India has many different types of animals and species that live in the park. We have different types of park in every state of India and some of them have superb, wild and giant animal species.
India has around 400 national parks with a wide variety of animals. Some of the parks are even not explored yet. India is a great place for tourism. The national parks are also a key point for attracting the tourist towards India. These national parks are the home for many wild animals.
All these parks are unique in their own way and each of them has beautiful scenery. In this article, I am sharing some of the largest National Parks of India. All these parks are beautiful and have wildlife sanctuaries. So, let’s start:
Here are the 8 Most Visited & Famous National Parks In India in 2017-2018
This park has the highest number Royal Bengal tigers and it is situated in the Assam. This park is famous as the home of the Big Five animals including, Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Tiger, Rhinoceros and Swamp Deer. It is the best national park to view these five animals. The park covered an area of around 378 sq km. This park is also a home for many other wild animals like bears, leopards and many more.
You also find migratory and local birds. One of the biggest attractions towards this park is the single horned Rhino. As this park is situated in the Eastern Himalayas, so it is declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the most miscellaneous national parks of India. Best time to visit this park is November to April, in the early morning time. Tourist can visit this park by booking jeep safari. The charge for Indians is Rs 1200 and for foreigners, it is around Rs 2000. This park is also famous for Tigers. This national park is one of the highest visited parks.
7. Gir Forest National Park:
This park is situated in Gujarat and also famous for its name as Sasan Gir Sanctuary. This park is the best park to view wild Asiatic lions as it is the home of many ancient lions. This park was the hunting place for the Nawabs. Earlier, this park has around 12 lions and now there are around 600 lions. This park is also a home place for many other animals, including sambar, Flamingoes, chital, porcupine, Crested Serpent Eagles, wild boar, black buck and others. Best time to visit this park is December to march.
Tourist can visit this park in jeep safaris in the early mornings, afternoons and evening time. The jeep charges are around 4500 and maximum 6 persons are allowed in a jeep. This national park was started in 1965. It is one of the largest parks for lions and it has 210 leopards also. This park is one of the most protected areas of Asia. This park is also a home place for many wild cats and striped hyenas.
6. Ranthambore National Park:
This Park is North India’s most famous park and covers an area of about 392 sq km. This park is the home town of many wild animals including Royal Bengal Tigers. The main attraction towards this park is a fort within the park. There are many bears, wild elephants, monkeys, wild leopards and many other wild animals present in this park. The best time to visit this park is October to May.
It is one of the royal parks. The Tigers are pleasure of this park as they fear from the human. This park also has many lakes and dense and dry forest. There are many forts present in this park, including Ranthambore and Padam Talao fort. The Ranthambore fort is the 10th century fort and Padam Talao is the water body. There is also a Jogi Mahal near this lake.
5. Sariska National Park:
This Park is located in the Rajasthan and covered an area of 866 sq km. This park is a home place for many Royal Bengal Tigers with a rocky landscape. There are many wild animals present in this park, including wild deer, wild striped hyenas, leopards, eagles and many more. There are also many monkeys and hares in this park. The best time to visit this park is June. You can hire a jeep safari for visiting this park. The charge for local is Rs 100 and for foreigners is Rs 450.
4. Sundarban National Park:
This is one of the largest national parks in India. This park is situated in West Bengal. This park is famous for its fresh water and moist forests. This park is a home place for Royal Bengal Tigers. The main attraction towards this forest is mangrove. This forest has best weather condition for the mangroves. In India, it is one of the most visited and oldest parks. In 1977, the park was declared as the wildlife sanctuary and it is declared as a national park in the year 1984.
This park also has many wild reptiles, mammals, wild boars, wild cats and wild crocodile. Many movies and books are also written about this park. There are also dolphins in the Ganges River of this national park. There is no jeep safari allowed in this park. You can take the help of boat to cross and visit this park. In this park, tigers can swim in the water of the Ganges River. Best time to visit this park is December to February.
3. Jim Corbett National Park:
This Park is a dense forest and home of many wild animals. It is situated near Nainital, Uttrakhand. There are a wide variety of animals found in this park, including Tiger, bear, fox, deer, leopard, jackals and many more. There are also a huge number of monkeys present in this park. This park is the final destination for those who are looking for Tigers. There are number of tigers present in this park and thus also making it one of the best parks in India. It is the best place for tourists. This park is divided into four sections including Durgadevi, Dhikala, Jhirna, and Bijrani.
Tourists can visit the park by booking jeep safaris. They charge around Rs 4000 and allow 6 persons in a jeep. The best month to visit this park is June and it is also good to visit in the early morning and afternoons. Around this park, there are many trekking options too. Earlier this park is named as Hailey National Park. It is named as Corbett National Park after the name of the British officer, Jim Corbett. He is a hunter. This park was recognized in 1936. Many books have been written for many wildlife animals of this park. It is also one of the oldest national parks.
2. Bandipur National Park:
This Park is a wide dense forest of Western Ghat, situated in the district of Karnataka. This park also joined of three other parks, including Nagarhole, Mudumalai National park and Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the largest parks in south India. This national park is also a home place for many Bengal tigers and elephants. There are around 3000 elephants and 70 Bengal tigers present in this park.
This park is also a home place for many other animals, including 4 horned Antelope, Dhole, Gaur and many other wild animals. There are also a wide variety of beautiful birds, including Brown Hawk Owl, Eagle, Nilgiri Flycatcher and many more. You may also find wild Crocodiles in this park. There are many Lizard, wild Chameleon, Python and cobra snake in this national park. You can visit this park in boat or through elephant safari. The best time to visit this park is summer.
1. Kanha National Park:
It is a national park established in 1955. This park covers more than 1,945 sq km area in Madhya Pradesh. It is the first park where the work of reserving tiger started. It is also a home place for many Barasingha. This park is a combination of Banjar and Hallon parts. These are the name of the river crossing the park. The park is combination of Kisli, Sarhi, Mukki and Kanha zone.
This national park has a wide variety of wild animals including Tiger, elephants, monkeys, leopards. There are many wild deers are present in the park. You can visit this park in Jeep Safari. The best time to visit this park is June. It is one of the best maintained parks and has many different types of trees. There are also many wild dogs living in this park. There are also many books written on this park’s wildlife. It is one of the most famous and visited park of India.
These are largest national park of India and have wild animals from the ancient days Tourist are allowed to visit these parks. If you love adventure, then I recommend you to explore any of these parks and get an amazing experience of wildlife. You will find national animals and other wild animals in these national parks. It is good to visit without hunting any of the animals.