India is known for its diversity in terms of culture, tradition, regions, languages, climate, flora and fauna and everything. It is a home for several kinds of species of flora and fauna, which can be found only here. Some of the iconic animals that are found only here are Gir Lions, Bengal Tigers, Gharials, white leopards and many more.
Being struck by hunting, smuggling or pouching animals for wildlife products and materials had led the raise of serious concern about the conservation of wildlife. Thus, most in about 400 national parks were found and this helped in protecting these wild animals, which stand as a pride of our nation:
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- 10. Hemis National Park:
- 9. Rathambore Wildlife Santury:
- 8. Bandipur National park:
- 7. Bandhavgarh National Park:
- 6. Periyar National Park:
- 5. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary:
- 4. Sundarban National park :
- 3. Kanha National Park:
- 2. Kaziranga National Park:
- 1. Jim Corbett National Park :
Here is the list of top 10 national park and wildlife Sanctuaries in India
These national park are known for wide spread tourist attraction and the countdown follows:
10. Hemis National Park:
This is probably the only one National Park it has the largest protected area and it is located in Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We find the rarest of rare animals out of which few are endangered such as Snow leopard, brown bear, Tibetian wolf, Red Fox are in this Park. The population of Snow leopard is recorded to be about 200. This is also a home for big flying predators like Vulture and Golden eagle.
9. Rathambore Wildlife Santury:
This is also one of the largest National Park in India which covers and area in about 392 kilometres it is situated in the state of Rajasthan of district Madhopur this is also a home for several great Majestic cats, Sambar, Hyena, wild boar etc. There is a Fort inside the park called by the same name and hence the name Ratambore.
8. Bandipur National park:
Located in the dense forests of the Western Ghat in the Chamarajanagar district of southern Karnataka. It is a combination of three other national parks i.e. Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Mudumalai National Park, and Nagarhole. This is the largest protected area in South India. The main attractions are definitely the Bengal Tigers and close to 3000 Indian elephants. Bandipur is also home to beautiful birds like Brown Hawk Owl, Nilgiri Flycatcher, Fish Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill, and wild animals like Gaur Dhole Four-horned Antelopes,
7. Bandhavgarh National Park:
Located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.This national parkboasts of the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world. There have been several documentaries filmed by National Geographic channel on a female tiger called Sita. Because of this documentary, Sita is one of the most photographed tigers in the world. It is also home to a large population of Langur, various species of sambar, deer, and several Leopards
6. Periyar National Park:
Situated in the mountainous area of the Cardamom Hills in God’s own country, Kerala. This national park is one of the protected areas in India and is popular among several locals and tourists for its natural beauty and diversity. The Majority of the area is covered by evergreen rain forests. You will find several Giant King Cobras residing in these rain forests. Also, it is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India where the tiger count is approximately around 53
5. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary:
When you have the largest population of the purest breed of the majestic Asian Lion or Indian Lion, then visiting this wildlife sanctuary becomes more fun and enjoyable. It is said to be one of the most protected areas of India as well as for Asia. The weather, habitat is perfect to support all species of wild animals and birds. The population of the Indian Lion is said to be around 411, a significant increase from the population of 2005. Apart from the majestic lions, Gir is also home to several jungle cats, sloth bears, black bucks, striped hyenas and much more.
4. Sundarban National park :
This is a world heritage site with the largest population of the Royal Bengal Tigers in the world. Covered by a dense mangrove forest, the Sundarbans is a protected area locion or Indian Lion, then visiting this wildlife sanctuary becomes more fun and enjoyable. It is said to be one of the most protected areas of India as well as for Asia. The weather, habitat is perfect to support all species of wild animals and birds. The population of the Indian Lion is said to be around 411, a significant increase from the population of 2005. Apart from the majestic lions, Gir is also home to several jungle cats, sloth bears, black bucks, striped hyenas and much more. One of the best national parks in India to visit.
3. Kanha National Park:
A tiger reserve park which is located in the Mandla, a small distributed in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is home to a rich population of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Barasingha, Leopards, the Indian wild dog and much more. There was a documentary also made on the Indian wild dogs residing in the Kanha National Park which has received a lot of appreciation.
2. Kaziranga National Park:
Located in Assam, this National park has the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the whole world. Around 2/3rd of the world’s great one-horned Rhinoceroses population is found here. It is also home to the Indian elephants also known as the holy animals, the swamp deer, and the wild water buffalo. Kaziranga National Park has achieved great success in wildlife conservation in comparison to the other protected areas in India.
1. Jim Corbett National Park :
This is definitely the first name which crops in our minds where we mention the word ‘National parks in India’. One of the oldest national parks in India. Located in Uttarakhand, the Corbett National Park is a dense forest which is home to several rare wildlife species. If you are adventure lover, then this will feel like heaven for you.
Tourists and guests are allowed to walk inside the park. You can definitely associate the famous story of Jim Corbett killing an Indian Leopard. If you are lucky, then you can also find the national animal of India, the Great Indian Tiger.
This was the list of the Top 10 Best national parks and wildlife Sanctuaries in India and are being visited by millions of tourists in a year. So these are the national parks and wildlife Sanctuaries which are helping in the protection of the endangered mammals and also providing a good variety of fauna too for the visitors to have knowledge about.