If you are in love with nature and species, then India is quite an interesting country to start your exploration. It offers almost thousands of known different plant and animal species with another hundreds unknown. There are a bunch of biological reserves and wildlife conservatories in India which can excite you but here we will be talking about the most enchanting five places to begin with.

 

1. Great Himalayan National Park

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The Great Himalayan National Park is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh at a place called Kullu. This vast region provides shelter to about 350 different wildlife species including mammals, amphibians, aerials and reptiles. The best time to visit is from September to November. You can find many polar animals in this belt which includes kinds of deer, sheep and tahr. This amazing place is also enlisted among World Heritage site.

2. Gir National Park

Gir National Park India

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Located in the state of Gujarat, Gir national park is amongst the most famous national parks in India. It is a vast open land park home to various types of deer, lions and jackals. The flora contains Savanna forest and deciduous shrubs that grow well in the dry weather. The best time to endeavour on this trip is between the months of December and March. The most famous species to look for are the number of Asiatic lions along with their cubs that are present here. It is one of the largest lion reserves in India, you will miss out if not visited.

 

3. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park India

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More than 100 years old, this national park is also recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is one of the very common places where you can easily find tigers, elephants and wild buffaloes. It is also an important tiger Reserve in India. The wildlife collection here will surely make you fall in love with this park if you are an animal lover from heart. To experience the best out this place, visit within November to April and celebrate your journey. It is located in the state of Assam and is most recommended for those looking to see the one-horned wild rhinoceroses.

 

4. Manas National Park

Manas National Park India

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Manas National Park is located in the foothills of Himalaya in the state of Assam and is home to many threatened species. The park is famous for its population of wild water buffalo. Manas is a combination of two different natural communities which makes it unique in the first place. Such an environment helps in supporting the existence of a wide range of both animals and plants which any nature lover would love to encounter.

 

5. Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park India

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Every place holds its own importance and charisma when we speak about natural life in India. Just so, Ranthambore is no exception. It is located near Kota station in Rajasthan and is a home to a large number of rare animals that cannot be found in any other national park. I you’re lucky you may also spot a tiger. The best time to visit this place is during November and May. Apart from these, it also has a famous Ficus bengalensis tree which all together will never fail to surprise its visitor.

The above will hopefully give you an idea about some of the top national parks present in India along with the kinds of species you can expect to find here. All that is left for you to do now is pack your bags and begin your adventure to these wonderful places!