Deccan plateau is situated to the south of the Indo-Gangetic plain and stretches over an area of approximately 14,21,000 sq km. Over 43 percent of India's landmass comprises of the plateau, which spreads over to eight states. Covered by ancient forests, which are older than the Himalayas, the plateau is home to a rich wildlife, which includes animals like Elephants, Tiger, Gaur and Buffalo, along with a wide variety of birds. The dense forests of the Deccan plateau are fed by a number of rivers, namely Narmada, Tapti, Mahanadi, Indravati and Godavari.
There are as many as 27 areas in the Deccan region that have been
earmarked as protected areas for the Indian wildlife. The habitats of
these areas are basically of three types, those comprising of deciduous
forests, thorn forests and scrublands. Infact, Deccan peninsula has some
of the largest tracts of deciduous forests in the country. Along with
these areas, there are also pockets of semi-evergreen and evergreen
forests, which are found mainly in the mountain range known as the
Major National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries of the Deccan Region
The main attractions of the park include Elephant, Leopard, Mouse Deer,
Panther, Sambar, Chital, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Slender Loris, Muntjac,
Pangolin, Langurs, Macaques, Wild Boar, Giant Squirrel, etc. One can
also hope to see Rock Python, Marsh Crocodile and Monitor Lizard, along
with more than 250 species of birds.
The main attractions of the park include Elephant, Gaur, Sambhar,
Chital, Mouse Deer, Four-Horned Antelope, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear,
Panther, Malabar Squirrel, Red-Giant Squirrel, Porcupines, Black-naped
Hare, etc. The bird species found here include Shaheen Falcon, Honey
Buzzard, King Vulture, Peafowl, Red and Grey Jungle Fowl, Grey Partridge
and woodland birds.
The main attractions of the park include Elephants, Barking Deer, Mouse
Deer, Nilgiri Tahr, Sloth Bears, Otters, Gaur, Nilgiri Langurs, Lion
Tailed Macaques, Bonnet Macaques, Porcupines, Malabar Squirrels, Wild
Boars, etc. There are also reptiles, like Python, King Cobra, Dark
Monitor Lizard, Flying Lizard, Flying Frog and Flying Snake, and over
200 species of birds.
The main attractions of the park include Leopard, Blackbuck,
Barasingha, Chausingha, Sambar, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Nilgai,
Porcupine, Hyena, Mouse Deer, Wild Boar, etc. Kanha also houses Monitor
Lizards, Pythons and other snake species. One can also hope to see birds
like Pied or Marsh Harriers, Lesser Whistling Teals, Shovelers, Painted
Spur Fowls & Racket Tailed Drongos.
BR Hills National Park
The main attractions of the park include Gaur, Chital, Sambhar, Bear,
Elephant, Panther and Tiger. There are also over 200 species of birds in
the park, such as Racket-tailed Drongo and the Crested Eagle.
Eravikulam National Park
The main attractions of the park include Nilgiri Tahr, Atlas Moth,
Elephant, Sambhar, Gaur, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Tiger and
Simlipal National Park
The main attractions of the park include Elephants, Deer, Leopards,
Gaur Bison, Sloth Bears, Reptiles, Langurs, Wild dog, Wild boar, Sloth
Bears, Hyenas, Porcupines, Gaur, Four-horned Antelope Crocodiles and
more than 200 species of birds.
Nagarjunasagar National Park
The main attractions of the park include Bonnet Macaque, Bengal Fox,
Blackbuck, Chinkara, Four-horned Antelope, Giant Flying Squirrel,
Muntjac, Pangolin, Spotted Chevrotain, Porcupine, Tree Shrew Jackal,
Leopard, Nilgai, Palm Civet, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Spotted Deer,
Smooth-Coated Otter, Striped Hyena, Tiger, etc. The park also has 150
species of avifauna, including the Gray Hornbill and the Peafowl, and
reptiles like Python, Soft-Shelled Turtle, Monitor Lizard and Marsh
Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Apart from the Great Indian Bustard, the main attractions of the
sanctuary include Blackbuck, Wolf, Indian Fox, Jackal, etc.