established Year - 1955
Area in Sq. Km - 958
Species - Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Serow, Tragopan
Nearest Airport - Dehradun
Nearest Railway Station - Dehradun
Best Time to Visit - April till June and September till November

26. Panna National Park

Location - Madhya Pradesh
Established Year - 1981
Area in Sq. Km - 542.7
Species - Sloth Bear, Chital, Sambhar, Chinkara, 200 Avifauna Species
Nearest Airport - Khajuraho
Nearest Railway Station - Jhansi and Satna
Best Time to Visit - November to May

27. Nagarhole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park)

Location - Karnataka
Established Year - 1988
Area in Sq. Km - 642.4
Species - Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Sloth Bear, Indian Bison, Mugger Crocodile, 250 Bird Species, 96 Dung Beetle Species, 60 Ant Species
Nearest Airport - Calicut
Nearest Railway Station - Mysore Junction
Best Time to Visit - October to May

28. Sariska Tiger Reserve

Location - Rajasthan
Established Year - 1955
Area in Sq. Km - 866
Species - Bengal Tiger, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena
Nearest Airport - Jaipur
Nearest Railway Station - Alwar
Best Time to Visit - October to March

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29. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - Karnataka
Established Year - 1974
Area in Sq. Km - 492.46
Species - Bison, Boar, Elephant, Chital, Gaur, Tiger, Deer, Leopard, Sambar, Muntjac, Porcupine, Common Emerald Dove, Blue-Winged Parakeet, Green Imperial Pigeon, Black Woodpecker, Common Hill Myna
Nearest Airport - Bangalore
Nearest Railway Station - Kadur and Hassan
Best Time to Visit - October to March

30. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location - Kerala
Established Year - 1984
Area in Sq. Km - 90.44
Species - Nilgiri Tahr, Chital, Panther, Tiger, Indian Elephant, Mugger Crocodile, 240 Bird Species
Nearest Airport - Coimbatore and Cochin
Nearest Railway Station - Alluva and Pollachi
Best Time to Visit - December to April


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ankita Popli Ankita Popli
I am an art lover, a Graphic Designer by profession, an Artist by hobby, a Leisure Travel Blogger and Loves Photography. You may catch me at ankita@commuteworld.com.


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