• 50 Wildlife Sanctuaries In India

    50 Wildlife Sanctuaries In India


    Humans have the unquenchable thirst to explore the true essence of nature. What better way to satisfy this thirst than to go on a wildlife safari! Strolling through the woods and enjoying the sheer beauty that nature can offer is bliss. And if you get lucky, you can spot a rare and endangered animal taking their routine stroll in the wilderness.

    India is blessed with rich flora and fauna and to conserve them from further depletion, the government of the country has created as many as 500 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. From the endangered rhino and tigers in Kaziranga and Corbett to the majestic Asiatic lion and snow leopard in Gir and Hemis, one can proudly boast about the rich wildlife of India.

    If you are also an adventure seeker and want to enjoy the company of these jungle beasts in their natural habitat, then choose from the wildlife sanctuaries enlisted below and get going.


  • Campbell Bay National Park

    Campbell Bay National Park is amazing place to visit

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    Located in the Nicobar island in the eastern parts of Indian Ocean, Campbell Bay National park is a part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. Draped in the greenery of tropical evergreen forests, it is dotted with beautiful orchids, mangrove trees and various flowering plants. Giant robber crabs, crocodiles, giant leatherback turtles, palm civet and many other animals can be seen in this national park. The months between March and October are the best time to visit this place. It is easily accessible by water and air and international tourists require permission to enter this park.

    Entry Fee- Permission required by authority to visit.

  • Panna National Park

    Panna national park is the 22nd tiger reserve of India

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    Established in the year 1981, Panna national park is the 22nd tiger reserve of India and 5th in Madhya Pradesh. The orange and black striped big cats are found here in abundance but the place is also inhabited by chitals, nilgais, sloth bears etc. Panna National Park is also a home to over 200 species of the birds including king vulture and blossom headed parakeet. It can be reached best by roads due to frequent bus services in Panna town. Safari time is best suited from October till January.

    Entry fee- 1250 INR for Indians & 2250 for foreigners

  • Eravikulam National Park

    Eravikulam National Park is most visited park in India

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    In 1978, Eravikulam wildlife sanctuary was officially declared as a national park, and it is another world heritage site. It stands out for the ravishing beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Kannan devan hills. Eravikulam National Park is largely inhabited by leopards, tigers, mongooses, deer, tahr etc. and is open for visitors throughout the year. Kottayam, 142 kms, and Ernakulam, 130 kms, are the nearest railway stations to Eravikulam, therefore, easy access is guaranteed.

    Entry Fee- 90 INR for Indians & 370 INR for foreigners

  • Bannerghatta National Park

    Bannerghatta National Park is the famous park in all over India

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    Located in Karnataka, the Bannerghatta National Park was established in the year 1971 and is bordered by 16 villages. It also houses the countrys first butterfly reserve that makes it unique from the rest of reserves and sanctuaries. Bannerghatta is a home to different mammalians including the white tiger, hippos, langurs, deer, elephants etc. Reaching here isnt hectic as bannerghatta is located on the outskirts of Bangalore that is well connected by public transports.
    Bannerghatta National Park can be visited around the calendar.

    Entry Fee- 80 INR for Indians & 400 INR for foreigners

  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

    Chinnar wildlife sanctuary represents wide varieties of animals and plants

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    Chinnar wildlife sanctuary was established in 1984 and is located in the Western Ghats, sharing its borders with Tamil Nadu on Annamalai hills. The Pambar River and Thoovnam waterfalls add an extra beauty to the place. Spotted deer, tahr, panthers, tigers, elephants are the spectacular ones to be seen here among the 34 species of animals. Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is open to visitors in all months excluding monsoons. One can reach by airways, roadways or railways but roadways emerge as a champ as they have the minimum distance.

    Entry Fee- 100 INR for Indians & 150 INR for foreigners

  • National Chambal Sanctuary

    National Chambal Sanctuary is the most visited sanctuary

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    The scenic crystal waters and deciduous woods of the sanctuary give calmness to the senses. Located in the heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh, National Chambal Sanctuary was established in 1979 and is a residence to alligators, rare red neck turtles and visitor dolphins. It has an easy connectivity via all 3 modes of transport but railways steals major traction as journey to the sanctuary gets completed just in an hour or so. Right time to capture the amphibian moments is the monsoon season.

    Entry Fee- 200 INR for Indians & 600 INR for foreigners

  • Orang National Park

    Best suited months are October to March to visit Orang National Park

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    With the beauty of nature on the banks of river Brahmaputra in Sonitpur district of Assam, Orang National Park was established in the year 1999 and is a home to a variety of birds like scavenger birds and migratory birds like fish eagle, black breast hawk, pelicans, storks and geese. The four legged pals that wander here are the tigers, boars, elephants and rhinos. Orang National Park can be reached via roads and railways easily, though a taxi journey will take to the park after de-boarding the train. Best suited months are October to March to enjoy the safari ride.

    Entry Fee- 20 INR for Indians & 250 INR for foreigners

  • Nokrek National Park

    Nokrek National Park and Biosphere Reserve forest ecosystem in the Himalaya region

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    Located in the laps of Garo hills in Meghalaya, Nokrek National Park is also a bio sphere reserve and came into existence in the late 1960s. UNESCO added the park into its list of biosphere reserves in May 2009. Nokrek National Park boasts various mammal species that include stump-tailed macaque, hoolocks, tiger cat and elephants. If you stay out of Meghalaya then you need to fly till here. Shillong airport is the nearest, 60 kms, and then take roadways to reach the Nokrek National park that is merely a few more kms away. November-May is the best time for visiting.

    Entry Fee- No entry fee

  • Mudumalai National Park

    Mudumalai National park is the oldest national park of the country

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    The prepossessing grounds of Mudumalai National Park are situated at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. The USP of Mudumalai is the 50 tigers it homes in its boundaries (Mudumalai owns the status of having highest tiger population density in India). The reserve is Tamil Nadus one of best places to spot creatures like deer, wild boar, peacocks, langurs and Malabar giant squirrels, etc.

    Entry Fee- Rs. 15.0 /person, Rs 25.0 For still Cameras, Rs. 150.0 For Video Cameras, and Rs 135.0 /person For jeep safari.

  • Nagarhole National Park

    Nagarhole National Park is the most popular In India

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    Spread across the wide area of 643 km2, Nagarhole is Karnatakas one of best the places to seek wildlife, alongside the bay of a scenic lake. The lush green forests home 270 species of birds, along with tigers, elephants, leopards, dhole, barking deer, etc. You can visit the park at any time before 6:15; however, the park remains close for long stretches between July and October.

    Entry Fee- Rs. 50/ person, and Rs. For camera

  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries of South India

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    Located in the Chikkamagaluru town in Karnataka, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries of South India. Spread across an area of 492 sq. km., this sanctuary is a home for as many as 120 species of flora and more than 30 species of mammals. One can easily witness migratory birds and colorful butterflies fluttering in the sky overhead.

    Entry Fee- Free entry for everyone!!!

  • India is a diverse country not only in terms of religious ethnicities found here, but also for the variety of flora and fauna spread in all the 4 directions across the country. All the national parks have helped the wild to inhabit in the natural habitats by preserving them from all kinds of harms. This is a great step taken by the regional governments to save those pals that have a full right to share the land and waters like ours. The friends with tails and wings are an important part of the eco-system, hence preserving them becomes an essential responsibility. Moreover, the zoos are not completely capable and that advocates the reason of setting the wild free into their natural habitat. The sanctuaries in India allow the visitors to take a closer look at the creatures with hooves, paws and claws with complete safety during safaris.

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