Indian has a vast area in which there are a great number of forests. Given below is the list of forests in India which you must explore if you are a travel person.
Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions, especially for wildlife lovers. Established in 1936, it is India’s first national park. The most commonly found wildlife at Jim Corbett includes wild elephants, sloth bears, langurs, rhesus macaques, peacocks, several types of deer etc.
Bandipur National Park in Karnataka is a forest which covers an area of 874 sq km. You can spot tigers, Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs bison, and antelopes etc at this place.
The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in Tamil Nadu is an International Biosphere reserve that draws nature lovers all year round. It was acknowledged a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012. Tribal groups like the Todas, Kotas, Irullas, and Malayan are native to the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Sunderbans which is known as the home to White Tigers is situated in West Bengal. The Sunderbans National Park is a part of this forest. It covers an area of 10000 square kilometers and is the largest delta in the world.
The Khasi forests are part of the Meghalaya subtropical forests ecoregion. They are extremely charming all year round due to the heavy amount of rainfall in the region. Even they are also accountable for the clean and rejuvenating ambiance of Meghalaya.
This park is renowned for being the only floating park in the world. It is an vital part of the popular Loktak Lake and was stated as a National Park in order to preserve the natural refuge of the endangered Manipur Eld’s deer also called the dancing deer.
Vandalur Reserve forest is counted in the list of the best forest reserves in south India. Even Madras zoo is a part of it. The Vandalur Hill provides mind-blowing view of the surroundings.
Kanha National Park is the largest national park present in Madhya Pradesh. It is known for being a shelter to around 300 species of resident and migratory birds. However, it is most famous for the barasingha swamp deer which is present there. Kanha is also credited for being the forest that stirred British author Rudyard Kipling to write The Jungle Book.
Gir forest in Gujarat is the best place for wildlife lovers. The Gir National Park covers an area of 1,412 sq km in Junagadh district of Gujarat. This dry deciduous forest is home to several leopards which includes jungle cat, desert cat, rusty spotted cat etc.
This park is situated in Arunachal Pradesh and is the third largest national park in the world. It covers an area of 1985 sq.km. With 177 sq.km. in buffer zone and 1808 sq.km. in the core area, The park is home to snow leopards, clouded leopards, common leopards, tigers, dholes, wolves, Asiatic black bears, red panda etc.
Thus these are some of the forests present in India.