The National Parks in Bharat(India) offer a variety of natural habitats that range from desert to rain forest and are home to a diversity of wildlife. There are more than 500 species of mammals, over 2,000 species of birds, around 30,000 species of insects and more than 500 species of reptiles and amphibians.The total area of India's protected reserve is over 140,000 sq km, which constitutes 3% of the country's land area and 12% of its total forest area.
Some uniqe things-->
Bharat Consists 61% of the world's wild tigers, 50% of Asian elephants, 80% of the one-horned rhinoceros and the entire remaining (100%) population of the Asiatic lion.
Bharat has over 49,000 plant species
Bharat is the only country one can find the magnificent trio of wild cats - the tiger, the lion and the lepords
In past the chitahs also founds in gujarat.
The State of Gujarat is very fortunate in harbouring a rich variety of wildlife consisting of over 40 species of mammals and over 427 species of birds. The birds found in the State are resident, local migratory and migratory coming from Himalya,Europe and Siberia. It is a matter of pride that some of the species found in Gujarat are so rare and unique that they are not found elsewhere in the country or in the world. The famous Asiatic Lion of which only 350 are available in the wild, founds only in the Gir forests of Gujarat and The Wild Ass moves freely only in the Little Runn of Kutch. Many types of ducks also regularly fly from Europe and other countries during the winter and find a safe haven in this land of ours. It is also worth noting that such is the pious and gentle nature of our people in Gujarat that some birds find a safe abode in the middle of towns and cities like Bhuj, Jamangar, etc. where thousands of cranes, ducks, teals and pelicans, etc. come to spend their winters..
Other National parks and Sanctuaries in Gujarat-->
1.Gir National Park
The best recommended time is December - April.
Distance from Ahmedabad : 420 kms & Junagadh : 60 kms.
Major Attraction->Lion, Leopard, Chausinga, Spotted deer, Hyena, Sambar, Chinkara
2.Marine National Park
October and March is the fair period to visit the sanctuary.
The Nearest bus station is Jamnagar : 7 kms.
Major Attractions->Sponges, Corals, Jelly fish, Sea horse, Octopus, Pearl oyster, Starfish, Lobster, Dolphin, Dungong.
3.Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
Winter is the best season to visit the sanctuary.
Distance from Ahmedabad :62 kms
Major Attractions->G.flamingo, Coot Ducks, Ulamingo
4.Black Buck National Park
Winter is good period to visit the Park.
Major Attraction-> Black Buck.
Distance from Ahmedabad :120 kms.
5.Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
winter is the best time to visit the Sanctuary.
The Nearest bus station is Palanpur :28 kms.
Major Attraction->Sloth Bear.
6.Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
Major Attractions->Great Indian Bustard, Lesser florican
7.Wild Ass Sanctuary
Located->Little of Kutch Runn,Surendra Nagar.
Major Attraction is Wild Ass..Which only found in Kutch,Gujarat.
Area->4953.70 s.q. k.m.
8.Balaram Ambaji Wild Life Sanctuary
Area->542 s.q. k.m.
Major Attraction->Sloth bear, Leopard, Hrena, Wolf, Nilgai, Jungle cat, Indian hare
Total area of National Parks & Sancturies in Gujrat-->16440.91 Sq.kms.