Ten Top National Parks Around the Globe

by , SmarterTravel Staff - July 9, 2007 See all photo galleries
Bengal tiger


Rhinos and tigers and sloth bears—oh my! India's Kaziranga National Park is a wildlife sanctuary, which protects the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, as well as tigers, Barasingha swamp deer, Indian elephants, and other creatures. Its swamps and grasslands are a perfect habitat for these species. To tour the park, book an elephant safari and search for wildlife from atop a pachyderm. Or ride in a jeep instead.

If you stay near Kaziranga, you can wake up to rainforest scenery and squeeze in a safari before breakfast if you choose. The Bonhabi Resort is a minute away from the main park entrance, and rooms start at $20. Or, try the Wild Grass Lodge, also outside the park, with rooms starting at $133 for a single and $194 for a double. Both accommodations offer one-hour elephant safaris for $25 per person.

Bengal tiger (Photo: David Davis,

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