In India there are around 100 national parks spread across the country. In India there are some national parks which are world famous also and attract lots of foreign tourist also.
Most of the national parks have tigers but the number of tigers varies with every national park.
Top National Parks in India
To help you out with your tour to national park, we are listing down here some of the top national parks in India.
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan is one of the top 10 national parks in India and received the status of national park in 1981. This national park covers an area of about 400 sq km. Tiger is the main pride of this national park.
Other than tiger here you can see many predators, other animals like Leopard, Wild Boar, Hyena, Sambar and Nilgai and dry deciduous forests. The national park is surrounded by Chambal and Bansas River.
Inside the national park there is also a fort which was built in 10th century. In this park you can easily spot tigers and tiger safaris are most popular in park. You can visit this park in between October and mid June every year.
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated at Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. This national park has the highest number of tigers than any park in India and also the number of tigers is increasing by years.
This is the most expensive national park in India. It was declared as national park in year 1968. You can also see here various deer’s species and the largest conservation of leopards. The main attraction in this park is of White Tigers.
This national park is spread across 105 sq km. Also in this park there is ancient fort, green valleys and rocky hills. This park is open for visitors from mid of October till end of June.
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Corbett National Park was named after the British Tiger hunter Jim Corbett. Corbett is one of the oldest and the first national park established in 1936.
This park is spread across an area of 521 sq km. This was the first park to launch a project on Bengal Tiger conservation. This park has 110 tree species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species and 50 species of mammals.
This park attracts tourists from all over the world and is also featured in many wildlife documentaries. Other than tiger there are plenty of other animals and elephant safaris is the most famous in the park.
This park has five zones, one zone named Jhirna is opened whole year and the other zones are closed during monsoon.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga National Park, is located on the bank of Brahmaputra River in Assam. This national park covers an area of 430 sq km and was declared as national park in year 1940.
Kaziranga is one of the parks in India as well as in world to have the ideal habitat of one horned Rhinoceros. Here other animals like Wild Water Buffaloes, Elephants, Swamp Deer, Indian Bison, Hog Deer, Tigers, Leopards, Jackals, Sloth Bears are also seen.
Also during winter season a large number of birds migrate on the lakes. You can visit park in between mid- November and April.
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park was established in year 1955. This park has gained attraction for Sloth Bear, Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Wild Dog and various species of Swamp Deer (Barasingha) and other animals and birds.
This is one of the well maintained parks in India. Other attraction of this park is the sunset point called Bamni Dadar from this sunset point you can see the entire park. The best time to visit Kanha Park is from October to June.
Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan
Keoladeo National Park is situated at Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Earlier this park was known as ‘Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary’. This park is popular for the man made wetlands and grasslands.
This park is famous for the migratory birds like Siberian Cranes and various other birds. The best time to visit Keoladeo National Park is in winter season from November to March.
Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
Nagarhole National Park is located 100 km away from Mysore. Nagarhole Park received the status of National Park in year 1983.
This park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. This park conserves Leopards, Deer, Wild Boars, Wild Dogs, Macaques, Elephants, Bison and Tigers.
Summer Season is the best time to visit the Nagarhole Park as during summer season the animals come out for water and visit the lake.
Periyar National Park, Kerala
Periyar National Park is situated on the hills of Western Ghats and is popular for its beauty. This is one of the parks in South India which has artificial lake in the forest.
Periyar is also one of the Tiger and Elephant Reserve Forest of India. This park offers jeep safaris within the forest. The attraction of this park is Deer, Nilgiri Tahrs, Langurs, Elephants and other wild animals.
This park is open all round the year but the best time to visit is from month of October to February. To view elephants the best time is summer season as they spend their most time in water.
Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal
Sunderbans National Park is mangrove forest of Bengal and is one in the world. Attractions of this park are Bengal Tigers, Snakes, Crocodiles, Ridley Sea Turtle, King Cobra, Rock Python and Water Monitor.
The mode of transport towards the Sunderbans National Park is through boat and it is safe to travel through boat. The park was named after the throngs of Sundari Trees.
The best time to visit Sunderbans is from the month of September to May. To view Bengal Tiger the winter season is best.
Gir National Park, Gujrat
Gir National Park was established in year 1965 and it is famous for the Asiatic Lions and this is only the park in world where now Asiatic Lions are found.
In this park other habitat like Jackals, Leopards, Antelope, Deer, Crocodile and more than 300 species of birds are found. The best time to view lions is in month of March to May as they come out for water.