In India, there is huge diversity of flora and fauna. To protect this nature’s heritage, some dedicated parks have been established where this heritage can live and flourish without affecting the human society.
In Hindi, a national park is called राष्ट्रीय उद्यान for राष्ट्रीय (Rastriya - National) and उद्यान (Udhyaan - Park). Today, I will show you some of the famous (प्रसिद्ध – Prashidh) national park in India.
1. Corbett National Park (कार्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान)
Corbett National Park is the first national park of India which was established in 1936 by Jim Corbett, a legendary tiger hunter. This park is located in state of Uttarakhand in northern part of India. Numerous varieties of flora and fauna which include 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species could be seen in this national park. Elephant Safari is quite famous among tourists. Spotting a endangered Bengal Tiger this way is what every tourist (पर्यटक - Paryatak) desires.
2. Kanha National Park (कान्हा राष्ट्रीय उद्यान)
Kanha National Park is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh located in central India. If you heard about Rudyard Kipling’s famous novel “The Jungle Book” then you will recognize this park. This is the same park which provided the inspiration (प्रेरणा – Pryerna) and setting to Rudyard Kipling. This park houses diverse (विविध – Vividh) variety of animals, birds, reptiles and provide a wonderful landscape to anyone who love a lush green forest (वन- Van) setting.
3. Bandhavgarh National Park (बांधवगढ़ राष्ट्रीय उद्यान)
Bandhavgarhis is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh located in central India. The setting of this park is incredible which feature lush green valleys, rocky hill terrain on the onset of an ancient fort (किला – Kila) on 800 meter high cliffs. This park houses the largest number (संख्या – Sankhya) of tigers which is highest in any park in India. With such high concentration, it is easier to spot a tiger (बाघ - Baagh) in this park and that’s why famous among tourists.
4. Ranthambore National Park (सुंदरबन राष्ट्रीय उद्यान)
Ranthambore National Park is very renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the southeastern Rajasthan state and is one of the largest national park in India. The location of the park is splendid mixture of history and nature as a 10th century (सदी – Sadi) fort is located inside the park. The park consists of diverse range of flora and fauna housed in a distinct rocky plains and steep cliffs terrain. It is quite famous among tourists as it is near to Delhi and gives a good chance of spotting a tiger in the park.
5. Sunderbans National Park (रणथंभौर राष्ट्रीय उद्यान)
Sunderbans is located in Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. It’s spread over 54 islands and extends into neighboring country, Bangladesh. This par is characterized by densely covered mangrove (सदाबहार- Sadaabahaar) forests which is the one of its kind in the world. It is also one of the biggest reserve of Bengal Tigers though diverse variety of bird and reptile including the salt-water crocodile can also be seen.