Media often talks about the dark side of humans, when it comes to animals and how we treat them! From festivals where dogs are burned and slaughtered to elephants being tortured for learning new tricks. What they fail to report, most of the times is that, for every animal abused, there are many that are rescued and saved from being butchered.
These animals go on to live long and are protected by people and organizations that are dedicated to the welfare of these animals, across the globe. And India and its people are not far behind!
To appreciate the hard work of these organizations and brave people and for those who love animals; we know we do, we decided to make a list of top wildlife sanctuaries India, that are giving these animals a chance, to live long and live free!
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Corbett National Park is not only the oldest but also, one of the best national parks in India. Established way back in 1936, with the goal of protecting the gorgeous Bengal Tigers, Corbett National park is located at the ever-so-beautiful foothills, of the Himalayan range of Uttarakhand.
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This park was named after the popular wildlife writer Jim Corbett and is known to attract wildlife enthusiasts from across the globe. It prides itself for its vastness and a rich history of being included in many wildlife documentaries, appreciating its effort to safeguard the mighty and stunning Bengal Tigers.
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Royal is the word, I would like to use here to describe The Ranthambore National Park, located in the deserts of Rajasthan, which also happens to be my native state.
Just like Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park, prides itself with the presence of mighty Tigers in good numbers. It is surrounded by the Banas and Chambal River and is an ideal habitat for the predators and other animals that are there in the park.
You can easily catch a glimpse of Leopards, Nilgais, Wild Boars, Sambars and Hyenas, living a safe and free life here.
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Bandipur National Park can easily be termed as the pride of South India. Home to giant elephants and several other endangered species, Bandipur has been featured by tons of travel channels and documentaries as one of best wildlife sanctuaries across the globe.
Beautiful lush forest of the Deccan Plateau and the Western Ghats makes this park a heavenly place for these animals, that are thriving, year after year.
Located around 80km away from Mysore and about 215 km from Bangalore, this one is a must visit place if you are in South India.
If I were you, I wouldn’t even wait and look immediately for a cheap flight ticket and get myself to this beautiful location that can leave anyone spellbound.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park – Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Did you know that Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the few man-made wetlands in India, which is declared as a National Park? I bet you did not know this! Some of you might have also known it as ‘Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary’, its old name.
Come summers, this man-made wetland, serves host to many avifauna and is regarded as one of the best national parks for exotic migratory birds that fly in every year from across the globe.
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Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
See, such is my love for my homeland that I am refusing to come out of it.
Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sariska National Park was declared as a Wildlife Reserve in 1955, and one of the primary reason for that was the presence of a large number of Tigers within this park. However, in 1978, it was declared as one of the Tiger Reserve Forests.
Before I wind up, here is one interesting fact for you. Sariska National Park is the first ever national park in the world, which Royal Bengal Tigers chose as their natural habitat.
Guys, these are not only a few of the best National Parks in India but also in the world. And for travel and wildlife enthusiasts, getting to these places is not a tough or expensive task anymore. Carriers like, Jet Airways, make it possible for us to travel to these great destinations with great comfort, without putting a hole in our pocket.
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