India is home to several fabulous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, which makes this country a nature lover’s paradise. There are as many as 80 national parks and over 441 wildlife sanctuaries in India, covering nearly 4.5% of the total geographical area of the country. Scattered all across the country, these sanctuaries and parks attracts the tourists
with their beautiful landscapes, amazing rock formation and diverse range of flora and fauna. Most of these sanctuaries were originally private hunting grounds of the former Indian aristocratic families.
There are 43 tiger reserves in India which are governed by Project Tiger which is administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority:
Some of the famous reserves are Ranthambore Tiger Reserve - Rajasthan, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve - Uttar Pradesh, Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve - Uttarakhand, Periyar Tiger Reserve - Kerala, Sunderbans Tiger Reserve - West Bengal, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Panna Tiger Reserve and Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.