Wildlife Sanctuaries In India – 5 off beat national parks worth visiting
This is a Guest Post by Rohit Agarwal blogger at TransIndiaTravels.com.
India may be famous for its cultural and religious diversity, but it is also known for the diversity of flora and fauna and offers some incredible wildlife experiences where you’ll find the best kind of natural beauty in India. Wildlife sanctuaries in India are scattered across the country and there are many famous ones that people from around the world want to visit. But if you’re an adventurer who likes to explore undiscovered spots, you’re at the right place.
There are a number of other wildlife sanctuaries in India that aren’t as famous, but are homes of various rare animals. So if you want to check out these off beat places, grab your backpack and put on your converse, because this is going to be a bumpy ride.
Here’s a look at the few underexplored offbeat wildlife sanctuaries of India.
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary is located in Maharashtra, amid an array of vegetation, flora and fauna, and a quaint surrounding topped with a beautiful view. With its outdoor museum, various species of wild animals, insects and birds, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary consists of mixed semi-evergreen and thorny forests. The auditorium provides videos and pictures of animals and information about the various species for tourists to see and gain knowledge as they tour the facility
Pilibhit Wildlife Sanctuary
Also known as Pilibhit Tiger reserve, this sanctuary is located in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. Endangered species such as the Bengal Tiger, Indian leopard, hispid hare etc are found in Pilibhit, which is in the midst of the Terai forests. When touring through this wildlife sanctuary, you might catch a glimpse of one or two of our preserved tigers along with the swamp deer, which is also an endangered species. The Terai forests provide a picturesque ambience of this home of the tiger, and you will thoroughly enjoy your experience.
Mollem National Park
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In the list of exploring undiscovered wildlife sanctuaries, Mollem National Park is one that shouldn’t be missed. If you want to catch a glimpse of the Bengal Tiger or the Black Panther, this national park is your best friend. Located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary close to Goa, this place is a sight of wondrous flora and fauna. The environment is serene and enjoyable as you tour through the national park amid the sound of the singing birds and the glimpse of a tiger or the shot of a deer. Grab your camera and capture the life of this sanctuary.
Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary takes the crown in the number of underexplored wildlife sanctuaries. A protected spot of Maharashtra, this sanctuary is found in Aurangabad. With its deciduous and southern tropical forests, Gautala Sanctuary is blessed with animals like sloth bear, jungle cat, grey langoor, wanderoo, leopard cat etc, amid teak, sandalwood and awla trees on every side. The scenic beauty of this area is extremely striking, and if you spot an animal hovering about, don’t fail to capture a photo if allowed.
Namdapha National Park
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The third largest National Park in India is the Namdapha National Park located in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a biodiversity hotspot of the Eastern Himalaya, and it houses evergreen rainforests. These dense forests are a home of snow leopards, tigers, wolves, Asiatic black bears, red panda, capped langoors, musk deer, rhesus macaques etc along with birds like wren babblers, laughing thrushes, rufus-necked hornbill, ruddy kingfisher, leaf warblers among others. Butterflies and moths are found fluttering about every now and then, and they give this beautiful charm to the national park.
Wildlife sanctuaries in India are recommended to be visited during your tour in India, because exploring these natural surroundings will only make your trip a memorable one. If there is a chance to visit these unexplored national parks, then don’t miss it, for they are sure to leave you entranced with their beauty of animals, birds, and the vegetation amid a variety of forests throughout.
Rohit is an architect by profession and has a passion to explore unseen places in India. To make the experience of other tourists worthwhile, he shares it all on TransIndiaTravels.com.
Thanks for writing about Wildlife sanctuaries & National Park in India. It is very informative for everyone who loves jungle. Sundarban is also one of the best National park in not even India but in the world. Total Approx 102 Famous Royal Bengal Tiger lives here.
Hi Samir, thanks, glad you liked the post. I have visited the Sundarbans looking for tigers and really loved it out there – such a special place! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by
we thank you for writing about the beautiful wildlife sanctuaries, lush green forest, tiger reserves and all over the national park that stands out amoungst all other national parks in India. Sudarban is true to its nature and promises an adventure of your lifetime. if you have never seen a tiger before, this is the place to be. Sundarban is the home to more than 100 Royal Bengal tigers.
The raw beauty of Sundarban attracts many tourists from all over the world. This place is also listed as UNESCO World Hertiage Site. Thanks for sharing important facts about Sundarban.