The Indian subcontinent has varied physical and climatic conditions and types of vegetation, stretching from the northern temperate Zone to the equator and embracing such contrasting regions as the Himalayas in the north and tropical sea-coast in the south. The affinity of fauna of the Siwalik beds and that of present-day India suggest that they were derived from common species which migrated from Europe and Central Asia which enjoyed warm climate at that time. Some of them reached India. Migration of fauna to India also took place from the eastern lands, which are now separated from the Bay of Bengal and also from the west. The wild life of India comprises the originally indigenous species as well as the spiecies which migrated from elsewhere. It is really the admixture of Indian,African and European elements. The respective species inhabited the areas adjacent to their original home lands.
Have some close encounters within the wilds! Indian heritage is enriched with a magnificant range of wildlife. Visit Gir, the only habitat of Asiatic Lions but do not forget to take a look at the lesser known wildlife and avifauna of this sanctuary too. There's Kaziranga, abode of the Great One Horned Rhino.
Jim Corbett, Manas, the Great Himalayan National Park and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary are some other wildlife sanctuaries, which are on a mission to save the most exquisite and endangered species of India. India's flora is also among the richest in the world. Evergreen forest in the northeast and along the Western Ghats, moist and dry Deciduous forests, swampy marshes, estuaries and lagoons shelter unique forms of plant and animal life.
Jungle Safari in India
Safari is an adventure that takes any adventurer who like to explore the unexplored trails and unspoilt natural horizons of desert or country side or forests. One such safari is Jungle safari. It can also be defined as a forest trail, except that instead of walking, hiking or trekking, you have also got the options of explore the forest regions via a jeep or a elephant or even on a horse.
Jungle safari not just involves exploring the jungles of a particular region. The options can involve national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as well as protective reserves. And you can also opt for wild camping as well as nature walks too. All in all are saying hello to Mother Nature in the best possible ways. Staying in the jungle lodges provided by the various forests departments within the sanctuary areas is also the part of this safari deal and the best way you can enjoy your holiday to hang out in the Jungle area, relax and do nothing.
Do's and Don'ts Of Jungle Safari
Exploring the jungle always brings out numerous surprises for both the nature lover and explorer. But in our excitement to explore the natural environs we sometimes forget that we have a duty to follow, to keep the environment clean.
While visiting any of the national parks or wildlife sanctuaries of India you should remember that they are protected areas under the Forest Department of India, so do not indulge in such activities that can go against the nature conservation programme of the forest department.
When on your jungle expedition just keep in mind that animals are not present natural habitat because its their home, so do not disturb them, If you want to take photographs be careful of not disturbing the animals, remember you are in their territory.