The national parks play a significant role in creating awareness among the crowd for the flora as well as fauna. To save the endangered species, several steps have been taken by the government as well as the young blood and are still in progress.
Because of the same, in the last few years, the visits to Wildlife National Safari have increased. Especially, since the number of endangered species including tigers was regained.
If you have a Weekend Getaway on your mind, plan a visit to the national park. Winter is the best time to visit such places as it is easier to spot animals on the field.
1. Jim Corbett National Park
jim Corbett is one of the most popular wildlife national safari parks among the masses to spot a tiger. The reason being, a larger part of this park is a tiger reserve. You may spot a white tiger, a rare species of tiger. Other varieties of fauna that are seen here are spotted deer, elephants, golden jackals, sambar deer etc. If by any chance you get a permit to enter the park after 6 pm, a bonfire in the thick of wilderness will be quite adventurous.
Best time to visit: Mid-November to Mid-June | Fee: For the Indian population, Rs. 200/- for foreigners, Rs. 1000/- | Timings: From 6 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 6 pm.
2. Ranthambore National Park
During ancient India, this park was a hunting establishment where Maharajas used to hunt the wildlings. In contemporary India, it got reformed to a conservation reserve. It is well-known for its tiger trails and birds during the migration period. Here you can spot tigers, leopards, hyenas, jackals, foxes, other jungle cats and a wide variety of birds such as pelicans, flamingos, parakeets, ibis, egrets. Stopover Ranthambore fort to witness the bird’s eye view of the national park.
Best time to visit: Opens from October to June and is closed for the remaining year | Fee: For Indians 75/- per head in Canter and 131/- each in Gypsy; for foreigners 475/-per head in Canter and 530/- in Gypsy | Timings: It opens at 6:30 am till 10 am and re-opens at 2:30 pm till 10 pm.
3. Kaziranga Wildlife National Safari Park
Kaziranga is recognized for its most successful conservation projects and the largest population of one-horned rhino in the world. Apart from rhinos, tigers, elephants, swamp deer, wild buffalo etc. are some of the wildlife species you can find. Also, don’t miss tea plantations around the reserve and the panoramic view of this place from the watchtowers. If you get the opportunity, glide on the Brahmaputra river.
Best time to visit: This park is open only for 6 months i.e. from November to April. | Fee: For Indian nationalists, Rs. 50/- for foreigners, Rs. 500/- | Timings: You can avail the jeep safari from 7:30 am to 9: 30 am and 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
4. Hemis National Park
Since the implementation of Article 370 by the government, it is more accessible to visit heaven once again. Hemis National Park is one such place you would love encountering. This park is located on high altitude and hence, home to distinct endangered animals such as. Snow leopard, Asiatic ibex, red fox, and Tibetan wolf. Some other animals that are a treat to watch are Himalayan marmot, blue sheep, Eurasian brown bear, Mountain weasel, etc. As this place is on a high-altitude, there is no nearby place to stay. Though some villages near the park offer homestay facilities.
Best time to visit: You can visit this park any day as it is open throughout the year | Fee: For Indians, Rs. 20/- for foreigners, Rs. 100/-.
5. Bandhavgarh National Park
For those who keen to watch the famous white tiger, Bandhavgarh is the place. It has a large population for tigers and langurs. Primates, elephants, deer, Bengal tigers, reptiles and a wide variety of aves are also present. You may also pay your regards at Khajuraho temples and sojourn at Bandhavgarh fort.
Best time to visit: You may visit the park from Mid-October to June. | Fee: For Indians, Rs. 2000/- for foreigners Rs. 4000/- in a jeep with up to 6 people