Done with hills? Here are five National parks near Delhi
Traveling is all about exploring new places, getting some fresh air, seeing the unseen, and doing the undone. Then why should vacations always be about pretty hill towns? They shouldn't be. The adventure soul in you deserves to see the wild side of our travel-versatile country. And what better a way than the amazing National Parks. Here are five best National parks near Delhi.
Located just 50 km from Delhi at Sultanpur village on the Gurugram-Jhajhar highway, the Sultanpur National Park, spread over an area of 1.43 sq. km, boasts of as many as 250 species of birds. A perfect picnic spot for Delhiites, the Park has birds like the Common Hoopoe, Common Spoonbill, Paddy field pipit, Purple sunbird, Little cormorant, Eurasian thick-knee, Gray francolin, and Indian roller.
Located 265 kms from Delhi, the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand was the first ever national park to be established in India in 1936. Based in the Nainital district, and spread over a sprawling area of 1,300 sq. km, it is known for its majestic, striped tigers, wild elephants, sloth bears, langurs, peacocks, and gharials. The place is great for a short weekend-trip.
The spectacular Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh boasts of the highest concentration of tigers in India. Apart from featuring the mighty Royal Bengal tiger, the region is also rich in leopards. Other attractions are Wild boar, the Indian bison, Sambar, barking deer, langurs, and nearly 250 species of birds and several reptiles.
Offering an amazing mix of wildlife and history, the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan features the mighty 10th century Ranthambore fort at its center. With rocky plains and sloppy cliffs, Ranthambore is quite popular mainly because of its proximity to the national capital. Take a Jeep Safari to spot the tigers there. Also, there are hundreds of bird species to be spotted.
Experience the picturesque setting featured in Rudyard Kipling's classic novel- The Jungle Book at the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Boasting of lush saal, bamboo woods, streams, and grasslands, it is known for preserving many endangered species. Apart from tiger safaris, the park is popular for its barasinghas, and many other species of birds and mammals.