Top National Parks in india


  1. 1. Jim Corbett National Park

    "The oldest National Park in India" Jim Corbett National Park Tourism 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. The oldest National Park in India, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park and is home to the critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas and along the banks of Ramaganga River, it is home to around 50 species of trees, 580 bird species and 50 species of animals along with 25 reptile species spread over an area of more than 500 sq km covering riverine belts, hills, marshy depressions, lakes, streams and grasslands. The Park is divided into 5 zones namely Bijrani, Dhikala,Jhirna, Domunda and Sonanandi and all of them have different gates. A visit to Corbett National Park is incomplete without a jungle safari, so make sure you go for a safari. Download Jim Corbett National Park PDF Guide >


  2. 2. Ranthambore

    "One of the best national parks of the country" Ranthambore Tourism 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 Nestled in the foothills of Vindhya and Aravali Hills, Ranthambore is famous for its tiger reserves and the variety of flora and fauna found. The Ranthambore National Park, along with the Ranthambore Fort and the surrounding hills and valleys, altogether make Ranthambore a traveller's delight. The place is a boon for wildlife photographers and is perfect for excursions and sightseeing. Safari Rides add to the adventure along with hot Rajasthani picks for shopaholics. With an area of 392 kilometres square, Ranthambore National Park is a natural habitat for a variety of exotic species. It is an absolute delight for birdwatchers and an ideal place to watch animals in their natural habitat. The Ranthambore Fort, built in the 10th century, stands tall over the entire National Park. Built by the Chauhan Dynasty, the Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located inside the fort is the majestic temple of Lord Ganesha, the Trinetra Ganesh Temple. Ganesha devotees flock the temple throughout the year. The other two temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ramlalaji respectively. Two Jain temples, devoted to Lord Sumatinath and Lord Sambhavnath are other attractions of the Fort. The Padam lake and the Surwal lake are two among many that are a haven for bird watching. The ideal time to visit these lakes is early morning. Located adjacent to the Padam lake is the Jogi Mahal, a red sandstone marvel. Kachida Valley, famous for locating panthers and bears, along with Raj Bagh Ruins and the surrounding deciduous forests altogether score brownie points for Ranthambore.


  3. 3. Kaziranga National Park

    "Home to the One Horned Rhino" Kaziranga National Park Tourism Home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site. Made unique with a vibrant, well preserved and sustained ecology this park has a very versatile bio diversity which makes Kaziranga National Park a very important and popular tourist destination. Other than the one horned Rhino which almost defines the area, the park also offers pleasant surprises to tourists as they spot Swamp deer, elephants, wild buffalos, Chinese pangolins, Bengal foxes, gibbons, civets, sloth bears, leopards and flying squirrels are a few animals that can be spotted here. The park is also home to the Indian tiger and it is a tiger reserve.  Along with this you'll find your heads turning up to see eagles, hornbills and pelicans. Apart from the wildlife, the park itself is immensely beautiful with water bodies and forests. One can opt for safari rides in the park in either jeeps or SUVs and this is the best way to get around the park. Elephant rides can be arranged and they have to be booked in advance as they are popular.Kaziranga is the place to go for a trip full of excitement into the best and most of what Assam's nature has to offer. Download Kaziranga National Park PDF Guide >


  4. 4. Gir

    "The land of Asiatic Lions" Gir Tourism GirNational 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. Gir provides you with the unique experience of visiting a place which almost singularly plays a crucial and defining role in the preservation and sustaining of a certain species. The preservation of these lions was initiated by the Nawab of Junagadh when these were just about to enter the phase of extinction due to hunting. Official count said that there were 411 lions in 2010. Also, there are roughly different 2375 species of fauna here with 38 species of mammals, over 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and over 2000 species of insects. Other important wildlife forms found here are leopard, chausingha, spotted deer, hyena, sambar deer and chinkara. Download Gir PDF Guide >


  5. 5. Bandhavgarh National Park

    "The Tiger's Den" Bandhavgarh National Park Tourism Formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa, this National Park is world-renowned as a tiger reserve. The Bandhavgarh National Park inMadhya Pradeshis a beautiful forest with wildlife and vegetation in abundance. Bandhavgarh is known to have the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world and the frequent sightings of royal tigers make this national park a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts. In 2012, around 44-49 tigers were living in the park. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of avifauna. Among the carnivores, Tigers, Asiatic jackals, foxes, sloth bears, ratels, gray mongoose, striped hyenas, jungle cats, and leopards are found here. Deer, monkeys, Wild boars, Nilgai, Chinkara, and Gaur, are also found here. A jeep safari into the park can take for a ride through adventure and enjoyment. The park got its name from the Bandhavgarh fort situated at the height of 800 m high cliffs nearby. The fort is in ruins now, but an hour trek to the fort is worth it as it provides a generous view of surroundings. Download Bandhavgarh National Park PDF Guide >


  6. 6. Kanha National Park

    "The land of Jungle Book" Kanha National Park Tourism A delightful town situated in the district of Mandla, Kanha National park is the haven of an exceptionally wide variety of wild animals, including the majestic creature tiger. Wide open grass plains with a backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered bamboo forests play host to a wide variety of wildlife and diverse birdlife with over 300 species recorded. The present-day area stretches over 940-kilometre square which is divided into two sanctuaries: Hallon and Banjar. Located in a central region of Madhya Pradesh it is the largest National Park in central India and has been ranked as one of the best parks in Asia. Among the 22 species of large mammals, the royal Bengal tigers are a major attraction. The park was established in the year 1955 and has since actively contributed to the preservation of many endangered species. The National Park was taken under the Project Tiger Reserve in 1974. Abundant in flora and fauna, the Kanha National Park houses one of the rarest species of deer- the Barasingha. One of the most scenic wildlife reserves in Asia today, this National Park came to be known the world over through Rudyard Kipling's book- The Jungle Book. An alluring and picturesque landscape, it is famous for its wildlife safaris and attracts tourists from all over the world. Other important animals in this park are leopards, wild dogs, wild cats, foxes, sloth bears, hyenas, langurs, wild boars and jackals. Reptiles including pythons, cobras, krait and other varieties of snakes are also found in this National Park. Being a highly commercialized forest, the Kanha National Park has plenty of stores from where you can buy traditional handicrafts, t-shirts and souvenirs. The Sudhanyakhali watch tower is a popular spot that provides a view of the Mangrove forests for spotting this royal creature. Visitors can enjoy the park?s walking trails, picnic sites and three campsit


  7. 7. Sundarbans

    "Home of the Bengal Tigers" Sundarbans Tourism Known for hosting the biggest mangrove forests in the world, Sundarbans National Park is located in West Bengal, India. It is also a Tiger Reserve and a Biosphere reserve that provides a complete nature's circle to the tourist right from 'Royal Bengal tigers' to roaring rivers and beautiful estuaries. Sundarbans National Park is a part of Sundarban delta that is covered with Mangrove Forest and the largest population of the Bengal Tigers. It is a UNESCO world heritage site with a large variety of birds and reptiles including salt-water crocodile. Shared between India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans meaning beautiful forest, have been declared a UNESCO heritage site. This area has a silent charm that manages to amaze one with the simplicity and naturalness of its ecological balance in spite of offering habitat to some of the most dynamic and awe-inspiring flora and fauna. They are in fact the last remaining stands of the mighty jungles which once covered the Gangetic plain and the sustainability of this natural structure is pretty majestic. Since 1966, the Sundarbans have been a wildlife sanctuary, and it is estimated that there are over 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and about 30, 000 spotted deer in the area. This forest has the largest number of Sundari trees. Sundarbans epitomize wilderness with its meandering rivers, springs, creeks and estuaries. It is a declared Tiger Reserve, home to the Royal Bengal Tiger- an almost extinct species who swim in the saline water and are often man-eating varieties. Other endangered species in the Bioreserve are Batagur baska, King Crabs, Olive Ridley and Turtle. You can also find the jungle fowl, giant lizards, spotted deer, wild boar and crocodiles in these forests. The Siberian ducks are another famous attraction here. Besides this, there are over 64 varieties of Mangroves such as Goran, Genwa, Dhundal, Garjan,


  8. 8. Manas National Park

    "Natural World Heritage Site" Manas National Park Tourism Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam. The only tiger reserve in Assam and also famous for the rare golden langur and the red panda, Manas is one of the best-kept national parks in India. Manas is recognized not only for its rich biodiversity but also for its spectacular scenery and natural landscape which includes a range of forested hills, alluvial grasslands and tropical evergreen forests. It's home to India's second-largest tiger population. It is also famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo. Manas harbours the maximum number of endangered species from India as listed in the IUCN Red Book.One can easily spot rhinos and tigers while sitting on an elephant. Forest officials arrange rides on elephants from Mathanguri for visitors to Manas. You can see tea pickers going about their job in groups during the tea season. Best time to see activity is October till first week of December and again from mid March onwards. Download Manas National Park PDF Guide >


  9. 9. Dibru Saikhowa National Park

    "Bird-watchers Paradise" Dibru Saikhowa National Park Tourism Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of those places which boast of a rich collection of flora and fauna, many of them endangered. It is one of the few remaining protected sites in the Endemic Bird Area of the Assamese Plains. Dibru Saikhowa National Park is a river island national park and one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world. This National Park is situated 12 km north ofTinsukiain Assam. Of the seven parts of the park, one is a wetland and the rest is mainly covered with grasslands and dense forest. Animal life to be viewed in their natural habitat includes royal Bengal tiger, hoolock gibbons and leopards, it is also home to some restricted-range species, such as the White-winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Lesser Adjutant Stork, spotted-billed Pelican, White-bellied Heron, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Jerdon's Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill and Striated Grassbird. Marsh Babbler, Swamp Prinia and Yellow Weaver. There are no roads and hence no jungle safari or elephant rides for roaming in the park, so you can explore the park only by trekking, although boat service is available which can take you to various spots. Guijan Ghat and Saikhowa Ghat are the national park's entry points.  Download Dibru Saikhowa National Park PDF Guide >


  10. 10. Nameri National Park

    "An exciting Himalayan foothill" Nameri National Park Tourism Nameri national park is famous for its elephants and other animals including tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc. and also for being a bird watchers paradise. Safaris are available and are the most popular way to create a trip full of excitement, into the national park. Also, along with the rich fauna of the place, the lush and evergreen flora too, tends to enchant the visitors. Facilities for activities such as water rafting, fishing, swimming are available though permission from the forest department is essential for fishing. One can also dwell a little in peace and sunbathe in the area. The river in Nameri is full of a variety of fish. The Forest Department here conducts fishing related activities. Golden Masheer Fish is the famous fish of this region and measures 3-9 feet. It is also known as "Tiger of the Himalayan rivers". The river rafting is also held at the south-east side of the park on river Jai Bharali. The rafting route is 13 km long and takes around 3 hours. A great, tiring and enjoyable experience.    Download Nameri National Park PDF Guide >


  11. 11. Orang National Park

    "Home to the Orang National Park" Orang National Park Tourism With one of the oldest game reserves of the state, The Orang National park located on the shores of river Brahmaputra, can be an exciting little bit of Assam with a huge variety of fauna finding its habitat here. Located in the beautiful and diverse state of Assam, Orang National park is the oldest game reserve in the state, situated on banks of river Brahmaputra. Orang will pleasantly surprise you with its rich variety of animals, birds and fishes and a similar abundance in flora. The park is known for its rhinoceros conservation has The Great Indian Rhinoceros and the famous Bengal Tiger. Apart from rhinos, one will find here the Great Indian Rhinoceros, porcupines, Bengal tigers, civets, water buffaloes, leopards and many more. A huge number and types of fishes are also present here. Along with this you can spot a number of birds in the park such as kingfishers, fishing eagles, woodpeckers, mallards , white pelicans and so on. A safari into the park will let you experience the refreshing beauty of the surroundings and vegetation as well as the enjoyment of watching such variety of wildlife. The park is also an important breeding ground for various fishes. Download Orang National Park PDF Guide >


  12. 12. Dachigam National Park

    Dachigam National Park Tourism You have come here with one motive, and that is to explore and experience the sheer beauty that this splendid National Park beholds within itself. The lush green environs, beautiful flora and some of the rarest fauna species are to found here in this park. The park is best known for having the rarest of species - the hangul, or Kashmir stag. It is India's most elevated forest reserve at an altitude of 1,700 m. to 4,300 m. above sea level and is spread over a sprawling 141 sq kms. Right from the Himalayan grey langur that feed on the barks of trees to the rare Himalayan brown bear to Pygmy Owlets to the predators, the leopards. You shall not be disappointed one bit because Dachigam is always prepared to show you all of its beauty, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy. Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir is situated at a mere 22 kms from the main town of Srinagar. Dachigam literally stands for 'ten villages', which is kept in memory of the ten villages that had to be relocated in order to create the catchment area and the park. Download Dachigam National Park PDF Guide >


  13. 13. Bandipur National Park

    "Tiger reserves in the Nilgiris" Bandipur National Park Tourism Situated in the state of Karnataka, Bandipur National Park was once the hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later established as a reserve in 1974, and these deciduous forests rich in wildlife and flora have become a popular tourist attraction since then. Due to a lot of wildlife casualties due to tourist traffic, a ban on traffic between 9 PM to 6 AM has been established to ensure the safety of the animal population. Replete with a wide range of beautiful wildlife and multitudes of teak and sandalwood trees, this is the first Biosphere Reserve of the country. Once a private hunting ground to the Maharaja of Mysore, this one travelled a bit through irony, only to be transformed into a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Neighbors with theNagarholeand theWayanad Wildlife sanctuaries, and at a distance of a few minutes from theMudumalai National Park, the park is home to a number of endangered species. Situated in Nilgiris the are is blessed with a unique natural beauty. The area is the habitat for a number of animals such as elephants, hornbills, deers, pythons, sloth bears, pythons, panthers etc. An enjoyable town nearby that one must visit isOoty. Download Bandipur National Park PDF Guide >


  14. 14. Pench National Park

    "The inspiration for 'The Jungle Book'" Pench National Park Tourism With the majestic Pench river flowing through the greens and a variety of wildlife to be spotted in the rocky terrains, Pench National Park served as an inspiration for the famous novel 'The Jungle Book'. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, Pench is one of the most popular national parks in the Central India. The serene surroundings of rich woody forests with the occasional sightings of wild animals make this national park an ideal tourist spot. More than 1300 species of plant species have been traced at Pench National Park, most of which consist of some of the dying and endangered plants. with the river flowing in the midst of the national park, the surroundings create a peaceful environment which is bound to leave a permanent impression on the minds of the tourists. Download Pench National Park PDF Guide >


  15. 15. Tadoba

    "The land of Tigers in Maharashtra" Tadoba National Park Tourism 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 Tadoba national park is located in Chandrapur district ofMaharashtra. This place is an ideal weekend gateway for wildlife and nature lovers. Spotted in this region are rare species of flora and fauna, soothing your very being. Tadoba is famous for Tadoba national park, Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve,Tadoba lake,Erai dam,MoharliandKhoslavillage. These attractions serves the tourists of an enchanting wildlife experience. Download Tadoba National Park PDF Guide >


  16. 16. Bharatpur

    "The Bird Haven" Bharatpur Tourism 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. The Bharatpur National Park, better known as Keoladeo National Park, is a beautiful bird sanctuary. Named after the Keoladeo temple located in its enclosure, the place was set up as a national park on 10th March 1982. It is a wetland, made and managed to protect the Bharatpur region from frequent floods. Declared a World Heritage Site of UNESCO, this national park is home to over 230 different species of birds, over 200 different species of various amphibians and reptiles like fish, turtles, snakes, lizards, etcetera and over 350 floral species can be found here. This National Park, locally known as Ghana, has been a winter home for the Siberian Crane; a species on the verge of extinction (considered an endangered bird today). 5km away from the Bharatpur Junction (railway station) and approximately 192km from Delhi by car (a 1 day journey). Download Bharatpur PDF Guide >


  17. 17. Mudumalai National Park

    "An exotic side of India's Fauna" Mudumalai National Park Tourism Mudumalai National Park is a part of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, located at a distance of 150 kilometres from Coimbatore, in the Nilgiri District of Tamilnadu. It connects the Western Ghats to the Eastern Ghats and owes its popularity to the fact that it?s home to many vulnerable and endangered animal and bird species. The neighbouring states of Kerala and Karnataka both have their borders adjacent to the park. The Ooty-Mysore highway passes through the forest, curving around the Moyar river which separates Mudumalai and the Bandipur National Park. Mudumalai is presently being considered for declaration as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The 6,000 square kilometre area under consideration comprises of the Western Ghats in Nilgiri, encompassing all of Mudumalai National Park.  Mudumalai is best known for its beautiful landscape of the blue skies complimenting the Nilgiri Hills owning the similar tint and surrounding hills and the Mudumalai National Park, which houses many species of animals and birds. The city has a wide variety of impressive and unique animals. There is an exotic aspect to the nature of Mudumalai given that it is the habitat for some of the most unique and rare fauna found in India The grey langur and bonnet macaque are two primates of the area. Tigers, leopards, dholes, golden jackals, etc. can also be sighted. Bird watching is an interesting activity here as fine bird specimens flock this area quite often. Download Mudumalai National Park PDF Guide >


  18. 18. Rajaji National Park

    Rajaji National Park Tourism Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges, Rajaji National Park is abundantly rich in flora and fauna and proves a great holiday destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Famous for its wildlife, especially for tigers and elephants, Rajaji National Park has recently received the status of a Tiger Reserve by the Government of India. Named in the honour or C. Rajagopalchari, this national park spreads over 3 districts of Uttarakhand includingDehradun,HaridwarandPauri Garhwal. This area is also enriched with valuable fossils which date back to as old as 10 million years old. The forest area is popular for Sal, Teak and other shrubs. You should explore the wilderness and rich diversity of Himalayan lives here with a Jeep Safari or Elephant Safari organised by the Forest Department, the 34 km jungle track is a major attraction here. You can spot Asian Elephants, Tiger and King Cobra, Panther, Bear, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Kakar, Python, Monitor Lizard, Wild Cats. You can also spot many birds including many species of migratory birds, especially after monsoons. Download Rajaji National Park PDF Guide >


  19. 19. Dudhwa National Park

    Dudhwa National Park Tourism Nestled in the Lakhimpur-Kheri District ofUttar Pradeshon Indo-Nepal border, Dudhwa National Park is all about wildlife, nature and diversity and is a perfect getaway for nature buffs and wildlife lovers. The place inhabits plethora of rare and endangered species including Tiger, Hispid hare, Swamp deer, Bengal Florican and Leopard etc. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is one of the finest tiger reserves where one can also witness the spellbinding herds of Barasingha in the grassy wetlands. The place is not only home to animals but also varied species of birds nearing 400 that will leave you enchanted. From bulbuls, kingfishers and woodpeckers to owls, barbets, orioles and bee eaters, the place is home to several exotic and migratory birds. With stupefying diversity, this incredible natural abode for birds and animals will be nothing short of bewitching experience.The national park do have their own arrangements for safari, however you can hire jeeps or mini buses from outside to explore the wilderness and diversity of the area. Elephant ride is another option where elephant mahouts also act as your tour guide. Download Dudhwa National Park PDF Guide >


  20. 20. Jaldapara

    "Elephants, Rhinoceros, tigers and more" Jaldapara National Park Tourism Situated in the Eastern foothills of the Himalayas, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary along withGorumaraNational Park is famous for one horned rhinoceros, elephants and Bengal Tigers, spotted deers, barking deers, sambhar deers, bison, wild pig, hog deer and bison. The skies here too will be a part of your tourist spot with a sizeable variety of eagles, Bengal florican, Indian Hornbill, jungle fowl, pea fowl, patridges and more. Varieties of eagles such as crested eagle and fishing eagle can also be seen. You can also visit theGorumaraNational Park nearby and the ruins of an old fort situated inside the Chilapata Forest. Since Jaldapara is famous for its innumerable elephants, you can take an elephant ride through the park. Alternately, you can also take the Safaris available on hire.  Download Jaldapara National Park PDF Guide >


  21. 21. Rajabhatkhawa

    "Taming the wild." Rajabhatkhawa Tourism Known largely for being adjacent to Buxa Tiger Reserve, Rajabhatkawa has more to offer than just this. In addition to the Tiger Reserve, it has some beautiful ancient temples, nature centers and much more. Rajabhatkawa is often ignored while people make their way to the Buxa Tiger Reserve. But taking out a day or two, apart from the time spent at the Buxa Reserve may be well worth it. The small semi rural town has been left untapped by tourists but offers some revered temples, excursion trips and nature interpretation centers. Download Rajabhatkhawa PDF Guide >

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