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5 Best National Parks in India to Visit

By 10 . 09 . 21April 20th, 2022No Comments
Corbett National Park - 5 Best National Parks in India to Visit

By Sargam Marwah
Featured Photograph - Corbett National Park

National parks are an alluring destination for nature and animal lovers, for the one who enthusiastically engages with the natural world and patiently witnesses the biodiversity in its most untamed form. Visiting such places with families and children is an exciting idea and a useful way to educate young ones about the natural world and its importance.

India is home to 22% of forest cover and 10% of the world’s species. The very first national park in India was Jim Corbett National Park, created in 1936, after which many more were established to preserve wildlife and biodiversity.

These national parks are a must-visit for an energetic traveler who wishes to explore the depths of nature and gain an intimate knowledge of the animal kingdom.

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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in the Uttarakhand region of India. It is home to Bengal tigers, leopards, and elephants. Rich in flora and fauna, this place attracts hundreds of tourists every year. The park was established in 1936 under British rule in India. The park is named after a famous naturalist, hunter, and author called Jim Corbett. The tourists are offered a jeep safari in the park under expert supervision to learn about wildlife and witness magnificent animals.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park
Photograph by Tapan Kumar

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Kanha National Park

This is the largest national park in India, an amazing place to catch a sight of big cats. It is home to nearly 105 Bengal tigers. One can also expect to see leopards, sloth bears, and deer in the same zone. Located in Central India, the park houses a rich variety of animals and is surely a thrill for anyone.

Kaziranga National Park - 5 Best National Parks in India to Visit

Kaziranga National Park
Photograph by Ashwina Kumar

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Kaziranga National Park

Famous for being accommodation for one-horned rhinos, the park is in Assam and named the best spot for finding rhinos. The park holds a good reputation for saving one-horned rhinos, a species that was on the brink of extinction. The area is full of wet grasslands and swamps, creating an ideal place for rhinos to live in.

Ranthambore - 5 Best National Parks in India to Visit

Ranthambore National Park

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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore Park is a renowned space for spotting Bengal tigers, standing quite close to Delhi, it becomes an easy pick for someone traveling to India’s capital. It is also the most visited park for spotting tigers and enjoying the thrill of witnessing one of the greatest wild animals. The park also houses leopards, sambar deer, sloth bears, golden jackals, and many exotic animals.

Gir National Park

Gir National Park

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Gir National Park

Also known as Sasan Gir, Gir National Park is located near Tala Gir in Gujrat. Home to Asiatic lions, Gir park stands at the top for being a fascinating spot for it is the place for the king of animals. The population of lions in the zone was recorded as 523 in 2015. Animals such as the Indian leopard, striped hyena, Bengal fox, and honey badger can also be found here. The flora consists of ber, jamun, tendu, and dhak. During the afforestation program in Gir, casuarina and prosopis were also planted, flora that is resistant to droughts.