Besides having beautiful landscapes, valleys, mountains, people and culture, India also hosts amazing wildlife which roams majestically in more than 100 national parks and tiger reserves of India. So let’s explore
Top wildlife destination in India.
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park of Nainital has stunning tigers. It was established in the year 1936 and hence it is one of the oldest national parks in India. The first project for saving the national animal of India was launched here.
Besides the Bengal tigers, the park is also home for various other animals and birds and one can enjoy watching them in a jeep or on an elephant. You can stay for an overnight in the park.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Bandhavgarh tiger reserve is a national park where you can find stunning and charming white tigers. The amazing reserve is spread over 1,536 km of beautiful terrain having tall grasslands and thick sal forest in Umaria of the Madhya Pradesh state.
This is the national park having the highest population of the tigers. If you are lucky, you can also get to see a leopard and sloth bear. There are also many other species of animals and birds here which you can get to see while being in an open jeep or riding an elephant.
Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary
Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary of Karnataka has amazing wildlife, awesome greenery, astounding waterfalls, and an astonishing Kabini river.
The major attraction of the park is the Elephants. Moreover, the park is also home for Sambhar, Cheetal, Jackal, Leopard, Spotted deer, bison, monkeys, antelope, crocodile, and Panther. There are also an incredible 250 species of birds.
Ranthambore National Park
The most prominent fauna of the Ranthambore National Park is the Diurnal tigers and the park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.
The Tigers can be easily seen roaming the park in the daytime and besides the tigers, there are Sambar deer, Striped Hyenas, Chital, Nilgai, Macaques, Jackals, Sloth bears, Blackbucks, Jungle cats, Rufous-tailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Caracals and many more species of fauna.
You can see all the above animals dwelling in their habitats by riding in a canter or a jeep.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
The national park is located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state and is famous for tigers. Established in the year 1995, it is Maharastra’s oldest national park.
The park has a Southern tropical dry deciduous type forest. In addition, the park has 625 sq.km of land.
Besides easily spotting the tiger, you might be lucky to spot Sloth Bear and Wild Dogs as they are rarely seen. There are also varieties of other fauna in the park.
Kanha National Park
This is the national park that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write the world’s famous ‘Jungle Book’.
Kanha National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh and is famous for it’s Bengali Tigers and Barasingha.
The park also has an amiable sunset point from where you can enjoy the peaceful sunset. There is also a museum that depicts the culture of the park and tribal culture.
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Tiger Reserve of Kerala is named after the Periyar river. The reserve is famous for Tigers, Sambar, Gaur, Barking deer, Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Panther, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Malabar giant squirrel, Lion-tailed macaque, Otter, Wild dog, etc.
The parks surrounding is a mixture of Tropical evergreen forests, tropical semi-deciduous forests, moist evergreen forests, prairies, and eucalyptus plantations.
Besides observing wildlife, You can also enjoy activities like camping, rafting, and trekking.
Kaziranga National Park
The national park is the best destination to see one horn rhinoceros. The park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon district of Assam.
The other fierce animals consist of elephants, Hoolock Gibbon, wild water buffalo, swamp deer, tigers, etc.
The park has splendid greenery and the famous trees of the park are Kumbhi, the cotton tree, elephant Apple and Indian gooseberry.
Bandipur National Park
The park is located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka.
Tiger and the Elephants are the most famous wild animal of the park, other stunning animals consists of Gaur, Chital, Sambhar, Mouse, Deer, Four-horned antelope, Wild dogs, Wild boar, Jackal, Black-knapped hare, Sloth bear, Panther, Porcupines, and Malabar squirrel.
There are also wonderful birds like Green-pigeon, Peafowl, Junglefowl, drongos, redheaded vultures, flowerpeckers, Indian rollers, crested serpent eagles, bee-eaters, hawk eagles, kingfishers, ospreys, etc., in the park and the forest is a mixture of dry deciduous trees and moist deciduous trees.
There are three kinds of safaris that you can take to travel to the park. You can choose either a bus safari, elephant safari, or a jeep safari.
If you are looking for adventurous tripe this season then these some of the top wildlife destinations of India should be on your bucket list.