Spread over an area of over 3,287,263 square kilometers, India offers an unmatched variety of Flora and Fauna. Though, India is most renowned for its rich culture, heritage and festivals, but the wildlife of India is even more fascinating. This country has over 80 national parks and 500 wildlife sanctuaries which serve as a natural habitat for diverse wildlife. The diversity in wildlife of India is beyond measure, which is evident in the existing varieties of lions, tigers (along with nine other species of cats), largest population of dears, some indigenous wild species [like Sloth Bear, Blackbuck (Indian Antelope), Chausingha (four horned antelope) and Nilgai (Blue Bull)], over 1250 species of in-house and migratory birds. With such vast variety of animals and birds, India is one of the most sought after destinations for wildlife travelers. It’s quite difficult to cover all the national parks of India in a few days trip, however, if you are travelling here for the first times, we have listed the best five national parks which you shouldn’t miss a visit to. Don’t wait anymore! Book cheap domestic flight tickets online, plan a fascinating trip to these national parks and start exploring the enthralling wild side of India.

 

Corbett National Park

Established in the year 1936, Corbett National Park prides for being the first national park in the mainland Asia. It is sprawling over an area of 521 sq. km. and lies in the districts of Nainital and Pauri in the state of Uttaranchal of northern India. It is its geographical location i.e. between the Himalayas and the terai surrounded by water streams, rivers and ridges, which make it a perfect destination to capture diverse wildlife and picturesque landscapes. However, this park is most renowned for being the home for the endangered Bengal tiger, the Asiatic Elephant and more than 600 species of birds.


Kaziranga National Park

Tranquilly sited in the districts of Golaghat and Nagaon of the north-eastern state of Assam in India, Kaziranga National Park is a significant tiger reserve in India. As a matter of fact, it is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site for being the home for the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses along with diverse variety of tigers, elephants, panther, bears and thousands of birds.


Bandhavgarh National Park

Located in the Vindhya Hills of Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India. It is spread over an area of around 105 sq km and blessed for having one of the largest populations of tigers in India. Beside the large population of tigers, more than 22 species of mammals (including Gray Mongoose, Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Ratel, Sloth Bear, Striped Jungle Cat, Hyena, and Leopard) and 250 species of birds reside here. The best way to explore the wildlife is through elephant safaris which are available at nominal rates.


Ranthambore National Park

Exquisitely combining the history with nature, Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan and is one of the largest national parks in northern India. The park is sprawling over an area of 392 sq km and renowned for its large tiger population. Offering a vicinity to the national capital Delhi, this park is the one of the most visited wildlife reserves not only by International travelers but domestic ones as well. Apart from tigers, you can find a wide range of other animals (including leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital), trees (mainly banyan trees), birds and reptiles.


Sunderbans National Park

Strategically located at the Sundarbans delta in the state of West Bengal, Sundarbans National Park is not only a wildlife reserve but a tiger reserve and biosphere reserve as well. Densely covered by mangrove forests, it is the one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger along with varieties of birds, reptiles and invertebrate species including the salt-water crocodile. It is spread over 54 islands, thus can be visited only through boats.

Apart from these, there is an array of nation parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India.


Author Bio: Archana Sharma is an enthusiastic travel writer who loves to share her travel experience and ideas on her blog EaseMyTripTravelBlog.com. She has completed her graduation in tourism studies and specializes in travel writing. Currently, she is working with EaseMyTrip.com (the fastest growing travel portal offering best deals on cheap domestic flights in India).

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