Let us make a confession to you at the beginning. We can’t mention top 10 national parks in India…..we can give you more!!! The wildlife of India is really rich and diversified. Winter is the season to visit the great wildlife of India. So, if you want to go adventurous this Christmas holiday, pack your bags and set on for a journey to these wild safaris. We’re here to guide you with an account of the national parks in India which are tourists’ destination.
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh–
Royal Bengal Tigers, leopards, deer, boars, sambar, barking deer, Indian bison, and lots of other birds and reptiles can be seen if you spent couple of days at this national park.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand–
Stories of Jim Corbett has been haunting you since childhood but now, you can experience the real wildlife of this oldest national park of India. If you’re lucky enough, you can get chance to say hello to the great Indian tigers.
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh–
This is the birthplace of the famous ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling. Drive your forest cart through the bamboo forests and lush green meadows and visit several animals like barsingha, tiger, black buck, mouse deer and loads of other animals.
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan–
Hire an open top canter or Gypsy and set on for this forest life. This is one of the enthralling wildlife sanctuaries in India. If you’re lucky you can visit tigers. Otherwise, more than 300 species of birds will entertain you.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam–
According to reports, this place has the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world. Though the main attraction of this forest is the rare species of ‘one-horned’ rhinoceros, you can also visit swamp deer and wild water buffaloes here.
Nagarhole National Park, Kabini, Karnataka–
In Kannada, ‘Nagar’ means snake and the name is successfully given as you can see some species of serpentine in this forest. The forest is open all the year around to attract tourists and make a prominent place on the list of national parks in India.
Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal–
Though the coastline forest of West Bengal is the largest reserve home of Royal Bengal Tiger, the large crocodiles and gharials are another attractions. The core area is forbidden for human.
Gir National Park, Gujarat–
The royalty of the King of Jungle, the Asiatic Lion, can only be seen in this forest. Other than lions, you can see leopards, hyenas, jackals, nilgai, chousinga and lots of other species of animals.
Bandipur National Park, Karnataka–
Not only the wildlife is exotic here, but the peaceful nature is also something special to feel here. Leave your urban tiredness back and spend some days in nature’s lap with tigers, gaurs, spotted dears, etc.
Periyar National Park, Kerala–
The 70% of this wildlife sanctuary is reserved for the vipers and this is the largest reserve for snakes in India. You can get chance to see the giant king cobra here. Indian elephants and tigers are other animals you can visit here.
Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan–
It was primarily known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. If you visit this place in winter, you can experience almost 230 species of birds some of which are really rare to see.
Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu–
This park is the home of Royal Bengal Tigers, Indian elephants, gaurs, peacocks and giant Malabar squirrels. The best time to visit this place is from November to March.
Hemis National Park, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir–
This is the largest national park of India, situated at high altitude. This is the home of several endangered mammals like the snow leopard. Other than that, this is the place for golden eagles, Eurasian brown bear, red fox, etc.
Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh–
The park is named after the River Pench which is flowing through this area. Apart from crocodiles and turtles, this place is famous for sloth bear, jackal, chinkara, barking dear, leopard, and obviously, tiger.
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan–
Though it was under the Project Tiger Scheme, but now there is no tiger left. It is now home of various birds’ species, reptiles like snakes, turtles and monitor lizards, leopard, wild boar, chinkara, etc.
Manas National Park, Assam–
Though this is the youngest among all national parks in India, still it is the protective ground of endangered species like Assam roofed turtles, golden langur, hispid hare, pygmy hod, etc.
Dudhwa National Park, Uttarpradesh–
At the beginning, it was declared only as the reserve forest for swamp deer. But, now you can see tigers too, as it is declared as Tiger Reserve in the year, 1978.
Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh–
Though it is awarded as the best maintained national park in India, its glory has been dimmed now due to poaching.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra–
This is the oldest and largest national park of Maharashtra which can welcome you to experience tigers, leopards, jungle cats, stripped hyenas, sloth bear, etc.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala–
The main attraction of this forest are panthers, Indian elephants, Nilgiri tahr, spotted deer, etc. Located on the Western Ghats, the cast greenery will surely allure your mind.
The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh–
If you want to escape from the urban grayness, this is the best place to hide. The emerald meadows with background of snow-capped Himalayan peaks can calm your mind. The snow leopards, blue ship, Himalayan brown bear are additional gift of this place.
Danderi Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka–
Located on the banks of Kali river, this forest is the dwelling ground of flying squirrels, black panther, Indian elephants, leopard, etc.