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Lesser Known Wildlife Destinations in India

By Akshatha Vinayak

How exciting it is to see the virgin forests with undisturbed wildlife? Of course, it is very necessary to keep up with the ambience of such destinations. These lesser known wildlife destinations are just incredible to visit in India.

Travelling to some unexplored wildlife sanctuaries is unique and refreshing. The well preserved landscapes with rich flora and fauna doesn't disappoint the tourists.

Let us make a journey around some unexplored wildlife destinations in India.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled in the Western Ghats of Kannur. Dense evergreen forests are a home to different species of birds and animals. The pristine nature of this abode is a nature lovers paradise. Yet it is not as popular as other wildlife destinations in Kerala.



Photo Courtesy: Vinayaraj

Melghat Tiger Reserve

River Tapti flows on one side and hills of Satpura ranges forms the other part of Melghat Tiger Reserve. It is one of the first declared tiger reserves in India. Melghat along with Gugamal National Park is one of the lesser known wildlife destinations in Amravati located in Maharashtra.


Entering Melghat Tiger Reserve

Photo Courtesy: Bendale.kaustubh

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary lies at the border of Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts in Karnataka. It is surrounded by the picturesque hills of Mullayanagiri, Bababudangiri, Gangegiri, etc. The sprawling forest is a haven to many wild animals like tigers, jackals, black leopards, bonnet macaques and many more. A visit to this pristine abode of nature is worthwhile.

Bhadra Wildlife

Bison at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo Courtesy: Dineshkannambadi

Desert National Park

Desert National Park is one of the unique wildlife getaways near Jaisalmer. Sand Dunes, thorny bushes and salt lakes form the major vegetations of Desert National Park. Blackbucks, the great Indian bustard, desert fox, hedgehog are some of the prominent inmates of Desert National Park. Don't miss out on this unexplored wildlife destination in India.

Desert National Park

A Chinkara at Desert National Park

Photo Courtesy: Chinmayisk

The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park is the one to be explored in Kullu. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its conservation. Varieties of Himalayan flora and fauna can be found here. Snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr and various birds live in this reserve. It is a must visit for nature lovers!

Himalayan National Park

A Black Bulbul

Photo Courtesy: J.M.Garg

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