(Last Updated on : 04/01/2014)
Wildlife in North India is popular and is supported by the rich and abundant topography of region making it a natural habitat for several diverse animal species. North India is dotted with a number of wonderful wildlife sanctuaries. Needless to mention that North India is one of the most sought after wildlife tourist destinations and it offers an enriching experience to the wildlife enthusiasts. The various wildlife sanctuaries in North India boast of a rich wealth of flora and fauna. They are homes to different birds and animals like Tigers, Nilgai
, Gazzelle, Peacocks, Boars, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Mongoose
, Sambar, Monitor Lizards, Hyena, Jackal, Leopard
, Chital, Indian Hare, and more. North India has some of the best and most famed wildlife sanctuaries of the world.
Some of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries of North India are Corbett National Park
, Bharatpur National Park and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
. Interestingly, some of the wildlife sanctuaries of the northern region of the country are located in the Himalayas and the Aravalli mountain ranges
. The Wildlife Sanctuaries of North India are explored by thousands of tourists every year. Moreover, these wildlife sanctuaries are visited by several researchers as well as ornithologists.
Bharatpur National Park, also known as Keoladeo National Park, is world renowned for its diverse bird population. Bharatpur National Park is counted among the most popular and finest bird sanctuaries of the world. This sanctuary is also famous as Ornithologist's Paradise and it is the home to countless varieties of exotic birds that also include world famous Siberian Cranes. Another most popular wildlife sanctuary of North India is the Corbett National Park. It is located in the charming foothills of majestic Himalaya Mountains
. This sanctuary is renowned for its scenic beauty and unique wildlife. It is the home to Tigers, Leopards, and Asiatic Elephants.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is another popular wildlife sanctuary of North India and it is also known for its population of Tigers. It is also the home to diverse species like Chital, Chinkara, Striped Hyena
, Leopards, Sambhar deer, Macaques
, Sloth bears, Black bucks
, Wild Boar
, Mongoose and other. Some other renowned national parks and wildlife sanctuaries include Sariska Tiger Reserve
, Palamau Tiger Reserve
, Keoladeo Ghana National Park
, Great Himalayan National Park
, Panna National Park
, Nanda Devi Sanctuary
, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
, Dachigam National Park
and Desert National Park
A visit to all these wildlife sanctuaries will be an enriching and rewarding experience for all the wildlife enthusiasts.