Top 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in India

By Rahul Sharma - May 02, 2017

Are you a wildlife lover and looking for amazing wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India for paying a visit during the tour of this country? If so, we are here to provide you information about them. You must know this fact that approx 5% part of the total surface area of the entire country, which measures approx 60,500sq miles (1,56,700sq km), is covered by the protected regions of this country. At present, India has more than 120 national parks and more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries. Best Wildlife Tours in India are perfect for having the chance of the exploration of any of these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Top 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in India

The list of the top 10 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India is following:

1. Ranthambore National Park

Located between the confluence of the Chambal and Banas rivers in the Sawai Madhopur district in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, the Ranthambore National Park, which is counted among the largest national parks in the northern part of India, is regarded as one of the best spots to spot the Bengal Tiger. Also home to the medieval Ranthambore Fort within it and one of the largest banyan trees of India, this amazing national park provides shelter to the rare species of wild animals such as Tiger, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Chital, and much more.

2. Sundarbans National Park

Being a national park, tiger reserve, and a biosphere reserve, the Sundarbans National Park, which is a part of the Sundarbans on the Ganges Delta, and having proximity to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in the eastern nation of Bangladesh, is a must visit during the wildlife tour of India. Boasting of being a World Heritage Site recognized in 1987 A.D. by UNESCO, this huge national park, which is regarded as a World Network of Biosphere Reserve (Man and Biosphere Reserve) in 2001 A.D., is perfect for taking the fine glimpse of amazing wildlife. 

3. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

Nestled in the Great Rann of Kutch in the Kutch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat, the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, which was declared a wildlife sanctuary on February, 1986 A.D., is counted among the largest seasonal saline wetlands. Home to a wide variety of mammalian wildlife and water birds, this amazing wildlife sanctuary is counted among the most preferred wildlife sanctuaries in India.

4. Kaziranga National Park

Boasting of being a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO in 1985 A.D., the Kaziranga National Park, which is home to two thirds of the great one-horned rhinoceroses of the world, is a wonderful national park in the Nagaon and Golaghat districts in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Besides rhinos, a great number of tigers can also be explored in this amazing national park, covering a huge area of 430sq km.

5. Gir National Park

Also called ‘Sasan Gir’, the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, which was founded in 1965 A.D., is an amazing forest and wildlife sanctuary close to Talala Gir in the Junagarh, Gir Somnath, and Amreli districts in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Covering a total region of 1,412sq km, this wonderful national park, which is counted among the most significant protect regions in the Asian continent owing to its supported species, boasts of being the only home of the Asiatic lions in the wilderness. 

6. Great Himalayan National Park

Situated in the Kullu area in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the Great Himalayan National Park, which is spread over a region of 1,171sq km, is counted among the national parks of India. Founded in 1984 A.D. at an average elevation from 1,500 to 6,000 above the mean sea level, this amazing national park has been recognized in 2014 A.D. by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. 

7. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary

Also called the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, which covers its total region of 4,954sq km, is nestled in the Little Rann of Kutch in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Proud of being the largest wildlife sanctuary in India, this wildlife sanctuary, which was founded in 1972 A.D., is perfect for spotting the Indian Wild Ass (Khur). 

8. Nokrek National Park

Situated at a distance of approx 2 km from the Tura Peak in the West Garo Hills district in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, the Nokrek National Park (also called the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, is home to seven species of primates. Being a hotspot of biodiversity in Meghalaya, Nokrek is also a significant bird region. 

9. Nalbana Bird Sanctuary

Being the central region of the Ramsar designated wetlands of the Chilika Lake, the Nalbana Bird Sanctuary (also referred to as the ‘Nalbana Island’), which is a main island in the heart of the lake with a region of 15.53sq km, offers its visitors the fine glimpse of thousands of birds climbing down during the migratory season.

10. Bandhavgarh National Park

Counted among the famous national parks in India, the Bandhavgarh National Park, which is situated in the Umaria district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is perfect for spotting tigers in the wilderness. Here, you can also find a large breeding population of leopards, and several species of deer.

Ultimately, we can surely say that the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India mentioned above are suitable for wildlife lovers. If you are also willing to pay a visit to any of these wonderful protected areas, you can book Top Wildlife Tour Packages India 2017. All of these wildlife holiday packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized according to the choice of the clients. For getting more information about the wildlife tour packages, one can also visit us online at So, if you manage to pay a visit to any of these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, you would take the fun of the tour at its fullest.

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