Into the Wild: 5 National parks to enjoy wildlife in India
With, 40 National parks spread across the country, India is for sure a wildlife gem of the world. Let us pick you 5 of the most recommended wildlife spots for an exciting and thrilling holiday in India.
- Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
The Bandhavgarh National Park at Madhya Pradesh tops the list and is famous for Tiger Trail. With the highest population of Tigers in India concentrated within its area, a visit to Bandhavgarh provides you with a 90% chance to spot a tiger. It was home to the India’s oldest Bengal Tiger, Sita which died at the age of 26 on May 2017. Jeeps are available with compulsory guides. A Jeep Safari is highly recommended as it is the best way to explore the thick jungle of Bandhavgarh. Other than the tigers, the park is home to gaurs, sambar, leopard, elephants, varieties of bird species and more. There is a 2000-year-old fort built on an 800-meter cliff within the park premises which is worth a visit as well.
- Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
With the Himalayas at the backdrop, the Jim Corbett National Park is one of the favourite haunts for the wildlife enthusiasts as well as leisure travellers alike. Spread across an area of 500 acres, the park offers some stunning views of the surrounding lush green grasslands and towering mountains altogether. As per the numbers, there are 200 tigers living within its area. Another must visit spot for the wildlife fanatics around the world.
- Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Probably the most popular and most visited national park in India, the Ranthambore National park is located in Rajasthan to the western parts of India. Ranthambore is picture perfect for wildlife photography as it is home to certain unique flora and fauna owing the same to its unique climatic conditions. That is not it, the world famous Ranthambore Fort is located within the park, which makes Ranthambore a must visit destination in India.
- Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sunderbans is a natural wonder. It is the world’s only mangrove forest housing tigers. Hop into a motorboat and enjoy a ride through this floating forest. You would come across monkeys, crocodiles, chitals and with a bit of luck on your side, an encounter with a Royal Bengal Tiger is certain. Bird watching is another delightful experience to indulge yourselves at the Sunderbans. Wear a binocular around your neck and spot some wide varieties of birds.
- Kabini National Park, Karnataka
Kabini is the most recommended wildlife spot in South India. It houses some of the endangered species of wild animals which includes the fiery Black Panthers and the Rock Pythons. The gorgeous landscape, set by the winding Kabini River with thick forest on both sides adds more reasons to visit the Kabini National Park. The best way to explore is a jungle jeep safari through the dense woods of Kabini. Elephants, Sambar deer, chitals and gaurs are often spotted by the side of the river.