The national parks in India are a rich reservoir of biodiversity. Each state in India boasts being home to one or many national parks that conserve several rare and endangered species of animals & birds and a plethora of other animals. Amongst the most popular national parks in India are those offering the opportunity of tiger sighting like Ranthambore & Sariska National Parks in Rajasthan, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench & Panna national parks in Madhya Pradesh; Corbett National Park in the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand; Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra; and Nagarhole and Bandipur national parks in Karnataka, South India.
The UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site; Kaziranga National Park in Assam is not only known for its tiger population but as the largest home to vulnerable species of One-Horned Rhinoceros. Sunderban National Park in West Bengal is another UNESCO World Heritage Site where around 400 tigers inhabit. Gujarat located, Gir National Park is the largest home for Asiatic Lions in India whereas Keoladeo National Park, yet another UNESCO recognised site, is one of world’s best birdwatching destinations.
Popular National Parks & Tiger Reserves in India
Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is a famous national park in Uttarakhand home to around 215 Royal Bengal Tigers, 650 bird species & two of India’s three crocodile species.Read More
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh boasts the highest density of tigers in the world & is home to around 37 mammal, 250 birds & 80 butterflies species.Read More
Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park is one of the best administered parks in India. Besides the tiger, Barasingha & wild dogs are top attractions here, in addition to historic spots.Read More
Pench National Park
It is counted among the most popular national parks of Central India. Some of the most spotted animals are Indian Leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear & dhol.Read More
Panna National Park
Panna National Park is famous for its Royal Bengal Tiger & other animals like jungle cat, wild dog, hyena & sloth. Around 200 migratory bird species visit it every year.Read More
Tadoba National Park
Apart from Royal Bengal Tigers, visitors can spot Indian Leopards, nilgai, dhole, striped hyena & other wild animals. It’s also home to over 195 species of birds.Read More
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for being home to the world’s highest population of one horned rhinoceros.Read More
Nagarhole National Park
It’s home to over 250 species of birds, a variety of reptiles & several mammals, the most spotted ones of which are Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, sloth.Read More
Bandipur National Park
Around 200 species of birds & an impressive variety of mammals like Indian Elephants, leopards, gaur & striped hyenas are the top attractions here.Read More
Keoladeo National Park
Keoladeo National Park is home to around 370 species of birds & is the only place in India where the Siberian Crane can be spotted during the winters.Read More
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Catch the sight of Royal Bengal Tigers at Sariska Tiger Reserve, the first reserve in the world with successfully relocated tigers.Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions about National Parks of India
Q. What is the best time to visit national parks in India?
The period between October and June is the best time to visit India’s National Parks.
Q. Which are the best national parks for tiger sighting in India?
Ranthambore, Sariska, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench, Panna, Corbett, Tadoba, Nagarhole and Bandipur are some of the best national parks for tiger sighting in India.
Q. How many national parks are there in India?
There are 104 national parks in India according to the National Wildlife Database of May 2019.
Q. Which is the largest national park in India?
Hemis National Park in Ladakh is the largest national park in India. It is spread in an area of around 3350 sq km.
Q. Which is the oldest national park in India?
Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is the oldest national park in India. It was established in 1936 and was initially named as Hailey National Park.
Q. What are some of the best national parks in India for one-horned rhino sighting?
Kaziranga, Orang, Jaldapara, Manas, and Gorumara National Park are some of the best destinations in India for one-horned rhino sighting.
Q. Which are the best sanctuaries for birdwatching in India?
Bharatpur, Salim Ali, Ranganathittu, Binsar, Sultanpur & Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary are some of the best places for birdwatching in India.