India for long now has been known for its immense beauty, Historical and Cultural Heritage and is already a much sought after destination in the International and Domestic Tourism Market. However till recently it had not figured on the Wildlife maps of the world.
What is less known is that India boasts of the widest variety in flora and fauna world over with more than 13000 species of Flowering plants, 1200 species of Birds and 310 species of mammals and species of Reptiles. It is the only Country which boasts of both the Lion and the Tiger.
A total area of 35000 square miles fall under the protection of Wildlife Act 1972 in the form of 55 National Parks and 247 Sanctuaries. It is in these protected Havens that India's Natural Heritage Flourishes.