India is also the land of The Jungle Book, with many jungles full of tigers, elephants, snakes, and birds. ... Almost 25% of India is forested, with much of that area forming many different large jungles. Unlike many rainforests of the world which are shrinking, India's are actually growing.

In 2018, the total forest and tree cover in India increased to 24.39% or 8,02,088 km2. It increased further to 24.56 percent or 807,276 square kilometres in 2019.

India is home to a large variety of wildlife. ... India lies within the Indomalayan realm and is the home to about 7.6% of mammal, 14.7% of amphibian, 6% of bird, 6.2% of reptilian, and 6.0% of flowering plant species. India's forest lands nurture about 500 species of mammals and 2000+ bird species.


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Jungle or wildlife safaris are very popular in India. There are above 99 national parks and 450 wildlife sanctuaries in the country that allow you to take a ride.