The Top 5 Indian National Parks for Wildlife Photography
Wildlife Photography
December 7, 2019

If you are into wildlife photography, you need some really good locations to click some amazing pictures.

India is gifted with natural resources and wildlife. Be it nature photography or wildlife photography, India will always provide you with some really beautiful locations. As far as Wildlife photography is concerned let's check out some of the best National Parks and Tiger Reserves where you can do wildlife photography.


Here are our top 5 National Parks you can visit for wildlife photography.



Jim Corbett National Park -

Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, this is one of the oldest and most prestigious National Park of India. Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park back then. This national park is mainly famous for tigers and rare species like Otters and the endemic fish-eating crocodile and the area it covers over an extent of 520 square kilometers. This national park is one of the most sought after destinations for the wildlife buffs. The tigers and other wild animals make it a perfect destination for wildlife photographers. The best time to visit this national park is from October to February. 


Tadoba National Park -

Maharashtra's oldest and largest National Park, the "Tadoba National Park", also known as the "Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve" is approximately 150 km from Nagpur city located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state. Established in 1955, Tadoba National Park is one of India's 47 project tiger reserves existing in India. The total area of the tiger reserve is 1,727, which is divided into three separate forest ranges, i.e. Tadoba north range, Morhurli range, and Kolsa south range. There are two lakes and one river in the park, which gets filled every monsoon, the ‘Tadoba Lake,’ ‘Kolsa Lake,’ and ‘Tadoba River.’ These water bodies provide water to the park.

Tigers, Indian leopards, Sloth bears, Spotted Deer, Gaur, Chital, Nilgai, Dhole, Striped Hyena, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cats, Sambar, Barking Deer, Marsh Crocodile, Peacock, Jewel Beetles, Wolf Spiders, Indian Python, Indian Cobra, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, etc. are some of the animals which you can spot at Tadoba National Park. The park is open from 15th October to 30th June every year and every Tuesday the park remains closed for the full day.



Ranthambore National Park -

Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is about 130 km away from Jaipur. Ranthambore National Park is a major wildlife tourist attraction for many wildlife photographers and nature lovers.

Ranthambore is also known for its famous heritage site and pictorial ruins that surround the wildlife park. The moments spend on watching tigers stroll around, luscious greenery, birds chirping around and animals is simply priceless.

Animals that you can spot at Ranthambore are Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Blackbucks, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Caracals, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Sloth bears, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Long-eared Hedgehogs, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Common Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Five striped Palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose and the list goes on and on.



Pench National Park -

Pench National Park is located in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh. This national park was named after the pristine River Pence which flows through the park. This Park spreads across a massive area of 758 sq km. The park also has its mention in the famous story of 1894, ‘The Jungle Book’, written by famous English author Rudyard Kipling. Royal Bengal tiger, jackal, peafowl, wild dog, wild boar, sloth bear, Indian leopard, fox, striped hyena, monkey, gaur, barking deer, four-horned antelope, Indian wolf, and more such enthralling species inhabit this national park. The best time to visit this national park is from November to February. A must visit place for Tiger lovers.



Kaziranga National Park -

Kaziranga National Park is 430 square kilometer of landscape sprinkled with elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forest is home to more than 2200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros, approximately 2/3rd of their total world population. The park is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots – Golaghat and Nagaon district to be more précises its located 240 kms from Guwahati, Assam.

One-horned rhinoceros (rhinoceros unicornis), wild buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Indian elephant (Elephas maximus), royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris), leopard (Panthera pardus),  white-browed gibbon (hylobates hoolock), rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatto),  Indian wild boar (Sus scrofa), eastern mole (Talpa macroura), pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), sloth bear(Melursus ursinus), Indian gaur (Bos Taurus), swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli), sambar (Cervus unicolor), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), hog deer (Axis porcinus), capped langur or leaf monkey (Presbytis Pilatus), Assamese macaque (Macaca assamensis), Indian porcupine (Hystrix Indica), fishing cat (Felis viverrine), Etc. are some of the animals you can spot at Kaziranga National Park. November to April is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park as the park remains closed from May to October every year.


The title says Top 5 National Park, but we have one more national park just as a bonus for our readers and wildlife enthusiasts.



Bonus - Gir National Park -

If you are out for clicking some photos of Lion King then, besides Africa, Gir National Park is the only place in the world where you can spot lions roaming free in the wild. This national park is situated approximately 65 Kms South East of Junagarh District, Gujarat. This park is spread across a total area of 1412 square kilometers of which 258 Km forms the core area of the National Park. From a mear count of approximately 20 lions in 1913, they have increased to 523 according to the 2015 census. There are 201 female, 106 male, and 213 sub-adult lions in this national park. Gir National Park is a safe natural habitat for Asiatic Lion which were on a brink of extinction. So Lion lovers, you cannot skip this location from your bucket list at any cost. This National Park is open for tourism from 16th October to 15th June every year.


These were some of the best national parks you could plan your next visit for some awesome wildlife photography projects. Happy clicking!!!!!

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