Royal Bengal tigers, Asiatic lions, cheetahs, leopards, great single-horned rhinoceros, and elephants are the top draws when embarking on a wildlife safari in any of the top National Parks in India. Besides, if you’ve been wondering about the total national parks in India, then the count is 106. Out of which, we have put together India’s top 20 for all wildlife enthusiasts.
Several endangered species and common varieties and over 500+ bird species could be sighted when you plan your wildlife tour in India. In addition, several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks have come into existence throughout India to conserve wildlife species.
Travel to the top national parks in India as it offers plentiful opportunities to observe undomesticated wildlife in its natural setting.
Famous National Parks in India in 2023
- Jim Corbett National Park
- Kaziranga National Park, Assam
- Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
- Periyar National Park, Kerala
- Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat
- Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
- Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
- Mudumalai National Park, Karnataka
- Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
- Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra
- Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
- Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh
- Eravikulam National Park, Kerala
- Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
- Manas National Park, Assam
- Hemis National Park, Ladakh
- Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh
- Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh
- Silent Valley National Park, Kerala
1. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Formerly known as ‘Hailey National Park’, Corbett National Park is a famous refuge for tigers as well as for most of the other wild species. It was established in 1936 to protect the imposing Bengal Tigers. A perfect adventurous destination, this is the oldest park in the country and also fit for an Eco tour with amazing natural bounties.
The park has been named after the popular British officer cum hunter ‘Jim Corbett’. Owing to its beauty and wilderness, the park attracts enthusiasts from various parts of the globe. Corbett National Park has been a subject for many wildlife documentaries produced in India.
There are 5 safari zones in Jim Corbett named Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela and Durga Devi Zone and two buffer zones Sonanadi and Pakhro.
You can also stay insie the vicinity of Jim Corbett by booking your stay in one of the forest rest houses located in Dhikala, Dhela, Jhirna and Bijrani safari zones.
Also Read: Delhi to Jim Corbett Road Trip
|Price||INR 5000 to 1000 depending on zone and nationality|
|No. of Travellers||6 adults & 2 children (5 to 12 years)|
|Timing||6:00 AM – 11.00 AM and 2:30 PM – 5:00|
|Price||INR 300 (approx.) for Indians, and INR 1000 (approx.) for foreigners|
|Occupancy||Max. 4 Persons|
|Zones||Dhikala and Bijrani|
|Timing||6AM – 8AM & 4PM – 6PM|
|Price||INR 1600 (approx.) for Indians, and INR 3200 for foreigners|
|Timing||6:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM – 5:00|
|Occupancy||Max. 16 Persons|
Tip to be noted: Jim Corbett National Park 4 zones remain closed between monsoon seasons. Only the Jhirna, Sonanadi, and recently opened Pakhro zone remains open.
Note: Maximum of 6 persons are allowed in a jeep safari, 4 persons are allowed in an elephant safari, and 16 persons in a canter safari.
- Best time to visit: March – June
- The nearest airport: Pantnagar, 80 km (approx.)
- Nearest railway station: Ramnagar, 5 km (approx.)
- How to explore Jim Corbett National Park: Gypsy/Jeep Safari, Canter Safari, and Elephant Safari
- Number of safari zones: 7
Entrance Fee of Jim Corbett National Park
- Indians: INR 200 (approx.) per person
- Foreigners: INR 900 (approx.) per person
Places to visit near Jim Corbett: Nainital (64.7 km), Ranikhet (77.4 km), Rishikesh (130.0 km)
2. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Popular as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,Kaziranga National Park is the only natural habitat of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros in India. In addition, it is also famous as a Tiger Reserve.
Apart from the one-horned rhinos, this national park also has water buffaloes, elephants, and animals. Additionally, it is also a highly visited park amongst the top 10 national parks in India. So make your stay comfortable at thesehotels near Kaziranga National Park.
- Gypsy/Jeep Safari Price: INR 3500 – INR 4500 (approx.) for Indians, and INR 7500 – INR 8500 (approx.) for foreigners
- Gypsy/Jeep safari timing: 7 AM – 10 AM & 1 PM – 4 PM
- Elephant Safari Price: INR 900 (approx.) for Indians, and INR 1950 (approx.) for foreigners
- Elephant safari timings: 5 AM – 6 AM & 6 AM – 7 AM
Tip to be noted: For boat safari, tourists need to pay INR 2000 – INR 3000 per boat. Also, not all the zones welcome jeep safari and elephant safari.
Note: Price of safaris and timings are subject to change depending on the tourist season.
Note: Indians need to pay an additional INR 100 (approx.) for taking the camera, and foreigners have to pay INR 200 (approx.)
- Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park: November-April
- Nearest airport: Jorhat, 115km (approx.)
- Nearest railway station: Furkating Junction, 100 km (approx.)
- How to explore Kaziranga National Park: Gypsy/Jeep Safari, and Elephant Safari
- Number of safari zones in the National Park: 4 Zones
Entrance Fee of Kaziranga National Park
- Indians: INR 100 (approx.) per person
- Foreigners: INR 650 (approx.) per person
Places to visit near Kaziranga: Shillong (252.8 km), Guwahati (192.8 km), Nameri National Park (87.1 km), Manas National Park (268.2 km)
Do you know how many national parks there are in India? There are 106 national parks existing in India as per the government.
3. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Located in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park ranks as one of the top national parks in India. The majestic Tigers are the pride of this national park. Here, you can see many predators and dry deciduous forests.
Moreover, various lakes and forts are also here, maximizing the adventure. The other two attractions include Ranthambore Fort and Padam Talao.
Besides, while the Ranthambore Fort dates back to the 10th century and stands as a testimony to the glorious history of Rajasthan, Padam Talao is the largest water body of all. The wonderful Jogi Mahal is at the corner of this lake.
|Jeep Safari||20 seater vehicle|
|Canter Safari||6 seater vehicle|
|Safari Timing||06.30 am – 10.00 am & 02.30 pm – 06.00 pm|
- Best time to visit Ranthambore National Park: October – June
- Nearest airport: Sanganer, 180 km
- Nearest railway station: Sawai Madhopur, 11 km
- How to explore Ranthambore National Park: Jeep Safari, Canter Safari
- Number of safari zones in the National Park: 10
Safari Timings and Price at Ranthambore National Park
- 6.30 AM – 9.30 AM and 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
- Half-Day Safari: INR 37,000 for Indians, INR 52,000 for Foreigners (both per jeep)
Full-Day Safari: INR 69,000 for Indians, INR 92,000 for Foreigners (both per jeep)
Entrance Fee of Ranthambore National Park
- Indians: INR 100 per person
- Foreigners: INR 650 per person
Places to visit near Ranthambore: Jaipur (189.3 km), Bundi (149.8 km), Agra (258.6 km), Bharatpur (204.8 km), Chittorgarh (296.7 km), Delhi (397.3 km)
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4. Periyar National Park, Kerala
Nestled in the Western Ghats, the Periyar National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary in South India and India, with an artificial lake flowing through the forests. It is quite popular for its sheer beauty and tourism. Moreover, it is also a popular Project Tiger Reserve and also offers jeep safaris for tourists. A boat ride on the beautiful Periyar Lake will enhance the fun.
Some popular things to do in and around Periyar National Park include Fruitful Nature Walks, Elephant Safari, Tiger Trailing, Boat Cruise, and the trip to Cardamom Hills. Also, make your stay lavish atTop 10 Luxury Jungle Resorts Near Periyar National Park.
|Bamboo Rafting||7.45 AM|
|Nature Walk||7 AM, 7.30 AM, 10 AM, 10.30 AM, 2 PM, and 2.30 PM|
|Green Walk||7 AM, 07.30 AM, 10 AM, 10.30 AM, 2 PM, and 2.30 PM|
|Jungle Scout||7 PM – 4 AM|
|Border Hiking||8 AM – 5 PM|
|Periyar Tiger Trail||9 AM|
Note: Stay at the Jungle Inn (Check-in: 3 PM, Check-out: 9 AM) or Jungle Camp (Check-in: 3 PM, Check-out: 2 PM) at this national park.
- Best time to visit Periyar National Park: September-April
- Nearest airport: Madurai Airport, 140 km
- Nearest railway station: Kottayam Railway Station, 114 km
- How to explore Periyar National Park: Large ferry boats, bamboo rafts, trekking
Entrance Fee of Periyar National Park
- Indians: INR 45 per person
- Foreigners: INR 500 per person
Note: There is a one-hour tribal dance performance, from 6 pm to 7 pm at Vanasree Auditorium, Anavachal.
5. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat
Also known as the Sasan Gir Sanctuary of Gujarat, theGir Wildlife Sanctuary is the sole home of Asiatic Lions in India. With amazing flora and fauna, the park is treated well and is looked after by the government forest department and various NGOs.
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary came into existence on 18th September 1965. Moroeber, it is one of the largest and elegantly preserved areas for the Asiatic Lions. October to June is the ideal time to visit the place.
Book Gir tour packages and get the chance to witness Asiatic Lions. There are around 210 leopards that live within the forest area. You can also explore animals such as Sambar, Chausingha, Chinkara, Flamingoes, Nilgai, Woodpeckers, and Crested Serpent Eagles.
Gir Jungle Trail
|Timings||Winter (16 October to 28/29 February): 6:45 AM – 9:45 AM, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, and 3 PM – 6 PM|
Summer (1 March to 15 June): 6 AM – 9 AM, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, and 4 PM – 7 PM
|Price||Indians – INR 4700 / per Jeep ( Maximum 6 Adults and 1 child are allowed in 1 Jeep )|
Foreigners – INR 13800 / Jeep ( Maximum 6 Adults and 1 child are allowed in 1 Jeep )
Devaliya Safari Park – Sasan Gir Interpretation Zone
|Occupancy||Maximum 6 Adults and 1 Child are allowed in 1 Jeep|
|Timings||Morning – 7 AM – 7:55 AM, 8 AM – 8:55 AM, 9 AM – 09:55 AM, 10 AM – 10:55 AM|
Evening – 3 PM – 03:55 PM, 4 PM – 04:55 PM, 5 PM – 05:55 PM
|Price||Indians – INR 4200 / per Jeep ( Inclusive of Permit, Gypsy & Guide Charges, Services & Taxes )|
Foreigners – INR 13800 / Jeep ( Maximum 6 Adults and 1 Child are allowed in 1 Jeep )
- Best time to visit Gir Wildlife Sanctuary: December-March
- Nearest airport: Rajkot Airport, 165 km
- Nearest railway station: Junagadh Junction, 73 km
- How to explore Gir Wildlife Sanctuary: Jeep Safari
Note: The wildlife sanctuary is open for tourism from 16th October to 15th June every year.
6. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Established in the year 1955, Kanha National Park is one of the most sought-after destinations for wildlife exploration in Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, Kanha National Park has gained a lot of prominence in saving the rare and almost extinct species of the Swamp Deer (Barasinghas). It is also one of the well-maintained parks in India.
Apart from this, the park has a good mixture of flora species. You will find a mixture of Sal and other tropical deciduous types of trees. Also, the dense forests of Kanha National Park house abundant species such as herbs, shrubs, and climbers. To make your stay luxurious, stay at these Luxury Resorts near Kanha National Park.
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- Best time to visit Kanha National Park: April-May
- Nearest airport: Jabalpur, 160 km
- Nearest railway station: Gondia Railway Station, 145 km
- How to explore Kanha National Park: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari
Note: The wildlife sanctuary is open for tourism from 16th October to 15th June every year.
Jungle Safari Timings at Kanha National Park
- 16th October to 15th February – Sunrise to 11:00 AM, 2 PM to Sunset
- 16th February to 15th April – Sunrise to 11:00 AM, 3 PM to Sunset
- 16th April to 30th June – Sunrise to 10 AM, 3:30 PM to Sunset
Note: In the afternoon, jeep safari remains closed for visitors every Wednesday.
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7. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
One of the largest and oldest national parks in India, Sundarbans National Park is in the extremes of West Bengal. The Sunderbans are also known for their freshwater humid forests, which provide the best weather conditions for the growth of mangroves.
It is one of the biggest mangrove forests as well. Apart from the variety of magnificent flora, the park also plays host to the Royal Bengal Tigers. As per the officials, the park comprises large endangered species of tigers, deers and various other animals.
- Best time to visit Sunderbans National Park: October-March
- Nearest airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, 120 km
- Nearest railway station: Canning Station, 48 km
- How to explore Sundarbans National Park: Boat Safari
Note: You need a permit to enter Sundarbans National Park. It is available at the Divisional Forest Office.
Boat Safari Timings at Sundarbans National Park
- 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Note: No boat is allowed inside Sundarban after 6.30 PM.
8. Mudumalai National Park, Karnataka
A beautiful habitat for a variety of wildlife species, Mudumalai National Park is in the enchanting Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu. It was the first sanctuary of India and an important Tiger Reserve of India. Its landscape encompasses valleys, beautiful hills, waterways, swamps and forest. It sprawls over an area of 321 square kilometers and is separated by the Bandipur National Park. February to June is the most favorable time to visit the sanctuary.
A large variety of flora species can be seen here. The views of its hilly terrain carpeted with mixed and deciduous forests are simply mesmerizing. Some of the flora species found here include Bamboos, Natural Teak, Terminalia, Tomontosa and Grewia.
Then there is an amazing fauna which includes wildlife species such as Gaur, Elephant, Tigers, Common Langur, Leopards, Panther, Chital, Jackal, Wild Boar and Sloth Bear.
- Best time to visit Mudumalai National Park: February-May, September-October
- Nearest airport: Coimbatore, 127 km
- Nearest railway station: Ooty, 40 km
- How to explore Mudumalai National Park: Bus Safari, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Trekking
Timings and Entrance Fee at Mudumalai National Park
- 6 AM – 6 PM
- INR 30 per person
Note: Visitors must pay INR 53 for a still camera and INR 315 for a video camera.
Safari Price at Mudumalai National Park
- Bus Safari: INR 340 per person
- Jeep Safari: INR 4200
Elephant Safari: INR 1120
10. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
Located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 865 square kilometers and was declared a National Park in 1974. It is one of the 9 tiger reserves in India.
It boasts of housing almost 70 tigers and more than 300 Asian elephants, leopards, and bears. The park is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Bandipur National Park is considered one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in India.
The fauna of Bandipur National Park mainly comprises Elephants and predator animals such as tigers, leopards, Dhole, Hyena, Sloth bears, Chital, Gaur, Barking Deer, Sambhar, and Four Horned Antelope.
The avifauna population in Bandipur National Park includes Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Ducks, Red Spurfowl, Herons, Woodpeckers, and Hornbills, among others.
- Best time to visit Bandipur National Park: November-February
- Nearest airport: Bangalore, 220 km
- Nearest railway station: Mysore, 74 km
- How to explore Bandipur National Park: Van Safari, Jeep Safari
Safari Timings at Bandipur National Park
- Morning Session:
- Bus – 6.15 AM – 7.45 AM, 7.45 AM – 9.30 AM
- Gypsy – 6.15 AM – 8 AM, 8 AM – 9.30 AM
- Evening Session:
- Bus – 2.30 PM – 4 PM, 4 PM – 5.30 PM, 5.30 PM – 6.45 PM
- Gypsy – 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM, 4.30 PM – 6.30 PM
Note: Safari tickets are issued 30 minutes before the mentioned timings. So, make sure to arrive early.
Safari Price at Bandipur National Park
- Tata Safari (4 seaters): INR 4000 + INR 250 entry fee
- Camper (9 seaters): INR 4500 + INR 250 entry fee
- Gypsy (6 seaters): INR 3000 + INR 250 entry fee
- Bus Safari: Adult – INR 100 + INR 250 entry fee, Child – INR 50 + INR 125 entry fee
Note: All Safaris are for 120 minutes except bus safari, which lasts for 90 minutes only.
11. Tadoba National Park
Famous for its tiger population, this national park is considered one of Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national parks. This national park is spread across the vicinity of Chimur Hills.
Taboada National Park’s other name is “Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve” – India’s 47th Tiger Reserve in India. If you live in and around Nagpur town, you must visit this national park, which is only 150 km.
Taboada National Park houses many wildlife species like sloth bears, jackals, barking deer, langurs, etc. Inside the national park, there is one river – Tadoba, which sustains the wildlife at Tadoba National Park.
- Best time to visit Tadoba National Park: April-May, and November-February
- Nearest airport: Nagpur airport, 132 km
- Nearest railway station: Chandrapur, 50 km
- How to explore Tadoba National Park: Jeep/Gypsy Safari, Elephant Safari
- Number of safari zones in the National Park: 3 zones
Note: Tadoba National Park remains closed every Tuesday.
Safari Timings and Price at Tadoba National Park
- Safari timings in summers: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM and 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
- Safari timings in winters: 6 AM – 8 AM and 2:30 PM – 4 PM
- Gypsy/Jeep Safari: INR 2000 per person
- Elephant Safari: INR 200 for Indians, and INR 600 for foreigners
Entrance Fee of Tadoba National Park
- INR 20 per person
Note: Jeep safari and elephant safari charge hikes on special days.
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12. Sariska National Park
Holding an abundant amount of mineral resources like copper under its belt, Sariska National Park is a must-visit place for wildlife enthusiasts. Besides, this national park is located in Alwar in Rajasthan and is considered a refuge for Bengal Tigers. Your visit to Sariska National Park will reward you with the perfect blend of nature.
You will encounter dry deciduous forests, grasslands, mountains and even cliffs which sprawl over 800 sq km . It’s a famous tiger reserve tucked in the Aravali Hills. Sariska National Park was once the hunting ground of Alwar Maharaja. Apart from wild animals, you can spot the crested serpent eagles, sand grouse etc.
Other than flora and fauna, there are 11th-century ruins – Garh Rajor Temple, and 17th-century Kankwari Fort. The Sariska National Park is encircled with Siliserh Lake and JaiSamand Lake, home to crocodiles and snakes.
Sariska National Park is situated 200 km from Delhi and is well connected with NH-8. Regular buses run from the nearby towns to reach Sariska National Park.
- Best time to visit Sariska National Park: October-May
- Nearest airport: Jaipur, 110 km
- Nearest railway station: Alwar, 38 km
- How to explore Sariska National Park: Gypsy/Jeep Safari and Canter Safari
- Number of safari zones: 4
Tip: Sariska National Park remains closed between 1st July – 30th September including Gazetted holidays.
Safari Timings and Price at Sariska National Park
- Morning safari timings in winters: 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 2 PM – 6 PM
- Safari timings in summers: 6 AM – 10 AM and 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- Gypsy/Jeep Safari: INR 2100 for 6 people
- Canter Safari: INR 5000 for 20 people
Entrance Fee of Sariska National Park
- Indians: INR 75 per person
- Foreigners: INR 500 per person
13. Pench National Park
Imagine walking down the memory lanes of your childhood of the famous story – Jungle Book. Isn’t this idea enthralling to live? If your answer is yes, visit Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
This park is considered the haven for Royal Bengal Tigers and is also the same place where the famous author Rudyard Kipling’s took inspiration to write Jungle Book. There is a pristine river Pench that flows through the park that serves the water for the creatures living inside the national park.
On your visit to Pench National Park, you will spot wild boar, striped hyena, sloth bear, and the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. The best thing about Pench National Park is you can go for a night safari. How amazing is it?
- Best time to visit Pench National Park: November-February, and March-June
- Nearest airport: Nagpur, 130 km
- Nearest railway station: Seoni. 75 km
- How to explore Pench National Park: Gypsy/Jeep Safari
- Number of safari zones in the National Park: 7
Safari Timings and Price at Pench National Park
- Safari timings in winters: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 3 PM – 5:30 PM
- Safari timings in Summers: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM and 4 PM – 6:30 PM
- Night safari timings: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- Gypsy/Jeep Safari: INR 6500 for 6 people
Entrance Fee at Pench National Park
- Indians: INR 15 per person
Foreigners: INR 150 per person
14. Eravikulam National Park
No trip to Kerala is considered complete without visiting Eravikulam National Park. It is tucked along the Western Ghats summit in Idukki district of Kerala. This national park sprawls across 897 sq km and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr, which is at the verge of extinction.
Other animals that could be spotted in Eravikulam National Park include leopards, tigers, elephants, etc. Apart from wildlife, this national park is fondly famous since it is the land of Neelakurinji – a unique flower that blooms once in twelve years.
Also, Eravikulam National Park is home to the highest peak in the South – Anamudi Peak. You can indulge in little trekking fun along with wildlife spotting.
- Best time to visit Eravikulam National Park: September-November, April-June
- Nearest airport: Cochin, 150 km
- Nearest railway station: Aluva, 120 km from Munnar
- How to explore Eravikulam National Park: Only by foot
- Number of safari zones in Eravikulam National Park: 3
Tip: No motorable vehicles, either jeep or private automobiles are prohibited inside the Eravikulam National Park.
Safari Timings and Entrance Fee at Eravikulam National Park
- Safari timings in Winters: 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 2 PM – 6 PM
- Safari timings in Summers: 6 AM – 10 AM and 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- Indians: INR 125 per person
- Foreigners: INR 420 per person
Note: Eravikulam National Park remains closed between February-March. Expect to pay INR 45 for the normal camera, and INR 335 for the video camera.
15. Bandhavgarh National Park
If your idea of visiting a national park involves witnessing the royal tigers in a large number, look no further than Bandhavgarh National Park. Located in Madhya Pradesh, this national park is famous in Madhya Pradesh, but it is well known for its tiger population. International tourists visit Bandhavgarh National Park to capture the Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat.
There are around 50+ tigers in this national park, 22 species of mammals, and 250 species of birds inside Bandhavgarh National Park. Apart from tigers, you will love spotting a variety of deers, Nagai, striped hyenas, and leopards.
- Best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park: October-February, and March-June
- Nearest airport: Jabalpur, 200 km
- Nearest railway station: Umaria. 35 km
- How to explore Bandhavgarh National Park: Gypsy/Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari
- Number of safari zones: 4
Safari Timings at Bandhavgarh National Park
- Jeep safari timings in Winters: 6:30 AM – 11 AM and 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
- Jeep safari timings in Summers: 5:30 AM – 10 AM and 4 PM – 7 PM
- Canter safari timings in winters: 6:30 AM – 11 AM and 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
- Canter safari timings in summers: 5:30 AM – 10 AM and 4 PM – 7 PM
- Elephant safari timings: 5 AM – 10 AM and 2:30 PM – 5 PM
Safari Price at Bandhavgarh National Park
- Gypsy/Jeep Safari: INR 5500 for Indians, and INR 7550 for foreigners
- Canter Safari: INR INR 1200 per person for Indians, and INR 2400 for foreigners
- Elephant Safari: INR 3000 per person
Entrance Fee of Bandhavgarh National Park
- Indians: INR 75 per person
- Foreigners: INR 500 per person
Note: Check the availability of Elephant Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park.
16. Manas National Park
Manas National Park has listed itself as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. It is located in Assam and is considered one of the best biodiversity spots in North East India. The park is a safe shelter for many rare and species that are at the verge of extinction.
It is a biosphere reserve which houses tigers, elephants, golden langur, red panda, rhinos, etc. The river Manas flows through the national park by which it has got its name.
Apart from wildlife, you can indulge in river rafting activity, tour the tea plantations, and enjoy jeep safari to spot wild animal species.
- Best time to visit Manas National Park: November-April
- Nearest airport: Guwahati, 180 km
- Nearest railway station: Barpeta railway station. 22 km
- How to explore Manas National Park: Gypsy/Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari
- Number of safari zones in Manas National Park: 6
Safari Timings at Manas National Park
- Jeep safari timings at Manas National Park: 9 AM – 12 AM and 2 PM – 5 PM
- Elephant safari timings at Manas National Park: 6 AM – 7 AM
Safari Price at Manas National Park
- Gypsy/Jeep Safari: INR 3000 (4 people) for Indians, and INR 5000 for foreigners
- Elephant Safari: INR 500 for Indians, INR 1500 for foreign tourists
Entrance Fee of Manas National Park
- Indians: INR 50 per person (half day), and INR 200 (full day)
- Foreigners: INR 500 per person (half-day), and INR 2000 (full day)
Note: Indians need to pay INR 50 for photography and INR 500 for videography. While foreigners need to pay INR 500 for photography, and INR 1000 for videography.
17. Hemis National Park
How about witnessing wildlife in high-altitude regions like Ladakh? If this sounds tempting, visit Hemis National Park. the largest national park in India. A visit to this adventurous national park will reward you with impeccable landscape views.
This unique national park remains covered with snow most of the time, so tourists think it is heaven. Hemis National Park provides tourists the opportunity to view the Zanskar Range, and the Indus river flowing.
The best thing about Hemis National Park in Ladakh is you have to cover it on foot. There are no vehicles allowed inside the park.
- Best time to visit Hemis National Park: May-October
- Nearest airport to reach Hemis National Park: Leh, 50 km
- How to explore Hemis National Park: Via foot
Timings and Entrance Fee of Hemis National Park
- 9 AM – 5 PM
- Indians: INR 20 per person
- Foreigners: INR 100 per person
Note: No vehicle is allowed inside the Hemis National Park – be it by private or jeep safari. The only way to explore it is via foot.
18. Dudhwa National Park
Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh is yet another famous national parks in India. This national park is perfect for those who want to spot the majestic wild creatures and vivid birds in one place.
Dudhwa National Park is not on a tourist radar but should be because it houses the Gangetic Dolphins, Tigers, Hog Deers, alligators, and much more. If you live in and around Uttar Pradesh, you must visit this national park to admire the unexplored wildlife.
Did we mention that this place was once the hunting ground of Arjan Singh – the royal prince? Visiting Dudhwa National Park will allow you to unfold his hunting stories.
- Best time to visit Dudhwa National Park: November-May
- Nearest airport: Guwahati, 180 km
- Nearest railway station: Barpeta railway station. 22 km
- How to explore Dudhwa National Park: Jeep/Gipsy Safari, Elephant Safari
- Number of safari zones in Dudhwa National Park: 5
Safari timings and Entrance fee at Dudhwa National Park
- 7 AM – 7:45 PM
- Indians: INR 50 per person
- Foreigners: INR 300 per person
Note: Tourists need to pay additional charges in order to stay for more time than designated safari time.
19. Panna National Park
This famous national park in India received an honor award in 2007 for its excellence. Panna National Park is located in Panna and Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is the fifth tiger reserve in India and the 22nd in India.
Panna National Park in a bygone era was the popular hunting ground of the royal family of Panna. It is now spread over an area of 542.67 km square.
Various types of wildlife and avifauna could be spotted here. Plan your trip to Panna National Park to spot the antelope, wild cats, chinkara, Sloth Bears, etc.
Inside the national park, there are beautiful waterfalls and you can also enjoy boating in the Ken river.
- Best time to visit Panna National Park: November-April
- Nearest airport: Khajuraho, 26 km
- Nearest railway station: Khajuraho, 96 km
- How to explore Panna National Park: Gypsy/Jeep Safari, Boat Safari, Elephant Safari
- Number of safari zones in Panna National Park: 3
- Ideal duration for a jeep safari in Panna National Park: 3-4 hours
Tip: Panna National Park remains open throughout the week. And evening safaris are canceled on every Wednesday.
Safari Timings at Panna National Park
- Jeep safari timings in summers: 5:30 AM – 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM – 6 PM
- Jeep safari timings in winters: 7 AM – 10:30 AM and 2 PM – 5:30 PM
- Elephant safari timings: 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
- Morning boat safari timings: 7 AM – 9 AM and 4 PM – 5 PM
Entrance Fee of Panna National Park
- Indians: INR 1250 per vehicle
- Foreigners: INR 2250 per vehicle
Safari Price at Panna National Park
- Gypsy/Jeep Safari: INR 1000 for Indians, INR 2000 for foreigners
- Elephant Safari: INR 100 for Indians, INR 600 for foreigners
- Boat Safari: INR 150 for Indians, INR 150 for foreigners
Note: Tourists need to pay an additional INR 40 for the normal camera and INR 200 for the video camera. In order to take the guide with you, expect to pay INR 100 extra.
20. Silent Valley National Park
The list of best national parks in India can’t be completed without Silent Valley National Park. Moreover, it is extremely rich in biodiversity. You could visit this national park on your Kerala trip as it is located in Palakkad district of Kerala. Splendorous views of unique flora and fauna are guaranteed here! However, Silent Valley National Park is not big and is spread across 89 sq km . But here you will spot the lion-tailed macaque, tiger, smart Indian civet etc. Also, Silent Valley National Park houses 1000 flowering plant species, 108 orchids, 13 species of fishes and much more!
- Best time to visit Silent Valley National Park: December-April
- Nearest airport to reach Silent Valley National Park: Coimbatore, 120 km
- Nearest railway station to reach Silent Valley National Park: Palakkad Junction. 45km (approx.
- How to explore Silent Valley National Park: Jeep Safari
- Jeep Safari Price at Panna National Park: INR 1600 per person
- Tip: Except Friday, the park remains open on all 6 days.
Silent Valley National Park Timings & Fees
- Entry is allowed between 8 AM – 2 PM
- INR 50 per person
Note: Get ready to pay INR 150 for the guide, INR 25 for the normal camera, and INR 200 for the video camera
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