Sanctuary Tours : The wildlife
sanctuaries and national parks spread across
the country offer a fascinating diversity
of terrain, flora and fauna. India has preserved
vast tracts of forests and habitats in its
441 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 80 National
Parks. So next time you travel to India,
take a refuge in the quietude along with
the wildlife and watch the exuberance of
the bountiful nature in India!
National Park: is situated in India.As
northwestern state of Rajasthan, near the
town of Sawai Madhopur, midway between Bharatpur
and Kota townships. It is surrounded by
the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and
is very near to the outer fringes of the
Thar Desert. The entire area has sprawling
tracts of the desert and semi-desert vegetation.
Originally a hunting ground of the Maharaja
of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a game
sanctuary in 1955. In 1980, it became a
national park and listed among the reserves
protected under Project Tiger (1973).
the Kaila Devi Sanctuary, also famous for its
tigers, and Mansingh Sanctuary also form part
of Ranthambore Reserve.
Corbett National Park
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas is the
majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety
of flora and fauna, it is famous for its wild
population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants.
Corbett national park was established in 1936,
as the Hailey National Park. India's first national
park and the first sanctuary to come under Project
Tiger, Corbett supports a variety of vegetation
making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and
a popular hunting ground of the British, this
201 square mile park was named in honor of the
late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist
turned author and photographer who most of his
years in this area and contributed in setting
up the this park. With the help of the World Wildlife
Fund, Project Tiger was launched in Corbett National
Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first
such tiger reserves in the country.
In Jim Corbett Park
varied topography comprises hilly and river line
areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus
and ravines. The lower areas are almost completely
populated by Sal trees. In the Jim Corbett National
Park are found 110 tree species, 50 mammals species,
580 bird species and 25 reptile species.
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