More than 20% of India’s land under forest cover and close to 600 National parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. Forest of India are the home for the various species of plants,unique reptiles, beautiful birds,wild animals and tribes peoples. Indian forest are the unexplored wealth of Indian wildlife. The Royal Bengal Tiger,One-horned Rhinoceroses and the most dangerous snakes “King Cobra” are few endangered species found in dense forest of India. In some parts of India the sacred forests exist and are worshiped by the tribal peoples of India. Different types of forests in India are evergreen forest, deciduous forest,thorny forest,tidal forest, coniferous forest and Dry forest of Rajasthan. All the conserve dense forest are converted into the National parks,the Jim Corbett national park is one of famous nature park in India.
Satpura Forest lies in Madhya Pradesh,on Great Satpura Mountain ranges. The range parallels with the Vindhya Range to the north with thick forest. The Satpura Range was formerly heavily forested and the world’s largest contiguous tiger habitat. The Holy Narmada River runs in the depression between the Satpura and Vindhya ranges. Major attraction’s are Toranmal hill station in Maharashtra, famous for Lord Shiva temple The Gorakhnath Temple and Pachmarhi, The only hill station of Madhya Pradesh, famous for the peaks Dhoopgarh, the rocky mountains for trekking, and Bee waterfalls.
The deep thicket of the Nilambur forest ranges lies on Western Ghat in Kerala. It is famous for its dense and deep forests, its wildlife habitats, Mighty rivers,great waterfalls and trek plantations. Nilambur thick forest situated close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. This Rain Forests of India is a Gifts of Western Ghats,major things to see here are The Teak Museum,a close look to the Indian elephants,Biggest snake in India “King Cobra” and the longest Hanging Bridge in Kerala, across river Chaliyar.
The Netarhat forest lies on Chhotanagpur plateau,so it called as “The Queen of Chhotanagpur”. Netarhat forest is popular for,lush green plants,Ghagri waterfalls and scenic beauty. Netarhat is a hill station and one of the coolest place of Jharkhand. The Burha River makes a water fall of about 468 feet, the highest waterfall of Jharkhand,deep in to the thick forest of pine.
Bandipur forest located on the highway connecting Mysore and the famous hill station Ooty. The Indian Rain Forest “Bandipur Forest” is one of the India’s best known protected areas and wild life habitat. Bandipur National Park lies at the heart of the thick Bandipur forest at the confluence of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills in Karnataka. The famous,thrilling and beautiful forest reserve is a home for the large number of Elephants, Significant numbers of Predators including Bengal Tiger,Leopard and Prey species of grazing includes Gaur, Sambar and Barking deer. The thrilling forest is best to explorer Wildlife and Bird watching in Karnataka.
Gir Forest is the largest compact tract of dry deciduous forest in the country, protected as Gir National Park and Sanctuary, with a total area of 1,412 km. Gir Forest is the sole home of the Indian lions and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in India.
The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world, located in the holy Ganges river delta. The Pichavaram Mangrove Forest near Chidambaram, South India is the world’s second largest mangrove forest. Sundarban National Park is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in India and home for the largest number of Royal bengal Tiger and other Bigs cats of India. The beautiful forest “Sundarban” is well known in the world for its man eater tigers as well as numerous fauna including species of birds, crocodiles and big snakes.
The seven sister states offers very deep and dense forest,These forest are home to big wild animals of grassland. These state are also known as green states of India, almost 80% of the states are covered with forest and grass land. These lush green wild forest are rich in variety of tribal and offers a wide range of flora and fauna. Forest of Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand also offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for nature tourism or wild forest tour in India.