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Wildlife of India

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Rajasthan

Kevladeo National Park , Ghana Bird Sanctuary -  

Situated in Bharatpur district, Keoladeo is famous as one of Asiaís finest birding areas, with over 380 resident and migrant species, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes.

One can also watch mammals like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck and wild Boar. During the cool winter months it is also possible to see large Indian Pythons taking sun bath. The park is open throughout the year. Best months are August-November for resident breeding birds and November-March for migrant birds.

Ranthambhor Sanctuary - Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tigerís conservation efforts in Rajasthan. This is the best place for Tiger loving tourists. 

The Park covers an estimated area of 400 sq kms and embrace a network of lakes and rivers, and a top one of these hills, is the impressive Ranthambhor Fort, built in the 10th century. The terrain fluctuates between impregnable forests and open bushland. The forest is the typically dry deciduous type, with dhok, being the most prominent tree. The entry point to the Park, goes straight to the foot of the fort and the forest rest house, Jogi Mahal. The latter boasts of the second-largest banyan tree in India. The Padam Talab, the Raj Bagh Talab and the Malik Talab are some of the lakes in the area, that attract the tiger population. They have been spotted at the edges of these lakes, and Jogi Mahal itself. Tigers are very easily spotted in daylight more than in any other park or sanctuary in India. They can be seen roaming around lazily in the sun, or hunting down Sambar beer around the lakes. Park opens between  October-June and December-April , but the best period is from December.

 Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary - It lies in the Aravalli hills and is the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Alwar.The forests are dry deciduous, with trees of Dhak, Acacia, Ber and Salar. The Tigers of Sariska are largely nocturnal and are not as easily seen as those of Ranthambhor. The park also has good populations of Nilgai, Sambar and Chital. In the evenings, Indian Porcupine, Striped Hyaena, Indian Palm Civet and even Leopard are sometimes seen. The forests are lush during and immediately following the monsoon, but during the dry months of February May there is a shortage of water and in consequence mammals are attracted to water holes. At this time of year visibility is good because of the sparse foliage. Sariska is excellent for birdwatching and has an unusually large population of Indian Peafowl. It is Open all the year round, the best period being November-April, especially March-April. 

Himachal Pradesh

The Great Himalayan National Park - Himachal Pradesh has got a protected area network of 32 wildlife sanctuaries and 2 national parks, which represent a myriad variety of life in the North Western Himalayas. The Great Himalayan National Park is the largest protected area in the state. The common animals that abound this area include - the wild mountain goats like the Bharal, Goral and Serow, the Brown Bear and predators such as the Leopard, Tigers and the rarely seen Snow Leopard. 

Varieties of colourful pheasants - Monal, Khalij Cheer, Tragopan and other Himalayan birds are also part of its rich bird population. Bringing out some added pleasure of seeing wildlife in this spectacular natural environment is Trekking through the Park to Rakte Sar, the origin of the Sainj River. Visitors can contact: Director, National Park at Shamshi or Range Officer wildlife at Sainj or Range Officer Wild Life at Sai Ropa, Banjar for assistance and guidance. The Forests Department provides camping equipment and guides for tourists. 
The best seasons for visiting the park are summer from April to June and autumn from September to November. Visitation should be avoided during the monsoon months of July to August and the winter season from December to March.

Pin Valley National Park -  It encompasses the Pin valley of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh is a typical cold desert. The Pin valley national park was constituted in 1984 to conserve and preserve the rare flora and fauna of the region.The Park forms the natural habitat of a number of endangered animals including Himalayan Ibex, Snow Leopard, Bharal, Wooly Hare, Tibetan Wolf, and Snow Cock.

Jammu & Kashmir

Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary - This valley is one blissful place of natural world and its surrounding mountainside contains the rare Kashmir stag (Hangul), also black and brown bears. 

This is also one of the place in India for trekking. There you may also see the musk deer, a small species widely hunted for the male's musk gland, consider valuable in treating importance and a major export to Europe's perfumeries. Located very close to Srinagar, Dachigam National Park with its splendid forests and magnificent scenery is easily accessible. It was declared a national park in 1951, and owing to a strictly enforced conservation programme, the hangul population, once 150, now stands at over 400 animals. The Park is a natural habitat of the endangered hangul or the Kashmir stag - the only species of Red Deer to be found in India. Winter makes the best time to view the hangul, when they gather together in the shelter of the lower valleys. Other inhabitants include the Himalayan black bear, species of wild goat like the Markhor and ibex and varieties of exotic Himalayan birds

Colourful pheasants include the crimson tragopan, the iridescent monal pheasant with its glittering plumage, the blood pheasant and the koklass pheasant. The golden eagle and the bearded vulture or lammergeier can also be seen circling the brilliant blue skies. The leopard, the only predator of this paradise is rarely seen as also the elusive snow leopard, which is found in the higher altitudes. Other animals include the rare Musk Deer and the Himalayan marmot. 

Hemis National Park - Hemis National Park is a high altitude protected area created in 1981 in the eastern part of the cold desert of Ladakh for the conservation and protection of its unique flora and fauna. It covers an area of 600 sq. kms in the Markha and Rumbak valleys. Dry forests of juniper, birch and fir are found in the region. Also present are the alpine grasslands and scrublands. There are many rare and endangered animal species found in the cold desert area that are also found in the Hemis National Park, known to be the home of an interesting assemblage of cold desert fauna. Amongst these are the snow leopard, Tibetan wild or kiang, ibex, serow and Tibetan antelope. Amongst the avi fauna population found in the Hemis National Park are the snow, snow partridge and golden oriole.

 

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