India is a place of wonders and one can expect to see anything here. It never fails to amaze visitors, locals & foreigners alike, with the beautiful culture, landscape, food and traditions. India is also a great place for devotion, adventure so no wonder it’s becoming a great tourist destination. Today we will focus on adventure & wildlife. Although, there is no dearth of destinations for eco-tourism we’ll only focus on some of the best wildlife tours that India has to offer.
India is a diverse country and also a store of natural resources. It has different climate and habitats that serve as a key feature for availability of such large number of wildlife species in country. Within India, we are proud to have a large number of wildlife reserves. According to recent stats, India has105 national parks, 543 wildlife sanctuaries, 18 biosphere reserves and many other places like private protected areas which are under observation of private companies, villages and NGO’s and these areas are open for visitors to have fun and enjoy the natural beauty of Indian wildlife. Every year, India welcomes a huge population of wildlife tourists with great hospitality and loving nature since guests are like God to Indians.
Some of the Best Wildlife Tours of India
1. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Ranthambore national park is situated near Sawai Madhopur, a small town in Rajasthan. This national park area was a famous hunting ground of kings but now is a protected area. Ranthambore is famous for its tigers but while looking for tiger in the jungle safari, you can also get to see some other animals like sambhar, wild boar, deer and sloth. Near Ranthambore national park, you can also experience the royal culture of Rajasthan along with rich spicy food. It is indubitably the best place for photography lovers.
2. Hemis National Park, Jammu Kashmir
Hemis national park is located in the J&K state of India and is not less than a heaven on earth. It is the highest and one of the biggest national parks located in India. Hemis is the home for a large number of endangered species such as snow leopard, Tibetan wolf and red fox. This place is located in Ladakh and one of the must-visit places in Jammu and Kashmir. Best time for visiting here is May to September.
3. Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett national park is located in the mountainous area of India and is famous for the wild cats. This national park is one of the first national parks of Asia and has such a large number of tiger that even the most unlucky people surely get a chance to see a Tiger. Jim Corbett national park is also full of natural landscapes and sceneries.
4. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh national park is situated in one of the densest forest areas of India. It is especially known for the tiger safari and the huge number of other wildlife species. Indian bison can also be seen here and one can also roam around the local market to buy some awesome stuff.
5. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga national park is placed in dense forest area, untouched from human civilization and serves as home for the largest population of one-horned rhinos in the world. The main reason for the beauty of Kaziranga is that it is isolated from humans and taken care by nature. The huge number of animal population is present here. Now Kaziranga is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
6. Gir National Park, Gujarat
Gir national park is one of the last homes of Asiatic lions. It offers trek and boating to its visitors. Gir national park is also the park of Gujarat tourism. Gir national park is also home for reptiles, animals and migratory as well as native birds.
7. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha national park is one of the biggest national parks of India and holds a rich diversity of plants and animal. It is also the home for endangered high grounded deer, which you can see here only. And tiger safari is one of the major attractions of this park along with the Indian bison.
8. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
Periyar national park is located in a rich and dense forest area with a large number of the elephant population. Especially famous for tigers and elephants but also have other animals like deer, fox, wild boar, and antelopes. Elephant safari is a major attraction here.
9. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
Manas wildlife sanctuary is located near Kaziranga national park and is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Major attractions of this park are Indian rhinoceros, elephant, pygmy hog, and tiger. Summers are the best time to visit here and visitors must enjoy elephant safari and river rafting here.
10. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
Sundarbans national park is located near the borders of India and Bangladesh. It spans across land based forest area and dense mangroves with a large number of tiger population. People there believe that Tigers there can easily hide from you and you have to observe carefully to watch them. Here you can also click photos of other animals like wild boars, Indian grey mongoose, and leopard.
Wildlife tours are adventurous in nature and have its own risks. Never try to be a hero and do not try to feed the wild animals in the wild habitat as they can harm you. Always keep eye on your children and do carry some medicine along with you.