Corbett National ParkJim Corbett National Park

The Corbett National Park is the first National park of India and it was established in 1936. The sactuary come under the project tiger. It is located in the state of Uttarakhand in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Corbett National park is the place of tigers and the best for wildlife adventure, wildlife photographic tour and tiger safari in India. The wild animals found in the park are Leopards, Wild Boar, Deer, Black Bear, Wild Dogs, etc. There are around 580 bird species found in the Corbett National Park and it is very popular as bird watching spots in India.

The Corbett National Park opens from November 15 to June 15. It is closed between June 16 and November 14. So between November to June is the best season for the wildlife tour in Corbett National Park.

Desert National Park

Great Indian Bustard (a rare species of bird), demoiselle crane, vultures, kestrel, buzzards, babblers, warblers, orioles, falcons, harriers, eagles, larks, peafowl bee eaters, quails, demoiselle crane, shrikes, gray partridges, spotted eagles, sand grouse and many more rare and common birds can be seen here, in the India’s largest (spread over 3150 square kilometers area) park. “The Desert National Park” is very near to the Indo-Pak border in Thar Desert, District- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, and India.

Here is a forest post named Sudashri is best place to see and take pictures of the rare wildlife of this Desert National Park. Chinkara, Desert fox, Blackbuck, Indian wolf, Bengal fox, Desert cat etc. are main wild life here. Keep lunch box with you for whole day visit. Best season October to March.

Gir National ParkGir National Park

160 kms away from Mahatma Gandhi’s birth place Porbander city, is also known as Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and Sasan Gir National park. Established by Government of India in 1965, basically to protect Asiatic lions from poaching and enhance their population. Spread over 1412 sq. kms of which 258 kms are fully protected area. In 2005 April, 359 lions were counted here, about 300 leopards are also here.

Location : District Junagadh, western coastal state Gujrat, India. Nearest railway & bus station– Sasan (1km), nearby town- Junagadh 50 km, Rajkot city-160 kms. Nearby port Diu (Old Portuguese colony) 100 km.

Best Time to Visit : Other than monsoon season, but best from November to April.

Best Way to Reach : Go to Rajkot by air, road or rail than to Sasan by road or rail.

Accommodation : Many types of accommodations are available here but get prereserved.

Fauna : Asiatic lions, leopards, nilgai (blue bull), striped hyenas, wild ass, chinkara, ruddy mongoose, wild boar, chousinga (four horned antelopes), jungle cats, langurs, magar (crocodiles) etc.

Avifauna : Paradise fly catcher, crested serpent eagle, bonneli’s eagle, spoon bill, wood peckers, flamingoes, painted sand grouse, white ibis, black ibis etc.

Center of Attraction : Asiatic lions, leopards, wild hilly surroundings. Park authorities organize “Lion Shows” in Dewaliya zone for visitors which are a major center of attraction.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Beyond doubt a paradise for bird lovers. Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. It was declared as ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO in 1985. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary was created artificially by Maharaja of Bharatpur in 1980.

Location : Bharatpur, Rajasthan. About 60 kms from Agra

Best Time to Visit : For inhabitant birds (Aug- Nov).

For Migratory Birds : (Oct- Feb)

Best Way to Reach Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary :
Nearest airport is at Agra (56 kms) and Delhi (180) kms. Regular rail services are available from all the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. One can reach here by road from the main cities of Rajasthan and also from UP, Delhi and Haryana.

Accommodation Near Bharatpur Sanctuary:
Luxury, heritage and budget all types’ hotels are available here. One can find lodges also.

Avifauna: Migratory birds during winters such as- Highly endangered Siberian cranes, Ducks, Larks, Flycatchers, Geese, Pelicans, Stints, Hawks, Eagles, Wagtails, Warblers, Pipits, Buntings, Wheatears, Shanks etc.

Inhabitant birds: Sarus Cranes, Black-necked Storks, Demoiselle Cranes, Darters, Lapwings, Painted Storks and Asian Openbill Storks, Pelicans, and various species of ducks, kingfishers, owls, wading birds, eagles etc.

Fauna: Sambar, Wild Boar, Chital, Nilgai, Jackal, Hyena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Blackbuck, etc.

Center of Attraction: Highly endangered Siberian cranes which come from Siberia and Central Asia to spend there winters when the rivers of Siberia are frozen in winters.