5 Unique Wildlife National Park
India with its diverse topography provides a variety of flora and fauna and numerous wildlife experience, Here’s 5 Wildlife National Parks in India with their unique experience.
1. Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary
The Changtang is a high altitude plateau in western and northern tiber extending into southeastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. A unique sanctuary also known as Changtang cold desert wildlife sanctuary, is habitat of rare wildlife such as kiang (tibetan wild ass), tibetab Argali, Antelope and black necked crane.
Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Hindu Kush Himalaya, covering vast plateaus and deep gorges with an altitude that varies from 14,000 to 19,000 feet.
The sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna, which includes natural grasslands, various wild plants and a wide a variety of wildlife such as kiang or Tibetan wild ass, Snow Leopard, Lynx, Wolf, Wild Dog, Wild Yak as well as the rare Black-necked Crane and seasonal species of migratory birds
2. Sunderban Wildlife Sanctuary
A unique wildlife sanctuary covered under mangrove forest situated in eastern part of India touching Bay of Bengal. A UNESCO worldheritage site. Sunderban in India, forms the largest tiger reserve. A paradise for birdwatchers, the list includes such rarities as the Masked Finfoot, Mangrove Pitta and the Mangrove Whistler.The Sunderbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the mighty rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal, it is also the world’s largest estuarine forest. The Sunderbans is criss-crossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries. It is one of the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth, a truly undiscovered paradise.
The Wild Ass Sanctuary of the Little Rann of Kutch, spreading across nearly 5000 square kilometers of the Little Rann, is the only place on earth where the endangered Indian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus khur), known locally as the ghudkhar, still lives.The marshy land of the Wild Ass Sanctuary of Gujarat is the natural home to a wide variety of animal species. The wild asses in the Wild Ass Sanctuary, Surendranagar in Gujarat are great runners and has the capacity of running at a speed of 70 kilometers per hour during emergency.
4. Silent Valley National Park in Kerala
The core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the Silent Valley National Park is probably one of the most magnificent gifts of nature to mankind, a unique preserve of tropical rain forests in all its pristine glory with an almost unbroken ecological history. Silent Valley is closed on all sides with high and continuous ridges and steep escarpments, as a result the valley is shielded from the extremes of climate as well as anthropogenic interventions and so it remained an ecological island with a special micro climate. The river Kunthi descends from the Nilgiri Hills above an altitude of 2000 m and traverses the entire length of the valley finally rushing down to the plains through a deep gorge.
The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is the newest addition to India’s national parks, located in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh.Lush coniferous forests, emerald meadows strewn with exotic flora, soaring snowy peaks and pristine glaciers make for an ideal Himalayan retreat. The secluded Sainj and Tirthan valleys are home to a plethora of fauna – wild mountain goats like the bharal, goral and serow, the brown bear and predators like the leopard and the elusive snow leopard. Different varieties of pheasants – monal, khalij cheer, tragopan and other exotic Himalayan birds can be found in the region