Some of the prominent wildlife sanctuaries of South India are Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park, Kumarakom Sanctuary, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Bandipur National Park etc. Wildlife in South India comprises Elephants, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats, Deer, Tiger, Wild Boar, and more. One can find a harmony along with the untouched beauty of nature in the wildlife sanctuaries of this region. There are numerous National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries that make South India one of the finest wildlife destinations of the country. Most of the wildlife sanctuaries in South India are situated in picturesque destinations. In these wildlife sanctuaries, tourists get the opportunity of watching the wild animals in their natural habitat. South India is well known for its finest wildlife and bird sanctuaries. This region of the country enjoys a modest and pleasant climate throughout the year that makes it a perfect wildlife tourist destination.
Some of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in South India are Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Silent Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka, and Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. These sanctuaries are homes to Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Asiatic Wild Dog, Striped Hyena, Jackal, Deer and Porcupine Malabar Trogan, Great Black Woodpecker, Green Imperial Pigeon, Malabar Pied Hornbill, and many more. Periyar and Bandipur wildlife sanctuaries are two famous Tiger Reserves of the country covered under Project Tiger in India. Periyar National Park is also the home to Asiatic elephants.
Dandeli Kali Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary located in Kerala and it is known for its crocodiles. Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarahole and Bandipur National Parks are also remarkable. In the state of Kerala, there are 12 wildlife sanctuaries and two National Parks. Some of the popular wildlife and bird sanctuaries of this state are Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife sanctuary, Shenduruni Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park and Eravikulam National Park.
Some of these wildlife sanctuaries are homes to the rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. There are five National Parks and 17 Wildlife Sanctuaries in the state of Tamil Nadu. The popular wildlife sanctuaries in this state are Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Viralimalai Sanctuary, Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary, and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.
Thus, wildlife sanctuaries in South India attract the travellers from distant places and offer them diverse exploring opportunities.
(Last Updated on : 04-01-2014)
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