South India National Parks to Visit without Missing

The greatest tourist attraction in India is due to its vast spread of flora and fauna. India can be considered as the best place for the people who are very much interested in viewing the beauty of the nature and for those who want to go for a national park tour. The greatest heritage of India, that is the wildlife, can be witnessed to its core when we travel to the wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves and the national parks. There are many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in south India.

indira gandhi national park

Elephant at Indira Gandhi National Park in Tamil Nadu

To the south of India we have the state of Tamil Nadu which has five main national parks of India including one marine national park. The Guindy national park is the eighth smallest national parks in India which was established in the year 1977. It is one of the national parks in India situated in the city of Chennai. Then we have the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu which was established in 1976. This is the best among the wildlife sanctuaries in India and located in the Anaimalai hills. It is also known as the ‘Top slip’. Further we have the Mudumalai national park and the Mukurthi national park in the Nilgiri hills. They were established in the year 1940 and 2001 respectively. The Mudumalai Tiger reserve is one of the established Tiger Reserves of India while the Mukurthi national park is famous for the Nilgiri Tahr. Finally in Tamil Nadu we come to the marine national park known as the Gulf of Mannar Marine national park which comprises of 21 islands.  It is situated in the Indian Ocean and was established in 1986. Tamil Nadu is a best place to select for your wildlife holiday

Kerala houses the famous national parks in India. We have the Eravikulam national park, the Mathikettan Shola national park and the Periyar National park which is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. These national parks provide you a great platform for your national parks trip. We can witness the Anamudi peak from the Eravikulam national park.

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park entrée fee list

The Mathikettan Shola National park was established in the year 2008. The Periyar national park is a well-established Tiger reserve as well as an Elephant reserve. It is also one of the wildlife sanctuaries in south India. It was established in the year 1982. Finally we have the Silent valley National park which is located in the Palakkad district of Kerala. It was established in 1980. Kerala is also the best place for holiday in national park

The next state of south India is Karnataka. Here we have the Anshi national park. It isTiger at Anshi National Park located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It was established in the year 1987. The Anshi national park is a part of the Dandeli wildlife sanctuaries. Next is the Bandipur national park which is located in the chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. It was established in the year 1974. The Nagarhole national park is located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is also known as Rajiv Gandhi national park. It was established in 1988. Karnataka has the best national parks in India. Moreover you can plan your wildlife India tours in this state.

In Andhra Pradesh, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park located in the Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad is one of the important national parks in India. Inside this national park, there is the Chiran palace covering 24 acres. This park is a great relief to the busy city people of Hyderabad. It houses more than 600 species of plants, 140 species of birds and more than 30 varieties of butterflies. Many students include this national park in their Wildlife trip. The next important national park in Hyderabad is the Mahavir HarinaVanasthali national park. This park was established in the year 1975 to commemorate the 2500th birth anniversary of Mahavir, the Jain Saint. Another important National park that has to be included in any national parks is the Sri Venkateswara national park. This is a part of Seshachalam Hills which is been declared as the biosphere reserves of India. More than 1500 plant species, 178 species of birds and many rare animals are preserved in this national park.

Moreover, Andaman and Nicobar islands have around nine National Parks such as Campbell bay national parks, Galathea national park, Mahatma Gandhi marine national park, Middle Button Island national park, Mount Harriet National Park, North Button Island National park, South Button Island National park, Rani Jhansi marine national park and Saddle Peak National park.

All the national parks in India are interesting places for the students and scholars to study and research. The need to have these national parks and to preserve them is very much pressing in the highly polluted and endangered atmosphere of the modern world. It is the duty of educational institutions to conduct national parks tour every now and then to inculcate the importance of the biodiversity and the living things around us.

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