4 Major National Parks in India – Wildlife sanctuaries

Posted By Bharthi on August 18, 2011 at 11:15am | Blog, India National Park, Travel

4 Major National Parks in India – Wildlife sanctuaries

 The holidays are here and most of us have our bags packed. But what about those who haven’t had time to plan a trip?  Do they have to sit at home? Not really, because India offers a myriad of possibilities from historical tours to adventure sports to Wildlife sanctuaries. India, with its long and colorful history, has several forts, places and museums to explore.  Also topography of the country offers itself to sport that ranges from trekking to snorkeling, rappelling to white water rafting. If Wildlife  is what interests you then check out the many Wildlife sanctuaries and you can watch animals in their natural setting. So get ready to have a rocking holiday!

We have covered 4 Major National Parks in India and  Wildlife sanctuaries.

  1. Ranthambore National park  Rajasthan,
  2. Periyar National park  kerala,
  3. Corbett National park  Uttarakand,
  4. Kaziranga National park  Assam

if you are visiting these  historical tours to adventure sports to Wildlife sanctuaries. India, with its long and colourful history, has several forts, places and museums to explore.  Also topography of the country offers itself to sport that ranges from trekking to snorkelling, rappelling to white water rafting. If Wildlife is what interests you then check out the many Wildlife sanctuaries and you can watch animals in their natural setting. So get ready to have a rocking holiday!

India as a travel destination has a lot to offer. Be it Wildlife sanctuaries or adventure sports or a glimpse of history.

Planning to go wild this vacation?.  Then here are some indigenous options to give you a peek into life beyond the urban jungle…

Ranthambore National park  Rajasthan – Wildlife sanctuaries

Ranthambore National parkRajasthan

What to see

Tiger, Leopard, Nilgai, Dhole, Wild boar, Sambar, Hyena, Sloth Bear, Chital and a variety of birds and reptiles too.

What to do

Safari rides either on a gypsy or open –top canter. Each ride lasts up to three hours and costs around Rs.400-500per person.

Nearest town 

  • Sawai Madhopur (11km)

Nearest railway station

  • Sawai Madhopur station

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Nearest airport

  • Jaipur (145 km)

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Periyar National Park  Kerala – Wildlife Sanctuaries

Periyar National park kerala-scr01

 What to see

 Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Indian wild dog,  Fox Leopard,  Nilgiri tahr,  Lion – tailed Macaque,  The Nilgiri Langur, The Bonnet Macaque, Darters, Cormorants, Kingfisher, The Great Malabar Hornbill, Racket-tailed, Monitor Lizard and different species of snakes.

What to do

 Boat cruises. Though you may not be able to spot them all, it is a good way to get an overall view of the park.

Nearest town

  • Kumily (4km), Madurai (140km)

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Nearest railway station

  •  Kottayam (114km)

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Nearest airport

  •  kochi (200km) or Madurai (140km)

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Corbett National Park  Uttarakand – Wildlife Sanctuaries

Corbett National park  Uttarakarnd-scf01

What to see

Himalayan Black bear, Yellow Throated marten, Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Porcupine, Elephant, Cormorant, Egret, Heron, Darter and reptiles like Crocodile, Gharal, turtles, Indian Python and King cobra.

What to do

Drive around in your own cars or hire private vehicles. Day-tour conducted by the park on a safari bus. Elephant safari, and fishing and angling are also options.

Nearest town

  • Ramnagar

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Nearest railway station

  •  Ramnagar(29km)

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Nearest airport

  • Dehradun (130km)or Delhi (215km)

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Kaziranga National Park  Assam – Wildlife Sanctuaries

Kaziranga National park  Assam-scr01

What to see

 Home to the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, take you to the spot Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo, Eastern Swamp Deer, elephants, gaur, sambar and the Indian Muntjac. Also identified by Bird-life International as an Important Bird Area.

What to do

Guided tours by elephant or jeep, trekking and river cruise along the Brahmaputra. With shillong, Guwahati and Cherrapunjee being just a drive away you can include visits to these cities as well in you itinerary.

Nearest town

  • Bokakhat (23km)

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Nearest railway station

  • Furkating (75km)

Nearest airport

  • Jorhat Airport at Rowriah (97

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If you are planning to travel and looking to stay in good hotels, we have done some research and given you list of hotels in different cities.  Key in the city name ,  relevent details, and click on the search button.

Have a great time visiting the Wildlife sanctuaries in India.

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