6 Must-Visit National Parks In India Before Monsoon Arrives

If you are interested in getting up close with wildlife, be sure to visit these parks before they shut down for the monsoon

Indian rhinoceros crossing a safari trail at Kaziranga National Park, Assam Photo: Som Moulick/Shutterstock

Most national parks in India will soon be closed for the annual monsoon season, a routine procedure undertaken each year before the advent of heavy rains and flooding during the monsoon season. This is because of several reasons. Wildlife sanctuaries are kept closed during this time to align with seasonal changes and wildlife migration patterns. It is the breeding season for some animals. The rains are when snakes tend to come out on roads during this time, which can pose a threat to humans. The off-road tracks in the forest areas also become muddy, which can result in jungle safari vehicles getting stuck.