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Must See National Parks

If you love to experience the wonders of nature and rejuvenate your inner self, it’s time to take trips around the world, especially the northern and southern parts of America. The must see national parks around the different parts of the world will leave you amazed and gaping for more. So, just get out with your backpack ready.

Top National Parks in USA

You can visit one of the top 10 American national parks, which are as follows:

Yosemite National Park, CA: It is the crown jewel among all the California national parks. Created in the year 1890, this national park in California is the third oldest one in the United States. UNESCO has declared it as a World Heritage Site. You can experience real adventure with its abundant wildlife and towering rock cliffs. The wilderness activities appeal to all people, irrespective of sex and age. You should make at least a single visit to this national park in your lifetime.

Olympic National Park, Washington: Apart from being a World Heritage Site, this national park in Washington is also known to a biosphere reserve of international standards, due to its unique features. You will find every form of natural beauty within the park, from long coastal beaches on the Pacific Ocean to dense and thick land of temperate rainforests. Even you will be mesmerized to find large glacier capped mountains, with a gigantic height of over 10,000 feet. There are numerous camping locations and abundance of wildlife inside the park. Throughout the tour inside the park you will be amazed to see so much beauty in nature and its resources.

Yellowstone national Park: This national park is worth visiting as it is the first ever one in the entire world. You will be stunned to see so many varied geological features here that include canyons, hot springs and geysers. You will also find an extensive wildlife preserves in this place, with more than 60 species of mammals.

Everglades National Park: This national park is the largest subtropical marshland in the United States. However, due to lack of proper maintenance and ignorance of eco-balance, the park is one the verge of danger. It is exposed to pollution, water diversion, hurricanes and invasive species, the park has withstood all adversities and yet poses an amazing sight for those adventure loving people, with its pythons, alligators, panthers, and a superfluity of bugs.

Mount Rainier National Park: This national park looks beautiful with the tallest mountain capped with numerous glaciers. The view will take your breath away and leave you gasping in awe. You can do a lot of activities like camping, hiking, trekking, and so on. The land full of wildflower poses like a beautiful picture to any passionate photographer.

Arches National Park, Utah: Yes, from the name itself you must have guessed that this national park contains numerous naturally formed arches made of sandstone. The park contains so many rock formations that it takes ages for a person to see them all.

Denali National Park: This park has the tallest mountain in all of North America. The mountain is so large that it almost takes 30% of the park area, which is approximately 10,000 square miles in size. There is only one unpaved road. Though you can take a round in a bus, you also need to be physically in good shape to see all the things the park has to offer. If you like hiking, this park would be a paradise to you with thousands of miles to offer.

Glacier National Park, Montana: Though the park had got its name because it was home to numerous stunning glaciers. However, over years in the last century the majority of the glaciers have been seen drastically shrink and vanish. Still, you can come here and feel nature with exotic mountains, wildlife and lakes. If you are a hiker or a backpacker, this place will definitely make you fall in love with it.

Grand Canyon National Park: Stretched for over 277 miles and 18 miles in width, this canyon is 6,000 feet deep. You can feel billion years of history looking at the most stunning geological features here. You should not miss coming to this awesome in your lifetime.

Sequoia National Park: This is one of the top 10 American national parks having the largest volume of trees. The famous ‘Giant Forest’ is located inside it and contains at least ten tallest and largest trees on the earth. You can see the much heard of General Sherman, which is 275 feet tall and has a circumference of 102.6 feet. You will also find numerous caves, wildlife species in this place. Some of the trees function as trademarks to let you drive through.

National Parks in Africa

Africa is synonymous with 'African safaris'. Travelers heading for Africa look forward to viewing the big cats, pachyderms, and ungulates from close quarters. Safaris in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Nairobi National Park in Kenya, Katonga Wildlife Preserve in Uganda, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana, and Kruger National Park in South Africa are outstanding places for big game viewing.
In addition to animal watching, certain natural reserves are remarkable for their topography. Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe is the gateway to the incredible falls along the river Zambezi, Mount Kenya National Park in Kenya is the home of the largest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania is famous for its distinctive table-top mountain, and Fish River Canyon National Park in Namibia is renowned for its rugged terrains.

National Parks in North America

Some national parks in the North American continent are famous for their wildlife, while others are better known for their stupendous rock formations. Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is featured by forest, glaciers, meadows and an endemic wildlife. Jasper National Park in Canada is an enthralling activity destination.

In United States the Zion National Park with its narrow ledges, deep canyons and hanging gardens is inhabited by mountain lions, ring tailed cats and mule deer. In Denali National Park in Alaska you get the opportunity of meeting the grizzly and the moose. It is an outstanding location for camping, biking and hiking in the summer months. The Yellowstone National Park is stunning with its mountains, geysers, and varied wildlife.

National Parks in South America

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: Taking a tour in the Galapagos national park is worth every cent you spend. The exotic landscape is home to a wide variety of fauna, the giant tortoise being the most famous one. You can also have a swim with the dolphins, dive with manta-rays or snorkel between sharks.

Manu National Park, Peru: This park in Peru is a huge landmass and a rich resource for researchers and biologist. Stretched for over 2 million hectares, this part of the land is very rich in flora and fauna species, with more than 200 species of mammals, 800 species of birds and 120 species of reptiles and fish.

Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador: This is located just a few miles from the capital of Ecuador, Quito. It is one of the most beautiful national parks of South America. It is home to the highest active volcano of the world, Cotopaxi, which is at the height of 19.347 feet. You can take a hiking tour from the entrance of the park to the foot of the volcano Cotopaxi.

Torres del Paine, Chile: This is the most wondrous parks of South America and has been declared by the UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve in the year 1978. You will be able to fulfill your wildest dreams in this place. .

National Parks in Europe

Teide National Park in Spain, Swiss national Park in Switzerland, Pollino National Park in Italy, North York Moors National Park in Britain, Mercantour National Park in France, and Hardangervidda National park in Norway are the noteworthy nature reserves in Europe.

Each of these must see national parks evoke adventure, excitement and beauty. A visit to these places will let you have a magical experience and make you come again and again.

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