8 Most Amazing National Parks in India

March 02, 2023

By Mekhala Joshi

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National parks, like sanctuaries, are for protecting the animals and plants inside them. However, some activities, such as cattle grazing, are allowed in sanctuaries while they are strictly prohibited in national parks.

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Blackbuck National Park, Gujarat

Primarily for blackbucks, this national park is in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Here you can often see blackbucks in their natural element—jumping, running, drinking water and happily chasing each other. 

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Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Situated at the heart of Assam, this one is home to more than 70% of the world's one- horned Rhinoceros along with other mammals like tigers, elephants and panthers.

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Eravikulam National Park, Kerala

Placed 7000 feet above sea level, this was designated a sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat, Nilgiri Tahr, in 1975. Later, it was declared a national park. 

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Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh

The Kuno river gives this one its name. It is tucked into an otherwise rocky and harsh landscape. Seventy years after they were thought to be extinct, cheetahs were brought back to India and put in this national park last year.

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Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka

Near Bangalore, a major Indian city, this national park is named after the village, Bannerghatta. It is a great place to see big cats up close.

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Nanda Devi National Park, Uttarakhand

With exceptional biodiversity, this one is home to many threatened species like snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, Himalayan brown bear and Himalayan tahr. This park is also popular for birdwatching.

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra

Leopards, the top predator in this area, have historically called this national park their home. The park also boasts of a rich history going back to the 4th century BC.

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Gir National Park, Gujarat

Gir is synonymous with lions. This national park saved Asiatic lions from extinction at the beginning of the 19th century. Gir is also home to more than 600 species of wild plants and animals.

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