The Indian National WildLife Parks we have visited are detailed in this section. Each National Park will have a whole range of sub pages which will describe different aspects of each park. We supplement the text whenever possible
with photos to help illustrate what we are talking about. We would hasten to add that this website is based on our experiences and comments and advice must be taken in this context.
The Indian National Wildlife Parks we have visited and covered by this web site are:
The Corbett National Park - well known for its Tiger Project to protect its last remaining tigers with the support of the World Wide Wildlife Fund who have a very strict criteria for parks receiving their support. Our trip involved a 7 day elephant safari staying in forest rest houses built by the British in the late 1800's and early 1900's. They are today just as they would have been over 100 years ago. For those not looking for 21st Century comforts, but wanting to taste a basic way of life, (which we would recommend), this is the way to see the area.
Assam's National Parks.
Assam is a north eastern state of India with its capital in the City of Guwahati, south of the eastern Himalayas. Assam has two large rivers running through it, the Bramaputra and the Barak Rivers. Assam is roughly the equivalent to the size of Ireland or Austria. Assam shares International borders with Bhutan to its north and Bangladesh to its south. Assam became part of the India following the Treaty of Yandaboo in 1826.
Assam has successfully conserved the one horned rhinoceros from near extinction. It also has tiger and wild elephant living in one of the last remaining wild habitats. There are a number of wildlife parks with the Manas and Kaziranga both designated as world heritage sites. Assam has a huge range of birds the Manas National Park has over four hundred different species of birds alone.
Manas National Park - is Assam's largest Park, bordering Bhutan. It is fortuante in that it has the Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society, formed by the local villagers boarding the park, to protect the park forest and wild life.
Orang National Park - Is known for its one horned Indian Rhino, as well as tiger if you are lucky, otter, deer and antelope and superb elephant rides out in tot he long tall elephant grass.
Kaziranga National Park - Perhaps Assam's best known National Park, due to the remarkable numbers of Indian one horned rhino in the national parl=k. In 19 26 it was estiamted there were about a dozen rhino - today the estiamte is over 2,000 rhino.
Porbita National Park - is locacagted a short distance from Guwahati, Assam's principal twon and airport. It has the highest concentration of Indian one horned rhino in the world.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and National Park - Is a World Heritage site and regarded as one of the world's most important bird sanctuaries.
That completes the Explore India National Wild Life Parks