Showing 35 National Parks in India
The List of National Parks in India is as diverse as the terrain and traditions of India. WIth a count of 103 diverse National parks in India, India has the third highest number of national parks in Asia, after China and Thailand. Wildlife conservation in India through dedicated parks started with Jim Corbett National Park in 1936 and was brought to the centre of attention after the Wildlife Conservation Act in 1972. The national parks in India have a monopoly on some of the species including the Kashmir Stag having giant Antlers, The Greater One Horned Rhinos, the Gir Asiatic Lion, The Royal Bengal Tiger, the beautiful Indian bustard, the shy Snow Leopard and lion-tailed macaques. There is immense variation in the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India including Tiger Reserves, Desert Sanctuary, Bird Sanctuary, Marine Parks and even a Floating National park! For most of the national parks, the best time to visit is from October to March because Monsoon adversely affects accessibility and the summers can be very scorching in the wild. Let's take a look at the top national parks in India worthy of your attention.
Known For : Jungle Safari | Corbett Waterfall | River Rafting
Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
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Sariska Tiger Reserve is well nestled in the Aravali Hills covering 800 sq km area divided into the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, sheer cliffs and rocky landscape. Whether one wants to have camel safaris, go out for shopping in the surrounding places, visit medieval palaces or wildlife watching Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place.
At an altitude ranging from 3,300 m to 6,000 m above sea level, this sanctuary is known to be the highest in the world as well as the largest park of South Asia. It is also a habitat to the rare Snow Leopards.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and comprises of rare as well as endangered species of both flora and fauna. It is surrounded by the protected areas of Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu as well as Nagarhole and Bandipur in Karnataka.
Known For : Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve | Moharli | Khosla
Famous for its natural heritage, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is definitely one of India?s most exciting and best protected Tiger Reserve, with most visible tiger sightings in the state of Maharashtra
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is a river island national park. It is one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world. This National Park is situated 12 km north of Tinsukia in Assam. Of the seven parts of the park, one is a wetland and the rest is mainly covered with grasslands and dense forest.
Great Himalayan National Park, situated in Himachal Pradesh has four valleys named Sainj Valley, Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nal Valley and Parvati Valley. They are all popular for their natural and scenic beauty. The park has exotic species of flora and fauna. The park was established in 1984.
The Silent Valley National Park, with its lush green forests and beautiful views of the rich flora, is a popular destination for nature and wildlife lovers in Kerala. With its long, detailed history and the unique status of a Rain Forest, this national park is truly a sight to visit. The well-planned Safari and the beautiful stop-overs around the park only make a trip to this part of Kerala more worthwhile.
Panna National Park, situated in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh in central India, is located on the banks of River Ken. This National Park has been awarded as the best maintained tourist friendly national park of the country by the Ministry of Tourism of India.
Known For : Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary | Bhoothathankettu Dam
Located near Kothamangalam in Ernakulam on the northern bank of the Periyar River, this bird sanctuary is also called Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and is famous for its rich and varied birdlife.
Located 45 min drive away from Munnar, the Eravikulam National Park houses a rich and diverse variety of flora and fauna and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri marten, Atlas moth (largest in the world), lion-tailed macaque, small-clawed otter and a rare tiger or leopard are some of the main animal species that can be spotted here. An endangered species of mountain goats called the Nilgiri Thar can also be seen here. The next bloom of Neelakurinji Flowers that bloom ever 12 years will be in 2018.