To see, feel and appreciate the beauty of nature is everyone’s dream. And National Parks are the perfect place to do so. National Parks hold so much beauty and wildlife. However, it is the only place where you can see and observe wildlife in its purest form. Now almost every country has several National Parks. These natural reserves not only entertain people but also play a vital role in saving environments and wildlife. There are several animals and different species that are preserved in National Parks.
The Concept of National Parks was first introduced in the year 1870. And the first Parks was developed in the year 1872. It is a place where the primary function is to conserve each and everything. These parks are protected and managed by the government itself.
And now without wasting any more time let’s find out the Top 10 Nationals Parks in the World.
1. Yellow Stone National Park
The Yellow Stone National Parks is present in America. It is the only National Park whose land borders are connected with three states. This National Park has so much to explore. Nearly 4 million visitors visit every year. It is spread over an area of 2,219,791 acres. And it was first established in the year 1872.
However, Yellow Stone is filled with tons of visuals like a mountain range, lakes, canyons, amazing wildlife, a dormant volcano and many more. It also consists of a large number of species like fish, birds, amphibians, mammals, etc. Thus one should visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two most amazing things in the parks are the Yellow Stone Lake and Mammoth Hot Spring. The lake is the largest freshwater body of the National Park. And Mammoth Hot Spring is the terraces that are formed through the eruption of hot water over centuries.
Ideal season to visit: From April to May & September and October
2. Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is one of the most conservative movements that is been conducted simultaneously by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. A larger amount of land is in South Africa. The entire park covers an area of 35,000 km².
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is truly a spectacular place to enjoy with friends and family. This park has a large number of Giraffe and Elephants. Even other types of creatures can be seen like Leopard, Lion, Mongoose, Hyena, Rhinoceros, Cheetah, etc. If you are planning to visit the National Park then don’t worry about your accommodation. You will find some luxury tents and other facilities.
Ideal season to visit: From April to September
3. Corcovado National Park
The Corcovado National Park is situated on southwestern Costa Rica. It covers an area of 424 km². It has the most distinct environmental condition. The forest and mountain ranges are easily visible. However, it is not the largest park in the world but it is surely one of the most beautiful National Parks. It is the biggest park in Costa Rica.
Due to its tropical situation, many species are found here. One thing which is noticeable in this National Park is that you will find different varieties of species and forest. Some of the species are black hawks, hummingbird, spiders, raccoons, monkeys, etc. Even the park consists of an island where the visitors can do some adventures like scuba diving, etc. Due to its biodiversity, it is one of the most famous National Park.
Ideal season to visit: From December to April
4. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is in Australia. And the Great Barrier Reef is known for its beauty. It is one of the seven wonders of the world. Thus the natural beauty and habitat can be seen here. This Marine Park consists of an ecosystem of coral reef. It is calculated that 10% of the coral reef around the world is found here. And in numbers, it is approximately 3,000. The marine diversity can be seen here and all the marine mammals are available here.
To manage the entire eco-system of this Marine Park is not easy and simple. But the Australian Government manages to do it. As in terms of tourism, it gains plenty of tourists every year. There are many special places and marine species which are found here. But visitors mainly focuses on “Crown-of-thorns starfish” (Acanthaster planci). It is the rarest starfish which is not found anywhere else. This starfish is covered with deadly spines. So the best time to visit Marine Park is in summers.
Ideal season to visit: From June to October
5. Yosemite National Park
This is a National Park which is highly underestimated however, there may be several reasons behind it. Therefore, it doesn’t mean that it is a small park with a couple of species and greenery. The Yosemite National Park covers an area of 3,029 km². This park is situated in California. So if you reside near California or planning to visit California then you should consider visiting Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is a place which is loaded with tons of beautiful landscapes and natural beauties. Enjoying at Yosemite is not a problem. It is open for tourist 365 days & 24*7. There are several activities which you could perform here like rock climbing, hiking, etc. Only 1% is accessible from the entire National Park. And the maximum volume of tourist visits some of the remarkable spots like Tunnel view, EI Captain, Granite domes, Dana Meadows, Tuolumne Meadows, Clark Range, Cathedral Range, Kuna Crest, Merced Grove, etc.
Ideal season to visit: May and September
6. Grand Canyon National Park
After Yellow Stone National Park the Grand Canyon National Park is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is present in Arizona, United States. This Park also features one of the Wonders of the World like Grand Canyon, Colorado River. This National Park is spread over 4,926.08 km². Its popularity can be measured by the number of tourists it gains per year, with an approx number of 6 to 7 million new visitors. The Grand Canyon National Park is divided into two parts one is the South Rim and another North Rim.
The South Rim is more famous and crowded. Lots of activities and several facilities are available for visitors. But if you like to spend some time alone then North Rim is your cup of tea, it’s for those who love hiking. The Uncle Jim’s Trail, Transept Trail and the Widforss Trail are present in North Rim. However, the eastern side of the National Park which is also known as South Rim is available even for private vehicles. Some popular spots in South Rim are Mather Point, Hopi Point, Mohave Point, etc.
Ideal season to visit: From April to June
7. Jim Corbett National Park
With the capacity to hold more than 488 species and at the same time 70,000 visitors per year Jim Corbett National Park is one of the biggest National Parks of India. It is located in the Uttarakhand region of India. The park consists of river belts, hills, lakes and grassland. The geographical size is 520.8 km². More than 70% of the area is covered through the forest fields and the rest consist of grasslands.
According to the available data, Jim Corbett National Park has around 25 species of reptiles, 50 mammals, 580 different birds, 110 types of tress. Jim Corbett is especially famous for spotting tigers. In this region, you may find tigers easily. Some of the sections where you can spot tigers are Bijrani, Durgadevi, Jhirna, Dhikala.
Ideal season to visit: From November to June
8. Glacier National Park
Confused between “Glacier National Park” and “Crown of the Continent”? Don’t worry you are not the only one who is confused for the first time. Actually, the Glacier National Park is also known as Crown of the Continent. This National Park is present in the state name Montana of United States. It is on the border of Canada and the United States. The size of the park is gigantic it is of 4,000 km². The Park is packed with several features that can attract countless tourist from the entire globe. Majorly a tourist will experience 1,000 breeds of plants, 700 plus lakes and the most attractive spot is two massive mountains ranges.
Apart from all such wonderful and scenic experience, the Glacier National Park also has something more to share with you. There are many fun activities for the tourist. As a tourist, you can have some park fun like hiking, etc. You can also join for some activities with the ranger. Even the facility of cycling, boating, fishing, river campaign, etc is available. Due to lots of glacier and lakes, the temperature is always under 10 °C.
Ideal season to visit: From June to September
9. Zion National Park
One of the most interesting spots present in this National Park is the canyon walls which is nearly 2,640 feet deep and around 15 miles long. This is the Zion National Park which is in the town Springdale which is in Utah, America. From the past few years, the number of visitors has increased drastically. Another important visited spot is the mountain of Horse Ranch which is approximately 8,726 foot tall. Zion National Park was also featured in many movies.
Campaign and horse riding is the only activities which are conducted over here. Hence you would not obtain adequate time to perform any sort of activities because of the natural beauty which this National Park occupies. This magnificent National Park hosts around 32 species of reptile, some species of bat, 70 mammals and 280 breeds of birds. The Park also comprises of natural arches, rivers, canyons, mountains, etc.
Ideal season to visit: From April to May & September to October
10. Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Park is in Croatia and it is also known as one of the ancient and biggest National Park of Croatia. Plitvice Lakes National Park is on the list of many tourists who likes to visit National Parks because it is beautiful as well as it gives you a feeling that you are surrounded by nature. The first and foremost thing you will see is the arrangement of lakes and waterfalls. There are 16 lakes and more than 100 waterfalls which looks like heaven on earth.
One of the most interesting things is that every lake present here has its own unique and amusing story. Some stories are related to their origin of names and some are legends, etc. This National Park is not only filled with lakes, waterfalls and rivers, however, but it is also home to several different species. There are around 300 species of butterflies in which only 40% is been identified. Similarly, there is 1200 flora in total in which only 100 types of flora is identified. Thus Plitvice Lakes National Park is a good choice to spend some time with nature.
Ideal season to visit: From July to August
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In the end
Wildlife, National Parks, Nature these are not only words but a true and legit way to communicate with your surroundings and nature. So it is necessary to spend some time and get close to nature and understand the entire behaviour and protocol of nature. This will not only relax you but will also make you sensitive and delicate towards nature and humankind. However, these were the top 10 National Parks that are truly amazing in all aspects. So never miss a chance to visit any of the National Parks. So for more travel-related updates do visit trip limited.
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