The best national Parks in the sub continent

#1 Nov 26th, 2001, 18:47
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Hi,

I've never been to any of the national parks in India and I'm would like to visit a few on my return next year.
Also my son has a thing about elephants...and the trip would be incomplete without viewing elephants in there natural environment.
Where would people recommend.
Time and location are not important as these we have in abundance

look forward to your recommendations,
Bryan
#2 Dec 5th, 2001, 17:18
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Elephants and national parks!

Seeing elephants automatically means south india (exclusing andhra pradesh). some of the finest NPs are located here -- Nagarhole, Mudumalai, Bandipur, Wayanad, etc.

The elephant is undoubtedly the king of the Indian jungle and there is no other place than the lush hilly jungles of south India are they at their greatest glory!

For more details about elephants and elephant watching you can contact me at www.wildventures.com or email me.

regards,
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Periyar

Periyar in Kerala , also good for elephants, try www.wildlywise.com
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Elephants

wild_indian, while you're pretty right about the finest NPs, I would like to say that the most elephants I have spotted in the wild were in Rajaji NP in North India. This little-mentioned park is across the river from Haridwar, and has some of the lovliest bits of the Ganges I've seen. It is also quite easy to get to - a taxi from Rishikesh/Haridwar, or one of the regular buses. You can even walk there if you have time - instruction are in the LP guide (or were). Chilla is a good place to stay - one night I looked out of my window and saw a herd of elephants walking down the main street!
Also caught a pug mark of a tiger in the soft mud by the river. I didn't really want to witness it much closer, as it would have spoiled the riverside picnic I was having with my girlfriend...

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