India is a rich land for wildlife and there are many that remain unknown
Rains are the best time to get up and close to nature, spending time with the creation of nature. To be around the green and forest animals during monsoon is like spending time in the jungle. And India is a treasure trove of wildlife spread across the length and breadth of the country. The jungles along the borders of the country and some nestled in the insides of India make for the best wildlife sanctuaries. So here is a list of some best wildlife sanctuaries that are best to visit during monsoons.
Dachigam National Park, Jammu, and Kashmir
Situated in the crown of India, the Dachigam National Park is spread across 141 square kilometers. The park has been in existence since 1910, initially formed to ensure a supply of clean drinking water for Srinagar. The speciality of this park is that it is home to the endangered Hangul deer family also known as Kashmiri Stag. They are famous for their white patch and the magnificent spread of antlers. The park is divided into Upper and Lower Dachigam and houses over 145 species of birds and animals. One can also spot Yellow-Throated Marten, Musk Deer, Leopards, Black Bear, Himalayan Weasel, Brown Bear, Jackals, and Brown Bear. The best time to visit is between April and October, besides considering its geographical positioning it doesn’t rain much here.
Periyar National Park, Kerala
Since it is situated in Kerala the best time to visit is monsoon as the lush green lands filled with shades of green, flora, fauna, and with Cardamom and Pandalam hills in the backdrop make it perfect. The Western Ghats add the much-needed charm to the Periyar National Park. The park and wildlife sanctuary is a reserve for elephants and leopards. One can easily spot elephants, Indian giant squirrel, gaur, white tigers, Travancore flying squirrel, sambar, wild pig, and jungle cat, among others.
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
It is also known as Kanha–Kisli National Park and is famous for being a tiger reserve. It is the largest national park in central India and is divided into two areas, Hallon and Banjar, both protected. Along with the neighbouringPhen Sanctuary, the Kanha Tiger Reserve becomes one of the biggest in the country.
Other wildlife sanctuaries to visit during monsoon across India are Ranthambore National Park, SawaiMadhopur, Rajasthan; Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan; Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh; Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal; Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand; Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra; Bandipur National Park, Karnataka; Kaziranga National Park, Assam; Gir National Park, Gujarat; and Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh.