Category Archives: National Parks

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park Have you heard of “the jungle amidst the concrete jungle”? There is a reason Kasu Brahmananda reddy National Park is referred so. The park provides an oasis of clear sir, green environment and the experience of being in the lap of nature away from the hustle of city life to the residents of Hyderabad city. A visit to the city is incomplete if you do not include the National Park in your tourist itinerary. Read on to find out more about the park. Location Situated Read more [...]

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Tourism

GULF OF MANNAR MARINE NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park is a protected area consisting of 21 small islands in the Indian Ocean. There are some coral reefs adjacent, that belongs to this Park. These islands and coral reefs are in the Gulf of Mannar about 10 kms.  away from the east coast of Tamil Nadu. The area consists of area between Tuticorin and Dhanushkodi. The extent of this area is about 160 kms. and consists of the core area which is the Gulf of Mannar Read more [...]

Marine National Park Gulf of Kutch

MARINE NATIONAL PARK - GULF OF KUTCH INTRODUCTION The Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch is the first ever Marine National Park in India. The Sanctuary is an archipelago of 42 islands within the periphery surrounded by reefs of which Pirotan Island is well known. This Park lies in an inter-tidal zone where high and low tides are experienced. Visitors to the area can have the experience of seeing the bottom of the area when there is a low tide. The Gulf of Kutch, in which place this Read more [...]

Guindy National Park and Snake Park

GUINDY NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Guindy National Park is a small preserve and a protected area of only 2.7 sq. kms. It is situated in Guindy in the metropolitan city of Chennai, state of Tamil Nadu.  The park has the distinction of being one of the parks established in a city. There is a zoo and snake park in its premises. The Park is home to garden birds as the estuary at Adyar which has mud and sand banks finds favour with a lot of the exotic variety. The Guindy National Park is the Read more [...]

Gugamal National Park Amravati

 GUGAMAL NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Gugamal National Park is situated in Amravathi District of Maharashtra. Established in the year 1974, the park covers an area of 1673.93 sq. kms and is a part of the Melghat Tiger Reserve. This Park forms the core area of the Tiger Reserve. The Park lies in two Tehsils of the district, Chikaldhara and Dharni. The concept of this park was to ensure protection of tigers. The Park area lies within the Satpura hill ranges also known as the Gavilgarh Hills. Read more [...]

Great Himalayan National Park

GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION This Park was constituted in 1984 and was declared a National Park in 1999. It is one of the largest protected areas in the Himalayas. Situated in the Kulu District of Himachal Pradesh, this Park is a new addition to the number of parks in India. The area that the Park covers is 1736 sq. kms. that extends up to the Kulu Valley. A buffer zone of 5 kms. was also added to the park, to facilitate conservation. There area is devoid of human population to Read more [...]

Govind Pashu National Park

GOVIND PASHU VIHAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY INTRODUCTION Govind Pashu Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Uttarakashi District in the state of Uttarakhand. This park was declared a National Park on March 1st, 1955. The area of the park is 957 square kilometers. The park was established to protect the endangered species of Snow Leopards. The upper reaches of the Park were specifically designated for the protection of these snow leopards that stays at altitudes above 3500 metres. The Park is stretched Read more [...]

Gorumara National Park Safari

GORUMARA NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Gorumara National Park is situated on the banks of the River Murti in the district of Jalpaiguri. There are other rivers like the Raidakand and  the major river in the park is the Jaldak River, which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra. This was a reserve forest in 1895 and made a wild life sanctuary in 1947 and later in 1994 was declared a National Park. The Park is located on the foothills of the Himalayas in the Terai region in northern West Bengal. This Read more [...]

Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

GIR FOREST NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION Gir Forest National Park is located in the south west of the Saurashtra peninsula in the state of Gujarat. The National Park covers an area of 1421 sq, kms. There is an additional buffer zone of 500 sq. kms. In 1974 this area was declared a National Park and Nature Reserve. Gir Forest National Park is also known as Sasan Gir. There are some perennial rivers like the Hiran, Saraswati, Datardi, Shingoda, Macchundi, Ghodavadi and Raval. Out of these rivers, Read more [...]

Gangotri National Park Uttarakhand

 GANGOTRI NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Gangotri National Park is situated in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand State. This Park covers an area of 2390.02 sq. kms. and extends over the upper catchment area of River Bhagirathi. The area offers a scenic view of several waterfalls. The northeastern boundary of the National Park is on the borders with China. This Park was established in 1989. The Park is named after Gangotri, which is famous as one of the four pilgrim sites (Char Dhams). This Read more [...]