Must-visit jungles in India
The lush land of India is home to a huge variety of wildlife
The fertile land of India has forests and mountains covered in lush green terrain making it impossible to not explore them. While there is a lot to admire at, there is also a lot of learning from being so close to the jungle. Nature sure teaches a lot about survival, but at the same time brings about compassion for animals and plants. When you get to see greenery in abundance with animals peacefully coexisting, the outlook towards life changes automatically. One starts to appreciate more of what they have. So here are a few jungles of India that one must visit.
Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
The Khasi Hills in Meghalaya are a beauty to behold. And why not, since Meghalaya is also called as the Scotland of the East. The state is famous for its Shillong plateau which is inhabited by Khasi dwellers exhibiting unique tradition and culture. These low mountain formations in the Khasi Hills are best to experience the jungle up and close. Also, around this area is Cherrapunjee, the place on Earth where it rains throughout the year. The best time to visit Khasi Hills is at the onset of winter or summer.
Pichavaram Mangrove Forests
It is the second-largest mangrove forest in the world, comprising 50 islands, 4400 canals, and 200 species of birds. Pichavaram Mangrove is, in fact, an off-beat forest destination, and some confusing waterways make it a perfect weekend getaway.The best time to visit is from November to February as the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy activities such as bird watching, fishing, kayaking, and boating.
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
Meaning Blue Mountains, Nilgiri is the meeting point of Western and Eastern Ghats. Hence, this makes it the hotspot reserve as it comprises tropical montane forest, and 3500 species of flowering plants, besides being a great habitat for flora, fauna, and microbial forms. The reserve is spread across Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, which is home to various tribes Such as Todas, Kotas, Irullas, Kurumbas, Paniyas, Adiyans, EdanadanChettis, Cholanaickens, Allar, and Malayan native to the Reserve. In 2012, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The other jungles of India one needs to explore are Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh; KeibulLamjao National Park, Manipur; Vandalur Reserve forest; Sundarbans, West Bengal; Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand; Mawphlang Sacred Forest; Kanha National Park; Gir National Park, Gujarat; Saranda Forest, Jharkhand; Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh; and Abujmarh, Chhattisgarh.