Largest and Unexplored Wildlife Sanctuaries of India

Wildlife Sanctuaries of India has a unique status worldwide, It has the second largest base of bio diversity in the world. These calm and peaceful wildlife sanctuaries are the home for some very giant animals and rare species of birds.

Top 10 Largest National Parks of India in Terms of Area.

India has some of the biggest National Parks like Hemis, Sundarbans and Gangotri National Park. Rann of Kutch, also known as the Indian Wild Ass sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India.

Hemis National Park – Jammu and Kashmir

Hemis High Altitude National Park in the Ladakh region has the highest density of snow leopards in India and largest notified protected area in India, offers home to number of species of endangered wild animals.

Desert National Park- Rajasthan

Desert National Park, Rajasthan covering an area of 3162 km. It is one of the largest protected areas for wild animals in India. The famous Desert National Park lies on the vast ocean of sands near Jaisalmer. Its is one of the major attractions of the golden city and the big Jaisalmer fort.

This is a only desert sanctuary of India, famous for its endangered species like the Great Indian bustard. An excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Great Desert and its rich habitat area offers the desert animals & birds including flying predators black and grey eagles, vultures, Indian peafowl, species of antelopes, monitor lizard, Russel viper and krait the most venomous snake in India.

Simlipal National Park – Odisha

Simlipal National Park is also a tiger reserve and is the third largest national park in India in terms of area. The park is famous for healthy population of Indian bison, chausingha, royal Bengal tigers and wild elephants.

Gangotri National Park – Uttarakhand

Gangotri National Park is the fourth largest National park of India, known for its lush green meadows and high altitude ecosystems. The park is home to rare and endangered serow, snow leopard, ibex and tahr wild goats.


Namdapha National Park – Arunachal Pradesh

Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern area of Arunachal Pradesh, lies on the Patkai range. It offers a wide spectrum of plants and animals and one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India. Namdapha is famous for its untouched wilderness, unexplored place and unseen natural beauty.

It is the only one national park in which four Big Cats – tiger, leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard are found. Other large predators are wolves, and Asiatic black bears. The great Hornbills and Red Giant Flying Squirrel is often seen in park.

Khangchendzonga National Park – Sikkim 

Khangchendzonga National Park is the largest wildlife reserve in Sikkim in the bless by nature area of 1784 KM. It lies on one of the grandest and most unspoilt Himalayan mountain ranges called Khangchendzonga the third highest peak in the world. The park, along with its surrounding forests and mountains offers best beauty of nature.

The park has the right mix of mountains, glaciers and forests, Snow leopard is the one of biggest cats found here.

Sanjay National Park – Chhattisgarh

Indian-Monitor- Lizard

The Sanjay National Park in Chhattisgarh is spread over an area of 1471 km and is surrounded by Vindhyachal Mountain Ranges and rivers. After partition form madhay pradesh its name is now Guru Ghasidas national park. Main wild animals are Jackals, Sambar, Four-horned Antelopes, Jungle Cat, Monitor Lizard,Monkey, Striped Hyena and wild Dogs.

It is also an ideal place to watch migratory birds. Sanjay National Park is one of the most important wild animal sanctuaries in central India. Indian Rock Python, Cobra and Russell’s Viper are the dangerous reptiles found here.

Gir Forest National Park – Gujarat

Gir Forest National Park is the fully protected and solo park for the Asiatic lions. The park is currently home to 523 population of Indian Lions in Junagadh, Bhavangar, Gir Somnath and Amreli district of Gujarat.

Sundarbans National Park – West Bengal

Sundarbans National Park is the part of the Sundarbans mangrove forest on the Ganges Delta and home to a variety of birds, reptiles and swamp Bengal tiger.

Jim Corbett National Park – Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest and most popular national park in India, very famous for its large number of Bengal tigers,  wild elephants and Indian leopards.

Indravati National Park of Chhattisgarh, Betla National Park or Jharkhand and Papikonda National Park of Andhra Pradesh are known for the wide species of animals, birds and reptiles. The major wildlife attractions in Indravati National Park is the rare Wild Buffalo, Gaurs and barking deer.


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