Wildlife of India
This wondrous land India, is a haven of
flora, fauna and avifauna. The legacy of bountiful wild animals
includes 550 mammals, 30,000 insects and 2000 species and sub-species
of birds, with over 500 species of reptiles and amphibians including
the deadly king cobras, pythons, crocodiles and monitor lizards. Due
to its diverse topography and varying climatic conditions, India is
the second largest country on the planet to have such diverse life
In order to protect the several endangered species, an endeavour to
strike a balance between ecology and tourism is essential.
Here is your chance to unravel the mysteries of Indian wildlife.
India being a tropical country has an amazing diversity of vegetation
and wildlife. Here are some images of the wild for your viewing
Wildlife travel facilitates in viewing the majestic Indian tiger in
its natural habitat. Perceived as an icon of strength, speed and
agility, the tiger and shades of its existence can be seen finely
woven into the local culture and tradition. In this section, we bring
you the other side of this regal animal which is quite
India - a country of diverse wildlife is home to a large variety of
birds and animals. There is a splendid assortment of colourful birds,
with different species found only in certain parts of the country.
Here we present a collection of more than 20 types of birds, each
famous for its special features: Blue Jay, Sarus Crane, White Ibis,
Rosy Pelican, Pied Kingfisher and many more...
¤ Bishnoli - The Real Animal People
The Thar Desert supports a surprising variety of hardy plants and
wildlife. The fact that they have managed to survive in the harsh
terrain is purely because of the people of the state, especially the
Bishnoi tribals. This tribe follows the 29 sutras laid down by their
guru, believe in complete non-violence towards all living organisms,
and have even sacrificed their own lives to protect trees and animals
¤ The Philosophy of Indian Co-Existence
Wildlife has survived in India thanks to the religions and
philosophies that have guided Indians over the centuries. Indians have
an attitude that encourages co-existence with wildlife. This is
especially true of tribals who have the greatest interaction with
wildlife. It is quite evident that the message of conservation is
intricately woven into every aspect of Indian culture.
¤ Wildlife Sanctuaries
India has a wealth of about 80 National Parks and 441 sanctuaries.
Many of the wildlife sanctuaries and a few national parks have been
established in erstwhile private hunting reserves of the British Raj
and Indian aristocracy. often, a park is better known for a particular
animal. Travel to Gir National Park in Gujarat, famous for its Asiatic
lions, the Indian rhinoceros is the pride of Kaziranga (Assam),
elephants steal the show in Periyar (Kerala), and tigers are
synonymous with Kanha (Madhya Pradesh) and Bandavgarh (Madhya
Pradesh). The mangrove forests of Sunderbans are the unique habitat of
the Royal Bengal Tiger..