13 Best Nature Friendly Tourist Destinations in North India
India is that country which is known for its rich culture and spectacular heritage that allures thousands of travellers from all across the globe. Along with this, the rich bio-diversity of India is also a major reason that many tourists attracted towards the country and plan their holidays in India.
From the golden sand dunes of Thar to the wetlands of Himalayas, from Khasi and Garo Hills to the rich wildlife filled with amazing species of flora and fauna, India is being serving as the one stop destination for the eco-tourism in the world. To make your India Tours more amazing, we have brought to you the list of best eco-tourism destinations in India.
1. Sunderbans National Park in West Bengal
One of the most important national parks of North India, Sunderbans National Park in West Bengal is famous for the world’s largest mangrove forest. The national park is serving as the house of royal Bengal tigers along with various species of birds, reptile, invertebrate and amphibians.
Animal Species – The species of animals found in here are the Saltwater Crocodile, River Terrapin, Olive Ridley Turtle, Gangetic Dolphin, Ground Turtleand Mangrove Horseshoe crab.
Marine Species – Bryde’s Whale, Humpback Whale, Irrawaddy Dolphins, Ganges River Dolphins and many more
2. Chilika in Odisha
Located on the Bay of Bengal, Odisha is an eastern Indian state is compacting with a mesmerizing lake place namely “Chilika Lake”. The place is featuring as India’s largest and world’s second largest coastal lagoon and is serving as the house of various species of animals, birds and plants. The place also featuring as the prominent option in wildlife tourism in India and covers the area of 3500 sq km.
Aqua Fauna Species – Irrawaddy Dolphins, Green Sea Turtles, Blackbuck, Limbles Skink
Migratory Birds – Greater & Lesser Flamingos, Grey herons, Egrets, Spoonbills, Storks
More – 700 species of flowering plants, huge number os mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
3. Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkim
Famous as one of the high altitude national parks in India, Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve is also known as the Khangchendzonga National Park. It is also a major part of North India tourism. The rich ecosystem of the place includes medicinal plants, animals, local and migratory birds and plush bio-diversity.
Various Wildlife Species – Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Wild Dog, Himalayan Black Bear and Himalayan Blue Sheep.
Birds Species – Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Griffon, Tragopan Pheasant, Green Pigeon
Adventure Activities – Trekking, Hiking, Camping
4. Kaziranga National Park in Assam
The place is one of the best nature friendly tourist destinations in North India, Kaziranga National Park in Assam is serving as the house of Great One-Horned rhinoceros. The highly diversified eco system of the national park makes Kaziranga a perfect nature friendly tourist destination in North India.
Bio-diversities – Numerous mammals, reptiles, insects, amphibians, birds.
Animals – tigers, leopards, fox, jackals, bears
Birds –Great Indian Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Old World Babbles
Reptiles – Reticulated Python, Rock Python, King Cobra
5. Majuli in Assam
Majuli is the largest River Island in the world and is located in the Brahmaputra River. The place is a paradise for several migratory birds. One can also find various tribes habitats in here namely Deoris, Sonowal Kacharis and Mising Tribes.
The presence of Brahmaputra River make Majuli flourishing and rich and also serving as home to numerous of amphibians.
6. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya
Featuring as Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong is a beautiful eco-friendly tourist destination in India. It is located in the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya and is comprises with rich bio-diversity. Mawlynnong is a small basket of natural abundance comprising with lush green forest, animals, birds species, cascades, natural caves and many more.
7. Jotsoma Village in Kohima in Nagaland
Located close to Kohima, Nagaland is featuring as one of the most beautiful and alluring location in India that is featuring as the beautiful nature friendly destination that falls under the tour package of North India tourism. The village of Jotsoma is highly diversified and is inhabited by tribal settlements which make this place more unique.
8. Namdhapa National Park in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is also known as the largest national parks in South India which is spread in the area of 1985 sq km. The Namdhapa National Park is house of four kinds of felines namely – Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Tiger and Indian Leopard.
The eco system of the national park is comprises with the lush green forest, various species of plants, diversified landscape and different mountain ranges makes Arunachal Pradesh quite popular in North India tourism.
9. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in Uttarakhand
The UNESCO declared world heritage site, Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is created with the confluence of Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park that is the paradise for travellers. Enhancing the beauty of Uttarakhand the reserve is highly popular among the trekkers and the mountaineers.
The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is compact with more than 600 species of flowering plants, alpine trees, Himalayan animals and birds.
10. Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh
Located on the high altitude of 1500 meters to 6000 meters Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh is a home to numerous species of fauna and flora that are ranging up-to 300 species. The number of flora species makes Great Himalayan National Park a perfect nature friendly tourist destination in North India.
Alpine meadows, several streams, pristine lakes along with glaciers and snow -capped peaks make your nature walk quite promising.
11. Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve in Ladakh
The Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve is a spectacular place that is comprises with a lake namely Lake Moriri. It is featuring as the high altitude lakes in India which is surrounded with pleasing environment.
The place is the house of various endemic alpine animals along with several birds species including Tibetan Wolf, Snow Leopard and many more.
Animal Species – Black Necked Cranes, Brown Headed Gulls, Ferruginous Porchard, Grebe Podiceps and many more.
12. Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan
One of the most important tourist destinations falls under Rajasthan tour packages, Ranthambore National Park is the house of excellent bio-diversities. People from various counties love travelling to Ranthambore National Park. Once served as the hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur, the national park today is house of numerous species of animals and birds such as tiger, leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sloth bear AND Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Parakeets, Dove and many more.
13. Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park is an inspiration of the famous work of Rudyard Kiplings “The Jungle Book” and why wouldn’t it be. After all it is the most spectacular national park in Madhya Pradesh. The place also holds an important place in wildlife tourism in India. The national park is stretches in the area of 940 sq/km and is compacting with more than 1000 species of flowering plants.
Major Attractions – The Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Indian Wild Dogs, Sal and Bamboo forests, Ravines and much more.
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