India - Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Tourism

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Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Tourism

Chandraprabha Sancturay

The Chandraprabha Sanctuary is a small sanctuary located on Naugarh and Vijaigarh hillocks in Vindhya forest range, in Chandauli district. The wild vegetation comprises mahua, saagun, amaltas, tendu, koraiya, ber etc. The sanctuary has panther, chinkara, sambar, chital, partridge and peafowl. Leopard, hyena, jackal, wolf and 'sehi' bear can be seen roaming around in the tranquil environs of the park. It also has around 150 species of birds.

Hastinpur Sanctuary

The Hastinapur Sanctuary is inhabited by varied types of wild animals like swamp deer, chital, nilgai, wolf, leopard, hyena, gharial, wild boar, antelope, sambhar, wild cat, and different types of birds.

Kaimoor sanctuary

The Kaimoor sanctuary has vegetation like saal, sheesham teek, mahua, jamun, siddha, salai, koraiya and jheengar. It comprises leopard, blackbuck, chital, chinkara, ratel,  peafowl, antelope, blue bull, wild cat, karakal, and bijju. There are quite a few varieties of local and migratory birds forming a large part of the wild population.

Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary located in Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh has leopard, neelgai, wild boar, and sambhar.

National Chambal Sanctuary

The National Chambal Sanctuary, located in Etawah, near Agra has a rare collection of exotic and rarely found species. The unusual gangetic dolphin is the main attraction of the sanctuary. Other inhabitants of the park are crocodiles, alligators, chinkara, sambhar, nilgai, wolf and wild boar.

Nawabganj Bird sanctuary

The Nawabganj bird sanctuary located 45 kms from Lucknow serves as a home to several migratory and water birds. The avian population of the sanctuary comprises pochard, shoveller, woodpecker, parakeet, coot, purple moorhen and common teal.

Ranipur Wildlife sanctuary

The Ranipur Wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat of many animals including leopard, tiger, sloth bear, sambar, blackbuck, peafowl, spur-fowl, jungle fowl, printed partridge, fishing cat and chinkara.

 

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