South India is a magnificent part of India. It has many destinations that attract tourists. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to earth. India’s rich heritage and biodiversity is a major attraction. Here are some of amazing places one must visit for Wildlife Tours.
- NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK
It is a piece of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The park is separated from Bandipur National Park by river Kabini. The park is rich in feathered creatures. It has variety of wildlife species especially including Tiger.
2. BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK
The national park lies in the state of Karnataka. The wildlife covers the region of 874.2 sq km. the central attraction here is the Asiatic elephant. The three rivers that pass by this park are Moyar, Kabini and Gagur. These rivers enhance the beauty of the park.
3. RANGANTHITTU BIRD SANCTUARY
This sanctuary is located on the banks of the Kaveri River. Doctor Salim Ali a famous ornithologist contributed in making this sanctuary. The perfect way to enjoy the beauty of this sanctuary is through a pontoon ride along the river. Stone Plougher and Little Cormorants are major attraction here.
4. PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK
The park is situated in the middle of Western Ghats at boundary of Tamil Nadu. It is a Tiger Reserve. It is located high in Cardamom Hills. It has a proper mix of flora as well as fauna.
5. MUDUMALAI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The sanctuary is located 1000 meters above ocean level in the middle of lands of Western Ghat. It has a great ambience and many people travel here for thrilling vacations. This place is a great attraction for wildlife photographers.
6. KADALUNDI BIRD SANCTUARY
Winged creatures are major attractions here. Some of them are Water Fowl, Cuckoo, Egret, Water Duck, Jungle Fowls, Hornbill, Stork, Raptor, Darter and Cluster. They have colorful wings and these birds can be found in many parts of Kerala.
7. WAYANAD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The major attractions here are elephants, Indian Bison, deers and tigers. Peacocks are also seen here. Not only animals it has a rich variety of fauna as well especially deciduous teak trees and some evergreen trees. People mostly visit here for watching elephants bathing and playing around.
8. DAROJI SLOTH BEAR SANCTUARY
It is rich in both plant as well as animal life. The land of this sanctuary is rich in medicinal plants that help in natural remedies. The sanctuary is conglomeration of wildlife. It has both carnivores as well as herbivores animals.
9. SILENT VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
It has a wide variety of endangered species and strong fauna population. The other types of wildlife here are 11 classes of snakes, 19 types of amphibians, 9 groups of reptiles, two fishes and two amphibians.
10. DANDELI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
It is situated in Uttara Kannada region of Karnataka. One can find remarkable and exceptional type of animals here. This is the state’s second biggest sanctuary which was earlier known as a Tiger Reserve in 2007.
If one visits south India he must visit these wildlife sanctuaries and parks. They enhances the beauty of nature and leaves a mesmerizing effect on minds of people.