Top 5 National Parks to Spot Wild Dhole Dogs in India

Dhole wild dogs are one of the India’s top predators, found in Central Indian Highlands and the Western and Eastern Ghats. Indian wild dogs occurs in most of South Indian forest,Central India and also in the north east states of India.


Dhole is a highly social animal and listed as endangered, fewer than 2,500 adults left in the wild forest of India including Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park,Mudumalai National Park,Indravati National Park and Dibru Saikhowa National Park of Assam.

Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka

Indian wild dog

Nagarhole National Park in Mysore district of Karnataka is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and has a healthy predator prey ratio with Wild Dhole Dogs. It forms largest protected area in South India with Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kabini river backwaater and reservoir Sanctuary separates Nagarhole National from Bandipur National Park and makes it important habitat for Ussuri dhole or Indian wild dog.

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Kanha- National- Park

Kanha Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh is listed as one of the top 10 most famous places for International tourist and has a significant population barasingha and Indian wild dog. The park is also the first tiger reserve in India with officially mascot called Bhoorsingh the Barasingha.

Periyar National Park, Kerala


Periyar National Park near Thekkady is home to rare, endemic and endangered wild animals and many species of birds including Nilgiri langur, Lion tailed macaque,Nilgiri marten and Dhole. The protected area is both a elephant reserve and a tiger reserve, located high in the Cardamom Hills.

Bandipur National Park, Karnataka


Bandipur National Park is known for deciduous forest and its unique wildlife. The park house many types of biomes which protect several species of India’s endangered wildlife and supports a good population of endangered Asiatic wild dog.

Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra


Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is one of the India’s most famous Project tiger reserve and home to endangered mammals including Indian leopards, sloth bear and wild dhole Indian dog.

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