National Park Top 5 Picks

200 national parks ranging from high altitude alpine forests to mangrove deltas makes it hard to pick the one for you.
Here are our top picks with some unique ecosystems, diverse flora and fauna and great experiences:


Known for the one-horned rhinocerous, Kaziranga is also home to a variety of rare migratory birds, two thousand elephants and the Ganges river dolphins. Set in the plains of the mighty Brahmaputra, the park is an enchanting patchwork of forests, grasslands and marshy swamps.
A trip to Kaziranga can be combined with a holiday to the seven sister states of the remote North East.


One of India's favourite wildlife parks, Ranthambore is gorgeous! The high density of tigers, easy accessibility and a variety of options for stay and activities makes it very popular.
You can also visit the hilltop Ranthambore Fort and the waterlily filled Lake Padam.
A trip there can be combined with a cultural tour of Rajasthan, one of India's most colourful states.


Meadows of alpine flowers, breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and valleys with lush rivers make this national park very special. It is also home to several endangered animal species including the black bear, flying squirrel and red fox.
Hiking enthusiasts should check the 50 km Valley of Flowers trek.


A high altitude park in the beautiful Ladakh region, Hemis is best known for the highest density of the elusive snow leopard. It is also home to one of the biggest and richest Buddhist monasteries, which hosts the colourful Hemis Festival in June.
The region has a variety of hiking trails.

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The Sunderbans are India's largest mangrove forest and home to the Royal Bengal tiger. Unfortunately, sightings are rare but the experience of cruising the delta waterways and getting to know this unique ecosystem makes for an unforgettable experience.

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Published by Halldór Pálmi Bjarkason on 19. desember 2017