Corbett National Park:
Spot the tiger as it
suns itself in the Corbett National Park. It is here that the 'Project
Tiger' was launched to save India's dwindling tiger population. Located in
the foothills of the Himalayas, it offers an excellent view of the different
kinds of wildlife. Species found here include elephant, the Himalayan black
beer, varieties of lesser cats and other animals.
Tigers are the prize
attraction of the Ranthambore sanctuary that can be spotted here in their
natural habitat especially during the daytime.
some time here watch wild boar, chinkaras, porcupine and even tigers at
their natural pursuits. The park also hosts a variety of birds that include
both seasonal and migratory birds. The deciduous forests, lake palaces,
chhatris and fort make it complete and unique sanctuary. The beauty of the
park is best enjoyed during October to June.
Keoladeo National Park:
Welcome to the world
of feathers where nearly 375 species of birds await you with open arms. The
birds include spanish sparrow, coot snipes, red crested porhard, rosy
pelican and flamingo. The prize attraction of the park is the arrival of
rare Siberian Crane besides a sizeable number of pythons, spotted deer's,
sambhars and other animals. Best time to visit the park is between October
to February when migratory birds arrive here.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary:
Sariska is a unique
sanctuary for a variety of reasons. The thickly forested hill slopes of the
park that host nilgai, chital, sambhar, jungle cat and other animals give
you a glimpse of the wild life. The special attraction of the park is
Hanuman languor. The temples, art pieces, the ruins of Kankawar fort and
other monuments spread across the forest will take you to the ancient time.
The park is best observed during winters that extend from November to March.
The silence of the
park only breaks when the rare golden langur roars.
best-kept park in Assam is also a haven for the attractive red pandas and
other animals like elephant, sambhar, rhino, swamp deer and barking &
hog deer. The park echoes with the chirping of the birds like merganser,
brahmni ducks and a range of egrets. The beauty of the park is best enjoyed
during November to March.
6. Periyar Wildlife
Amidst the cool hills of the ghats in the east, nestles Thekkaday extending
over an area of 777 sq. km where you watch the fur fin and feather wild on
life while enjoying a cruise Periyar lake. The sanctuary was founded in 1934
by Shri Chithira Thirunal Maharaja of Former Travencor state is one of the
oldest in India. In 1978 it was declared a reserve under the successful
7. Chitwan National Park:
The first national
park of Nepal was set up in 1973. It encompasses an area of 932 sq.km is the
subtropical inner terai lowlands of South - Central Nepal and it was known
as a hunting reserve until 1950. It is considered among the best wildlife
parks in Asia. Chitwan is synonymous with tigers and Rhinos. There are a
total of 43 species of birds found here. Elephant rides to view the wildlife
are most popular. The boat trips in Chitwan along the Rapti or Narayani
rivers are the most peaceful way of experiencing the wildlife and the
8. Gir National
The Gir National Park
is where the last surviving population of the Asiatic lion is to be found
and the Little Rann of Kutch, the home of the Indian wild ass.
in the South west of the Saurashtra Peninsula, the Gir National Park is a
haven to about 300 Asiatic lions. The 1,412.14 sq. km. Park has a rugged
terrain and the steep rocky hillsides are recovered in mixed deciduous
forests. There are teak, ber, flame of the forest and banyan trees. Streams
run through the deep ravines. Gir has also nearly 210 leopards and numerous
chital, nilgai, chinkara, the four horned antelope and wild boar. Marsh
crocodiles are often seen along its rivers. The forest is rich in bird life
and the paradise fly catcher, black headed cuckoo shrike, pied woodpecker,
Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, painted sand grouse, bush quail and
grey partridge are among the variety that is found here.