Various Wildlife Spots in North India – A country as diverse as India has different lives going on it at all times. With the busy cities being lit up with lights, traffic, and crowds to the deserts where hardly you will see any life. One such beautiful realm of India is its Wildlife. One can see the rare Royal Bengal Tiger to the one-horned rhinoceros of Assam, to the migrated Siberian Crane in Rajasthan. The country has more than 100 national parks, covering 15,600 miles of protected land. With such a wide range of wildlife to savor, the country from ancient times has been enriched with the wildlife of the highest ranges. The Maharajas who were known for their love for animals or those who showed their chivalry on animals, everyone was linked to the rich wildlife of India. While several aspects are leading to a decline in the wildlife heritage of our country, continuous steps have been taken to counter them and protect this realm of nature.
So, if you are looking to travel on a wild wildlife journey, but are restrained to the Northern region of India, don’t take another guess as you are up to a great joyride to savor. North India has an abundance of wildlife resources and we have a complete guide for your journey to Wildlife in North India.
Amidst the mighty Himalayas, there lies another beauty with snow-covered peaks and deep valleys, between which is the Hemis National Park. The largest national park in the country, Hemis is known for its world-famous Snow Leopards. The national park is home to more than 200 snow leopards, Tibetian wolf, Red fox, Himalayan marmot and many more special species of mammals plus more than 70 bird species including the golden eagle, Himalayan snowcock.
Due to the rough and difficulty, no vehicles are allowed inside while trekking can be done via the main routes between the timings of 9 AM to 5 PM. Indians are charged a fee of INR 20 while foreigners an amount of INR 100 with the best period to visit is from May to September.
Deemed as one of the best and the most famous national parks of India, Jim Corbett is known for its Project Tiger initiative and is home to more than 650 species of birds, and animals like elephants, species of deer, Asiatic Bear, Ghariyal, Alligators and the King Cobra. Covering a huge area of nearly 520 kilometers, Jim Corbett comprises of a wide variety of terrain and it is advisable to take a Jeep safari. While 75% of the area is covered by Sal trees, it has more than 600 species of flora to savor.
There are different safaris available according to your choices and the fares for all differ from each other with the timings being 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is from November to June when the weather is quite pleasant.
Situated in the scenic valleys of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand is the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary storing a plethora of flora and fauna, with the calmness of the ever-flowing white water rivers Binsar is one of the beautiful parts of Northern India. Covering an area of 45.59 sq. km and situated at an elevation of 2500m, the Sanctuary has been declared as an ‘Important Bird Area’ for its richness of bird species including the Blackbirds, Woodpeckers, Eagles, Magpies and mammals like Jungle Cat, Leopard, Musk Deer, Black Bear, Red Fox, and many such amazing animals.
The suitable time for a visit is from April to May and from September to November when the weather is not harsh. The entry fees for Indians is INR 150, for students INR 75 and for foreigners, INR 600 wherein the park offers a lot for everyone.
Residing in the areas of LakhimpurKhiri District of Uttar Pradesh, the Dudhwa National Park is hugely known for its Swamp Deer and Tiger species. Spanning an area of 811km, is home to 38 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles including the rare Blue bull, Porcupine, Monitor Lizard, and Rhinoceros. The huge variety of birds is visible from the fact that almost 450 of the 1300 species of birds seen in the Indian Subcontinent are visible in the Dudhwa National Park comprising of Hornbill, Serpent Eagle, Osprey, Paradise Flycatcher, Emerald Dove, and many more.
The best time to visit the park is from February to April when the weather is cool and the entry fee for Indians is INR 50 while for foreigners it is INR 300 per person.
These are some of the famous wildlife destinations where you can fulfill your wish to view the natural beauty of our country in their homeland. There are many more such regions with rich wildlife heritage. Everyone must for once visit these places and witness the aspects, nature has in store for us.