When we talk about the beauty of India, National Parks of India are surely one of the most beautiful part of it. An adventurous ride through the woods, enjoying the natural beauty and wild life experience.There are over 80 national parks in India, spread all over the country. Some are larger and more accessible then others. These parks are all popular with visitors, and offer a diverse variety of flora and fauna.
Want go on a tour to India’s national parks? Here’s a list of top 10 beautiful national parks in India.
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
India’s first national park, Corbett was established in 1936 by legendary tiger hunter Jim Corbett. It’s located around three hours from Nainital and seven hours from Delhi. The park is a large one and has five zones. One zone, Jhirna, is open all year round. The rest of the park closes during the monsoon. The chances of seeing a tiger at Corbett aren’t great but there are plenty of other animals, and elephant safaris are possible. For the best wildlife viewing, stay deep in the reserve in the Dhikala zone.
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Ranthambore is a fascinating blend of history and nature. Inside the park is a formidable fort that was built in the 10th century and coveted by many rulers due to its strategic position between north and central India. The park itself is characterized by rocky plains and steep cliffs. It supports a diverse range of flora and fauna, including around 30 tigers. This park is very popular due to its proximity to Delhi and the fact that tigers are relatively easy to spot there.
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park has the honor of providing the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, The Jungle Book. It’s rich in lush saal and bamboo forests, lakes, streams and open grasslands. This large park is well regarded for its research and conservation programs, and many endangered species have been saved there. As well as tigers, the park abounds with barasingha (swamp deer) and an extensive variety of other animals and birds. It’s perfect for nature lovers.
Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Pench National Park gets its name from the river that runs through it, dividing it into east and west halves. Like Kanha National Park, Pench is also associated with Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. A place of wild natural beauty, it has open hilly terrain, teak forests and thick vegetation. This well-managed park is renowned for river rafting and is a great place for bird watching. Tiger sightings are quite common on safari, along with many other animals. An additional attraction is the potters’ village that’s situated near the park’s Turiya gate.
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh is best known for its spectacular setting, as well as having the highest concentration of tigers in any park in India. The park features dense green valleys and rocky hill terrain, with an ancient fort built on 800 meter (2,624 ft) high cliffs. Although it’s relatively difficult to reach, this park offers among the best chance of seeing tigers thats why its also known as Land of tigers. However, it’s one of the most expensive national parks to visit.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Much of Kaziranga National Park consists of swamp and grasslands, making it the perfect habitat for the one-horned rhinoceros. The largest population in the world of these prehistoric looking creatures exists there, along with almost 40 major mammals. This picturesque park can be explored by elephant safari. It sits on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in India’s Northeast, approximately six hours from Guwahati.
Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
Sundarbans, one of the top tourist places in West Bengal, is a magnificent tangle of mangrove jungle that’s the only one of its kind in the world. It’s spread over 54 islands and extends into neighboring Bangladesh. The Sundarbans is only accessible by boat and exploring it this way is a thrilling experience that shouldn’t be missed. Don’t be hopeful of seeing any tigers though. They’re very shy and usually remain well hidden in the reserve. A highlight is staying in eco-friendly village accommodations and enjoying community-based tourism.
Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
One of the most famous national parks in south India, Bandipur is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It was once the the private hunting ground of the maharajas of Mysore. This substantial 870 square kilometer park receives a lot of tourists as its located on the way to Ooty from Mysore. It does have tigers, although they’re rarely sighted. You’re more likely to see deer and monkeys on safari (and maybe elephants if you’re lucky).
Nagahole National Park, Karnataka
Nagahole is officially known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park and it’s also part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Kabini River runs between Bandipur and Nagahole, and it’s not unusual to see herds of elephants on the river bank. The Kabini side of Nagarhole has some outstanding luxury safari lodges.
Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu
Mudumalai National Park, not far from Ooty in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, shares its border with Kerala and Karnataka. More than 260 species of birds (including peacocks) are reportedly found there, as well as elephants, tigers, deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, and leopards. Tree house accommodations are a popular feature at many of the properties around Mudumalai.
Beautiful India have lots for nature lover. Come visit India and enjoy the wild life and serene vicinity of beautiful woods.
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