Rainforests in India for a Wonderful Retreat into Nature

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List of Resplendent Rainforest in India

Rainforests are dense jungles and woods that are atypical and are characterized by a heavy rainfall that is usually between 2.5 to 4.5 metres. And India is lucky to have multiple rainforests where you can go to experience a surreal retreat into nature. The three major rainforests in India lie mainly in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Western Ghats and the Northeast Region. However, some smaller ones can even be found in remote locations like Odisha, Naga Hills and Manipur etc. These beautiful rainforests in India are not only loved by nature enthusiasts but also by regular travellers and wildlife enthusiasts. Visited by a large number of tourists every year, the rainforests in India are a major boost to the tourism industry of the country. Here’s a list of rainforests in India given below where you can plan your next trip.

Here is the list of 3 Rainforests in India for a Wonderful Retreat into Nature

1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is home to some of the best and most beautiful Tropical Rainforests in India. Boasting of a large variety of flora and fauna species, the woods also provide amazing hiking and trekking opportunities. Visited by a large number of wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world, the forests experience a large footfall of tourists.The most unique thing about these forests is that they are home to some of the most exotic and rare plant and animal species that have migrated from neighbouring countries like Myanmar, Thailand, and Bangladesh etc.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

2. Northeast Region

Northeast Region

The northeastern region is known for some of the best and the most dense tropical rainforests in India which are still unaffected by human population and unaffected by commercialization. Although these woods are majorly concentrated in the Northern Assam region, however, some patches can still be traced in the adjoining areas of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura etc. These forests are on low lying hills with an average height of about 900 metres. Among the most popular flora and fauna species found in the region are Rhesus Macaque, Pig-tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris capped Langurs, Wild Elephants, Stam-tailed Macaque and Hoolock Gibbons etc.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

3. Western Ghats

Western Ghats

Covering a total area of 30000 square km, Tropical Rainforests in the Western Ghats are known to be one of the most dense which start at Southwest Maharashtra and go upto Karnataka in South India. Boasting of a rich and varied wildlife, the forest is home to around 1100 species of animals among which elephants have the largest population. However, the most alarming factor about these forests is the depleting forest cover due to high urbanisation and commercialization in the region.

Best Time to Visit: September to March

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