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The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the best and famous
wildlife sanctuaries in India. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in India that
is artificially made by a Maharaja. One of the finest bird sanctuaries in the
world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Bharatpur city of Rajasthan and
also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Indigenous water birds and many
migratory water birds can be seen in this sanctuary along with larger animals
such as Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
Park & Sanctuary
Jim Corbett National Park is 115-km from Nainital,
via Kaladhungi. The pride of Corbett National Park is the distinction of being
the first national park of India. It sprawls over an area of 1,200-sq-kms and
was established in the year 1935 as the Hailey National Park, after Sir William
Malcohm Hailey, an enthusiastic conservationist who was at that time governor
of united provinces.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is reputed as the largest wildlife
sanctuary in Karnataka. Nestling some very rare animal and birds is an unspoilt,
untouched and unexplored treasure of wildlife that is sure to leave you spellbound.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary abounds with a richness of Flora and Fauna. Its richness
and diversity offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating
Gir National Park
In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat,
lies the 116 square-mile Gir sanctuary created to protect the last wild population
of Lion outside the African regions. Since 1913 when the Lion population over
here fell drastically to just 20 animals, the numbers have increased to around
300. The Asiatic lion is slightly smaller than its African cousin is and its mane
is also smaller.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, about 19 km from Kozhikode and 7 km from Beypore
port on the Arabian Sea, Malappuram district, north Kerala
Bird Sanctuary is spread over a cluster of islands in a scenic area surrounded
by hillocks where the Kadalundi River flows into the Arabian Sea. The place is
locally known as Kadalundi Nagaram.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Karnala is a refreshing break from the big city - come here to watch the
birds and wildlife, come here to picnic and to trek, and while you are enjoying
all this, do spare a thought for preserving the ecology and tranquillity of the
Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
The largest fresh water lake in Asia, Kolleru lake
is a virtual paradise for nature lovers. Rich in flora and fauna, it attracts
migratory birds from Australia, Siberia, Egypt and Philippines between the months
of October and March. During this season, the lake is visited by an estimated
2,00,000 birds, which include Open Bill Storks, Painted Storks, Glossy Ibises,
White Ibises, Teals, Pintails, Shovellers, Red-Crested Pochards, Blackwinged Stilts,
Avocets, Common Redshanks, Wigeons, Gadwalls and Cormorants, among Others.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Vembanand Lake is
known for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as waterfowls, cuckoos
and owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed here.
Situated on an area of 777 square kilometers in the Cardamom
hills region of the Western Ghats the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the
largest and most frequented wildlife reserves in India. 350 square kilometers
area forming the core region was declared as a National Park in 1982. In 1895
a dam was built across Periyar River to provide irrigation facilities in Tamil
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary,
in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is an important tourist destination
from Mysore city orthe adjoining Vrindavan gardens, both of which are barely 20
km away. The bird sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Kaveri River, includes
of a group of six islets as well.
Home of the majestic Tiger, Sariska is one of the protected
sanctuaries in India where Project Tiger was a success. Set amidst the scrubby
Aravali Hills, the sanctuary sprawls with dry thorny deciduous forests, covered
almost ninety per cent by the Dhok tree. Sariska was declared a Sanctuary in 1955
and became a Tiger Reserve in 1979.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (also commonly known as the Thattekad Sanctuary)
is located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern bank
of the Periyar river. The sanctuary was notified in 1983 based on a recommendation
made by Dr. Salim Ali many years previously.
The Palamau Tiger
The Palamau Tiger Reserve was one of the first 9 reserves
to be brought under the umbrella of the Project Tiger in 1973. Spread over 1,026
sq km of untamed wilderness, the Palamau tiger reserve is famous for its magnificent
wildlife and scenic, undulating terrain.