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The Indian subcontinent, with its size and its scenic differences, is the homeland of an impressive variety of species. With more than 500 species of mammals, 700 reptiles and amphibian types, as well as 2000 species of bird, India is home to the most wildlife found in around the world.
And because of that, India has created 200 wildlife preserves and parks, making it a unique place for animal lovers to visit.
The most impressive animal of India is the Tiger. During the time of the Maharajas, Tigers were hunted as a sport. And because of that, the Tiger was almost extinct. However with the wildlife preserves and actions of various groups, Tigers are found in increasing numbers in the mangrove forests of the Ganges Delta and the environmentally protected parks in Central and South India.
In contrast to Africa, Elephants in India are used as a work animal. They are also considered the "Good Luck Charm" in the Hindu temple or they are colorfully painted to pull carts of God statues in festive processions through the streets. There are wild elephant herds in the northeast as well as in the tropical forests of Central and South India.
Two other animals that are protected are the Asian lion and One-Horned Rhinoceros. The Sasan Gir national park in the northeastern state Gujarat is the last refuge of the Asian lion, while Kaziranga national park in northeast India is home to the One-Horned Rhinoceros.
Top of India Travels will take you on a journey to the national parks where you will see more wildlife than if you visited the plains of Africa. While on the Indian plains, you be able to see the wildlife as they hunt, enjoy a morning drink at a watering hole, or laze in the afternoon heat. Since many animals - including the tiger - live in the jungles and mangroves, there may be limited visibility and you will need to be patient.... because soon you’ll see the tawny tiger stretch and yawn as it sleeps on top of a rock in the shade.
All wildlife preserves and national parks are opened for a certain period between October and July and are closed during the regional monsoon time. Nowhere in the world can you enjoy seeing more animals, birds and reptiles in their natural setting. You will have a chance to go on Jeep safaris, trek through various parks, by rickshaw to watch birds, or by elephant through the thick jungles.
The parks are easy to get to, and the local Lodges and resorts offer top accomodations and some of the best Indian food in the country. Visits to the parks can be combined with your round trip fares.
Make sure you plan your trip around the dates that the parks are open to visitors.
National Parks of India
The Bandhavgarh National Park lies in the district Umaria in the central Indian state Madhya Pradesh and is a tiger reserve with a size of 448 km². The nearest airport is Khajuraho (210 km). The name Bandhavgarh comes from the highest mountain of this area (807 ms). Laid between the picturesque Vindhya Mountains and Satpura mountains, this park is one of the quite national parks of India.
Bandipur National Park lies on foot of the Nilgiri mountains, also well known as "Blue Mountains", in the most southern point of Karnataka and borders by the Nagarhole national park in the north, by the Mudumalai wild protectorate (Tamil Nadu) in the south as well as by the Wynad wild protectorate (Kerala) in the south-west. Altogether, the four protectorates cover an area of astonishing 5500 km².
The Corbett National Park lies in the Indian state Uttarakhand at the foot of the Himalaya. India first national park and tiger protectorate is named after the famous scientist, author and photographer Jim Corbett, who in 1936 was significantly involved at the time of the establishment of the national park near Nainital.
The Gir National Park is a nature reserve in the state Gujarat, 65 km to the southeast of Junagadh city. The 258.71 km² large kernel zone of the altogether 1153.42-km² widespread reserve (established in 1965) forms one of the best-known national parks of India.
The Kanha National Park lies at a distance of 164 km from Jabalpur in the state Madhya Pradesh and is one of the best-known national parks of India. In Kanha, Rudyard Kipling let himself inspired to his unforgettable Jungle Book. Around 1910, Kanha was the hunting ground of the British viceroy. In a day, at least 30 tigers were shot. It was established in 1955 and covers an area of 940 square kilometers in both districts Mandla and Balaghat. Together, with the surrounding 1009 km² widespread buffer zone and the 110 km² large Phen protectorate it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Kaziranga is an Indian national park, lies in the state Assam in the landscape of the Karbi Anglong hill in the northeast of India. The park zone is bordered by the mighty river Brahamaputra in the north, and by the national highway no. 37 in the south. The national park administration has its seat in Bokahat. Four administration stations are in Agaratoli, Baguri, Burrhpahar and Kohora.
Keoladeo is a national park in the state Rajasthan (India), also famous as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. This 28-km² large bird protectorate Keoladeo Ghana is a real paradise for ornithologists. It is situated in Bharatpur, 55 km west to the Agra. Keoladeo was originally the private duck hunting ground of the Maharajas of Bharatpur. In the swamp landscape, many water birds migrate from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. Over 364 species of bird including the rare Siberian Cranes were observed.
The Manas National Park, a "Project Tiger" reserve, lies between the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in Assam. It lies approximately 175 km far from Guwahati, the next airpiort. The protectorate received its name from the river Manas. The park area comprises of 2,837 km² and consists of usually untouched Sal trees forests, river landscapes and grasslands.
Nanda Devi with 7,816 m height is the second highest mountain of the Himalaya, after Kanchenjunga (28169 feet [8586 m]) (Sikkim). It lies in the state Uttaranchal and is completely within the Indian Territory. The Nanda Devi national park surrounds the mountain and has an area of 630 square km. The Nanda Devi national park is natural habitat for many animals such as bears, snow leopards, pheasants, musk deer and snow pigeon.
Periyar National Park is the most popular animal protection park of south India in Kerala at the boundary to Tamil Nadu. This nature protectorate lies around 900 ms high in the "Cardamom Hills", the southern part of the mountain range "Western Ghats”, which extends from Bombay to almost to the south tip of India. 26 km² large Periyar Lake was accumulated in 1895 by the Britons for the water supply of the city Madurai. The surroundings of the lake was recognised in 1934 as a reserve, that comprises 777 km². The reserve received in 1978 its current name: "Periyar tiger reserve".
Ranthambore National Park lies in district Sawai Madhopur in the Indian state Rajasthan. It is situated only 142 km from Jaipur and 340 km from Delhi. Because of its situation near Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park is one of the most visited national parks of India. In rare unanimity, nature lovers count this 1957 established national park to one of the most beautiful in entire India.
The Sunderbans (Sundar mean beautiful and bans means forests) is the largest mangrove forest of the earth. It stands in a deeply laid estuarial and inundated area of four large rivers that take away precipitations of the southern slopes of the Himalaya as well as seasonally contingent large water quantities of the monsoon zone into the sea. Around 6000 km² large species-rich ecosystem is widely ramified and not easily accessible.
Tours Under Wildlife
Tour Details: Hardly any region of the world has its historic, mythological, wild and cultural roots so genuine like Rajasthan. This tour is blended with the heritage of Rajasthan and one north India national park Ranthambore, including historic Delhi and Agra. To fascinating experience of an India travel belongs the encounter with its majesty the tiger. In this tour, you have good chances to get the elegant large cat before the camera. Some good fortune belongs to be sure in addition, as the "king of the jungle" has no firm office hours.
Tour Details: Bandavgarh and Kanha lie still far from the much-visited routes and offer intensive nature experiences. In the Ranthambore national park, even Bill Clinton has the good fortune to spot a tiger during his India visit. To the further highlights of this trip, belong the Keoladeo bird sanctuary (UNESCO world natural heritage), Jaipur, the "Pink city" and Agra with the largest declaration of love of the world, the Taj Mahal.
Tour Details: This tour of Golden Triangle is designed to give the traveller fascinating insights of a long past times in traditions, religions and cultures of the cities Delhi, Jaipur, agra and also an insight into the world of Indian wildlife at the same time. Highlights are the Taj Mahal and the Amber fort, one of the most beautiful palaces of Rajasthan. The trip is further extended to the Ranthambore National Park, where you will experience the fascinating animal world of north India, especially the tiger in its natural surroundings.