Covering more than 20 % of all geographical areas of the country, Jungles and Forests in India play a vital role in Ecological balance and food diversity. Fetching a big contribution in overall development of the country, forests are also a solid medium of providing raw material to many industries and revenue earning. 678,333 sq. kms. of the total forest areas of India have been divided in many categories like Tropical and subtropical moist leaf forests, Tropical and subtropical dry leaf forests, Tropical and subtropical coniferous forest, Tropical and subtropical grasslands, Savannas and shrub lands, Montane grasslands and shrub lands, Deserts and xeric shrub lands, and Mangrove. With more than 99 national parks, 40 tiger reserves and 450 wildlife sanctuaries, India has cosseted enthralling species of fauna and flora. Be it the mountains of Uttarakhand or the deserts of Rajasthan, every nook and cranny of India embraces rich wildlife. Especially, if you are eager to get a sight of the big striped cats – the tigers, India is the ultimate destination to visit. In case all this has made you excited and you are thinking to spend some time amidst the wilderness of the respective nation, you are at the right place. Mentioned below are India’s top 10 places for enjoying unforgettable wildlife safari holidays. Read and take a virtual tour.

WILDLIFE LOCATIONS IN INDIA

Panna Tiger Reserve

Area: 1645.08 sq km

Location: Madhya Pradesh

Established: 1981 (Tiger Reserve 1994)

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Dudhwa National Park

Area: 1,270 sq. Km.

Location: Uttar Pradesh, India.

Established: 1977

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Corbett Tiger Reserve

Area: 1,318.54 sq km

Location: Nainital District of Uttarakhand

Established: 1936

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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Area: 282 sq. Km.

Location: Rajasthan.

Established: 1955

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Gir National Park

Area: 1412 sq km

Location: Somnath, Junagadh and Amreli

Established: 1965

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Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Area: 625.4 square km

Location: Chandrapur district of Maharashtra

Established: 1955

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Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

Area: 550 sq km

Location: Terai of Bahraich district in U.P

Established: 1975 but brought under ‘Project Tiger’ in 1987

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Kanha national park

Area: 940 Sq. Km.

Location: Mandla and Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh

Established: 1955

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Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Area: 730.2 sq km

Location: Uttar Pradesh

Established: September 2008

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