India is a wildlife lover’s paradise, with a wonderful range of creatures great and small to see, whether you’re gliding along on a houseboat watching birds swooping across the Kerala backwaters, or spotting monkeys in market places stealing produce! If you’d love to see larger animals such as majestic tigers or wonderful elephants, then including at least one of the best National Parks in India on your holiday itinerary is a must.
13 of the Best National Parks in India
From north to south, our guide to 13 of the best National Parks in India will show you our top choices for getting back to nature and trying to spot some amazing creatures from a close (but safe) distance.
NORTH INDIA NATIONAL PARKS
Ranthambore National Park
The first of our 13 of the best National Parks in India is Ranthambore, an amazing sanctuary to a multitude of creatures and one of the most famous national parks in Northern India. Once the former hunting grounds of Jaipur Maharajas, the park is a great place to spot diurnal tigers who are active during the day (unlike most tigers who are nocturnal). Ranthambore is also home to a whole host of mammals and reptiles, 272 species of birds and almost 300 species of vegetation.