A national park is a reserved piece of land maintained by a national government for the welfare of wildlife in it.
In National Parks, all private rights, forestry operation and other uses such as grazing of domestic animals and cultivation, are prohibited. However, general public may enter into it for the purpose of observation and study. Certain part of Park are developed for tourism in such a way that enjoyment will not disturb or scare the animals.
There are at present 107 national parks in India as per Wikipedia report. Some important out of these are given in the list.
|S.No.||National Park||State||Area in (sq.km.)||Important Animals Protected|
|1||Corbett National Park||Uttranchal||525||Tiger, Elephant, Crocodile, King Cobra, Peafowl|
|2||Kanha National Park||Madhya Pradesh||940||Tiger, Panther, Nilgai, Bull-four homed, Deer, Langur, Chinkara, Wild boar|
|3||Kaziranga National Park||Assam||430||One homed rhino, Elephant, Python, Bison, Tiger, Leopard birds like Pelican|
|4||Gir National Park||Gujrat||1142||Asiatic Lion, Panther, wild boar, Langur, Python, Green Pigeon|
|5||Bandipur National Park||Karnatka||874||Chinkara, Elephant, Tiger Procupine, Malabar, Squirrel|
|6||Sundarbans National Park||West Bengal||2,585||Crocodile, White tiger, esturine Crocodile|
|7||Pariyar National Park||Kerala||777||Elephant, Panther, Tiger|
|8||Desert National Park||Rajasthan||3000||Black Buck, Chinkara, Great Indian Bustard|