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Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

India, the land of the majestic tiger, humungous elephant, beautiful peacock and gigantic rhinoceros, is a natural habitat to a variety of wild animals and birds. The wildlife sanctuaries and national parks spread across the country present wildlife lovers an opportunity to witness the fascinating and rich flora and fauna. India has vast tracts of forests and habitats reserved for its wildlife in more than 450 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 99 National Parks in the country. Adding these wildlife sanctuaries to your itinerary will offer you a thrilling and lifetime experience.

Watching animals in their natural habitats has its own appeal and is indeed a delight for the nature and wildlife lovers. It leaves them with many wonderful memories. So, the next time you travel to India, don't miss the chance of witnessing the exuberance of the bountiful nature and wildlife in the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of the country.


Popular Wildlife Sanctuaries in India


State Wildlife Sanctuaries Started Area (km2)
Andhra Pradesh Srisailam Sanctuary   506.94
Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary 1978 20
Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary 1978 3568
Gujarat Sasangir Wildlife Sanctuary 1965 1153.42
Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary 1973 4953.7
Haryana Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary 1989 1.43
Kerala Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary 1976 77
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary 1950 472
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary 1973 344.44
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary 1984 55
Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary 1958 128
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary 1983 55
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary 1973 285
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary 1981 1258.37
Karnataka B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 539.52
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary   834.16
Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary 1984 119
Madhya Pradesh Karera Wildlife Sanctuary 1981 202.21
Maharashtra Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary 1983 86.96
Odisha Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary 1987 15.53
Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary 1985 70
  Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary   1330 sq Kms
Rajasthan Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary    
Sikkim Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary   31
Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary   43
Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary   104
Tamil Nadu Mudumalai Sanctuary 1978 321.55
Uttar Pradesh Hastinapur Sanctuary 1986 20.73
Kishanpur Sanctuary 1972 227.12
National Chambal Sanctuary 1992 635
Uttarakhand Assan Barrage Bird Sanctuary