Category Archives: National Parks

Galathea National Park

GALATHEA NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Galathea National Park is located on Great Nicobar Island of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar. This territory consists of about 572 islands lying in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean known as the Bay of Bengal of which only 32 are permanently inhabited. The Park was established in 1992 and has an extent of 110 sq. kms. It is a part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. There is a 12 kms. buffer zone that separates Galthea National Park with Read more [...]

Mandla Plant Fossils National Park

 MANDLA PLANT FOSSILS NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION Situated in the Dindori District of Madhya Pradesh, the Mandla Fossil National Park has fossil forms that existed in India between 40 million and 150 million years ago. Mandla is one exquisite place in India where a treasure trove of fossils has been found.  In fact, those that were found belong to 31 genera of 18 plant families that have been so far identified. It was found that these fossils were like plants that existed some 65 million years Read more [...]

Eravikulam National Park in Kerala

ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION Eravikulam National Park is located in Idukki district of Kerala. The park is situated in a very exquisitely beautiful location amongst the backdrop of tea estates. This Park was a sanctuary for the protection of Nilgiri tahr, which is the only species of wild goat south of the Himalayas. The area of the Sanctuary was 97 sq. kms. Later, in 1978, this sanctuary was declared a National Park. The area consists of the rolling hills and meadows and also included Read more [...]

Dudhwa National Park

DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION Dudhwa National Park is located in the Terai Region of Lakhimpur Kheri District of Uttar Pradesh and was earlier covered by the North Kheri Forest Division It was declared a National Park in 1977. The park has an area of 490.30 sq. kms with a buffer zone of 190 sq. kms. This National Park is a part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The Park is located on the Indo-Nepal border and supports the diverse eco system in this particular area. Set in the foothills of the Read more [...]

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

DIBRU-SAIKHOWA NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Dibru- Saikhowa National Park is situated in Tinsukia in the state of Assam.  The Park is situated on the foothills of the North Bank Landscape Corridor of the Eastern Himalayan ranges. The extent of the Park is 350 sq. kms. at an average altitude of  118 metres above sea level making it the third largest park in Assam. The park covers a part of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts and has 3 rivers that pass through it. The rivers that feed the Park Read more [...]

Desert National Park Rajasthan

 DESERT NATIONAL PARK The Desert National Park is one of the largest parks in India with an area of 3162 sq. kms. Established in the year 1980, the park is situated in Rajasthan near Jaisalmer in the south-west region bordering Pakistan. The National Park is spread over Jaisalmer and Barmer districts. Though known as a Park, much of the area has only a sanctuary status and has a very distinct wildlife. It has the kind of biodiversity that can be found in the Thar Desert, of which this Park is Read more [...]

Darrah National Park Rajasthan

DARRAH NATIONAL PARK The Darrah National Park was established in 2004 by integrating the Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary and the Jaswanth Sagar Wild life sanctuary. This Sanctuary is thickly forested and covers a hilly region lying in the south eastern border of Kota in Rajasthan. This Park is in the district of Sawai Madhopur and is over a hillock on the South Eastern Mukundarah hill ranges. The state is also known for the sanctuaries and for preservation of endangered Read more [...]

Dachigam National Park Kashmir

DACHIGAM NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION The Dachigam National Park is situated on the periphery of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and slopes down to Dal Lake. The landscape is beautiful and is filled with rich and verdant forest and birds. The National Park is spread over 141 sq. kms. and the altitude varies from 1700 metres to 4300 metres above sea level. Dachigam actually means ’Ten Villages’ as 10 villages were evacuated to create the National Park. The Harwan reservoir in the Read more [...]

Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION This Park is said to be ‘First among Equals’ and is located in the Ramganga foothills of the picturesque state of Uttarakhand. The park has been named by a man who inspired the creation of National Parks in the country, Jim Corbett. The Park nestles at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas and lies between the districts of Nainital, Almora and Pauri Garhwal and covers an extensive area of 1318.54 sq. kms. The entire area encompasses the Corbett National Read more [...]

Chandoli National Park Safari

 CHANDOLI NATIONAL PARK INTRODUCTION Chandoli National Park is situated in Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra. This Park was a wild life Sanctuary in 1985 and later was established as a National Park in 2004. Chandoli National Park has an area of 317.67 sq, kms. and is at the southern end of the Sahyadiri Tiger Reserve and has the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary as its northern border. The park has been declared a World Heritage Centre by UNESCO. The Chandoli National Park is near the Chandoli Read more [...]