12 Lesser Known Pristine Wildlife Sanctuaries of India

India is home to most unexplored pristine wildlife area’s and home to major wild animals,birds,reptiles including Indian Rock Python,Great Indian Eagle,Wild Tiger and Nilgai. The least visited National Parks in also includes Orang National Park,Satpura National Park,Gorumara National Park, MelGhat tiger reserves and Jaldapara National Park. Lets go through the list of top 10 lesser known wild destinations and wildlife paradise in India.

Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary


Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in the state of Karnataka, located near Mysore. Kabini reserve forest houses a number of endangered and rare wild animals such as Black Panther,Indian Elephants,Dhole, Indian leopards and Indian Bison.

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary


Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the eastern most part of the Maharashtra, between Bhandara and Gondia district. This small wildlife sanctuary is home to various species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park


Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of the biodiversity hotspots in India,bounded is by the Brahmaputra river and has the largest salix swamp forest in north east India. The park provide habitat to 36 species of mammals including feral horse,Asiatic water buffalo, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon, Gangetic dolphin and 8 species of wild cats.

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary


Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is unique place in India,having both fresh water lakes and salt marshlands. The sanctuary is visited by 300 types of migratory birds along with sea and shore birds like stork, great crested grebe,river tern,godwit,flamingos,greenshank and big bird of prey.

Tal Chhapar Sanctuary


Tal Chhapar Sanctuary is one of the most unexplored pristine wildlife sanctuary in Rajasthan. The sanctuary is mostly covered by grasses and paradise for many migratory birds such as harriers,eastern imperial eagle,short-toed eagle and Tawny eagle.

Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park is located at high altitude ranging from 5500 ft to 14000ft in the Zabarwan Range of Himalayas. The mountainsides national park is popular as the home of the rare and critically endangered Hangul or Kashmir stag.

National Chambal Sanctuary


National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the critically endangered gharial crocodile, Located on the Chambal River. The sanctuary is protected under wildlife protection and the keystone species of the sanctuary includes critically endangered gharial,endangered Ganges river dolphin and red-crowned roof turtle.

Achanakmar Tiger Reserve


Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the moist deciduous and tropical dry forest,situated in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. This jungle area is also serve as wildlife corridor for Kanha-Achanakmar and home to the sloth bear,leopards,striped hyena and 7 species of deer family.

Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary


The little known Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Upper Gangetic plain of Uttar Pradesh state and serve as wildlife corridor between Dudhwa and Kishanpur sanctuary. Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary ecosystem includes Terai grasslands,swamps,wetlands and home to number of endangered species including rhino, swamp deer, hispid hare and Bengal florican.

Pampadum Shola National Park

Indian wild dog

Pampadum Shola National Park is the smallest national park in Kerala,located in the eastern part of Southern Western Ghats. This Park protects evergreen shola forest and rich wildlife , keystone species includes elusive, endangered and endemic Nilgiri marten,Indian wild dogs and Indian leopards.

Gorumara National Park


Gorumara National Park of West Bengal, is a medium-sized wildlife park with tall grasslands and dense forests, known for its population of Indian rhinoceros. The park is located on the flood plains of Raidak river and home to large herbivores species of mammals including Indian bison,Indian rhinoceros,Indian elephant and Indian Sambar deer.

Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park


The Marine Park has a high diversity of plants animals and an important habitat for whale,dolphin and Dugong. Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park also includes marine components such as coral reefs, seaweed communities, sea grasses, salt marshes and mangroves protected along with 21 small islands.

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