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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, NATIONAL PARKS, ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS IN INDIA

India has more than hundred wildlife sanctuaries/national parks which are also natural habitant to many endangered wild species. Central and State Government is taking special efforts to conserve and protect the forests and wildlife. The wildlife tours offer unforgettable experience of nature and it’s amazing creatures. Top wildlife destinations in India includes Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand), Kaziranga National Park (Assam), Gir National Park (Gujarat), Bandipur National Park (Karnataka), Kanha National Park (Madhya Pradesh), Bandhavgarh National Park (Madhya Pradesh), Periyar National Park (Kerala) and Tadoba (Maharashtra). If you planning wildlife trip, detailed information about open/closing timings, safari timings/facilities, entry permits, stay facilities is must. Most of the national parks/sanctuaries in India are closed during monsoon season which is mostly June to October. Further, the national parks are governed by forest regulations and the visitors/tourists need to strictly follow these rules. Some of the parks offers online booking of Jungle safari and accomodation at Forest Guest houses. The details of state forest department have been for provided at the end so that any further information about sancturies can be availed. 

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Andhra Pradesh

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in In Arunachal Pradesh

  • Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary, Changlang
  • Mouling National Park, Upper Siang

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Assam

  • Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary, Guwahati
  • Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, Guwahati 
  • Bherjan - Borajan - Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary, Tinsukia
  • Borail Sanctuary, Silchar (Kumbirgram)
  • Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Udalguri
  • Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonitpur
  • Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhubri
  • Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary, Guwahati
  • Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibrugarh/Tinsukia
  • Dibru - Saikhowa National Park, Tinsukia
  • East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary, Karbi Anglong
  • Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary, Dimapur
  • Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Jorhat
  • Kaziranga National Park (www.kaziranga100.com), Golaghat/Nagaon 
  • Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagaon
  • Manas National Park (www.manasassam.org), Barpeta
  • Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary, Karbi Anglong
  • Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary, Golaghat
  • Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary, Karbi Anglong
  • Nameri National Park, Sonitpur
  • Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Morigaon
  • Panidehing Wildlife Sanctuary, Sibsagar
  • Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Tezpur
  • Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonitpur

Wildlife in India, National Parks in India, Sanctuaries, Zoos in India

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Bihar

  • Bhimbandh Wild Life Sanctuary, Munger
  • Gautam Buddha Sanctuary, Gaya
  • Gogabil Bird Sanctuary, Katihar
  • Kabar Jheel Bird Sanctuary, Begusarai
  • Kaimur Wild Life Sanctuary, Kaimur
  • Rajgir Sanctuary, Rajgir
  • Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan, Patna
  • Udaipur Wild Life Sanctuary, West Champaran
  • Valmiki Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, Betiah (http://valmikitigerreserve.com)

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Chhattisgarh

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Delhi

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Goa

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Gujarat

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Haryana

  • Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary, Jhajjar
  • Kalesar National Park, Yamunanagar
  • Bhiwani Mini Zoo, Sirsa
  • Pipli Mini Zoo
  • Sultanpur National Park, Gurgaon

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Himachal Pradesh

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Dachigam National Park
  • Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Srinagar
  • Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu
  • Kishtwar High Altitude National Park
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden, Srinagar
  • Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu
  • Overa Wildlife Sanctuary, Srinagar
  • Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu
  • Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Jharkhand

  • Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, Ranchi (http://jharkhandzooauthority.org/)
  • Crocodile Breeding Centre, Ranchi
  • Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamshedpur
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, Bokaro Steel City
  • Koderma Wildlife Sanctuary, Gaya
  • Lawalong Wildlife Sanctuary, Chatra
  • Mahuadand Wolf Sanctuary
  • Palamau Wildlife Sanctuary & Betla National Park
  • Palkot Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Parasnath Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Udhuwa Lake Bird Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Karnataka

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Kerala

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Madhya Pradesh

  • Bagdara Wildlife Sanctuary, Sidhi
  • Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Jabalpur
  • Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, Hoshangabad
  • Fossil National Park, Dindori
  • Gandhisagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandsaur
  • Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary, Gwalior
  • Gwalior Zoo
  • Kanha Tiger Reserve, Jabalpur
  • Karera Bird Sanctuary, Shivpuri
  • Ken Ghariyal Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhatarpur
  • Kheoni Wildlife Sanctuary, Dewas
  • Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheopur
  • Madhav National Park, Shivpuri
  • Narsinghgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajgarh
  • National Chambal Sanctuary
  • Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagar/Damoh/Narsinghpur
  • Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Panna National Park
  • Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh
  • Pench Tiger Reserve, Seoni/Chhindwara
  • Phen Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sailana Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sanjay Dubari National Park
  • Sardarpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhar
  • Satpura National Park, Pachmarhi
  • Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Son Ghariyal Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal
  • Veerangana Durgavati Sanctuary, Damoh

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Maharashtra

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Manipur

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Meghalaya

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Mizoram

  • Blue Mountain National Park
  • Dampa Tiger Reserve,
  • Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Murlen National Park
  • Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Nagaland

  • Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Intangki National Park
  • Kohima Zoological Park
  • Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Odisha (Orissa)

  • Badarama Sanctury, Sambalpur
  • Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary, Nayagarh
  • Balukhanda- Konark Sanctuary, Puri
  • Bhitarkanika Sanctuary, Kendrapara
  • Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary, Bhubaneswar
  • Chilika Sanctuary, Puri
  • Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary, Bargarh
  • Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary, Kendrapara
  • Hadagarh sanctuary, Keonjhar
  • Karlapat Sanctuary, Bhawanipatna (Kalahandi)
  • Khalsuni Sanctuary, Sambalpur
  • Kotagarh wildlife sanctuary, Kandhmal
  • Lakhari Sanctuary, Gajapati
  • Nandan Kanan Zoo and Sanctuary, Bhubaneswar (Khurda)
  • Satkosia gorge sanctuary, Angul/ Baudh/ Cuttack/ Nayagarh
  • Similipal Sanctuary, Mayurbhanj
  • Sunabeda Sanctuary, Nuapada
  • Tikarpada Gharial Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Punjab

  • Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary, Ferozepur
  • Amaltas Zoo, Ludhiana
  • Bir Aishwan Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala
  • Bir Dosanjh Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala
  • Bir Gurdialpura Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala
  • Bir Mehas Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala
  • Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala
  • Bir Talab Mini Zoo, Bathinda
  • Botanical Garden, Chandigarh
  • Harike Wildlife Sanctuary, Ferozepur/Taran Tarn/Kapurthala
  • Jhajjar-Bachauli Wildlife Sanctuary, Rupnagar
  • Kathlaur Kushlian Wildlife Sanctuary, Gurdaspur
  • Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park (Chhatbir Zoo)
  • Nangal Wetland
  • Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Hoshiarpur

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Rajasthan

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Sikkim

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Tamil Nadu

  • Amirthi Zoological Park, Vellore
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
  • Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chennai Snake Park
  • Bandipur National Park, Ooty
  • Crocodile Breeding and Research Centre, Mamallapuram
  • Government Botanical Gardens, Nilgiris
  • Guindy National Park
  • Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park.
  • Kalakkadu Sanctuary
  • Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kodaikanal Sanctuary
  • Manner Marine National Park
  • Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park
  • Mukkurthi National Park
  • Mundanthurai Sanctuary
  • Parassinkkadavu Snake Park, Kannur
  • Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary
  • Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
  • Viralimalai Park

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Tripura

  • Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Uttar Pradesh


  • Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kishanpur Sanctuary
  • Katarniaghat Sanctuary
  • Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
  • Hastinapur Sanctuary
  • National Chambal Sanctuary
  • Sur Sarovar Sanctuary
  • Mahavir Swami Sanctuary
  • Ranipur Sanctuary
  • Chandra Prabha Sanctuary
  • Kaimoor Sanctuary
  • Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary
  • Samaspur Sanctuary
  • Suhelva Sanctuary
  • Sandi Sanctuary        
  • Bakhira Sanctuary
  • Patna Bird Sanctuary
  • Suraha Tal Sanctuary
  • Vijai Sagar Sanctuary
  • Saman Sanctuary
  • Parvati Arga Sanctuary
  • Okhla Sanctuary
  • Sohagi Barwa Sanctuary
  • Kachhua Sanctuary



Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in Uttarakhand

Wildlife Sanctuaries, Zoos and Botanical Gardens in West Bengal

  • Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Kolkata
  • Agri Horticultural Society of India, Alipore, Kolkata
  • Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata
  • Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum
  • Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary, Nadia
  • Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary, North 24 Paraganas
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, Jalpaiguri
  • Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Jalpaiguri
  • Gorumara National Park, Jalpaiguri
  • Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary, South 24 Paraganas
  • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Cooch Behar
  • Jorepokhri Wildlife Sanctuary, Darjeeling
  • Lloyd's Botanical Garden, Darjeeling
  • Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary, South 24-Paraganas
  • Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Darjeeling
  • Marble Palace zoo, Kolkata
  • Narendrapur Wildlife Sanctuary, South 24-Paraganas
  • Neora Valley National Park, Jalpaiguri
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling
  • Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary, North Dinajpur
  • Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary, Burdwan
  • Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary, South 24-Paraganas
  • Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary, Darjeeling
  • Singhalila National Park, Darjeeling
  • Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, 24 Parganas

Other Important Wildlife Organisations in India

Ministry of Environment & Forest- www.envfor.nic.in

Central Zoo Authority- www.cza.nic.in

Wildlife Institute of India- www.wii.gov.in

IUCN - Regional Bio-Diversity Programme Asia- www.biodiversityasia.org

Indian Forest Service- http://ifs.nic.in

National Tiger Conservation Authority (Project Tiger) - http://projecttiger.nic.in

National Body for Ecotourism Society of India- http://ecotourismsocietyofindia.org/ 

Andhra Pradesh Forest Department- http://forest.ap.nic.in

Assam Forest Department- http://assamforest.in

Chhattisgarh Forest Department- http://www.cgforest.com

Gujarat Forest Department- http://www.gujaratforest.org

Haryana Forest Department- http://haryanaforest.gov.in

Himachal Pradesh Forest Department- http://hpforest.nic.in

Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department- www.jkforest.com

Karnataka Forest Department- http://aranya.gov.in/

Kerala Forest Department- www.forest.kerala.gov.in/

Madhya Pradesh Forest Department- www.mpforest.org

Maharashtra Forest Department- www.mahaforest.nic.in/

Manipur Forest Department- http://manipurforest.gov.in

Odisha Forest Department- www.odishafdc.com

Punjab Forest Department- www.pbforests.gov.in

Rajasthan Forest Department- http://rajasthanwildlife.rajasthan.gov.in

Tamil Nadu Forest Department- www.forests.tn.nic.in

Uttarakhand Forest Department- www.forest.uk.gov.in

West Bengal Forest Department- www.westbengalforest.gov.in

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