What an amazing feeling which you sit tight on your seats, holding the breath and waiting for the Jungle King to come face to face! Yes, we are talking about the amazing and energizing jungle safari’s where we spot some of the best wild animals, rare birds and exotic plantation which we never see in our daily life. Jungle Safaris can be really fun when wild animals such as Lions, Tigers, Elephants and others comes across your path. India is a land of diverse flora and fauna which also adds charm to India’s tourism. India has one of the world’s rarest and finest animals which can only be seen on this land and are habitual to our environment.
India’s wildlife is vast and its national parks are home to many endangered species like Red Panda, Royal Bengal Tigers, Snow Leopards and the rarest one-horned Rhinoceros. We do have 104 National parks, 551 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 131 Marine Protective areas, 18 Biosphere Reserves, 88 Conservative Reserves and a huge number of 127 Community Reserves. So, you can imagine how much this Country has to offer to the world when it comes to wildlife and their family member.
Custom Tours India has picked some of the top wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks of India which you must considered exploring whenever you decide to come to India. Your upcoming Tour of India is incomplete without visiting some of the National Parks in India. Some of the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries can be done really easily when you plan to cover the Golden Triangle Tours of India. India is the third country in the Asia which has highest number of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries so you can imagine how much we have to offer to the world when it comes to Wildlife Tourism in India. You just have to tell us about your preference of the area and Custom Tours India will arrange a private customized tour of National Parks in India along with the famous historical monuments in India to spend your lovely holidays in India.
Must visit National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
1: Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Parkis one of the largest National Parks in India which is spread over a area of 382 Sq. Km in Indian state of Rajasthan. This National Park in India is the part of Tiger Project and has been a home for Royal Bengal Tigers since 1974. This national park attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world because the forest it not dense like other parks which provide better opportunities to viewers to sight a tiger. Secondly, being close to the famous “Golden Triangle Tour of India” lots of tourists cover this National Park along with the famous cities Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. This National Park in India also has a fortress within the forest and a lake nearby where tigers came usually for drinking water so this spot is one of the best spots to sight tigers and other wildlife species. Along with Tiger, you can also spot various other animals like Bears, Leopards, Jackals, Elephants, Striped Hyena and various types of deer.
Best time to visit: October to May
2: Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is the first National Park in India and one of the most favorite destinations for nature and wildlife lovers which is spread over the area of 520 Sq. Km. This national park is situated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand which is a dense lush green forest with rich flora and fauna. The main attraction of this national parks is the Royal Bengal Tigers. However, along with the tigers, this National Park in India is also home for 50 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and 575 species of birds which makes this park one of its kind and best National Park in India. Along with tigers, you may spot various animals like Leopards, Jungle Cats, Elephants, Water Buffalos, Barking Deer, Sambhar Deer, Black Bear, Mongoose and the dangerous Indian Python that can kill almost any of the species found in this jungle.
Best time to visit: November to June
3: Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park is one of the largest National Parks in India and one of the most scenic wildlife reserves in Asia which is spread over the distance of 940 Sq. Km in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The park is divided into two parts, the Banjar and the Hallon by a river that flows through it. This National Park in India is one of the first national park that has worked towards saving the tiger with Tiger Project. Being the home of one of the rarest Barasingha, Kanha becomes the most well-maintained national park in Asia which was also listed by the famous author Rudyard Kipling in his famous book – The Jungle Book. The species found in the park are the Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Wild Cats, Foxes, Sloth Bear, Hyenas, Monkeys, Boars and the Jackals. Some of the dangerous reptiles found here are Pythons, Cobras and Krait.
Best time to visit: November to June
4: Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is one of the best National Parks in India in terms of the flora and fauna with rich vegetation and healthy wildlife that is spread over an area of 378 Sq. Km. in the Indian state of Assam. Kaziranga is one of the National Parks in India which is the home of largest population of One-Horned Rhino present on Earth due to which this national park has been declared as UNESCO Heritage Site in the year 1985. The main attraction of this park is the wide Bhramaputra River which flows through the forest and provides rich vegetation and helps in receiving massive rainfall every year. The major species found here are Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, Wild Water Buffalo and Leopards. Not only mammals, the national park is gifted with huge verity of Birds like Black-Nested Stork, White Fronted Goose, Ferruginous Duck, Great Indian Hornbill and Wreathed Hornbill.
Best time to visit: November to April
5: Sundarbans National Park
Sundarbans National Park is one of the oldest and largest National Parks in India which is spread over an area of 1,330 Sq. Km. in the India state of West Bengal. Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest present in the world with a huge number of 300 Royal Bengal Tigers which make this National Park in India the most visited National Park in India and one of the most famous Wildlife Sanctuaries in India. Surprisingly there are no walking tours or jeep safaris in this forest however, you may explore the forest through a boat and can sight a Tiger taking sunbath by the river banks. The animals found here are Salt-water crocodiles, wild boars, foxes, leopard cats, huge turtles, dolphins and other mammals and reptiles. This National Park in India was declared as UNESCO Heritage Site in the year 1984 because of wide diversity of flora and fauna.
Best time to visit: October to March
6: Great Himalayan National Park
Great Himalayan National Park is the one of the most diverse National Parks in India as it is a mixture of lush coniferous forests, meadows, glaciers and Snow Mountains which is spread over an area of 1171 sq. km. in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The huge deodar and oak tress make this park more beautiful and one of its kind with a huge number of 375 species of fauna, 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds. The main attraction of this park is the villages which is present inside the park where you may witness cultural and traditional diversity. The park is paradise for trek lovers as we have several moderate and extreme treks where you may wish to go. The main species found here are Brown bear, mush deer, thar, goral, snow leopards, moral and blue sheep.
Best time to visit: December to February
7: Pench National Park
Pench National Park got its name from the famous Pench river that flows through the jungle separating the forest into two parts making this forest more dense and good habitat for wildlife species. This National Park in India is spread over an area of 257 sq. km. in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh that is considered haven for Royal Bengal Tigers. The jungle is well-known around the world because of the famous author – Rudyard Kipling as he took inspiration for his renowned “The Jungle Book” from this National Park. Along with Royal Bengal Tigers the other animals found here are deer, elephants, wild boar, sloth bear, leopards, foxes, striped hyena and much more. In addition to this, this National Park in India is also home for some of the rare migrating birds which adds more beauty to this park and a paradise for bird lovers.
Best time to visit: November to May
8: Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandavgarh National Park is the Largest Tiger Reserve in India with 50+ royal Bengal tigers making it one of the best National Parks in India for wildlife lovers. The park once served as hunting ground for the royal family of Rewa and is spread over an area of 1,536 sq. km in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Along with Tigers, this park is home for other 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds with almost 8 0 species of butterflies making this park one of the Best National Parks in India. Along with tigers, you may witness other wild animals like Asiatic jackals, sloth bear, foxes, gray mongoose, ratels, jungle cats, deer, wild boar, chinkara, nilgai, striped hyena and leopards.
Best time to visit: October to June
9: Gir National Park
Gir National Park is known as the “Land of Asiatic Lions” as this is the only sole home of remaining Asiatic Lions due to this, Gir is well-known as one of the best National Parks in India and Wildlife Sanctuary in India to spot Asiatic lion in their natural habitat. This National Park in India is spread over an area of 1,412 sq. km. in the Indian state of Gujarat. Once the forest was used to be hunting ground for Nawabs of Junagarh however, later this forest was declared as National Park in the year 1990. The park has 7 rivers that flows through the jungle and 4 dams which makes this jungle one of the best habitats for wildlife. One can easily spot Lions and other animals at the river banks. When started the number of Lions were only 12 however, today the number has increased to almost 600 which is a great achievement for wildlife preservation. Along with Lions the park is home for 210 Leopards, sambhar, chausingha, chinkara, flamingoes, nilgai, woodpeckers, four-horned antelopes and crested serpent eagles.
Best time to visit: November to March
10: Sariska Tiger Reserve
Sariska Tiger Reserve or Sariska National Park is one of the best National Parks in India as it holds massive number of mineral resources which is spread over an area of 800 sq. km. in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The main attraction of this park is the Royal Bengal Tiger which are living here since a very long time and numerous migrating birds which come here every year. The geographical appearance of this forest makes this forest worth visiting and has become a paradise for nature and bird lovers. Along with Tiger, you may witness other animals like Leopards, hyena, wild boars, jackals, serpent eagles, monkeys, hares and variety of different deer.
Best time to visit: October to June
These are the above-mentioned National Parks in India which are well-known for their variety of flora and fauna. India is a diverse land which is home for various and rare animals present in the world which live here peacefully and with harmony. Custom Tours India is here to take you to these best National Parks in India and some of the amazing Wildlife Sanctuary in India to witness the natural habitat and to explore the life of these extremely beautiful creatures closely. If you are planning to spend your Summer Vacations in India then you could add some of these National Parks of India into your bucket list and we will surely arrange a fully customized group tour of India covering these parks and wildlife sanctuaries.