The national park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. Kaziranga National Park holds the distinction of being home to the world's largest population of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros. the park is also the home to a significant number of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. The park is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists can enjoy jeep safari and elephant safari over here. All pics/AFP
Sundarban National Park: The Sundarbans, which means 'beautiful jungle' in Bengali, is the world's largest mangrove forest covering an area over 10,000 square kilometres. The Sundarbans was added as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. The mangrove forest of Sunderbans is a significant attraction. Tourists can spot Bengal tiger, saltwater crocodile, wild boars, foxes, leopard cats, and other types of mammals and reptiles here. Since there are no jeep or elephant safaris, tourists have to take a boat ride to the national park
Bandipur National Park: Located around 245 km southwest of Bangalore, Bandipur National Park is one of the most popular national parks in south India. Tourists can rarely spot tigers here. However, deer and monkeys are spotted in large number. Bandipur National Park is also a popular weekend getaway near Bangalore.
Bannerghatta National Park: Located around 22km away from Bangalore, Bannerghatta National Park is the home to large variety of flora and fauna. The park is a popular tourist destination with a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue centre, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house and a safari park. Tourists can take a guided bus tour along the safari roads of the park
Gir National Park: This popular national park is located around 480kms south-west of Ahmedabad.India's efforts to save the rare Asiatic Lion from extinction have proved successful with their numbers in the Gir Forests - the world's only natural habitat for the endangered species, crossing 350 in 2005 from 20 a century ago. This is one of the ideal places to spot wild Asiatic lions in their natural habitat
Jaldapara National Park: It is located at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in West Bengal. Jaldapara National Park was established in 1943 for the protection of its great variety of flora and fauna. It has the largest population of rhinoceros in India after the Kaziranga National PaKazirangaam, and hosts wild elephants, Indian bisons, leopards, spotted deers and hog deers
Manas National Park: The national park is located at Sawraguri village in Barpeta district, around 180 km from Guwahati. Manas National Park is known for being the home to rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog. The park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. This is also one of the lesser known wildlife destinations in India
Ranthambore National Park: Located around 200km away from Jaipur, this is one of the largest national parks in North India. Visitors can not only spot tigers, but also animals like leopards, jackals, bison, elephants, and striped hyena at the park. Several budget and luxury hotels and resorts are located near Ranthambore National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Previously known as Borivali National Park, this is a large protected area nestled in the northern part of Mumbai. The 2400-year-old Kanheri caves located in the centre of the park is a must-visit attraction. Sanjay Gandhi National Park can be reached via road and rail from any part of Mumbai. Visitors can enjoy nature trails, cycling and trekking here.
Valley of Flowers: This is one of the most enchanting national parks in India located in West Himalaya in Uttarakhand. The Valley of Flowers is the home to several rare and endangered animals, like the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Getting here requires a strenuous trek of around 17kms
From Sunderbans to Valley of Flowers, here's a look at the 10 best national parks in India.
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