Wildlife Sanctuaries in India possess a unique status worldwide. It has the second largest base of bio diversity in the world. These unruffled and peaceful wildlife sanctuaries are the home to several rare, endangered and exotic species of animal and birds. India has some of the biggest National Parks like Sundarbans, Hemis and Gangotri National Park, Rann of Kutch, also known as the Indian Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, which are the most renowned ones, but the heritage land of India also has some of the largest and unexplored wildlife sanctuaries that are yet to be discovered and recognized, but holds some of the wealthy possessions of our country in terms of rare and severely endangered species of fauna.
Following are the top 5 unexplored wildlife sanctuaries in India
Desert National Park
Situated in Rajasthan, Desert National Park is one of the largest protected areas for wild animals in India. Spreading over an area of 3162 km, the national park lies on the vast ocean of sands near Jaisalmer. It is one of the major attractions of the Jaisalmer city. This national park is also famous as the only desert sanctuary of India and is a home to few endangered species like the Great Indian bustard. A unique example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its rich and natural habitat for the desert animals and birds, the sanctuary also houses Black and Grey Francolin eagles, vultures, monitor lizard, Russel viper and krait.
Indravati National Park
Located in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, Indravati National Park is known for its extensive collection species of animals, birds and reptiles. It is the finest and a famous wildlife park in India which is slowly receiving huge influx of tourist from all over the country. The park is also the only Tiger Reserve in the Tribal State Chhattisgarh and houses several rare wild buffalo, leopards, tigers, gaurs, barasinghas and barking deer, many reptiles in the park that includes freshwater crocodile, Indian Rock Python, Cobra and Russell’s viper.
Khangchendzonga National Park
Located in the North Sikkim district in the state of Sikkim, India, Khangchendzonga National Park gets its name from the grandest Himalayan mountain ranges Kanchenjunga which is 8,586 metres tall and the third-highest peak in the world. The total area of this park is 849.5 km. along with the backdrop of forests and mountains, the park offers best beauty of Mother Nature. Snow leopard is the one of biggest cats found here. Other than this the park is a home to musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, blood pheasant, osprey and many other species of fauna. It is also the largest national park in India in terms of area.
Namdapha National Park
Located in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India, Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot. Situated in the Patkai range, the park offers a wide spectrum of plants and animals earning a reputation for itself as one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India. t is the only one national park in which four Big Cats – tiger, leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard are found. The park is also a home to great Hornbills and Red Giant Flying Squirrel is often seen in park along with other predators like wolves, and Asiatic black bears.
Sanjay National Park
The Sanjay National Park is located in the Madhya Pradesh state of India in Chhattisgarh. Spread over an area of 1471 km, the park is surrounded by Vindhyachal Mountain Ranges and rivers. After partition from Madhya Pradesh, the park is now known as Guru Ghasidas national park. Mostly composed of sal forests, the park is a peaceful home to 309 species of birds. Most attractive birds are Golden Hooded Oriole, Racket-tailed drongos, Indian Pitta, Rufus-Treepie and animals includes Tiger, leopard, Spotted deer, sambar deer, wild boar, Neelgai, Chinkara and many others. Cobra, Indian Rock Python and Russell’s viper are the dangerous reptiles found here.