India is rich in wildlife and its diversity. From the mountains in the North to the mushy wet sands of the South, India is technically home to many exotic plants and animals. The climate of India is such that it can give a home to many fauna. Many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are known to protect the endangered species.
Be it Uttarakhand to Rajasthan, there is a wildlife sanctuary in every nook and corner of India. The one thing to watch out for in these parks is the tigers. The top 5 attractions are listed as under:
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
This national park was a great hunting place for the maharajas of Rajasthan. This park is located in Jaipur and it is famous for bird spotting and watching trail of tigers. Tigers, Leopards, jackals, hyenas, etc. are some of the species to look out for. It has a Raj Bagh which has ruins of architects and domes.
The park is open only for the months of October to June. Another fun thing to do is get in a hot air balloon and get a view of the entire park which is wonderful.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett National Park is located in the district of Nainital which is located at a distance of 5 hours from Delhi. This national park is home to a large number of tigers. And there are jeep safaris and tours especially organised for visitors where you can spot a tiger if you get a chance. Spotted deer, Golden Jackal and Sambar deer are famous in this region.
There are various resorts near to this park to help you stay a night at this place. You can try out a night safari then. With a permit, you can enter the park and enjoy a bonfire camp with strangers and enjoy your night.
Gir National Park, Gujarat
If you are a nature lover and want to see Asiatic lions, Gir National Park has a large number of these lions. The best thing is to try out a safari and get close to these kings of the jungles. Then you can move towards Gir. There are many lakes in Gir where you can do boating.
Blackbucks, snakes, monitor lizards and sloth bears are some other animals found in this national park. This park is open from June to October. There are extra charges for travelling in a jeep.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga is famous for one horned rhino as it is found only in this part of India. This park has turned out to be part of a conservation project. Kaziranga is located at about 5 hours from Guwahati. On the way, tea plantations are something to see and if you get an opportunity, you can spot deer and tigers on the way.
Swamp deer, Buffalo and Elephants are some other animals found here. There are good resorts nearby where you can stay. This park can be seen while boating on the river of Brahmaputra.
Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand
Nanda Devi National Park is home to the Asiatic Black bear. This park is located on the valleys which provide you glimpse of some of the amazing views that you have ever witnessed. Try to go up to the peak of Nanda Devi to see the hilltops and get amazed. The best time to visit is from April to October.
Blue sheep and Himalayan Musk deer are other exotic animals found in this national park. There are fewer places to stay near this place. The best way to reach Nanda Devi is from Rishikesh.