India is home to a rich diversity of wildlife supplemented by an equally rich variety of flora and fauna. The sight and sounds of a majestic elephant, a peacock’s dance, the stride of a camel, the roar of a tiger are unparalleled experiences in themselves. Watching birds and animals in their natural habitats is an experience in itself. The immense heritage of wildlife in India comprises of more than 70 national parks and about 400 wildlife sanctuaries including the bird sanctuaries. A paradise for the nature lovers, these forest areas are also crucial for the conservation of the endangered species like the Leopard, Lion, Asiatic Elephant, the Bengal tiger and the Siberian Crane. Spread across the length and breadth of India, these reserves and forest areas, the Indian Wildlife circuit is an Incredible treat, unmatched by any other experience.
There are many India Wild Life Tours that are conducted and some of the popular National Parks are :
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. It is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. The count of 2,375 distinct fauna species of Gir includes about 38 species of mammals, around 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and more than 2,000 species of insects.The carnivores group mainly comprises Asiatic lions, Indian Leopards, Sloth bears, Indian Cobras, Jungle cats, Striped Hyenas, Golden Jackals, Indian Mongoose, Indian Palm Civets, and Ratels. Desert cats and Rusty-spotted cats exist but are rarely seen.The main herbivores of Gir are Chital, Nilgai (or Bluebull), Sambar, Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara and Wild boar. Blackbucks from the surrounding area are sometimes seen in the sanctuary.
Among the smaller mammals, Porcupine and Hare are common but the Pangolin is rare. The reptiles are represented by the mugger Marsh crocodile (highest population among all protected areas in India), the Indian Star Tortoise and the Monitor Lizard in the water areas of the sanctuary. Snakes are found in the bushes and forest. Pythons are sighted at times along the stream banks.
Kanha National Park :
Kanha National Park is a national park and a Tiger Reserve in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. Together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 km² and the neighboring 110 km² Phen Sanctuary, it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve."Kanha Tiger Reserve". The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tigers, leopards, the sloth bears, Barasinghas and Indian wild dogs. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book"
It is also home to over 200 species of flowering. Kanha Tiger Reserve abounds in meadows that have sprung up in fields of abandoned villages, evacuated to make way for the animals. Dense forested zones with good crown cover has abundant species of climbers, shrubs and herbs flourishing. Aquatic plants in numerous lakes are life line for migratory and wetland species of birds.