Indian wild life in depth

Bandhipur National Park
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Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve
Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Manas Tiger Reserve
Manas Tiger Reserve
Nagarhole National Park
Manas Tiger Reserve
Ranthampore Tiger Reserve
Manas Tiger Reserve
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
Thaboda-Andhari Tiger Reserve
Thaboda-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Thaboda-Andhari Tiger Reserve
Ranganathittu
Ranganathittu
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Indian Wildlife and National Parks

Because of its size, India is bestowed with immense natural bounty.Indian bio diversity has it's significance in the world.India is among the 12 bio diversity areas of the world.
Here we are trying to give an in depth insight to the animal and plant kingdom of India. Indian environments vary from snow-capped mountains , tropical rain forests , hot and cold deserts, fertile plains and valleys. These environments provide great variety of habitats for rich Indian animal and plant life.

Estimated amount of species in animal kingdom is around 77,000 and 45,000 species of plant kingdom.

Indian Tiger Indian elephant and the Tiger are famous in the list.They live in the country's forests and grassy plains and swamps,especially the wooded foothills of Himalayas. The other cats of India include four species panthers-the common leopard; the all black leopard; the rarely seen albino leopard; and the snow leopard, which are found only in the Himalayas. The Asiatic lion is now found only in the Gir Forest of Saurashtra, Gujarat.

The one horned rhinoceros is protected species confined to eight wildlife sanctuaries.The largest Indian wild-life sanctuary ,Kaziranga in Assam is ahome of 400 rhinoceroses. The commonest species of monkeys found in India is the rhesus monkey and the Hanuman monkey,a kind of Langur. Wanderoo, another kind of monkey is found in small area of southern India. The gaur or Indian bison is wild buffalo. The nilgai, or blue bull, found in most areas of the country .The markhor and Asiatic ibex are two types of goats live in the Himalayas. India also kinds of wild antelope,bears,deers,gazelle,goats,pigs and sheep. The Karakul is a wild sheep on North Western India.

Domesticated animals include cattle,sheep,goats,water buffaloes, camels, mules, and in Himalayas,yaks. The Ganges Dolphin is the fresh water dolphin that lives in the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus rivers. It may be up to 3.6 meters in length. More than 85 per cent of these species 0f birds are residents within the country. The rest are migratory. Migrating birds reach India in September to November and fly back during March and April.

India has more than 400 species of reptiles. The gharial, a long-snouted animal related to the crocodile, lives in the waters of the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, the Indus, and the Mahanadi. India has some 400 species of snakes of which 80 are poisonous.

Statewise list of Indian National Parks

Click on corresponding state to list out the National Parks.

Jammu and Kashmir national parks Himachal Pradesh national parks Punjab national parks Uttarakhand national parks Haryana national parks Rajashan national parks Uttar Pradesh national parks Gujarat national parks Madhya Pradesh Meghalaya national parks Bihar national parks Bihar national parks Arunachal-pradesh national parks Assam national parks Manipur national parks Mizoram national parks West-Bengal national parks Jharkhand national parks Chhattisgarh national parks Maharashtra national parks Orissa national parks Andhra-pradesh national parks Goa national parks Karnataka national parks Kerala national parks Tamil-Nadu Indian Travel map of INDIA
Andhra Pradesh
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Eturnagaram Mar-May Eturnagaram(17Km) Warangal(90)
Kawal Feb-May Jannaram(1) Mancherial(60)
Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Oct-June Machesia(13) Machesia(13)
Neelapattu Nov-Mar Sulurpetta(16) Dorawai Satram(1)
Pakhal Nov-June Narsampet(10) Warangal(45)
Papikonda Nov-June Rajahmundry(80) Rajahmundry(80)
Pulicat Oct-Mar Sulurpetta(8) Sulurpetta(8)
Arunachal Pradesh
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Itanagar Oct-Apr Itanagar(15) Harmutty(22)
Mehao Nov-Mar Roing(10) Tinsukia(120)
Assam
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Kaziranga Nov-Mar Bokahat(23) Jorhat(95)
Manas Nov-Mar Barpeta Road(41) Barpera Road(41)
Orang Nov-Apr Tezpur(85) Tezpur(85)
Bihar
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Bhimbandh Nov-Jun Munger(50) Jamui(212)
Dalma Dec-Jun Jamshedpur(12) Jamshedpur(12)
Kalmur Nov-Mar Sasaram(50) Sasaram(50)
Chhattisgarh
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Indravati Jan-Apr Jagdalpur(168) Jagdalpur(168)
Goa
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Mahavir Oct-Mar Ponda(29)
Cotigao Oct-Mar Madgaon(48) Madgaon(48)
Gujarat
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Gir Dec-Apr Vereval(42) Sasan(1)
Nal Sarovar Nov-Feb Viramgam(35) Ahmadabad(64)
Marine Nov-Jan Jamnagar(7) Jamnagar(7)
Velavedar Nov-May Yalabhipur(32) Bhavnagar(64)
Haryana
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Sultanpur Nov-Feb Gurgaon(15)
Himachal Pradesh
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Great Himalayan Apr-Jun,
Sep-Oct
Kullu(60)
Jammu Kashmir
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Dachigam Aug-Dec Srinagar(20) Jammu (315)
Kishtwar May-Oct Kishtwar(60) Jammu (245)
Jharkhand
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Hazaribagh Oct-Apr Hazaribagh(20) Kodarma (50)
Palamau Oct-May Daltenganj(25) Daltenganj(25)
Karnataka
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Bandipur No specific Gundulupet(20) Nanjangud (55)
Bhadra Oct-May Shivamoga(30) Tarikere(20)
Billigiri Oct-May Chamrajnagar(60) Chamrajnagar (60)
Dandeli Dec-May Dandeli(2) Darwad(40)
Nagarhole Oct-Apr Kutta(7) Mysuru(96)
Ranganathittu Jun-Sep Mysuru(16) Mysuru(16)
Kerala
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Eravikulam Nov-Apr Munnar(16) Kochi(143)
Neyyar No specific Kattakada(10) Trivandrum(32)
Parambikulam Feb-Apr Pollachi(48) Pollachi (48)
Periyar Sep-May Kumily(4) Kottayam(114)
Silent Valley Sep-Mar Manoarkkad(32)
Madhya Pradesh
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Bandhavgarh Feb-Jun Umaria(35) Satna(112)
Bori Oct-Jun Pachmarhi(32) Itarsi(75)
Kanha Feb-Jun Mandla(65) Jabalpur(160)
Pachmarhi Apr-June
Oct-Dec
Pachmarhi(1) Piparia(5)
Pench Mar-June Seoni(30) Seoni(30)
Sanjay Feb-May Sidhi(60) Jaora(20)
Maharashtra
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Melghat Feb-Jun Umaria(35) Satna(112)
Taboda Nov-Jun Chandrapur(45) Chandrapur(45)
Manipur
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Keibul Lamjao Dec-May Imphal(32) Dimapur(229)
Meghalaya
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Nongkhyllem Oct-May Guwahati(65) Guwahati(65)
Mizoram
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Dampa Nov-Mar Phaileng(10) Silchar(290)
Orissa
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Bhitarkanika Oct-May Chandabali(35) Bhadrakh(77)
Chilika Dec-Mar Balugaon Balugaon
Satkosia Gorge Nov-May Anugul(58) Taicher(76)
Simlipal Feb-Jun Baripada(50) Jamshedpur(140)
Ushakothi Oct-May Sambalpur(35) Sambalpur(35)
Punjab
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Abohar All season Firozpur Firozpur
Rajasthan
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Desert Sep-Mar Jaisalmer(32) Jaisalmer(32)
Keoladeo Ghana All season Bharatpur(2) Bharatpur(2)
Kumbhalgarh Mar-May,Sep-Nov Sardi(7) Falna(25)
Ranthambore Oct-Apr Sawai Madhopur(4)
Sariska Nov-Jun Alwar(36)
Sikkim
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Khangchendzonga Apr-May,Aug-Oct Chungthany(20) Shiliguri
Tamil Nadu
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Indira Gandhi WLS Feb-June Pollachi(25) Pollachi(25)
Kalakad Jan-Mar Nanguneri(15) Nanguneri(15)
Mudumalai Mar-June,Sep-Oct Gudalur(16) Ooty(64)
Point Calimere Nov-Jan Vedarniyam(11) Kodikkarai
Vedantangal Oct-Feb Madhuranthakam(15)
Uttarakhand/Uttaranchal
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Jim Corbett National ParkFeb-May Ramnagar(19) Ramnagar(19)
Govind May-Oct Mussoorie(160) Dehra Dun(190)
Kedarnath Apr-Oct Gopeshwar(4) Rishikesh(220)
Rajaji Oct-Jan Haridwar(10) Haridwar(10)
Valley of Flowers Govindghat Rishikesh
Uttar Pradesh
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Dudwa Dec-Jan Gudwa(10) Gudwa(10)
Kaimur Oct-Feb Robertsganj(3) Robertsganj(3)
West Bengal
Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park Seasons Nearest City Nearest Railway station
Jaldapara Nov-Apr Madarihat(1.6) Madarihat(1.6)
Sajnakhali Jul-Sep Gosaba(20) Canning(76)
Sunderbans Dec-Feb Gosaba(50) Canning(105)