Travel Guide for India: India’s National Parks
Posted by March 26, 2014in Travelon
When you think of India, you probably think of deserts, crowded cities, the River Ganges, and a lush bamboo jungle. We have told you about some of the other tourist hotspots of India, in a previous Travel Guide for India post, but did you know that India is home to over 70 national parks? We took the time to research some of the most popular ones for you. This travel guide for India is all about 5 popular national parks sure to amaze any visitor.
This park, located in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, Keoladeo National Park is most famous for being a bird sanctuary. In fact, the park has a “bird paradise” that is home to over 380 species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and Siberian Cranes. Other creatures also call this park home, but it is most known for its bird population.
Known as one of the biggest national parks in Northern India, Ranthambor National Park is home to numerous species of animals. However, the park is one of the best places to see tigers in their natural habitats. The park is also known for the ruins that can be seen throughout the countryside. If you are interested in a tour guide, then you can book one on the park’s website!
Kanha National Park is the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s novel “Jungle Book.” If you are looking for the idyllic sal and bamboo forests of the story from your childhood, then this is the place for you. The park is also famous for saving the hardground Swamp Deer from near extinction. If you are looking for the lush jungle you imagine India to be, then this is the park for you.
This park, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett National Park is most known for its Corbett Tiger Reserve. The reserve is home to around 160 tigers, making it one of the most important reserves for the endangered species. The park is also another great bird watching opportunity with hundreds of species.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. If tigers are what you are interested in, this is the place for you. The Sunderbans Tiger Reserve is home to more than 250 tigers, making it bigger than even the Corbett Tiger Reserve. This particular national park is located where land and sea meet, which gives it different types of animal dwellers. Crabs, fish, the Ridley Sea Turtle, Crocodiles and the king cobra all call this place home.