Top 5 National Parks in India for Rendezvous with ‘The Big Cat’
Is there anything more adventurous than a jungle safari? Does batting eyelids with the Great Indian tiger excite you? If your answer is yes, then our list of top 5 National Parks in India is a must read for you. India is a nation full of diversity where each and every region is scattered with several wildlife sanctuaries. However, a jungle safari always takes the cake. Although there are several animals in Indian wildlife parks, rendezvous with tigers will be the high point of your jungle safari. Here is a list of top 5 national parks in India for your kind perusal.
Jim Corbett National Park
One of the oldest national parks in India, Jim Corbett National Park is located in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand. The national park was named after hunter-turned-conservationist ‘Jim Corbett’ who played a vital role in the establishment of this national park as ‘Hailey National Park’ in 1936. Enclosed with deciduous forests, the national park is home to various animals such as elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, deer and black beer. The wildlife park is a protected reserve for the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers. It is a great place for nature tours, tiger tours, elephant tours and bird watching tours among others.
Sunderbans National Park
Located in the Sunderbans Delta in India, Sunderbans National Park is densely covered by mangrove forests. It is one of the largest reserves for the Royal Bengal Tiger and home to a variety of birds, reptiles and invertebrate species such as salt water crocodile. The main reason for the popularity of Sunderbans National Park is the home to the Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides Royal Bengal Tigers, the park also houses a variety of wildlife species such as deer, crocodile, wild boar and monkeys. You might see a Bengal tiger prowling his prey while cruising through the waterways in a boat.
Ranthambore National Park
Popularly known for its tiger population, Ranthambore tiger reserve in Rajasthan offers a unique blend of nature and history. It is the first Project Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan and counted among India’s best national parks. The park has derived its name from the 1000 year old Ranthambore fort which stands within the premises of the park. The sanctuary is bounded by the river Chambal in the south and river Banas in the north. Besides, there are three water bodies-Rajbaugh Lake, Milak Tank and Padam Tank- each of which is home to a variety of migratory birds. Other animal species in the park include sloth bear, wild boar, langur, marsh crocodile, Sambhar and spotted deer.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Once the hunting reserve of the Maharaja of Rewa, Bandhavgarh National Park is home to the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers. It is also the natural habitat of white tigers and is one of the prime tourist attractions amongst the nature lovers. The park is spread over an area of 448 square kilometers with a cross area of 105 square kilometers. Apart from the animal species found here include Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Sambhar, Indian Bison and Deer, the park is quite famous for the exotic collection of bird species.
Kanha National Park
Located in the Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in India which is spread over an area of 940 square kilometers. It is one of the best spots for tiger viewing in the world. A drive through the dense forests will offer you a sneak peek into the real jungle life. Other major attractions in Kanha National Park include sloth bear, Indian wild dog, Indian wolf, gaur, sambar, Nilgai, golden jackal, Bengal fox, smooth cotted otter, striped hyena and Indian hare.
These are the some of the famous national parks situated in the northern and central part of the country where wildlife lovers must visit during Indian Wildlife Tour. All the aforementioned national parks are quite famous as the tiger reserves.
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