Top National Parks in West India

Here is the list of 18 Top National Parks in West India

1. Gir, Gujarat - The land of Asiatic Lions

Gir, Gujarat - The land of Asiatic Lions
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Gir National Park is the only remaining home for the Asiatic Lions that are almost a definition to this park in Gujarat, which has a lot more to offer.

Best Time: July to March

2. Tadoba, Maharashtra

Tadoba, Maharashtra
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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

Best Time: October to March

6 Tadoba Attractions

3. Bharatpur, Rajasthan - The Bird Haven

Bharatpur, Rajasthan - The Bird Haven
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Known For : Bharatpur National Park Lohagarh Fort Banke Bihari Temple

Often referred as the 'Eastern Gate of Rajasthan', Bharatpur is located in the Braj region of state Rajasthan. The city is drenched by its culture, chivalry and romance woven into ballads and folklore can be heard from miles. An exotic offbeat destination that serves tourists with authentic Rajasthani traditions, religious occasions mark devotion of the state people. Also known as Lohagarh, it is a part of the golden tourism triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, this place attracts a considerable number of national and international tourist every year. It is also the home of Keoladeo National Park, which habitats over 370 species of animals and birds. It is recognised as one of the most popular birds feeding and breeding grounds. In 1982 the park was marked as a National Park, and later in 1985, it came on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Best Time: November to February

12 Bharatpur Attractions

4. Alwar, Rajasthan - The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan

Alwar, Rajasthan - The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan
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Known For : Bhangarh Fort Bala Quila Fort Sariska National Park

Alwar is the first major city that comes while travelling from Delhi to Rajasthan and is uniquely located at 150 km south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur. Alwar is a hub of tourism with a wide range of forts like Bhangarh fort, lakes, nature reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve and heritage havelis. Apart from being a popular tourist centre, Alwar also draws pride from its reputation of being featured in a number of Bollywood movies. It is also famous for the Mega Alwar Trade fair held at Dussehra Ground every year and handmade Papier-mâché (literally 'chewed paper'). Alwar has a unique recognition because of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bala-Quila, Bhangarh Fort, Pandu Pol and other temples and its importance of the food map because of the heavenly Kalakand.

Best Time: October to March

26 Alwar Attractions

5. Ranthambore, Rajasthan - One of the best national parks of the country

Ranthambore, Rajasthan - One of the best national parks of the country
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Known For : Jeep Safari Ranthambore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Ranthambhore Fort

This is one of the best tiger reserves of the country, known to have "friendly" tigers and chances of sighting one here is reasonably better than many other tiger reserves of India. Along with this Ranthambore has one of the richest flora and fauna making it an absolutely must visit area

Best Time: October to Apr

21 Ranthambore Attractions

6. Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
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The Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary of the Bhamragarh town is located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra and is home to various animal species like leopards, the blue bull, peacock, flying squirrel, wild boar, etc.

Best Time: October to May

7. Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City of Dreams

Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City of Dreams
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Known For : Elephanta caves Marine Drive, Mumbai Juhu Beach

Mumbai is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamor and squalor, modernity and tradition, old and new. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay – has a long colonial history, starting from Gandhi’s visits to the city to the intense protests against the Simon Commission in 1928, the city has stood witness to many important events in the country’s freedom struggle. Today, Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. The city soaks in everything into its fabric, making it its very own. From European and Portuguese inhabitants who migrated years ago to the city, to upcoming actors struggling to make it big on the silver screen; from Bolly superstars to big industrialists to tribes of fisherman and slum dwellers, Mumbai is a city that proudly boasts of stories from different walks of human survival. 

Best Time: October to February

113 Mumbai Attractions

8. Bhimashankar, Maharashtra

Bhimashankar, Maharashtra
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Known For : Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary Bhimashankar Temple Bhimashankar Trek

Bhimashankar, located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai, is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional 'Jyotilingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.

Best Time: November to February

5 Bhimashankar Attractions

9. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan

Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan
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Known For : Nakki Lake Guru Shikhar Toad Rock

The only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning piece of architecture in the country. If you are a history or architecture buff, this is one of the places you should absolutely not miss out in India.

Best Time: October to March

21 Mount Abu Attractions

10. Bhuj, Gujarat - Ancient temples, tall hills and a deep sense of serenity

Bhuj, Gujarat - Ancient temples, tall hills and a deep sense of serenity
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Known For : White Desert of Kutch Mandvi Beach Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

A desert city with long history of kings and empires make Bhuj one of the most interesting and unique historical places to see.

Best Time: July to March

23 Bhuj Attractions

11. Junagadh, Gujarat

Junagadh, Gujarat
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Known For : Mahabat Maqbara Uparkot Fort Girnar Hill

Being the capital of Junagadh Princely State once, the town shines with historical significance with many historical monuments to see.

Best Time: July to March

25 Junagadh Attractions

12. Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India

Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India
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Known For : Rann of Kutch Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary Dholavira

Virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise, Kutch is an erstwhile princely state of India holding onto its grandeur nature from the past.

Best Time: July to March

17 Kutch Attractions

13. Porbandar, Gujarat - The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi

Porbandar, Gujarat - The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi
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Known For : Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Kirti Mandir, Porbandar Porbandar Bird Sanctuary

The birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is a beautiful beach town with some temples and dams, and is now also a popular trading hub.

Best Time: Throughout the year

24 Porbandar Attractions

14. Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan - A little marvel by the foot of Aravali

Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan - A little marvel by the foot of Aravali
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Known For : Kumbhalgarh Fort Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Badal Mahal, Kumbhalgarh

Famous for its gigantic snake-like fortress, Kumbalgarh town is yet another feather in Rajasthan’s royal cap. The historic town is renowned for its majestic monuments, extravagant palaces, an array of temples and flamboyant chattris. The Kumbhalgarh fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan and is a truly magnificent sight. The charming location of the fort at the foothills of pebbly Aravalli hills increases the overall appeal of the place.

Best Time: October to March

7 Kumbhalgarh Attractions

15. Suryamal, Maharashtra

Suryamal, Maharashtra
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Known For : Trekking in Suryamal Suryamal Peak

Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra. The small but beautiful hill is a popular place among people for the sheer breathtaking views that it can be seen from the hilltop.

Best Time: September to May

2 Suryamal Attractions

16. Chikhaldara, Maharashtra

Chikhaldara, Maharashtra
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Known For : Bhimkund Melghat Tiger Reserve Narnala Fort

The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara in the state of Maharashtra. Being the only coffee growing area in the region, Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife.

Best Time: July to February

12 Chikhaldara Attractions

17. Panvel, Maharashtra

Panvel, Maharashtra
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Known For : Karnala Bird Sanctuary Karnala Fort Prabalgad Fort

Panvel is best known for all the forts that dot this city and its proximity from Mumbai. Called the gateway of the Konkan coast, Panvel is the most crowded city of Navi Mumbai. Most travellers have their base in Panvel to travel long and short distances to nearby forts at Raigad and Khopoli. Matheran, a hill-station of Maharashtra is also located nearby.

Best Time: July to February

8 Panvel Attractions

18. Diveagar, Maharashtra

Diveagar, Maharashtra
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Known For : Diveagar Beach Harihareshwar Beach Bagmandala

Gleaming white sand, pristine blue water, swaying coconut palms and betel nut trees and gentle breeze producing a serene and calming effect, this is not a dream but the enchanting place called Diveagar.

Best Time: October to March

20 Diveagar Attractions

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