Wildlife of India’s National Parks

The amazing wildlife of India’s national parksiis well acclaimed around the world. India boasts of infinite natural beauty and rich biodiversity. Following are the five National Parks of India which give a glimpse of the Indian wilderness and enhance visitors’ wildlife experience.

Bandhavgarh National Park: Spread at Vindhya Hills in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, this National Park is famous for sheltering tigers. It was popularly known as ‘the land of white tigers’, who are now on the brink of extinction and have not been spotted in the past 50 years. The National Park has the highest density of royal Bengal tigers in India. Spotted deer, wild boar, sloth, antelope, Indian bison, leopard and bear are among the 40 species of mammals inhabiting the area. The beautiful temples, old shrines and hermit caves of Bandhavgarh add to the splendour of the place. The maximum chances of spotting a tiger here are from April to June.

Kaziranga National Park: Famous world over for its one-horned rhinos is Assam’s Kaziranga National Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since it houses about two-third of the world’s total rhino population. It also hosts an astonishingly high number of tigers and elephants. It is home to swamp deer, water buffaloes, leopards and quite a few species of resident and migratory birds. The best time to visit Kaziranga is between November and March.

Jim Corbett National Park: Situated in the foothills of the great Himalayas, Jim Corbett National Park is a distinguished National Park of India. It was established to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. Maximum chances of spotting a tiger are between April and June. Jeep safaris allow one to spot the giant cats in their natural habitat. Kanha National Park: Essentially a tiger reserve, the grasslands of Kanha National Park offer the best of nature. The park is also home to other wildlife species like spotted deer, leopards, sloths, bears, wild boars, jackals and wild dogs. It is ideal to visit the park during the period of April to June and November to January. A perfect patchwork of quiet and adventure, the remarkable wildlife of Kanha is a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Ranthambore National Park: One among the many royalties which Rajasthan offers is the Ranthambore National Park. October to March is the best time to spot a tiger here. Sheer beauty of this tiger reserve makes it a favourite among wildlife photographers. Other animals in the park include leopards, caracals and jungle cats.

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