MUST-VISIT 10 NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA FOR WILDLIFE ENTHUSIASTS
We Indians are fortunate to have a diverse terrain inhabited by a variety of wildlife. Whereas the upper Himalayas is home to snow leopards, marmots, Himalayan brown bears, musk deer, blue sheep, ibex and the like, royal Bengal tiger, wild boar, cheetal, barasingha, sambar, barking deer, peacock and many species of birds They inhabit forests at lower altitudes. Jeep safaris and elephant safaris in national parks give wildlife enthusiasts a chance to learn about the mysterious wild world. here are 10 MUST-VISIT NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA. Most national parks are closed during the monsoon season. The safari takes place in the morning or in the evening when there is maximum activity in the forest. Here is a list of top 10 national parks in India which I consider to be the best in terms of natural beauty and sights.
1. Dudhwa National Park
Dudhwa National Park spans over 680 square kilometers and is located along the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur District, Uttar Pradesh. The tall salt trees whispering in the sky harbor more than 450 species of both residential and migratory birds. The vast swamps are home to crocodiles, swamp deer, and birds like sarus, Bengal florican, swamp partridge etc., while in their laps the grasslands hide from tigers, rhinos and many other animal species. The park is open from November to June. I think February is the best month to visit the park, as the temperature is not too low and the sights are good. While visiting Dudhwa, do not forget to go on an elephant safari in the grasslands where you can find rhinos in abundance. Dudhwa is famous for rehabilitating rhinos in Kaziranga.
How to reach Dudhwa National Park: Each one here is not a problem because the destination is served by three developed railway stations, namely, Dudhwa, Palia and Mailanii. Buses and taxis are easily available outside the train station to take you to your destination. For those who travel by plane, the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, about 191 km away, is the closest. There are many buses, taxis and taxis available at the airport.
Best Time to Visit: The months between November and May are the best time to experience the beauty of Dudhwa National Park.
2. Tadoba National Park
The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is the oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra covering 625 square kilometres. Gypsy safari in the central region will introduce you to the wild world hidden in the womb of the forest. There is a wealth of action that you can capture with your camera during safari: sunbathing and cheek playing, eating sambar to the fullest, dancing peacock, wild boar crossing the street, kingfisher pouncing on its prey, etc. And don't be surprised if you see a tiger eating. Tadoba is a favorite place for tiger watching among wildlife lovers. It has the largest population of tigers in India and is open from October to June for visitors.
How to reach Tadoba National Park: The nearest train station to Tadoba National Park is Chandrapur Railway Station which is about 45 km away. This station enjoys connection with major Indian cities like Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai through a good rail network. Upon reaching here, travelers can either hire a taxi or take a bus to reach their destination. If someone is traveling by plane, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is the closest, which is about 140 km away.
Best time to visit: Visit the park between the months of October and June.
3. Bandhavgarh National Park
The feeling of being watched continues throughout as you drive through rocky terrain interspersed with grassy swamps and wooded valleys. You may not be able to see the tiger and other monsters, but they are definitely looking at you. Bandhavgarh National Park with the Umaria and Katni buffer zone is located in the Vindhya Range of Umaria in Madhya Pradesh, and covers an area of 437 square kilometres. There are four main areas in the national park: Tala, Magdhi, Khitauli, and panpatta. With rugged hills, open meadows, and dense forests, this national park offers a beautiful experience.
How to reach Bandhavgarh National Park: The nearest train station to Bandhavgarh National Park is at Umaria and Katni, which are about 35 km and 100 km away respectively. These railway heads are well connected with the rest of the country through an extensive train network. Air travelers can book their tickets to the nearest airport in Khajuraho or Jabalpur, which are about 230 km and 150 km away respectively. From outside the airports, taxis and taxis are readily available to take you into the woods.
Best time to visit: This national park remains open for visitors between the months of October and June.
4. Corbett National Park
The beautiful Corbett National Park is one of the best weekend getaways for the people of Delhi. Not only wildlife lovers, but people who hope to spend some time in the lap of nature, love to visit this park. Hills, rivers, forests, swamps and pastures, the national park has it all. The national park spans an area of 520.8 square kilometres, located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is the oldest national park and is named after Jim Corbett, who played a vital role in its creation. The park is inhabited by the Royal Bengal tiger, leopard, jungle cat, barking deer, boar and devil deer, sloth bear, otter, Himalayan gorilla, Indian pangolin, langur and many other wildlife.10 MUST-VISIT NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA
How to reach Corbett National Park The nearest train station to Jim Corbett National Park is at Ramnagar, about 15 km from the park. Several taxis are available from outside the train station, which take about half an hour. There are also several luxury buses available from Delhi and Chandigarh to Ramnagar, which takes between 6 and 7 hours. Due to its proximity, Jim Corbett is also one of the highlights of a weekend getaway from Delhi and Chandigarh.
Best time to visit: November to June is considered the best time to visit Jim Corbett.
5. Kanha National Park
Tall salt trees, thick bamboo forests, valleys, meadows and pastures create a wild charm in Kanha National Park. It is one of the most beautiful gardens I know. The forest is inhabited by the royal bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, parasinga, chital, barking deer, wild dog, gaur, and many other species. This was the national park where I was lucky enough to see the royal Bengal tiger pouncing on its prey, a tigress roaming its territory, a flabby old tiger lazing and a tigress taking care of its cubs. Obviously during different safari! Kanha National Park covers an area of 940 square kilometers in Satpuras in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is open from October to June for visitors, who can choose to stay in the well-maintained woodland breaks.
How to reach Kanha National Park: Jabalpur, Nagpur and Gondia railway stations are the closest to Kanha National Park, which are about 160 km, 250 km and 123 km away respectively. All of them are well connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. For those who are planning to travel to this place, Jabalpur, Nagpur and Raipur airports are the closest.
Best time to visit: October to June is considered the best time to visit Kanha National Park
6. Desert National Park
An endless expanse of sand, broken rock formations, and an interesting array of unique flora and fauna make Desert National Park a must-see. With an area of 3,162 square kilometers, it is one of the largest national parks in the country. The main attraction is the Indian Houbara, which is an endangered species. This tall and graceful bird that lives on the ground can be seen near the Sudashri watering hole. Despite the fragile ecosystem. The area is home to a number of migratory and resident birds such as harriers, hawks, eagles, eagles, and vultures. The best time to visit Desert National Park is between November and January.
How to reach Desert National Park: Jaisalmer Railway Station is the closest to Desert National Park which is only 3 km away. The railway station is well connected to major destinations in India including Delhi, Chandigarh and Lucknow to name a few. However, there is no airport near the area.
Best time to visit: To experience the best of Desert National Park, visit here between the months of October to February.
7. Simlipal National Park
Hearing the rustle of leaves from the long branches, I was looking up waiting for a bird, but I was surprised to see a giant squirrel jumping from branch to branch while visiting Simlibal National Park. Apart from these squirrels, the park is said to be inhabited by wild elephants, barking deer, gaur, leopard, leopard, jungle cat, wild boar, shushinga, and many more. Here you can see more than 200 species of birds, such as gray hornbills, multicolored Indian hornbills, Located in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, Simlipal National Park covers an area of 2,750 square kilometers and is open from October to June.
How to reach Simlipal National Park: Balasore train station is the closest to Semilipal National Park, which is about 75 km away. All major cities of India like Rourkela, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Midnapore are connected by good train network from here. The nearest airports to the park are Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata (250 km) and Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneshwar (300 km).
Best time to visit: The months between October and June are considered the best time to visit Simlipal National Park.
8. Great Himalayan National Park
Waking up to the chirping of birds in the beautiful landscapes of the Great Himalayan National Park is an experience in itself. Hike and camp in the lap of nature and enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas. The national park, located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, spans an area of 1,171 square kilometres. The park was established in 1984 and was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in June 2014. It is home to high altitude plants and animals, including many endangered species. You can see animals like blue sheep, badger, snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear, and musk deer. The best time to visit the park is between the months of September and November, during which time the animals begin their seasonal migration to areas at lower altitudes.
How to reach Great Himalayan National Park: Because it is a high rise park, you must drive here. From Delhi, there are a large number of Volvo buses available to Manali. From Manali, you can drive or rent taxis, taxis to Great Himalayan National Park.
Best time to visit: The months between September and November are considered the best time to visit Great Himalayan National Park.
9. Ranthambore National Park
Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore covers 392 square kilometers of dry deciduous forest and grassy meadows. Ranthambore National Park is located on the edge of a plateau, on the north by the Banas River and on the south by the Chambal River. Within the park is the historic Ranthambore Castle, which gives the park its name. Go up to the castle while visiting the park, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the river and forest. Walk around the buffer zone too, especially if you love bird watching. The park is open from October to June, but November and May are considered the best months to visit the park.
How to reach Ranthambore National Park: The nearest starting point to Ranthambore is Sawai Madhopur Train Station, which is about 10 km from the park. This train station is well connected to the rest of the country with a good train network. Those planning a plane trip can book their tickets to Sanganer Airport or Jaipur International Airport, which is about 160 km away. From outside the airport, taxis or taxis can be hired to reach the destination.
Best time to visit: Visit the park between the months of October and April.
10. Pin Valley National Park
Spanning 9,700 square kilometres, Spiti's Pin Valley was declared a national park in 1987. The park is a natural habitat for rare birds such as Himalayan woodcock, chukar partridge and ptarmigan, as well as a number of endangered animals, including the woolly rabbit, Tibetan deer and tiger Snow and Siberian caribou. Some rare and endangered medicinal plants are found in and around Pin Valley National Park. The park can be accessed between July and October. It is best to visit this place in August when the temperature is at least pleasant during the day.10 MUST-VISIT NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA
How to reach Pin Valley National Park: Pin Valley has only one road that can be crossed so one can hire a taxi or drive alone to get here.
Best time to visit: Visit the park between the months of July and October, as this is the only time when Pin Valley is accessible.
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