Area : 630 sq km.
Altitude : 2100 mt to 7817 mt above the sea level.
Languages : Hindi, Garhwali & English.
Temperature : Max 25.90°C in Summer.Max 12.50°C in Winter.
Rainfall : 1800.2 mm.
Best Season : April to October.
The Nanda Devi National Park is located in the upper Himalayan ranges, a part of the Garhwal Himalayas. Nanda Devi (7817 m) is the second highest peak in India. Some of the most unique high altitude flora and fauna of the world are found in the park. The forest cover in this park is mainly restricted to the Rishi Gorge and the main vegetation is of fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper. In the inner sanctuary, conditions are drier and near the Nanda Devi Glacier, there is almost no vegetation. It is the home of bharal, Himalayan tahr, serow, goral, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, brown bear, leopard, common langur, Himalayan musk deer The park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 1883 , the first person W.W. Garden reached in this region. Mountain peaks surround it from all sides except the west where it is bounded by an inaccessible gorge. The Nanda Devi peak is considered to be one of the toughest peaks to climb in the world. The entry to the park is from Lata village.
Map Of Nandadevi National Park, Uttarakhand :
Kheoladeo Ghana National Park, situated 15 km from Bharatpur, is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world inundated with over 400 species of water birds. Exotic migratory birds from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet as well as Siberian cranes from the Arctic, greyleg geese from Siberia and barheaded geese from China, come here in July / August to spend the winters in the warmer climate. Colonies of cormorants, spoonbills, storks, egrets, herons, pelicans, ebis and grey herons can be spotted all over the park. The raised paths camouflaged by babul trees make their viewing easier.
Air: Agra 71 km is the nearest airport.
Rail: Bharatpur is the major railhead.
Road: Keoladeo, 15 km, has well connection of roadways through Bharatpur.
Best accommodation is available at Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
Map Of Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan :
Ranthambhor National Park is situated 12 km away of Swai Madhopur. The 392 sq. Km. park comprises of dry decidous forests sprawling over an undualting terrain of the Aravalli and Vindhyan ranges. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country under the Project Tiger. The majestic predators, assured of pretection, roam freely during the day time and can be seen at close quarters. Ranthambhor sanctuary has a large number of sambhar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, langur, wild boar and peafowl. A system of three pretty artificial lakes- Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab, alongwith a number of anicuts are part of the biosphere. Besides enhancing the scenic beauty of the Park, there are an important source of water for the inhabitants of the Park. While deer congregate here to drink water, fresh water crocodiles can be seen basking in the winter sun to regulate their body temperature. The lake also attracts a large number of migratory and local birds. The local fauna of the Park includes leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear and a little population of pythons. The lovely Jogi Mahal overlooking the pretty Padam Talab at the foot of the fort has a Forest Rest House. Other accommodation outside the fort also ensures a comfortable stay. The best time to visit is between November and April. Jeeps are available to take you around the park.
Air: Jaipur 175 km is nearest airport.
Rail: Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railhead.
Road: Ranthambhor has well connection of roadways through Sawai Madhopur.
Best accommodation is available at Ranthambhor.
Map Of Ranthambhor National Park, Rajasthan :
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated at a distance of 164 km from Jabalpur and 237 km from Khajuraho spread at an area of 448 sq. km. The forest of Bandhavgarh can be classified as moist deciduous, and the National Park holds all those animal species that are typical of this habitat Central India. Certain areas of the park are drier in character, and hold such species as the Nilgai and the Chinkara. Sal forest occurs throughout the valleys, giving way to mixed forest that occurs where the soil is of relatively poor quality on the upper hill slopes, on rocky outcrops and in the South and West. Grassy meadow patches occur in the valley and along the nalas.
Bandhabgarh is densely populated with tiger and other wildlife species. The great Gaur or Indian Bison, can be seen with ease, as they come onto the meadows to graze at dusk; Sambar and Barking Deer are a common sight, and Nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common Languors and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group. Carnivores include the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox Sloth Bear, Ratel, Grey Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard and Tiger. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesseer Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally. Among the herbivores, Gaur is the only coarse feeder. The vegetation along streams and marshes is rich in bird life. The vegetation along streams and marshes is rich in bird life. The common ones are Little Grebe, Egret, lesser Adjutant, Sarus Crane, Black Ibis, Lesser Whistling Teal, White-eyed Buzzard, Black Kite, Cested Serpent Eagle, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Common Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Dove, Parakeets, Kingfishers and Indian Rollers. Reptilian Fauna include Cobra, Krait, Viper, Rat snake, and Python, Turtle and a number of lizard varieties, including Varanus. There are two main ways of getting about in the park in a motor vehicle or on elephant back. Many of the animals are now accustomed to both; even so, it is best to talk quietly and not make rapid movements. Jeep safaris are best undertaken from dawn until about 10 am and from about 4 pm until dark, as the animals are most active during these periods. A forest Department guide must always accompany you. This guide will be able to direct you and point out wildlife. Elephants are used every morning by the Forest Department for Tiger-tracking. If a Tiger is found, then the elephant will take you directly to the Tiger either from the lodge or from a nearby point reached by jeep/car.
Map Of Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh:
It is situated 15 kms from Munnar. Main attractions here are the highest peak south of the Himalayas, is on the southern side of the Park. This is one of the wettest areas of the world. Fauna like tiger, panthers, wild dogs, civet cats, jungle cats, sloth bears, Nilgiri languor and wild boar are found here. The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is seen in this park also can be found here.