National Parks in India
Situated in the Vindhya Mountain Range of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National park is 195 kms. from Jabalpur and 237 kms. from Khajuraho. The park has got mixed variety of forest. It has grassy fields. But predominantly it is rugged and hilly. Bandhavgarh National park is a valley with Sal and mixed forest in the upper reaches. Although Bandhavgarh National park is India's newer national park but its
125 kms. from Bhopal, the sanctuary is situated in the southern slopes of Satpura Range in Hoshangabad Distric. The park is located among the mixed deciduous and bamboo forests.
Bandipur is situated among the foothills of Western Ghat Mountains. It is a typical South Indian forest. The Park is situated on Mysore - Ooty highway. This place is 80 kms. south of Mysore.
Just 300 kms. north east of Delhi, at the foothills of Himalayas lies the Corbett National Park. It has beautiful location by the Ramganga River. In 1952, park was named Corbett National Park after the name of legendary hunter late Jim Corbett who shot the man-eaters of this area.
Located 125 kms from Goa , it is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. with area over 834.16 sq.km the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary is contiguous with the Mahaveer sanctuary in Goa.
Located 135 Kms. from Kochi, this Wildlife Sanctuary is set up for the preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr,an endangered specie of the wild goat and the only one to be found south of the Himalayas.
Situated 160 kms. southeast of Jabalpur. lies the India's largest National Park. "Kanha" is 945 sq. kms. in area. The valley of Kanha is consequence of ancient volcanic activity.
This Reserve Forest is situated on the banks of river Brahmaputra. The national park is well known for the preservation of SINGLE HORNED RHINOCEROUS. It is the home of the great Indian one -horned Rhinoceros (Unicornis).
In the foothills of Himalayas, 176 kms. northwest of Guwahati, Manas Tiger Reserve is an absolutely spell binding place. 'Manas' is Assam's only tiger reseve
Located 80 kms. from Mysore, it is India's largest stretch of protected forest, an area which include, besides Nagarhole, the neighbouring sanctuaries of Bandipur, Mudumalai and Wynaad.
93 kms. from Nagpur, Pench National park is situated along the border of MAHARASTRA. The park has got same name in Maharashtra also. The park has got tropical Moist deciduous forest and was recently declared as Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger.
170 kms. from Ranchi lies the beautiful forest of Palamau National Park or Betia. The reserve has undulating land scape of Sal forest. Palamau was originally established in 1960 and then extended to present area .
Panna Tiger Reserve (MP) Panna National Park is situated along the river Ken, which is 32 kms. from Khajuraho. Unspoiled with landscape of rocky hills, Panna National park is declared as Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in the year 1995.
Among the Cardmom Hill region of Western Ghats lies one of the largest and most popular wild life sanctuaries of India. Periyar is situated close to the border of Kerela and Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most picturesque wildlife sanctuaries in the world.
132 kms. from Jaipur lies a small junction of Swai Madhopur and 10 kms. east from this place is Ranthambore National park which is last and virgin forest of Central India and what is left is very small stretches of verdant bush.
Situated 64 kms. from Junagarh town ,Gir Forest is today the only place in the world outside Africa, where the Lion can be seen in his natural habitat. Park is located among the low, undulating and excellently irrigated hills in the Junagadh district of Gujrat.
Sunderbans means beautiful forest. This place is the part of world's largest delta formed by river Ganges,.Brahmaputra and Meghna. Almost half of the delta is in India (8371 sq. kms. ) and rest is in Bangladesh.
The national park is situated at the North Eastern part of Orissa, which is 250 kms. from Calcutta and 320 kms. from Bhubaneshwar. The landscape is thickly wooded slopes and ridges with beautiful varied hills.
Sariska is situated 200km from Delhi and 107 km from Jaipur, surrounded by barren Aravali Hills in the Rajasthan. National Park was once a part of the princely state of Alwar and was the favourite hunting gorund of late Maharaja Jai Singh.
India forms a part of the oriental bio-graphic region which is further subdivided into different bio-geographic units which is based on faunal assemblage, ecology, vegetation, altitude, latitude and geographic location.