National Parks in India
National Parks in India is one of the best natural tourist places to visit and also plays an important role in nature’s life cycle and keep the ecosystem healthy. National Parks are the protected places and provide shelter to the endemic trees, plants, and animals.
What is a National Park?
A National Park is the protected area used for conservation purposes. It preserves biodiversity and also helps in protecting the endangered species. It is an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for recreation and protection.
In India, National Parks are designated and maintained by state governments. Human activities such as grazing and settlement inside such a park are not allowed. Which activities are allowed then? Only those that the Chief Wildlife Warden of the state, in consideration of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, permits.
An area may be declared a National Park for any of the following attributes of importance:
- Geo-morphological, or
There are 104 National Parks in India covering more than 50,000 sq km of area.
These National Parks in India make India one of the favorite places for
Big Cats India brings to you the complete list of 104 national parks in India with the demographic details, ‘flora and fauna’ details, and also the details about “Statewise largest and smallest national parks in India“.
Important facts about the National Parks in India
|Number of National||104|
|Total area covered||40,501 sq.km.|
|Maximum National Park state||M.P. (9), Andaman & Nikobar (9)|
|First National Park||Jim Corbett National Park|
|Largest National Park||Hemis National Park|
|Smallest National Park||South Button National Park|
|Latest National Park||Kuno National Park|
The ultimate list of National Parks in India (Updated 2019)
Below is the ultimate list of all National Parks in India in alphabetical order
Anamudi Shola National Park
Declared as a National Park in 2003, Anamudi Shola National Park is a small park spread in 7.5 Sq Km of an area. It is located in the Western Ghat region of the State of Kerala.
Anamudi Shola National Park is under consideration for UNESCO Heritage Site of India by UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Surrounded by Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pambadum Shola National Park, Mathikettan Shola National Park, and Eravikulam National Park.
The best time to visit Anamudi Shola National Park is between October to April.
Anshi National Park / Kali Tiger Reserve
Named as Kali Tiger Reserve in Dec. 2015 the national park is located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is spread in the area of 1300 Sq. Km covered in a dense forest.
The park adjoins the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary, therefore both of them were declared as ‘Anshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve’ in January 2007.
It is a natural habitat for the species like Royal Bengal Tigers, Deer, Wild boars, Black Panthers etc
The best time to visit Anshi National Park is from October to May.
Balphakram National Park
Balphakram National Park is located near Garo Hills region in the North East state Meghalaya of India.
The park is located at 3000 ft. above the sea level which makes this park more beautiful.
It is also known as ‘Land of Spirits’ and ‘Adobe of perpetual winds’.
The park is home to a wide range of flora and fauna and attracts a lot of tourist and nature lovers throughout the year.
The park consists of tropical vegetation, which is perfect for Elephant, Deer, and the main attraction Golden cat and the Barking deer.
Balphakram is also the largest national park in Meghalaya.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh is one of the must-visit National Park, located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.
It has a Core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km.
The National Park is famous for Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards and many other wild animals. Getting the glimpse of these majestic creatures is simply incredible.
The Park has been the abode of White Tigers in the past and Royal Bengal Tigers.is the major point of attraction in the park.
Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first White Tiger here and named him Mohan, which is now stuffed and on display in the palace of Rewa.
With 22 Royal Bengal Tigers at the park, Bandhavgarh National Park is said that the density of the Tiger population here is the highest known in India.
Bandipur National Park
Bandipur National Park is located in the state of Karnataka, Bandipur Tiger Reserve is one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country.
Bandipur is also one of the best places to spot a tiger in south India
It is spread in the area of 874 sq.km and is the largest national park of Karnataka
The park is located at a place where the Deccan plateau joins the Western Ghats.
The park’s altitude ranges from 680 mt to 1,454 mt. It has a sizable number of around 80 Royal Bengal Tigers.
Other species found here are sambhar, chital, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, porcupines, and the black-knapped hare.
The park has a special place in India’s efforts towards Eco-conservation.
Bannerghatta National Park
Just 22 km away from Bangalore, this 260.51 sq km national park consists of scrubland and dense forest.
Established in 1978, Bannerghatta is the smallest national park of Karnataka and it is home to wild animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, lion, bison, leopard, wild boar etc.
The park is a popular tourist destination with a safari park, a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue centre, an aquarium, a butterfly enclosure, and a snake house.
Betla National Park
Betla National Park is located on the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Palamu district of Jharkhand, the National Park covers the area of 1026 sq.km.
It was the first national park in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
You can spot mammals like Elephant, Panther, Leopard, Wild Boar, Tiger, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital, Mouse Deer etc. and Birds like Cotton teal, Quail and Wagtails.
Best time to visit Betla National Park and experience the beauty is October to April.
Bhitarkanika National Park
Declared as National Park in 1988, it is spread in the area of 145 sq.km. The national park is situated in the north-east region of Kendrapara, Odisha.
The name of the National park “Bhitarkanika”, means “Extraordinarily Beautiful” The spectacular wildlife, birds, and vegetation justifies the name of the park.
It is home to the saltwater crocodile, Indian python, black ibis, wild boar, the rhesus monkey.
Bhitarkanika is also the smallest national park of Odisha
Perfect time to visit Bhitarkanika National Park and feel the beauty of the park is from October to March.
Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar
A beautiful national park located in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat is spread up to the area of 34.08 sq.km.
Established in 1976, this national park has the largest population of Blackbuck.
The two rivers Parvalia and Alang flow parallel to the national park making it perfect for Flora and Fauna.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Spread in the area of 760 sq.km and with a core area of 315 sq. km, the Park is located in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India.
The tiger and the elephant are prime species found in the reserve. It is 15th tiger reserve of India.
The Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris) is the apex species of Buxa. Fishing Cat, Leopard Panthera Pardus, Leopard Cat Felis bengalensis, and jungle cat are some of the other carnivores animals.
Campbell Bay National Park
Declared as National Park in 1992, Campbell Bay National Park is situated on the islands of Nicobar.
Spread in the area of 426 sq.km. The park is the largest national park of Andaman and Nicobar.
The national park is home to Nicobar pigeon, Giant robber crab, Megapode and Crab-eating macaque. A great place to watch the birds, the national park is very rich in wildlife.
The best time to visit Campbell Bay National Park is from October to March.
Chandoli National Park
A natural world heritage site declared as National Park in the year of 2004. Covering the area of 317.67 sq.km.
The park is located in Kolhapur and Sangli District, Maharashtra. The National park is home to Bengal Tigers, Deer, Leopard, Cat, Panthers.
The best time to visit Chandoli National Park is October to February.
Clouded Leopard National Park
Spread in the area of the park is 5.08 sq.km, Clouded Leopard National park is a National Park famous for spotting the Clouded Leopard in Tripura.
The park lies in the Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary Tripura, India which is spread in approximately 18 sq.km.
Clouded Leopard National Park is the smallest national park in Tripura.
Along with Clouded Leopard, the park is home to a variety of bird species and a few mammals.
Best time to visit Clouded Leopard National Park is between Nov and June
Dachigam National Park
Situated in the beautiful state of Kashmir, the national park is spread over the area of 140 sq.km. It was declared as National Park in 1981.
A beautiful home to the elusive snow leopard, marten, ibex, musk deer, and other mammals and birds.
Best time to visit Dachigam national park is from May to November. Because during winter, the temperature drops to -10 Celsius.
Desert National Park
Desert National Park is the largest national park, situated in the desert state of India, Rajasthan with an area of over 3162 sq. km.
The park’s star attraction is the Great Indian Bustard and a large bird with a height of 1.2 m.
Other animals like sand grouse, several species of falcon and vulture, desert fox, and chinkara are also found here.
This Desert protected sanctuary is an excellent example of the desert ecosystem.
In 1980, It was declared as a National park
Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Situated in the district of Assam and also designated as Biosphere Reserve, the national park covers an area of 795 sq.km.
It is home to some beautiful endangered birds like White-bellied Heron, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, and Swamp Partridge.
This is one of the few national parks, which can be explored only via trekking; there are no jungle or jeep or elephant safaris available.
Dudhwa National Park
Located at the Indo-Nepal border, this national park is situated in Uttar Pradesh. It is separated by Kishanpur wildlife sanctuary with a 15 km agricultural land.
Spread over an area of 811 sq.km. Dudhwa National Park attracts many visitors because of its varied topography.
One can spot dense forests, mosaic grasslands, and muddy marshes.
In wildlife, it is home to 38 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles with Swamp Deer and Bengal Tiger being the point of attraction.
The best time to visit Dudhwa National Park is from February to April.
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Kerala. It is spread in an area of 97 sq.km.
The park is home to around 26 endangered species of Mammals like Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Dhole, Leopard, and Bengal Tiger.
The National park is officially closed from February to March.
Galathea National Park
Galathea National Park is located in Great Nicobar and is one of the beautiful park covering an area of 110 sq.km.
It was declared as a National Park in 1992. Galathea National Park is home to many unique and rare wildlife species like Giant robber crab, Megapode and Nicobar pigeon.
Best time to visit the park is between October to April
Gangotri National Park
Gangotri National Park is one of the most beautiful and high altitude national park situated in the beautiful Uttrakhand state of India.
The park is also famous for the origin of the holy river Ganga.
The park was established in the year 1989 covering an area of 2390 sq.km. Gangotri National Park is the largest park in Uttrakhand.
It is home to Blue sheep, Black bear, Brown bear, Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, and Snow leopard.
Gir Forest National Park
Gir National Park, Also known as Sasan Gir, it is the royal kingdom of the Asiatic Lions.
Established in Gujarat, in 1965. It covers a total area of 1412 sq.km of which 1153 sq.km is the wildlife sanctuary. Gir Forest National Park is the largest park of Gujarat.
Earlier the park was used for hunting by Britishers, slowly in 1899 the number of Lions decreased. Then, Lord Curzon, who was invited for hunting in Gir, cancelled his trip and advised the residents of the area to save the remaining Asiatic lions.
It covers four districts in total (Junagadh, Somnath, Amreli, and Bhavnagar), and there are 109 males, 201 females and 213 young/cubs in these four districts.
Other carnivores in Gir National Park are Indian Leopards, Jungle cats, Indian Cobras, Sloth bears, Striped Hyenas, Golden Jackals, Indian Palm Civets, Indian Mongoose, and Ratels.
Best time to visit Gir National Park is between December and May
Gorumara National Park
Famous for its Indian Rhinoceros population, Gorumara is situated in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.
It was declared as a protected area in 2009. The park is very close to the Jaldapara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.
The park is spread across 80 sq.km., Originally the park was only about 7 sq.km. which was later merged with the land around the park.
The ideal time to visit Gorumara National Park is between November to April
Govind Pashu Vihar National Park
Govind Pashu Vihar is named after a freedom fighter and originally a wildlife sanctuary which was later converted to a National Park,
The park is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand, India.
Har-ki-dun is one of the prime locations to spot wildflowers in the park and it is also one of the major attraction inside the park.
Har-ki-dun is also called as the valley of wildflowers.
There are around 150 species of birds and more than 15 species of mammals found in Govind Pashu Vihar Park.
Best time to visit the park is between May and October
Great Himalayan National Park
GHNP is located in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, The Park is spread in an area of 1171 sq.km. and declared as the national park in the year 1984.
Great Himalayan National Park was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site in June 2014.
The park is also home to the rarest species of goat called Serow.
Approximately 10% of worlds known plant species can be found in Great Himalayan National Park
Great Himalayan National Park is also the largest national park of Himachal Pradesh.
Great Himalayan National Park is also the biggest park of Himachal Pradesh
Gugamal National Park
Gugamal National Park is a part of Melghat Tiger Reserve and it is located in Amravati district of Maharashtra, India. It is spread in around 361 sq.km. area.
The park is rich in the medicinal plants.
Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, Sambar, Dhole, Nilgai, Boar, Langoor, Marcus are some of the wildlife that can be spotted here.
The park is also home to more than 25 species of butterflies.
Guindy National Park
Guindy is one of the smallest national parks in India spread only in an area of 2.7 sq.km. It is located in Tamil Nadu inside a city.
Guindy National Park is home to blackbucks, spotted deer, various species of snakes, butterflies and tortoise.
Guindy National Park is the smallest national park of Tamil Nadu
The park is also home to more than 150 species of birds.
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
Located in the Ramanathapuram & Tuticorin districts in Tamil Nadu and covered an area of 6.23 Km sq.
The Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park is the first marine Biosphere Reserve in India and was declared as National Park in the year 1980.
Earlier the national park was known as Pamban to Tuticorin barrier reef. It has been recorded over 117 species of hard coral.
The best time to visit the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park is between October to March.
Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park
The Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park is situated in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh, spread over an area of 1440.71 km sq.
Declared as National Park in the year 1981 and it was the result of the division of Chhattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000.
About 60 percent of the area is situated in Chhattisgarh and renamed as Guru Ghasidas National Park by the government of Chhattisgarh.
The best time to visit the Park is between the months of November to May.
Hemis National Park
Hemis National Park is also called the Snow Leopard Capital of India, as it is believed to have the highest density of Leopard in the world.
It was named after the famous monastery of Ladakh Hemis Gompa.
The area of the park is 4400 sq.km. and is situated at an altitudinal range of 3,300 to 6,000 meter.
There are around 30 species of avifauna and 11 species of fauna found in the park with 200 snow leopards.
Tibetan Wolf, the Red Fox and the Eurasian Brown Bear are also found in Hemis National Park.
Hemis National Park is the largest National Park in India
Inderkilla National Park
Located in Himachal Pradesh, Inderkilla National Park was established in the year 2010.
The total area of Inderkilla National Park is around 104 sq km.
Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park / Anamalai Tiger Reserve
The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is another beautiful park of Tamil Nadu. The Park covers an area of 958 Sq Km
Earlier it was Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, which renamed in 1987 as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and now it is famous as Anamalai Tiger Reserve
Best time to visit at the National Park is between December to April.
Indravati National Park
Indravati National Park is located in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh and the total area of the park is about 2799.08 km sq. the other name of the park is Kutru National Park.
It was declared as the National Park in the year 1981 and in 1983 it was declared as the Tiger Reserve as well.
The topography mainly consists of undulating hilly land with an altitude ranging between 177 to 599 m above the sea level.
Indravati National Park is also the largest national park of Chhattisgarh.
Best time to visit this Park is between December to June.
Jaldapara National Park
Formerly known as the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and was declared as the National Park in the year 2012.
Jaldapara is spread over an area of 216.51 Sq. Km. in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, includes a great variety of flora and fauna.
The park is well known for its largest population of one horned Indian Rhinoceros. However, the Jaldapara National Park is also a heaven for the bird watchers.
Entry fees is Rs. 100/- per head for Indians and the Rs. 150/- for foreigners. Visitors can also enjoy the Elephant safari which is charged at Rs. 750/- and Rs. 1600/-.
The best time to visit this Jaldapara National Park is between October to March.
Jim Corbett National Park – First National Park of India
Jim Corbett National Park is one of the prestigious and the oldest national parks in India lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and it was established in 1936.
The park is famous for it’s Bengal Tigers and Elephants
Spread over 520 sq. km. It comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands, and a large lake.
Jim Corbett is home to around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile Species.
Kalesar National Park
The Kalesar National Park situated adjacent to the Kalesar Wildlife sanctuary in the Shivaliks foothills, Haryana
The total area of the national park is about 53 sq km. It is biggest park in Haryana
It was declared as the Wildlife Sanctuary on 1996 and later in 2003, it was categorized under the National park.
Kalesar National Park is famous for bird watching and is a popular destination for red jungle fowl, leopards, and panthers.
The Best time to visit here is between October to March.
Kanha National Park
Another National Park in MP covering two districts Mandla and Balaghat. Kanha National Park is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, covering an area of over 1,940-sq-km.
The park is home to a major population of Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Indian wild dog, and Barasingha.
It is one of the most picturesque wildlife reserves in Asia. It is famous for its diversification in nature being home to more than 200 species of flowering plants and over 70 species of trees.
Kanger Ghati National Park
Kanger Ghati National Park is located near Jagdalpur in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. It was declared as the national park in the year 1982 and it covers an area approximately 200 sq. km.
The park has over 553 floral species, where 12 species are rare to find in Chhattisgarh and it gives shelter to some major wildlife such as tigers, leopards, striped hyenas and other animals.
Kanger ghati is also described as the hotspot of the biodiversity of Central India.
It is also known as Kanger Valley National Park.
The park is sited on the banks of the Khola River at a distance of about 27 km from Jagadalpur.
Kanger Ghati National Parks is the smallest national park of Chhattisgarh
Best time to visit this park is from November to June.
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is located in the Jubilee hills, Telangana.
It was declared as the national park in the year 1994, covered an area about 1.6 sq. km. It is the smallest national park of Telangana.
There are many species of plants and birds found here along with 30 different varieties of butterflies.
The park is a home some of the animals like small Indian civet, jungle cat, and pangolin.
Best time to visit the national park is between July to September and November to February.
Kaziranga National Park
This National Park located in Assam is famous for One Horned Rhinoceros. It is spread in the area of 430 sq.km.,
You may find Hoolock Gibbon, Tiger, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Wild water buffalo, Swamp deer in Kaziranga National Park.
Kaziranga National Park is the home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world. It was formed in 1908 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon (the wife of Lord Curzon).
Kaziranga National Park is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site listed in the year 1985
Keibul Lamjao National Park
The Keibul Lamjao National Park is situated in Bishnupur in Manipur. The total area covered by the park is about 40 sq. km.
For conserving the endangered species like Eld’s Deer (Shangai) also called the dancing deer, it was initially declared as the Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1966 and later it was declared as national park in the year 1977 .
The park is identified by a rare floral species known as Phumdis, these are actually a floating decomposed plant material.
Keibul Lamjao National Park is the smallest national park of Manipur.
The best months to visit this park is between October to Apri
Keoladeo National Park
It was formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It is located in Rajasthan. The park is not very vast in the area, just 29 sq.km. and is the smallest national park of Rajasthan.
You can spot mammals like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyaena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck, and wild Boar.
The sanctuary/national park is one of the richest bird areas in the world, with 366 types of birds species.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is also home to exotic birds like Painted Stork, Great egret, Eurasian spoonbill, warblers, babblers, bee-eaters, bulbuls, buntings, chats etc.
It is also called as Ghana National Park since ‘Ghana’ means dense which refers to the thick forest that covers the whole Bharatpur area.
Khangchendzonga National Park
A National Park and a Biosphere Reserve located in Sikkim, India. It is also known as Kanchenjunga National Park.
The park gets its name from the mountain Kangchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world.
The total area of the park is 849.5 sq. km.
In 1977, it was declared as National Park. You can find Himalayan Tahr, Snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Tibetan antelope, wild ass, barking deer, flying squirrel and the red panda in the park.
Khirganga National Park
The Khirganga National Park was declared as the the national park in the year 2010 and the total area of the park is about 710 Sq. Km.
It is located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh.
The best time to visit the national park is between March to October
Kishtwar National Park
The Kishtwar National Park is basically made to protect the endangered species of the snow leopards. It is situated in the Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir.
The total area of the park is about 425 km sq. and in the year 1981, it was declared as the national park.
The Kishtwar National Park is well known for its unique and rich wildlife as well as types of bird species available here.
The best time to visit the national park is between March to October.
Kudremukh National Park
The Kudremukh National Park lies in the Western Ghats of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts of Karnataka.
The total area of the park is about 600.32 km sq.
It named as Reserved Forest since1916 and declared as the National Park in the year 1987.
The park is surrounded by the Coffee and tea plantations on the northern and eastern boundaries making it a picturesque landscape.
The best time to visit this park is between October to May.
Kuno National Park
Kuno National Park is the youngest national park in India, Kuno National Park was declared in 2018 has an area of approx 345 sq km.
The Park shares its area in Sheopur and Morena Districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Madhav National Park
Lies in the northwest region of Madhya Pradesh in Shivpuri, Gwalior. Madhav National Park was declared as the national park in the year 1959 and the total area covered by the park is about 375.22 Sq. Km.
Previously, it was a hunting grounds of the Maratha royals and Mughal emperors. The forest region is of dry and deciduous with a grassland that surrounds the lake.
It is the home for many mammals, birds and several variety of Floras and Faunas. Some of the animal species which can be mostly seen here are deer, little chinkara and the chital.
The best time to visit this park is between the months of November to May.
The best time to visit this park is between the months of November to May.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park / Wandoor Marine National Park
It is a beautiful marine park, situated in the southwestern coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands at Wandoor. It is also known as Wandoor Marine National Park
The Mahatma Gandhi National Park was declared in the year 1983 that covers a total area about 281.50 Sq. Km.
It was created to preserve the marine life, corals, and especially the nesting sea turtles that are found in the region.
Entry fees charge of Rs. 50/- per person and Rs. Boat safari Rs. 500/- that includes boat transfer and snorkelling.
The best time to visit the national park is between November to February.
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park / Deer National Park
This park is well now as Deer National Park which is located on the border of Hyderabad in the Vanasthalipuram, Telangana.
It was declared as the Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park in the year 1994 with an total area of the park covered about 14.59 Sq. Km.
Deer National Park is the biggest national park of Telangana.
Some of the animals that are found here are blackbuck, panther, civet, cheetal and deer, Flora like sandalwood, rosewood, Palash can also be found here.
This park is very famous for its endangered Blackbucks and the estimated value of deer in the national park is about 400.
There is no specific time to visit this park as it is open all days except Mondays.
Manas National Park
A National park, A Project Tiger, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam. Manas National Park is famous for its Wild Water Buffalo.
It came under Project Tiger in 1973. It extends over an Area of 2837 sq. km, with a core area of 500 sq.km.
Manas National Park is home to 60 Royal Bengal Tigers. Other endangered but rare species are- Assam Roofed Turtle, Golden Langur, and Pygmy Hog.
There are more than 650 species of Angiosperms alone. The commonly seen trees are the Sissoo, Simul, Oxi, Khaie, Gamari, etc.
Manas National Park is the biggest national park of Assam and the only place to spot a Black Panther in Assam.
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park is located in the Mandla district in Madhya Pradesh. It was declared a national park in the year 1983 and the total area of the park is about 0.27 km sq.
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park is the smallest national park of Madhya Pradesh. It is also the second smallest national park in India after South Button.
It has a plant in fossils form that exists between 40 to 150 millions years ago and spread over seven non-contiguous villages.
The park is opened for the visitors every time but the best time to visit is between October to February.
Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch
Situated on the southern shore of the Gulf of Kutch, the park is spread it in the area of 270 sq. km.
Established in 1980, It is India’s first Marine Wildlife Sanctuary and first Marine National Park.
You can find 70 species of sponges and 52 species of coral including 44 species of hard coral and 10 species of soft coral.
The park gives us a chance to observe the richest diversity of marine habitats in the country, including saline grasslands, mudflats, creeks, estuaries, marshy areas, rocky shores, sandy strands, coral reefs, and mangroves.
Mathikettan Shola National Park
Mathikettan Shola National Park is located between the reserve forest Eravikulam National Park and Pampadam Shola National Park in the Idukki district of Kerala.
In 2003, it was declared as the National Park to protect the wildlife and rich biodiversity of the region. It is spread in an area of 12.82 sq km.
This park was the part of the Cardamom Hill Reserve region and It is the home to beautiful and rare animals and many types of birds.
The best time to visit the park is between April to September.
Middle Button Island National Park
Middle Button Island National Park has beautiful marine wildlife, located in the Andaman of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
It was declared as the National Park in 1979 and has a total area of about 0.44 km sq.
This island park is covered by deciduous forests and is a home for different species of plants, trees, birds and wild animals, etc.
Although the park is open for visitors throughout the year, the best time to visit the park is between January to March.
Mollem National Park
Mollem National Park is a part of Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) Wildlife Sanctuary, situated on the eastern boundary of Goa.
The Park is located near Mollem in Panaji district.
Earlier the park was recognized as the Mollem Game Sanctuary, then in 1969 was declared as the wildlife sanctuary as Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and later in the year 1978, it was added in the category of National Park, known as the Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) National Park.
The total area of the national park is 107 sq km and Mollem National Park is the biggest National Park in Goa
The best time to visit this park is from November to March.
Mouling National Park
Situated in the Upper Siang in Arunachal Pradesh, the Mouling National Park is a beautiful place to visit. It was declared as the national park in the year 1986 and its total area comprised about 483 sq. km.
The park’s landscape is categorized under semi-green type because it is surrounded by the forested mountains that actually add a picturesque landscape.
The main attraction of this area is that it is believed to be the red latex comes out of some tree species that are found in that region.
Mouling National Park is the smallest national park of Arunachal Pradesh.
The wildlife lovers may visit the Mouling National Park from November to April.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Aravali Ranges which is one of the oldest mountain ranges of India.
It ranges from 984 to 5650ft. at Guru Shikhar, the highest peak in Rajasthan.
It was declared as the wildlife sanctuary in the year 1980 and its total area is over 288 square km.
It consists of a very rich diversity of flora, There are 112 plant species and about 81 tree species present in the region.
The park is a home for some of the endangered species and wild animals like Golden Jackal, Indian civet, Indian fox, pangolin, and porcupines.
Moreover, the sanctuary is basically a part of the Kathiawar – Gir dry deciduous forest region.
Mount Harriet National Park
Mount Harriet National Park was declared as a national park in the year 1979 and its total area is about 46.62 Sq. Km.
The park is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, The picture of this park is printed on the backside of old Rs 20 Note.
The Mount Harriet National Park is well recognized for its rare fauna species and the Andaman Wild Pigs.
It is also the home for some fauna species like Andaman Pigeon, Andaman scops-owl, and white-headed starling.
Entry fees is Rs. 25/- for Indian and Foreigners charged Rs. 250/-
The best time to visit this national park is from January to March.
Mrugavani National Park
Mrugavani National Park is located in Hyderabad, Telangana and situated at Chilkur in Moinabad Mandal. The park was declared in the year 1994 and it covers the total area over 3.6 Sq. Km.
The park is well known for its 350 spotted deer and also becomes the home to some faunas like an Indian rat snake, mongoose monitor lizard, Indian hare, flower peckar and many other.
There are 600 different species of plant and trees are available here.
The Mrugavani National Park remain closed on Monday and entry timings for rest of the days is from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.
Visitors can visit at any time of the year except Mondays.
Mudumalai National Park
A national park, a tiger reserve, and a wildlife sanctuary, this 3-in-1 Mudumalai National Park is located in the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills.
The sanctuary is divided into five ranges – Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Masinagudi, Kargudi, and Nellakota.
Spread over 321sq.km., it is home to at least 266 species of birds, 48 tigers, 50 species of fishes, 21 species of amphibians, 34 species of reptiles and 55 species of mammals.
Madumalai is the largest national park of Tamil Nadu, the Best time to visit Madumalai is between March to June and post-monsoon.
Mukundra Hills National Park / Darrah National Park
Mukundra Hills National Park is also known as the Darrah National Park that consists of three wildlife sanctuaries – Darrah, Chambal and Jawahar Sagar Wildlife Sanctuaries.
It was declared as Darrah National Park in 2004 and spread in an area of 200.04 Sq. Km.
The large part of the forests of the Mukundra National Park was once a hunting grounds of the Kota’s Maharaja.
The park is open for visitors throughout the year, but the best visit time is between February to May.
Mukurthi National Park
Mukurthi National Park is located in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu and it was earlier known as Nilgiri Tahr National Park.
The park was declared as the national park in 1990 and the total area of the park is about 78.46 square kilometre.
Additionally, the Mukurti National Park is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which is India’s first International Biosphere Reserve.
On 1 July 2012, it was declared as the World Heritage Site of India by UNESCO.
The Park lies between the Mudumalai and the Silent Valley National Park.
Although the park is open all days of a year, the Best time to visit the park from February to May and September to November.
Murlen National Park
Located near Chin Hills in Champhai district of Mizoram, Murlen National Park was established in 1991.
Murlen is spread in an area of 200 sq km, Murlen National Park is the largest national park of Mizoram.
Murlen has more than 150 types of birds and around 15 species of mammals residing in the park.
The best time to visit the Murlen National Park is from October to March.
Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park is located in Kodagu and Mysore districts in Karnataka. The park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
It was declared a national park in 1988 and in 1999 it was declared as Tiger Reserve, Nagarhole National Park is also a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
The total area covered by the park is about 642.39 Sq. Km. and it is situated to the north-west of Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
The park is a home for rich forests covers and some fauna species like Gaur, Tigers, Four-horned Antelope, Elephants and many more carnivorous animals.
The park derives its name from naga, meaning snake and hole, referring to streams. You can find many endangered species like tiger, leopard, wild dog (dhole or Cuonalpinus), sloth bear and the hyena.
Nagarhole is also one of the best national parks in India to spot a Black Panther
Namdapha National Park
Spread over 1985 Sq. Km. in area, the Namdapha National Park is situated in Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh. Namdapha National Park is the largest national park of Arunachal Pradesh.
It was declared as the national park in the year 1983 and in the same year, it was declared as Tiger Reserve.
It is one of the biodiversity hotspots in the Eastern Himalayas. The core area is about 1808 Sq. Km. and buffer zone area covers about 177 Sq. Km.
The park provides shelter to over 1000 floral and 1400 faunal species.
The best time to visit this national park is from November and March.
Nameri National Park
Situated in the Sonitpur, Assam and lies in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. The region was declared as Nameri National Park in the year 1998 and covers the total area of about 200 Sq. Km.
It shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is a home for many floral and faunal species.
The region is also considered as the Elephant Reserve and provides shelter Himalayan Black Bear, muntjac, clouded leopard, capped langur and many others.
The best time to explore the Nameri National Park is from November to May.
Nanda Devi National Park
Nanda Devi National Park is also known as the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, located in Uttarakhand. The park was declared as the national park in the year 1982 and it covers an area of 630.33 Sq. Km.
UNESCO declared this park as one of the World’s Natural Heritage Site in the year 1988. Nanda Devi National Park is also a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
There are a huge variety of flora with around 17 of rare plant species. The park is also home to engendered Snow Leopard, Himalayan musk deer, Brown Bear, and some other animals.
To enter the park, visitors have to issue permits from the Nanda Devi National Park Forest Office.
The Best time to visit the national park is from May to October.
Navegaon National Park
Located in the Gondia region in Maharashtra, Navegaon National Park covers an area of about 133.78 Sq. Km. and it was declared as the national park in the year 1975.
The park is adobe of many wild species like Gaurs, Langurs, Bisons, Sloth bears, and Bengal Tiger.
This park also witnessed a flock of beautiful migratory birds that visit Navegaon lake every winter.
The perfect time to visit the Navegaon National Park is in the months of April to May for wildlife spotting and for bird lovers, bird watching can be done between October to March.
Neora Valley National Park
Situated in West Bengal in the Kalimpong region, the Neora Valley National Park was declared in the year 1986, that spreads over an area of 88 Sq. Km.
Neora Valley National Park is famous for its Red Panda. The park is famous for its rich biological zones and provides shelter to many rich diverse flora and fauna.
Neora Valley is also called as Bird’s Paradise. You can spot various types of Birds in Neora Valley National Park.
The best time to visit the park between the months of October to April.
The park remain closed during monsoon from 15 June to 15 September every year.
Nokrek National Park
Nokrek National Park is located in the region of West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.
The Park was declared in the year 1986, having a total area of about 47.48 Sq. Km. Nokrek is the smallest national park of Meghalaya.
It was declared as the Biosphere Reserve in the year 2009 by UNESCO and it was the first Biosphere Reserve of North East region in India.
It is one of the Biodiversity hotspots of Meghalaya.
The park has a huge variety of floral and faunal species.
The area is an essential habitat for Asian Elephants. Hoolocks sound could be heard all over the park.
The best time to visit the national park is from the months of October to May.
North Button Island National Park
North Button National park is located in the Andaman district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It was declared as a National Park in 1987 and it covers the area of about 0.44 square Kilometers.
North Button Island National Park is home to many engendered sea creatures like Dugong, Water Monitor Lizard, Dolphin, and many more
The park is open for the tourists throughout the year, and the best time to visit here is between December to March.
Ntangki National Park
Covered an area of about 202.02 Sq. Km, Ntangki (Intanki) National Park is located in Nagaland in the Peren district. In the year 1993, the region was declared as the national park.
Ntangki National Park is the only National Park in Nagaland. The park is a habitat of many faunal species like hornbill, langurs, hoolock. white-breasted kingfisher and more.
Ntangki was declared as Elephant Reserve in the year 2005 and it is one of the best wildlife destinations in Nagaland.
The best time to explore the Ntangki National Park is between November to February.
Orang National Park
Orang National Park is located in between two districts of Assam, Darrang and Sonitpur, bank of Brahmaputra River. The park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park.
The park was declared in the year 1999 with an aim to protect its rich flora and fauna. The total area covered by the national park is about 78.81 Sq. Km.
It provides shelter to many wildlife like a pygmy hog, One-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Buffalo, Asiatic Elephant.
Orang National Park is also known as Mini Kaziranga. Orang National Park is also the smallest National Park of Assam.
The best time to visit the Orang National Park is from October to April.
Pambadum Shola National Park
Situated in Kerala, Pampadum Shola National Park was declared in the year 2003 and covers an area about 1.32 Sq. Km.
The park comes under UNESCO Consideration for the Natural World Heritage Sites of India.
Pampadum Shola is the smallest national park of Kerala and is a home for many medicinal plants which has a unique richness of uncontaminated humus, which is a thing of interest for many researchers.
It also provides shelter to some endangered and endemic wildlife like Indian wild dogs, Nilgiri Langurs, Lion-tailed macaque and many more.
The best time to visit the Pampadum Shola National Park is from April to September.
Panna National Park
Panna National park is located in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the oldest Tiger Reserve of the country and spread in 542 sq.km.
It was honoured with Award of Excellence in 2007 by the Ministry of Tourism of India, for being the best maintained national park of India.
Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Chinkara, Nilgai, Sambhar and Sloth bear are some of the prime species found in the park.
The decline in Tiger population has always been reported in Panna National Park. Because of this, the park is always in the news.
Best time to visit Panna National Park is between December to May
Papikonda National Park
Papikonda National Park is situated in between Eastern and Western Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. Previously it was a wildlife sanctuary and later declared as the national park in the year 2008.
The park is a habitat for some endangered flora and fauna species and is recognized as an essential Bird and Biodiversity Area. The total area of the park is about 11012.86 Sq. Km. Papikonda is the largest national park of Andhra Pradesh.
Some of the fauna such as Rusty-spotted cat, four horned antelope, Indian bison, muntjac inhabit the park.
The best time to visit the national park is between October to May.
Pench National Park
Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the prime tiger reserves in India and attracts a lot of visitors every year.
Located in the southern part of the Satpura range, the park is divided by river Pench into nearly two equal parts. Pench National Park, comprises 758 sq km, out of which core area is 299 sq km and remaining 464 sq km is the buffer area.
The park is compared to the thrill we used to get while watching the fight of Mowgli and Sher Khan, as Jungle Book is all about this place.
The park was honoured with the title of the “Best Management Award” in 2011. This tiger reserve has the highest density of herbivores in India. Therefore, Pench national park is a haven for Tigers.
Periyar National Park
Periyar national park is located near Thekkady, Kerala. Periyar is a national park, a tiger reserve, and a wildlife sanctuary. It is also an Elephant Reserve.
The park covers around 357 sq km of core area and more than 900 km of a protected area. Periyar national park is the biggest national park in Kerala.
Periyar is very rich in term of wildlife, It is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, Wildlife Sanctuary, and an Elephant Reserve altogether. Periyar National Park has 35 species of mammals, 24 Bengal Tigers, 45 species of Reptiles, more than 160 butterfly and about 266 types of birds chirping around.
Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park
Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park is situated in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram and it is also known as Phawngpui National Park.
It was declared as the National Park in the year 1992 and the total area covered by the park is approx 50 sq km.
The Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park is well known for its exotic species of flora and fauna. Also, the orchids and rhododendrons spread within the valleys that surround on all sides.
The best time to explore this beautiful national park is between November to April.
Pin Valley National Park
Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, the Park covers an area of 675 sq. km.
Pin Valley National Park is a high altitude national park (3,300 – 6,632 m above sea level), you can find Woolly hare, Tibetan gazzle, Ibex, Bharal, Fox, Wolf, and Snow leopard etc.
The Park was established in 1987, it marks the border between the districts of Lahaul and Spiti.
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is the national park situated in Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar of Uttarakhand.this park is also stated as the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.
It declared as the national park in the year 1983 by the amalgamation of the 3 sanctuary – Rajaji, Mtichur and Chilla Sanctuary.
The total is covered by the national park is about 820 Kilometers square.
Mid- November to Mid – June is advised the best time to visit the Rajaji National Park.
Rajbari (Bison) National Park
Covers the area of 31.63 square kilometres, the national park is situated in Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary of Tripura.
You can spot the endangered species of Indian Bison here. With the building of the National Park, this species got protected and the rise in the population could be noticed.
The best time to visit the Bison National Park is from October to March.
Rani Jhansi Marine National Park
The Rani Jhansi Marine National Park is the park located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which was discovered in 1996 and covered the area of about 256.14 sq km.
The main attraction of the park is the fruit-eating bat that plays a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of the park as a pollinator and seed disperser.
The Rani Jhansi Marine National Park is opened for tourism throughout the year, but the best time to visit this park is from December to March.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and the most renowned national park in Northern India, located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.
Ranthambore is also a prominent Tiger Reserve of India and it is spread over an area approx 1410.64 sq.km including core and the buffer area.
It is the best place to see Royal Bengal Tiger in dry deciduous natural habitat in India.
According to the 2014 tiger census, there were 60 Tigers in Ranthambore National Park.
Other animals found here are Sambar, Indian leopard, nilgai, wild boar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains grey langur, rhesus macaque, mugger crocodile.
Best time to visit Ranthambore National Park is from November to April.
Saddle Peak National Park
It is a beautiful national park, which is located in the Andaman district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The park was known as the national park in the year 1987 and the total area covered by the park is about 32.54 sq km.
The park was named after the highest point of the North Andaman Island – Saddle Peak.
It is well known for the home for some most endangered species of plants and animals, whereas the vegetation found here are unique and rare.
The Saddle Peak National Park is open for the tourists all days of the year, the advised best time to visit is from November to March.
Salim Ali National Park
The Salim Ali National Park is located in the Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir and it is also known as the City Forest National Park.
The park covers the total area of about 9 sq. km. and declared in the year 1986 as Salim Ali National Park.
The main flora that found in the national park are the mangroves shrubberies which is actually like a haven for the bird watcher and tourists.
The advised time to visit the national park from April to November.
Sanjay Dubri National Park
Sanjay Dubri National Park is located in Sidhi district, Madhya Pradesh, it is the part of the Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve and was declared as the national park in 1981.
The park is spread in an area of 466.88 sq.km and it is one of the lesser known wildlife destinations. It is also known for its varied flora and fauna where most of them are endangered and rare species of it.
Bengal Tiger, Nilgai, Racket Tailed Drongo, Porcupine, Chinkara are some of the residents of Sanjay Dubri National Park.
Park is open the entire year for visitors, but months from November to June are considered as the best time to visit Sanjay National Park.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is also known as Borivali National Park. It is located in Mumbai and considered as one of the major national park existing in city limits.
The park is spread in around 87 sq km.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, it is both Tiger Reserve and National Park.
The park is well nestled in the Aravali Hills covering the area of 866 sq km. It was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and attained the status of a National Park in 1979.
In 2003, 16 tigers lived in the reserve. Apart from Tiger, a variety of other wild animals like the leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope etc. are found in the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The Park circles the ‘Jai Samand Lake’ and ‘Siliserh Lake’, which are home to various crocodiles, water snakes and different creatures of land and water.
Satpura National Park
Covered in an area of 524 sq. km, Satpura national park is situated in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.
The Satpura is derived from Sanskrit, which simply means Seven-hills.
In 2000, along with adjoining Pachmarhi & Bori Sanctuaries, It was given the name Satpura Tiger Reserve, which is spread over an area of 1427 sq. km.
The park is rich in Bio-Diversity, you can find animals like leopard, sambar, chital, barking deer, nilgai, four-horned antelope, Chinkara, wild boar, bear, blackbuck, fox, porcupine etc.
Silent Valley National Park
Located in the Palakkad district of Kerala and in Nilgiri hills, the Silent Valley National Park is locally known a Sairandhrivanam. Considered in 1984 as the Silent Valley National Park and consists the buffer zone about 148 Sq Km. Whereas, the total area covered by the park is about 237.52 Sq Km.
The Silent Valley National Park is the last undisturbed regions of South Western Ghats mountain rain forest and tropical evergreen forest in India.
The month of September to March is considered to be the best time to explore the park.
Simbalbara National Park
The most attractive tourist place, the Simbalbara National Park is located in the Ponta Valley in Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh. In 1958, it established as the wildlife reserve and then in 1974 it re-establish as the wildlife sanctuary. Later in 2010, it is categorized as the Simbalbara National Park.
The total area of the Park is about 27.88 Sq Km and has a peaceful, isolated wildlife holiday perched in the lower reaches of the Shivalik hill ranges. The park is well known for its rare and diverse wildlife along with its unique bird species as well.
April to November would is the best time to visit the Simbalbara National Park.
Sirohi National Park
Sirohi National Park is located in the Manipur and was established in 1982. The total is of the park covered is about 41.3 Sq Km.
It is the home to many rare and unique flora and fauna, especially Shirui Lily (Lilium Maclineae).
Additionally, the main peak of the Shirui surrounds with flowers during the monsoon season which makes a picturesque landscape.
Simlipal National Park
This park is situated in the Mayurbhanj, Odisha and it is also a Tiger Reserve. Being a part of the Similipal-Kuldiha-Hadgarh Elephant Reserve that includes 3 protected area – Similpal Tiger Reserve,
Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary.
It was declared as the national park in 1980 and the total area of the park is 845.70 Sq Km.
The park derives its name because of the large quantity of Semul or red silk, cotton trees that bloom in the region. Since 2009, it is the part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve.
Best time to visit the park is between November to May.
Singalila National Park
Singalila National Park is located in Darjeeling and it was declared as a National park in the year 1992.
This high altitude national park is spread in an area of 76 sq km. It is located at a height of 7000 feet above sea level.
Singalila National Park is home to the exotic Red Panda in India and the Himalayan black bear.
There are many exotic bird species that reside in Singalila National Park which make the park more beautiful and a must-visit bird-watching destination near Darjeeling.
November to May would be the best time to explore this national park.
South Button Island National Park
South Button is one the most beautiful national park in India where you can see Coral Reef in the shallow water.
It is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and it covers around 0.03 sq km Which qualifies it as the Smallest National Park of India
You can view a variety of sea creatures in the Park along with Sea Turtle, Dolphins, Lionfish, Dugongs and many exotic sea creatures.
December to April is considered to be the best time to visit the South button Island National Park.
Sri Venkateswara National Park
Sri Venkateswara National Park is situated in the Chittoor and Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh and came into existence in 1989 but officially declared as National Park in 1998.
The Park covers the area about 353.62 sq km. The vegetation in the park comprises of dry deciduous mixed forests with patches of moist deciduous forest valleys.
November to February would be the best time to visit the park.
Sultanpur National Park
Sultanpur National Park is better know as Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. It is located near Mirzapur, Gurgaon in Haryana and it is relatively a small national park spread in 1.43 sq km only.
It is the paradise for bird watchers and the park is famous for its migratory birds start arriving in September every year.
The period between October to March is considered to be the best time to visit the park for bird watching.
Sundarbans National Park
A Tiger reserve, a National Park and a Biosphere reserve, Sundarbans is located in West Bengal, India. It covers an area of approximately 10,000 square kilometers with a buffer zone of 885 square kilometers.
The park is the kingdom of the famous Royal Bengal Tigers. Sundarban got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari.
Other animals we can find here are Indian Grey Mongoose, Leopard Cats, Ridley Sea Turtle, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Fox, Flying Fox, Fishing Cats, Chital, Pangolin etc.
Traveling to this place of incredible natural beauty and mangrove habitat will surely bring you closer to nature.
Tadoba National Park
Situated in Maharashtra state, it is the largest and the oldest National Park also known as “Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve“.
An area covered by the Reserve is 1727 sq.km. There are about 43 Royal Bengal Tigers in this national park, which is the highest in India.
There is a good chance to locate shy Sloth Bear, Dhole, Striped Hyena, Barking Deer, Chital, Marsh Crocodile, Indian Python, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cats, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Indian Cobra, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peacock, Jewel Beetles and Wild Dogs in the park.
It is divided into three separate forest ranges, i.e. Kolsa south range, Tadoba north range, and Morhurli range.
Valley of Flowers National Park
Valley of Flowers is a Unesco World Natural Heritage Site declared in 1988. It also comes under a Biosphere Reserve of India.
The park has endemic species of flowers and a very rich variety of flora which makes the park one of the most beautiful National Parks of India.
It is a beautiful place situated in the Choli, Uttarakhand, the Valley of Flowers National Park is the 2nd core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserves.
It was established in the year 1982 and the total area covered by Valley of Flowers National Park is about 87.50 sq. km.
July and August are the most beautiful months of the year when the park is full of flowers.
Valmiki National Park
Valmiki National Park is located in the West Champaran, Bihar and situated in the Gangetic Plains biogeographic zone of the country.
It is also a Tiger Reserve and a Wildlife Sanctuary. The total area of the park is 335.65 sq km, It is the 18th Tiger Reserve of the country.
The park was declared as the Wildlife sanctuary in 1978 and in the year 1990, it was upgraded to the National Park.
The park has a decent population of Bengal Tigers. There are around 40 Tigers in Valmiki National Park. The park also hosts around 240 types of birds.
Best time to visit Valmiki National Park is between the months of November and March
Vansda National Park
Vansda National Park is also known as Basanda National Park. It is located in the Vansda Tehsil of Gujarat.
It was declared a national park in 1979 and the total area covered by the park is about 23.99 sq km.
Though it is a small national park it is home to a variety of wild animals, plants and some endangered species of plants as well. There are 443 species of flora found in this national park which add to its beauty.
Wild boar, Hyena, Rhesus Macaque and Python are also some of the major attraction of Vansda National park
It is maintained by the government of Gujrat and is a protected area of the state.
November to May would be the best time to explore Vansda National Park.
Van Vihar National Park
Van Vihar National Park is situated in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh. It is developed and managed as the modern zoological park by the Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh.
Located in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, This national park was aimed to manage as the zoological park.
The park was declared as the Van Vihar National Park in the year 1979 that spread over an area of 4.45 sq. km.
Here the wild animals or other faunal species are brought from the other state and protection for them are assured by the fence, so that their habitat couldn’t get disturbed.
Bicycle are provided on hire to explore the park, Van Vihar National Park is closed on Friday.
The best time to visit the park is from June to September.
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National Parks in India FAQs
There are a total of 104 National Parks in India.
Madhya Pradesh has a maximum number of National Parks in India. It has 9 National Parks.
Hemis National Park is the largest of all national parks in India.
South Button National Park in Andaman and Nicobar islands is the smallest National park in India.
Madhya Pradesh has a maximum of 77,414 sq km of forest area in India. India has a total of more than 800,000 sq km of forest which is approximately 24.5% of the total geographical area of India.
Jim Corbett National Park is the first national park of India. It was established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park which was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park later.