National Parks and sanctuaries are places that help preserve rare and endangered species of animals and plants. They are protected and safe environments so that animals can live in their natural habitats while being monitored and supervised. They provide a way for animals to live their lives naturally while allowing people a chance to catch a glimpse of the majestic creatures in their natural surroundings. Book your air ticket now to visit one of these national parks.
Today, there are 104 National Parks in India. Here are a few of them-
1) Kanha National Park (Madhya Pradesh)
Also known as the Kanha Tiger Reserve, the Kanha National Park plays a crucial role in preserving the number of tigers and many other species. Currently, there are about 80 tigers with over 40 tiger cubs living on the reserve. Kanha also played a significant role in the protection of the Barasingha, also called swamp deer, which is a deer species. It was saved from extinction by the park’s Barasingha breeding program. Kanha National Park is a well-kept park and is a place rich in wild flora and fauna. You can book cheap hotels near the National Park and enjoy the scenery.
2) Kaziranga National Park (Assam)
Kaziranga is situated along the floodplains, an area of land prone to flooding, of the river Brahmaputra. It has the highest number of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses compared to any other place. Several elephants and tigers also call this beautiful landscape home. The brilliant program to save the one-horned rhinoceros was a huge success story, as in 1903 they were on the brink of extinction with only 12 of them left. This number has now risen to over 1800. Other species found here include the Gangetic dolphins, sloth bears, and various species of birds. Book a hotel room around the area and enjoy the view from your hotel room.
3) Ranthambore National Park (Rajasthan)
One of the most famous National Parks of India, Ranthambore National Park, is famous for tigers. Ranthambore Fort is situated on the hilltop creating a picture-perfect setting for a National park. Known mainly for its protection of tigers, Ranthambore is also the home of leopards, Indian gazelle, sambar deer, and various other animal species. The various documentary series about Ranthambore and its tigers are a treat to watch and can inspire anyone to visit the sanctuary of so many endangered animals.
4) Gir National Park (Gujarat)
It is a matter of pride to say that Gir National Park is the only place where we can find Asiatic Lions in their natural habitat today. Home to over 500 Asiatic lions, at one point, the number of lions here was at the brink of extinction. Along with lions, we also find leopards, sambar deer, and the elusive choosing or the four-horned antelope.
Fun Fact: India is the only country on earth that has endemic species of tigers, lions, and bears.
India is a nation that has always been proud of its land and the diverse beauty it offers. The importance of protecting and preserving our motherland must never be understated, and the National Park provides big help in doing so. Ensuring the safety of nature and its beings will help maintain the balance of the ecosystem, and the preservation of flora and fauna is vital.