India, as we know, is a rich and diverse country, filled with languages, cultures, and traditions. The national parks of India are no different! There are over 100 national parks in India, which house so many unique and different animal species! We also hold the record of the third-highest number of national parks all over Asia!
National parks were initially used solely for preserving and acting as a shelter for rare species of animals and birds. However, the Indian Government started investing in its wildlife reserves and sanctuaries a while ago. The tourism that spiked due to this development was not expected. But what can we say, these Wildlife parks are too beautiful to miss!Here are 10 National Parks in India that will make you fall in love with wildlife:
1. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
It is situated in the middle of the scenic Himalayas and is the perfect place for wildlife photographers, enthusiasts, and just about everyone. It is famous for housing rare tigers, Sambar deer, and the Indian hog deer.
2. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, you can easily spot a variety of jackals, tigers, and other rare species in this famous wildlife reserve. It is famous for being home to Barasingha and Jungle cats.
3. Bandipur National park, Karnataka
It was originally constructed as a tiger reserve. However, considering the surrounding natural sceneries, they converted it into a national park. It’s famous for housing Gaur and elephants.
4. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
You know the famous mangrove forests, and this national park provides you with additional scenic wonder. Housing the Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, and hyenas, among others, it is one of the most popular parks in India.
5. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
This park has been declared a World Heritage Site as it is home to 2/3rd population of the world-famous one-horned rhinoceros’. It’s also home to the golden langur.
6. The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh
It is one of the largest national parks in India, in terms of area and fauna species’. It houses a variety of mountain goats and the Rhesus macaques.
7. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
It is also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. It is mostly a bird sanctuary, but not exclusively. It is famous for the migratory cranes and pelicans.
8. Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu
Mudumalai National park is one of the oldest and most popular wildlife parks in South India. It is famous for the sloth bear and mouse deer.
9. Dachigam National Park, Jammu and Kashmir
It is located in one of the secluded cities in the country, yet is one of the most popular national parks here. It is famous for being the house of the snow leopard and the musk deer.
10. Wandoor Marine National Park, Andaman
Also known as the Mahatma Gandhi National Park, it is located approximately 25km away from Port Blair. It is famous for housing the black-naped tern and the reef herons.
We also have the Gir National Park in Gujarat, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, and Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka, among many others!
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