India is known for its Unity in Diversity as the Northern India has the Himalayas, while South India has the beautiful Eastern and western Ghats. Western India is the hottest place because of the Thar Desert, while East India has six sisters where diverse people reside.

India is diverse and vast in size as it covers 328 million hectares of Land, out of which the forest covers 80.9 million. This comprises 24.62% in 2021 while the National parks of India comprise of 1.35 % of Geographical areas cover and the Nation parks cover 44, 372, 42 Hectares of Land.

According to National Wildlife Database, there are 106 existing National Park in India. They are mainly developed for the preservation of the environment and safe habitat for 91,000 species of animals and 45,000 species of plants.

Here is a List of the 10 Best National Parks in India for 2022:

  1. Sariska Tiger Reserve – Alwar, Rajasthan
  2. Jim Corbett National Park – Uttrakhand
  3. Kaziranga National Park – Assam
  4. Gir National Park – Gujarat
  5. Ranthambore National Park – Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan
  6. Periyar National Park – Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala
  7. Kanha National Park – Madhya Pradesh
  8. Gangotri National Park – Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand
  9. Desert National Park – Jaisalmer and Barmer District, Rajasthan
  10. Bandhavgarh National Park – Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh

Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar

Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar
LocationAreaTotal Tiger
Alwar District of Rajasthan800KM27
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar Rajasthan

Sariska Tiger reserve is nestled in the ranges of Aravali Hills. However, Sariska was declared the Sanctuary in 1955, while it was declared the National Park in 1979.  

Tiger being a significant attraction, Leopard, Hyena, Caracal, Jungle cat, Ratel, Nilgai, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, langur, Rhesus macaque, Four-horned antelope, Wild pig, Indian civet, Rufous are also found here.

You will also find different birds chirping around, like Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, and Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle, and the Great Indian Horned Owl.

The Park is open from October to May every year from 6 AM to 6 PM. You can also find Camel rides and a Market nearby for Rajasthan’s traditional things. The best time to visit is from October to January as the temperature gradually increases.

Opening MonthsOctober to May
Opening Hours6 AM to 6 PM
Best Month to visitOctober to January
Entry Fees75 Per Person for Indian and INR 500 per foreigner
Gypsy SafariWinters: 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 2PM to 6 PM

Summers: 2:30 PM to 6 PM, 6 AM to 10 AM

2,100 for 6 people in 1 jeep
Canter SafariINR 5000 for 20 people
Best Time to Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve

FAQs About Sariska Tiger Reserve

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand
LocationAreaTotal Tigers
Nainital District, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand521 Sq.KMs252
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand

Jim Corbett National Park is a tiger reserve that is located in Nanital, Uttarakhand. According, It has the highest tiger population in January 2021 with 252 tigers here. Jim Corbett was established in 1973 and is known to be the oldest National Park in India.

You can view this Park in an open Jeep or on Elephant. Deer, leopards, monkeys, pythons, black bears, crocodiles, langurs are some species to spot quickly. Golden mahseer, Indian trout, Rohu, and Gunch are some of the famous fish species found in the National Park. The National Park opens from 1st October to 30th June. While July to September is preferable timing for a visit as you won’t find much crowd and mild temperature. But, if you want to see the animals around you, then March to mid-June is the most preferrable time for you as you will find different animals around.

Opening MonthsOctober to May
Timing6 AM to 11 AM
2 PM to 6 PM
Best months to visitOctober to January
Safari AvailableGypsy Safari, Elephant Safari and Canter Safari
Gypsy SafariRs 5000 to 10,000 depending on Nationality and Zone

6 adults and 2 children between 5 to 12 years.

6 AM to 11 AM AND 2:30 AM to 5 PM
Elephant SafariRS 300 for Indians and Rs 1000 for foreigners.

4 Person on 1 Elephant

6 AM to 8AM and 4 PM to 6 PM.
Canter SafariRs 1600 for Indians and double for Foreigners

6 AM to 11 AM and 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park

FAQs About Jim Corbett National Park

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga National Park, Assam
LocationAreaTotal Tigers
Nagaon district of AssamNagaon District of Assam200 in 2021
Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National park is located in Nagaon District of Assam, which is famous for its one-horned rhinoceroses and other species like wild buffalo, Indian Elephant, royal Bengal tiger, Indian wild boar, eastern mole, and Indian gaur.

The National Park was established in 1908 as a reserved forest and was declared a National Park in 1974. However, Kaziranga is also included in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Kaziranga National Park opens from 1st November up till 30th April. The morning session for Safari starts from 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM. Afternoon session starts from 3 PM to 4 PM every day. The best time to visit Kaziranga National park is November to February as the temperature is low, which will help you enjoy your vacation. People can have their stay near Kohora and Bagori for a better view.

Opening MonthsNovember till April
Opening and Closing time5:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Best time to visitNovember to February
Gypsy/Jeep SafariRs 3500 for Indians and Rs 4500 for foreigners

7 AM to 10 AM and 1 PM to 4 PM

Limited zones allowed.
Elephant SafariRs 900 for Indians and Rs 1950 for foreigners

5 AM to 6 AM and 6 AM To 7 AM

Limited zones allowed.
Boat SafariRs 2000 for Indian and Rs 3000 for foreigners
Best Month and Time to Visit Kaziranga National Park

FAQs About Kaziranga National Park

Gir National Park, Gujarat

Gir National Park, Gujarat
LocationAreaTotal Tigers
Talala Gir in Gujarat1412 KM600 Asiatic Lions (approx.)
Gir National Park

Gir National park is the preferrable Habitat of Lion, Jackal, Leopard and Antilope, and 250 other species. In 2000’s Lion were about to get extinct because of excessive hunting but were recovered due to strict conservation actions taken by the Government.

The Gir National Park was established in 1913 as a Forest Reserve, and in 1965, it was declared a wildlife reserve to protect Lions from the hunting of Nawabs of Junagarh.

Asiac Lions are worth watching on Jeep Safari. Gir Nation park opens in Mid-October and closes in Mid-June. Tourist timing is from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, and afternoon slots are from 9AM TO 3 PM. The best visit timing is from December up till March as it’s the appropriate temperature for the tour.

Opening MonthsMid-October and Mid-June
Best Months to VisitDecember to March
Opening HoursMid-October to February- 6:45 AM to 9:45 AM, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM

1st March to June- 6AM to 9 AM, 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM and 4PM to 7 PM.

Devaliya Safari ParkAdult-6
Child-1 in 1 Jeep

7 AM TO 7:55 AM, 8 AM TO 8:55 AM , 9 AM to 9:55 AM and 10 AM to 10:55 AM

Price: Rs 4200 per Jeep for Indians
Rs 13,800 for foreigners
Best Time to Visit Gir National Park

FAQs About Gir National Park

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Sawai madhopur District of Rajasthan392sq km
Ranthambore National Park

Many tourists visit Ranthambore to spot the tigers. The Park is divided into 10 different zones that can be viewed on a Jeep safari with a trusted Guide. Other animals that may excite you are leopards, sloth bears, langur monkeys, sambar deer, hyenas, and many more. Other species include reptiles, birds, and insects, ranging from massive river crocodiles to delicate butterflies.

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For booking, there are 2 ways to choose from. One is an online portal, and the second is through the hotel where you are going to stay. However, the first option is a bit difficult as you need to open the Government portal of Ranthambore Safari and book it through Sign Up. Moreover, the chances of getting the Jeep is less as travel agents and hotels book a massive slot to earn extra commission. The best option is the 2nd, where you can ask your hotel manager to book it. It may be more expensive but will save your time.

The opening months of the National Park are from October to June. Prefer to visit between October to February as these months have the suitable temperature to travel but will be crowded. The opening hours have 2 different slots; the first slot is from 6AM to 10:30AM, and the 2nd slot is from 2AM to 6PM.

Opening MonthsOctober to June
Best Months to visitOctober to February
Opening Hours6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 2 AM to 6 PM.
Entrance FeesRs 100 per person for Indians and Rs 650 for Foreigners
Jeep Safari20 seater Jeep

6:30 AM to 10 AM
2:30 pm to 6 AM
Canter Safari6 seater

6:30 AM to 10 AM
2:30 pm to 6 AM
Half Day Safari PriceRs 37,000 Indians and Rs 52,000 for Foreigners (for a Jeep)
Full Day Safari Price69,000 for Indians and 92,000 for Foreigners (For a Jeep)
Places near RanthamboreJaipur, Bundi, Agra, Chittorgarh and Delhi
Best Time to Visit Ranthanmbore National Park

FAQs About Ranthanmbore National Park

Periyar National Park, Kerala

Periyar National Park, Kerala
Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala350 KMAnimal and Tiger Reserve
Periyar National Park

Periyar National park is located near the artificial lake, Periyar, which makes this destination more attractive. Periyar is famous for Jungle Cruise, where you have the option of riding a Bamboo raft or large ferry boat. Yes, it sounds crazy, and you can also have one-day Trekking.

During Trekking or Raft, you can find Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Dole or Indian Wild Dog, and very rarely, a Tiger. Remember to visit in the morning as you will be able to find most of the animals. Kerala Tourism runs 3 main luxury hotels within the Park for a better view, Lake Palace, Arnaya Niwas, and Periyar House. To visit this destination, prefer the months from October to February as these months are dry and Animals may come out in search of water. But ignore booking for the weekends due to excessive crowd.

Opening MonthsThis National Park is open for 12 months
Best Months To VisitOctober to February
Opening Hours6 AM to 7 PM
Entrance FeesINR 45 for Indians and INR 500 per person
Bamboo Rafting7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Packed food will be provided.

Rs 1800 for Indians and 2200 for foreigners.

Nature Walk7AM, 7:30AM, 10AM, 10:30AM, 2PM and 2:30 PM
Rs 225 for Indians and INR 75 for foreigners
Border Hiking8 AM to 5 PM
Tribal dance performanceVanasree Auditorium in ANavachal
Best Time to Visit Periyar National Park

FAQs About Periyar National Park

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Madla/ balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh940 KMTigers (130)
Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh and is famous for lush saal and bamboo forests, lakes, streams, and open grasslands. Moreover, it is the largest National Park 940 Km2, with 1005km2 exterior area.

The Novel “The Jungle book” has its roots in this National Park, which is the habitat of different species like Tiger, leopard, wild dog, sloth bear, foxes, and jackals.

The Park opens from October to June. November and December, March and April are the best months to find your favorite Species. But, drop your plans for January due to the long que for Safari.

You have a choice of 2 slots:

  • 6 AM to 11AM
  • 2:30 to 6 PM.

The preferred times to spot different species are the early morning or after 4 PM.

Opening MonthsOctober to June
Best Months to VisitNovember, December, March and April
Opening HoursMid October to Mid-February: 11 AM, 2PM  till sunsets
Mid-February to Mid- April: 11 AM, 3PM till sunsets
Jeep SafariRs 1,500 for a single jeep with 6 people

October to Feb: 6:30 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 5:30 PM
Mar-Jun: 10AM to 3PM

Closed on Diwali, Holi and Monsoon
Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park

FAQs About Kanha National Park

Gangotri National Park, Uttarakhand

Gangotri National Park, Uttarakhand
Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand2,390 KMBlack Bear
Gangotri National Park

Beautiful weather along side River Ganga is once in a lifetime trip. This could be a better experience with Gangotri National Park. This is located at the origin of the river Ganga.

The River Bhagirath flows from the Park, which gives an appropriate temperature for the birds and animals live nearby like bharal or blue sheep, black bear, brown bear, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan snowcock, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and snow leopard.

The best time to visit the place is from April to October, and it is the time when you can enjoy the weather and find different Flora and Fauna. The total distance of Trekking is about 48km with entry fees of Rs 150; for the tent changes, it is an extra Rs 50.

Opening MonthsApril to October
Best Months to VisitApril to June
Opening Hours10 AM to 6 PM
Best Time to Visit Gangotri National Park

FAQs About Gangotri National Park

Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, Barmer District Rajasthan

Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, Barmer District Rajasthan
Jaisalmer and Barmer District1990 Km2 in Jaisalmer and 1262 Km2 in Barmer DistrictGreat Indian Bustard
Desert National Park

Desert National Park is found in Jaisalmer and starches 1262 Km2 with different species like desert fox, Bengal fox, desert cat, wolf, hedgehog, and chinkara. It is also the home of the Great Indian bustard, an endangered bird that migrates to different places according to the seasons. Opt for Jeep or Camel Safari to view the varied species around you. For any of the rides, you can negotiate the prices to be paid. You can also camp near the desert where you will be able to feel the cool breeze of thar desert.

Opening MonthsOpen for 12 months
Best Month to VisitNovember to January
Opening Hours10 AM to 5 PM
Entry FeesINR 100 per person
Jeep SafariINR 100 per person
INR 200 for hiring a guide
Camel SafariAround INR 1000 for half day
Average 1600 for full day
Nearby places to visitJaisalmer Fort, Patwaon ki Haveli, Bada Bagh
Best Time to Visit Desert National Park

FAQs About Desert National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh
Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh1536 KM60 to 70 (approx.)
Bandhavgarh National Park

This place is the attraction of Asiac tigers that are found here. This Bandhavgarh national Park also contains the round Hot Air Balloon which will surely make you see the view at a 360-degree angle and spot many animals at once. You may spot leopards, deer, sloth bears, boars, jackals, Bengal foxes, gaur, and many other species. You must make a reservation if you plan for the Safari as there are just 2-time slots but with limited Safari at once. The price of Safari is the same for the Indians and Foreigners, Rs 1750.

Opening MonthsOctober to June
Opening HoursOctober to February: 7 AM to 10:30 AM
February to March: 6 AM to 9:30 AM and 3 PM to 6:30 PM and 3:30 PM to 7 PM
Best Months to VisitApril to May
Hot Air Balloon45 minutes to an hour

Rs 15,000 for adults and 9,000 for Children between 5 to 12 years old

9 Passengers allowed
Jeep Safari6 AM to 11:30 AM

INR 2,600 to 3,200 per person

INR 500 for a Guide

Elephant Safari6 AM to 11:30 AM

1,500 per person

INR 500 for a Guide
Best Time to Visit Bandhavgarh National Park

FAQs About Bandhavgarh National Park

Final Word

India is a huge country with different cultures in different states, and every state is unique. If you visit different corners of India, you will also find different species too. You must have checked out the list of Best National Park that is an ultimate guide to your new journey. Let us know which National Park was worth your visit.