National Parks of India



Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore is one of the largest and most famous national parks in Northern India. It is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of South Eastern Rajasthan. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. Ranthambore National Park is surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali Hill ranges and is located very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh is set amongst the Vindhya Hills in the state of Madhya Pradesh. When it was originally formed in 1968 Bandhavgarh was a small reserve of 105 sq km but in 1986 it was extended to inlcude two large forest areas, primarily of Sal, adjoining the northern and southern sides. There are 32 hills in the main centre of the park which has a large fort at its centre.

Bharatpur National Park

Bharatpur, mostly known for its superb bird reserve, Keoladeo. This reserve was founded by the Jats, a community of landowners. Their Jat leader fortified the city in 1733, with what was considered to be a masterpiece of construction. In the centre of Bharatpur itself you can see the Lohagarh - the Iron Fort.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, popularly known as Bharatpur and often regarded as one of the world's most important bird sanctuaries.

Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park was named after the hunter, turned conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. It is proud to be the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in India. It is situated in the Nainital District of Uttaranchal. This park acts as a protected area for the critically endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. This being the prime objective of Project Tiger, an Indian Wildlife initiative.

Nainital

Nainital is a beautiful hill district situated in the Central Himalayas.Various vantage points around Nainital afford splendid views of the Himalayas. It is divided into two segments, Tallital and Mallital, at the lower and upper ends of the lake, respectively. It is often referred to as India's 'Lake District' as there are numerous lakes spread across its boundaries.

Kanha National Park

Kanha's forests are dominated in parts by Sal and Bamboo. There are rolling grasslands and meandering streams which stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor. Kanha is a fascinating horseshoe-shaped valley which comprises of nearly a third of the Kanha National Park. The Banjar and Halon Valley form Kanha's western and eastern halves.

Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary

The sheer biodiversity of wildlife and habits enabled the status of Kaziranga to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Kaziranga is a remarkable success story of conservation. It is famous for being a stronghold for the One Horned India Rhinoceros and for being one of the best places in India to see Wild Asiatic Elephants.

Pench National Park

Pench National Park, is located in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura Hills It is named after the Pench River which flows through Pench National Park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh. In 1992, the status of Pench was raised, when it became included in "Project Tiger" as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve.

Manas National Park

The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, is a Project Tiger Reserve. It lies among the foothills of the Bhutan Himalayas, in the far eastern state of Assam. Lying on a gentle slope in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species. The Manas River flows through the western portion of the park, where it splits into three separate rivers.

Sunderban National Park

Located in the Ganga delta in West Bengal, spanning the Hooghly in the west and Teulia river in the east, Sunderbans was declared a National Park in 1984. The park covers a vast stretch of mangrove swamp, lush forested islands and small rivers near the Bay of Bengal. Most of the region comprises estuarine mangrove forests and swamps which supports an ecosystem specially adapted to great salinity.

Gir National Park

The Gir wildlife sanctuary and national park, collectively referred to as the Gir Protected Area (PA), is located in the Saurashtra peninsula of Gujarat in western India.

Chambal National Park

The Chambal River is an exceptionally beautiful and peaceful river. It is a tributary of the Yamuna River in Central India. The beautiful river flows north-northeast through the state of Madhya Pradesh, passing through the state of Rajasthan, then forming the boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh before turning southeast to join the Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Satpura National Park

Satpura is an often over-looked wildlife reserve. It is a magical place where every true wildlife lover should visit to appreciate a peaceful Indian jungle. It is a big step away from the hustle and bustle of safari jeeps. This beautiful hilly terrain of Satpura, also boasts deep gorges, rivulets and untouched forests. Satpura is situated in the Satpura Ranges of Hoshangabad District in Madhya Pradesh.

Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary

Tadoba is the oldest national park in Maharashtra. It is compact in size, measuring approximately 120 sq kms. It is located right in the heart of the Maharashtra state, at an altitude of 200m and 100km from Nagpur. It is a pristine eco-system situated in the Chandrapur District of Maharashtra.