India is home to a variety of Wildlife. India's diversified wildlife has persevered in more than 100 national parks and more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries across the country. Through the wildlife India tour, one can easily gaze into various world-famous animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic lions, Snow leopards and Indian elephants, the Great Indian Rhinoceros & many more.
Wildlife is an integral part of Tourism in India. India, in terms of land area is 7th largest in world. One-fifth of Land area in India is consist of forest. Mainland India boasts various types of Flora and fauna, besides being home to many famous animals like, Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, Asiatic Lions, Great Indian Rhinoceros to name a few. As per current calculation, this diversified wildlife is preserved in more than 650 Protected areas which includes 100 national parks, 18 Bio-reserves and more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries covering an area total of 1,61,221 Km2 of India's Land Area.
Apart from this, there are 47 Tiger Reserves, 25 Elephant Reserves, 5 Natural World Heritage Sites and 25 Wetland Sites in India. As India is located at composition of three regions namely Indo-Malayan, Afro-tropical and Paleo-Arctic, it boasts unique plantation from these regions. India is the only country in which you find both lions and tigers - lions in the wild of Gir National Forest in Gujarat and Royal Bengal Tiger is found in Sundarban in West Bengal. As per latest census (2018) forecast by National Tiger Conservation Authority, tiger population in India is on rise & would reach up to 3000 in the country.
Below are the list of the popular wild life sanctuaries and national parks in India.