India has over 80 national parks located throughout the territory. There are larger and more accessible and thus more popular. The purpose of the visitors is mainly that of spotting the tiger. It should however be aware that all animals that live in parks or reserves are wild and therefore can not be guaranteed at all the sighting. The Parks, each with its own peculiarities, give in any case a wonderful nature and an exciting biodiversity which provide significant emotions.
RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
In North India, the eastern border of Rajasthan, between the Thar Desert and the Aravalli, is one of the parks that attract more tourists. Once the reserve of hunting of kings, since 1972 has been declared a national park under the protection of the Project Tiger: the reserve live in the wild thirty Indian tigers as well as other animal species (blue antelopes, leopards, hyenas, deer, bears , leopards, jungle cats, a variety of birds and so on). The fortune of the park is also due to its position close to the Golden Triangle, the route which includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (which is 150 Km.). The national park, dotted with Banyan, is surrounded by two rivers, the Banas and Chambal and is washed by the lake Padam Talao. On a rock at the entrance of the Park, the tenth-century Fort, built in 944 which houses various temples including one dedicated to Ganesh, the most beautiful of Rajasthan. Closed from July to mid-September. Between November and May the weather is pleasant but also in the dry season (October-March) are likely the avvistamentii because the animals come out from the forest to the lake to drink.
KANHA NATIONAL PARK
The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, one of India's largest (1940 Kmq.- three inputs of which the top two, on opposite ends of the park, away from each other four hours of driving - 600-900 m above sea level) is known to the community of Indian tigers, about 250, who lives permanently. It formed in 1955 by a special law, spread in vast grassy meadows, rocky peaks, forests of teak, bamboo and other types of trees, lakes rich in numerous aquatic plants, and in large grasslands inhabited by several species of deer, including the rare species of deer Barasingha, the "twelve horns." The park is home to a vast wildlife, including buffalo, dogs, pythons, bears (well 150), leopards (well 80), sambar, and many others. In this park the writer Rudyard Kipling imagined the stories told in the novel "The Jungle Book". The park is closed from July 1 to October 15. The best season to visit is from February to June. The months of December, January and March are the months of maximum crowding. From March to June, the heat is intense, but they increase the chances of spotting the animals that come close to rivers for drinking.
KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK
If your itinerary includes a visit to Agra, the city of the famous Taj Mahal, then you are on your way to get to the Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, only 50 Km. From the latter. In addition to the historical wonders of Rajasthan that attracts tourists from around the world, there is this nature reserve world heritage site since 1985. Former duck hunting reserve of the Maharajas, declared a National Park in 1981, it is now the main bird reserve of ' India, shrine of many stable and migratory birds, including rare species, even coming from China, Siberia, Europe and Tibet who come here to live in lakes and swamps where they breed. After heavy rains, even aquatic birds such as cranes, geese, flamingos, storks, pelicans and many others are in Keoladeo their favorite haunt. Cohabitants of these wonderful birds have some mammals including cervicapra antelope, the blue antelope, wild boar, chital, sambar and even the pythons. The park, which covers 29 sq. Km, is located in Bharatpur (150 Km. From Jaipur and 18 km from Fatehpur Sikri), already interesting in itself for its temples, markets, palaces and other monuments. The Park is open every day with different schedules depending on the periods. You can visit the Park, especially charming in the evening and in the morning, walk, bicycle, rickshaw.
BHANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
The Bhandhavgarh National Park, 450 sq km (mt. 800 asl), Madhya Pradesh (Km. 270 to 6 hours from Khajuraho which is also the nearest airport) has acquired its status as a protected area in 1968, after the its long history of hunting area of real Rewa and is known as tigers, even the white tiger, and other animals such as birds, foxes, deer, jackals, Indian bison, gazelles, deer, chital, leopard, dappled deer, blue antelope, wild cats, hyenas and reptiles, plus many others, inhabit its dense forests. The Bandhavgarh area therefore has a great biodiversity, and is the place where there is the highest density of tigers in India. Bandhavgarh National Park is also home to a varied vegetation from grasslands to forests of Sal thus becoming the perfect habitat for many species of animals. A fun way to visit the Park is to do elephant, as well as jeep. Inside the park, even temples and the remains of an old Forte. The park is open from 16 October to 30 June but the best time to visit is during the warm months, between February and June, when the animals leave the forest to drink from the streams of the park.
PANNA NATIONAL PARK
In Madhya Pradesh, about 60 km from the beautiful Khajurao, can stop on your itinerary, there is the "Panna National Park", 550 sq km., Created in 1981 and placed under the Project Tiger in 1994. In a climate environment mainly tropical, a former hunting ground of the principles of Panna, Chhatarpur and Bijawar, live animals such as tigers, leopards, wild cats, deer, gazelles, antelopes, wild dogs, bears, wolves, caracal, sambar, hyena, reptiles and many species of birds . The reserve does not have means of transport for visitors. And 'open from 16 October to 30 June. The best time to visit is from December to March.