NORTHERN INDIA WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES
Set in the Kullu Valley, the Great Himalayan National Park(Himachal Pradesh) is home to the endangered musk deer-hunted for its musk gland above the male's stomach-as also snow leopard, bear and birds like the monal pheasant (the state bird) and tragopan. It's a great park for trekking too.
Set in a spectacular landscape, Hemis High-Altitude National Park, Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) is home to the elusive snow leopard. But there's more. Occupying an area of 600 square kilometer on the west bank of the Indus river, its attraction include brown bear, wild goat and ibex. Not to mention the beautiful Hemis Gompa.
Occupying forested Himalayan foothills and the valley of the Ramganga river, Corbett National Park (Uttaranchal) is associated with the famous naturalist Jim Corbett. It has the distinction of being India's first national Park. It's also one of the finest, and has over eighty tigers.
Bandhavgarh National Park (Madhya Pradesh) occupies a rugged, hilly terrain and a vast grassland savanna. Chances of seeing a tiger here are very high.
Dudhwa National Park (Uttar Pradesh) has been a reserve since 1879, designated a national Park in 1988 and enjoys a habitat similar to Corbett.
Ranthambore National Park (Rajasthan) is one of the finest Parks in the country and of course great for tigers.