Indian Tidal or Mangrove Forests are hotbeds of biodiversity, and India is home to the largest and the second largest in the world. They consist of numerous species of aquatic and wild life in the region.
Rainforests of India are mainly located in the north-eastern state of Assam. They are also found in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and the Western Ghats. These forests are getting rapidly depleted and immediate steps need to be taken conserve the rain forests of India.
Indian deciduous forests cover the largest forest cover in the country, and are found in a range of landscapes from the plains to the hills. Deciduous forests are so called because the trees of these forests seasonally shed all their leaves. The two major types of deciduous forests are the dry and moist deciduous forests.
Tropical Rain Forest offer a suitable opportunity for tourism and in India this type of forest is found in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Western Ghats and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Forest Vegetation in West India is mostly defined by the tropical thorn forests and tropical dry deciduous forests. The desert dune scrub vegetation consisting of stunted trees and thorny bushes is found in Rajasthan and Haryana. While the Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra dense jungles.
Forest vegetation in South India consists of a mix of forest types. The most prominent vegetation type here is the tropical thorn forests. Apart from this, tropical dry deciduous forest, wet evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests are also found in some tracts.
Forest Vegetation in Central and North India comprises tropical moist deciduous and tropical dry deciduous forests. Such forests are located in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh.
Attappadi Reserve Forest, located in Kerala, exhibit a magnificent amalgam of mountains, rivers and forests. Malleeswaran peak in the sanctuary hosts the famous Malleswaram temple where Shivaratri festival is celebrated.
Forest of Ferozepur, in Punjab, comprises of mainly tropical dry deciduous forest. Initially the region had sparse vegetation which has been enhanced by extensive plantation by the Forest Department over years.
Coimbatore Forest Division, Tamil Nadu is a lush green vegetation belt including rivers, wildlife, forests and hilly regions of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve which is home to a large variety of flora and fauna.