Famous Wildlife Tour Destinations in North India

Observing wild animals in their natural habitat is truly special, and many of us cherish that feeling. While venturing into the forests for such encounters might not be the safest idea, visiting national parks and wildlife sanctuaries seems the best option here. Fortunately, there are several such destinations in India, particularly in North India, that you can explore. Whether you are going on a safari with friends or introducing your kids to the wonders of wildlife up close, it promises to be a wonderful experience. Here are some of the well-known wildlife sanctuaries in North India that always remain the highlight of Wildlife Tour Packages.

1. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett

In the heart of Ram Nagar Nainital, you will discover the well-known Jim Corbett National Park. This special place is famous for its diverse wildlife and its role as a tiger reserve. Adding to its charm is a compelling history, and it is named after the renowned wildlife writer Jim Corbett. The park has gained fame for its efforts in preserving tigers, crocodiles, and leopards. This makes it a top choice for tourists, especially those eager to catch a glimpse of the powerful Bengal Tigers.

Entry Fee: If you are an Indian, the entry fee for the park is INR 200, while foreigners need to pay INR 1000. For safaris, the costs vary, starting from INR 500 and going up to INR 5000, depending on your choice.

Timings: The park is open during 2 time slots: from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and again from 4 PM to 6 PM.

2. Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers

Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, this national park is a magnet for nature lovers. Apart from vibrant flowers, you will spot Himalayan bears, red foxes, and mountain goats. If you are someone who cherishes the less-explored green landscapes, this is a must-visit spot. The magical charm of Uttarakhand unfolds here in a spectrum of colourful flowers that make it seem like a slice of heaven. It is a special place that invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Entry Fee: If you are Indian, the entry fee for a 3-day pass is INR 150. For foreigners, it is INR 600 for a 3-day pass and an additional INR 250 for each extra day.

Timings: The park is open from 7 am to 5 pm.

3. Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park

Situated just 22 kilometres from Srinagar, this national park spans 141 square kilometres. It is home to some amazing animals and birds, and among them is the rare and unique Hangul deer. These deer, with a white patch on their bottom and beautiful antlers, are the last of their kind in the world. They look like the red deer found in Europe. Witnessing these remarkable creatures in person makes a visit to this park truly special. Have you ever had the chance to see a Hangul deer in real life? If not, add this spot to your North India Tour Package.

Entry Fee: It costs Rs. 25 per person Timings: Visit this park anytime from 10 AM to 5 PM

4. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park

This national park is renowned for its stunning scenery and a diverse range of wildlife. Visitors often encounter jackals, Asian elephants, Indian Hares, and various other animals within the park. It holds a special significance for the conservation of tigers and Asian elephants, boasting over 50 different animal species such as bears and panthers. With a population of around 350 elephants and hosting over 300 bird species, including migratory ones, the park earned its status as a National Park in September 2012.

Entry Fee: For entry, Indians pay INR 150, while foreigners are charged INR 600. Gipsy rides are priced at INR 2100, and the fees of guides vary from INR 600 to INR 1500. Additional charges apply for entrance, vehicles, and cameras. Keep in mind that children over 3 years old need to pay for entry.

Timings: The park is open from 6 AM to 6 PM.

5. Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park

Travellers have come to know and appreciate this national park for its diverse wildlife. Renowned for bird watching, it is like stepping into a magical realm with snowy cliffs, serene lakes, and abundant wildlife. Ideal for both nature lovers and adventurers, it offers a peaceful escape amidst the beauty of nature and spiritual spots. Are you ready for this experience?

Entry Fee: The entry fee for a 3-day pass is Rs. 40 for Indians and Rs. 150 for foreigners.

Timings: The park is open from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

6. Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park

Have you ever been to the Great Himalayan National Park? It is a haven for various mammals, amphibians, and birds. Situated 60 kilometres from Kullu, the park is a sight to behold with its awe-inspiring beauty—snowy mountains, verdant hills, and pristine forests. The enchanting waterfalls and rivers further enhance its allure, and the villages with old houses add a touch of magic to the landscape.

Entry Fee: The entry fee ranges from Rs. 50 to Rs. 100,

Timings: The park is open from 10 AM to 5 PM.

7. Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

This national park stands out among the well-known ones in North India, gaining fame as the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas. The diverse array of birds and animals is the main attraction, spread across a vast area of 392 square km. Spotting the elusive tiger here requires a bit of luck, but careful planning can enhance your chances. Have you tried exploring safaris in various parts of the forest? If not, it's a thrilling adventure to embark on, especially when on the lookout for the majestic tiger.

Entry Fee: The entry fee ranges from Rs. 50 to Rs. 100.

Timings: The park is open from 6:30 AM to 6 PM. Please note that timings might vary based on the time of year.


People who love nature are always drawn to wildlife. There, they can truly connect with the raw beauty of the outdoors. If you are someone who enjoys exploring the wonders of nature, you would not want to miss the chance to visit wildlife areas. Up in North India, there are plenty of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that offer a rich experience for nature lovers like yourself. So, have you made up your mind? If yes, Travel to India is here to serve you at affordable prices.