National Parks are designed for the purpose of preservation of natural resources and ecosystem. National parks are areas set to conserve the natural beauty and protect the wildlife. They serve as attraction for the visitors for their scenic trails, mountain landscapes, recreation areas, spectacular views and lush vegetation.
Here is the top ten list of famous National Parks of the World to Visit in 2012
1. Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park is a world renowned Safari Park that lies in Africa. To protect the wild life, it covers an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Here you find fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mapane trees. It is a self-drive destination that includes picnic sites, rest camps, waterholes and hides. One of the amazing feature of this Park is that you can see 5 big animals including Elephant, black and white Rhino, Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Zebra, Buffalo, Warthog.
2. Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, Peru
Machu Picchu is the most wonderful archeological setting with beautiful green mountains and rich diversity of flora and fauna.
3. Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
Sagarmatha National Park is famous for its vibrant wildlife, deep-incised valleys and sightseeing glaciers. It includes the highest peak Mount Everest.
4. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Fiordland National Park features beautiful snow covered mountains, vast wilderness, spectacular waterfalls. Major attraction is Milford Track. There are many things to explore like diving in Fiordland provides a chance to see deep water sea plants, dolphins, fur seals and penguins.
5. Galapogas National Park, Ecuador
Galapogas National Park and Galapogas Marine Reserve are designed to conserve and protect the natural resources and provide a suitable habitat to wildlife where animals live without fear and do not run away from visitors. Diving in Galapogas marine to experience the spectacular marine life including Whale Sharks, Leopard rays is a major attraction for the divers.
6. Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Tikal National Park contains the most fascinating archeological remains of the Maya civilization. It is a tropical forest and protects a vast variety of wildlife.
7. Swiss National Park, Switzerland
Hiking is the major activity in Swiss National Park. Coniferous trees are only trees found in Swiss National park. You may meet different animals in the park including Ants, Snakes, Bearded Vulture, Golden eagle, Marmot, Chamois and Elk.
8. Yellow Dragon Scenic Area, China
Yellow Dragon is best known for its colorful pools, spectacular waterfalls, hot springs, snow-capped peaks, diverse ecosystem, limestone deposits. It serves as a home of endangered animals like the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey. It is a wonderland for visitors.
9. Iguazu National Park, Argentina
The park is meant for the preservation of natural ecosystem. The park is rich with fauna. The most impressive view of the Park is Iguacu Falls.
10. Kakadu National Park, Australia
The most famous destination of Kakadu National park is its stunning woodlands and unique biodiversity. It is one of the Australia’s top three Major Tourist attraction. It covers a wide array of endangered species of animals. Gouldian finch, Yellow Chat, loggerhead turtle, Olive Ridley turtle, Northern river Shark have occurred in the Park.