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Top 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries in India That You Must Consider in Your Wildlife Trips 2019

By Indiawildlife

India has a vast geographical area which is the home to various beautiful valleys, hilltops, hill stations, forests, waterfalls, beaches and there are many top-notch wildlife sanctuaries that are unmatched. A large number of tourists attracted to India due to wildlife safari and heritage culture. Here is a list of some renowned wildlife sanctuaries in India that you must consider while visiting India.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the eastern slope of Western Ghats, near Tamilnadu. It covers 90.44 km2 area and has 963 species of plants, 225 species of birds, 28 species of mammal and etc.  The sanctuary is renowned for a repository of medical plants and home to many animals like tiger, leopard, wild elephant, grizzled giant squirrel, star tortoise, spotted dear, etc.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat


Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is located in three districts of Gujarat i.e. Somnath, Junagarh, and Amreli. It covers 1412 km2 area and has 400 species of plants, 300 species of birds, 38 species of mammals and etc. It is the home to many animals like Asiatic lion, Indian leopard, striped hyena, Golden jackal, chinkara, wild boar, four-horned antelope, etc.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Abu


Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Mount Abu which is a hill station in Sirohi district of Rajasthan. It covers 288 km2 area and has 820 species of plants, 250 species of birds, and etc. It is the home of many animals like Indian leopard, jungle cat, Golden jackal, wild boar, sloth bear, porcupine, hedgehog, etc. The wildlife sanctuary is favorite among nature lovers.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh


Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the south-eastern part of Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh. It covers 783 km2 area and has 150 species of trees and 49 species of orchids, 150 species of birds and 61 species of mammals. It is a home of many animals like tiger, leopard, elephant, Bengal slow loris, giant squirrel, etc.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh


Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Andhra Pradesh and it is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests in India. It covers 235.7 km2 area and has 24 species of a Mangrove tree, 120 species of birds, and etc. it is a home of many animals like white- blacked vulture, long-billed vulture, Golden jackal, sea turtle, smooth-coated otter, etc.

Best Time to Visit: October to May

National Chambal Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh


National Chambal Sanctuary is situated on the Chambal River near merger of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as National Chambal Gharial Wildlife as it has a large number of endangered Gharials. It covers 5400km2 of the protected area of three states. The sanctuary has 8 species of turtle out of 25 species of turtle found in India.

Best Time to Visit: April to June

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Telangana

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Jayashankar district of Telangana. It covers 812 km2 of area and this sanctuary is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in Telangana. You will get the opportunity to spot the most eminent forms of flora and fauna and you will admire the scenic views of the place.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

All the sanctuaries offer a wonderful wildlife experience. You can enjoy the natural beauty of these sanctuaries and make memories for a lifetime. If you are planning to explore wildlife sanctuaries then do consider aforesaid discussed sanctuaries in India. You will get a chance to spot many endangered and rare species of animals, birds, and flora. You will get the mesmerizing experience for sure.

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