Get Amazing Experience of Life with India’s Wildlife Toursby Linda Martin Professional Travel Expert
It is always an enthralling and amusing experience of watching birds and animals in their natural habitat. Imagine the sight of the parade of elephants passing by, chirping colorful birds dancing on the trees, mother and baby rhinoceros walking together, a herd of bison near the river and spotting lion hunting its prey. If you have never been to such amazing wildlife tours then you are missing the most treasured experiences of life.
India is a country that offers different topographies across its length and breadth like desert in its northwest, coastal region all across its southwest and southeast, Himalaya ranges in the north, lava plateau in central India, and lush green forests in north-east. India is a land of natural reserves and home for exotic species of animals and birds. There are several national parks, sanctuaries, and tiger reserves that attract nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world.
If you want to have the first-hand thrilling experience of watching wildlife in India then you must explore wildlife tours that cover the following must-visit national parks in India.
Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand)
The Jim Corbett National Park is the first national park of Asia and an important destination in the India wildlife tours. The first tiger reserve was also set up here in 1974, therefore it is very popular for having a dense population of Bengal tigers. Apart from tiger, elephant, sambar, golden jackal, spotted deer, cobra, and chital are also found here. It also has 600 varieties of birds and 488 species of plants. Therefore, this national park is renowned for its exotic flora and fauna. Jim Corbett National Park remains open from mid-November to June but tiger spotting is done from March to May.
Sundarbans National Park (West Bengal)
The name Sundarbans is derived from the word ‘Sundari’ meaning mangrove plants. Sundarbans has the largest mangrove forest and the largest tiger population in the entire world. Therefore, this is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of West Bengal. In this national park, you can follow the tiger trails and see the surrounding scenic beauty through watchtowers. Besides tiger, the other wildlife that is found over here includes crocodile, monitor lizard, Olive Ridley turtle and estuarine. The park remains open throughout the year but to see the wildlife visit this park from October to April.
Kaziranga National Park (Assam)
With the spread of 429.69 sq.km, Kaziranga National Park of Assam is one of the UNESCO World’s Heritage Sites for having the largest population of one-horned rhinoceros in the world and for being an important spot for wildlife in India. Besides rhinoceros, this is also home for elephants, panthers, bears, wild buffalos and varieties of bird species. The best way to explore this park is via an elephant ride that takes you deep in the jungle to see the wildlife at its best. The best time to visit this park is from November to April.
Ranthambore National Park (Rajasthan)
In Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park covers 1334 sq.km in area. It has a good population of tigers, leopards, jungle cats, foxes, hyenas, jackals, wild boars, sloth bears, sambar as well as wide varieties of bird species like flamingos, pelicans, parakeets, and ibis, etc. Ranthambore used to be the hunting ground for Maharajas in old times but now it is mainly popular for tigers. The best time to see the tigers is from March to May although the park remains open from October to June.
Bandhavgarh National Park (Madhya Pradesh)
Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh was also the hunting ground for royals once upon a time but now it is famous as home for the Bengal tigers. With a dense population of Bengal tigers, striped cats and langurs it also has good numbers of elephants, deer, reptiles, and primates. Bandhavgarh National Park remains open from mid-October to June but the best months to visit this park are from November to February and the best time to explore this national park is in the morning or the night through jeep safari. It also has varieties of bird species and therefore this park is well known among bird watchers and wildlife lovers and those interested in India wildlife tours.
Periyar National Park (Kerala)
Situated in Kerala, Periyar National Park is the most famous tiger reserve in south India. This national park is a den of tigers, leopards and also home for elephants, deer, Indian bison, Indian wild dog, barking deer, smooth-coated otter, and reptiles. Apart from the variety of wildlife Periyar National Park also offers a huge variety of flora like 1965 variety of flowering plants, 171 varieties of grass species and 143 varieties of orchids. The rich flora and fauna of this national park attract tourists from all over the world and this is one of the top national parks in India due to its biodiversity. The best time to visit this park is from September to April.
Gir National Park (Gujarat)
Situated in Gujrat, Gir National Park has gained its popularity as the den of Asiatic lion. Besides the thick population of Asiatic lions around 32000 Indian spotted deer or Chital also live here. This national park is also home for leopards, jungle cats, rusty-spotted cats, African hyenas, honey badger, and Indian hares. To0020see the wildlife over here it is advised to pay a visit from October to May in this park.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Rajasthan)
With 370 species of birds, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary of Rajasthan is one of the UNESCO world’s heritage sites in India. Earlier this was the game reserve for royals and Britishers but in 1982 it was declared as the National Park. Today this bird sanctuary is one of the breeding grounds for the elusive and rare Siberian crane. You can also spot painted storks, python, deer, and nilgai in this park. One can explore this park on foot or via rickshaw rides. The best month to visit this park is from October to March.
Kanha National Park (Madhya Pradesh)
With the spread of 940 sq. km Kanha National park is one of the largest parks situated in Madhya Pradesh. This park is mainly popular for having huge numbers of tigers but it also gained its popularity for saving Barasingha from getting extinct. It also has exotic flora and 350 species of birds. The best time to visit this park when a on India wildlife tour is from mid-October to June.
The above-listed places are the most popular and acclaimed national parks to see wildlife in India. But apart from these, you can also visit Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra to see the tigers. The best time to spot tigers is from April to May. Other than this Kabini Nagarhole National Park of Karnataka is famous for spotting black panthers and tigers. The best time to visit this park is from November to January.
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