Top Wildlife Sanctuaries to Visit in India
Are you one amongst the wildlife lovers and willing to take on a trip to wildlife sanctuaries in India? Then you must know about the top places of wildlife within India that have plenty of flora and fauna, different species of wildlife and lush greenery that make the places paradise for the wildlife lovers and Photographers.
Wildlife safaris in India are adventurous and filled with thrill. There are more than 160 National Parks in India that gives an ultimate experience of wildlife tour. These national parks have jungles along with the rare species of animals and those about to extinct such as Single Horned Rhinos, Royal Bengal Tigers and Asiatic Lions. You can avail great accommodation facilities in luxury tents and jungle lodges out there.
Wildlife tour or safaris in India is a never to miss trip as it gives an adventurous experience. You can plan your trip to the best Sanctuaries of India mentioned below.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park, situated in the district of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, is one of the renowned national parks of India. This reserve is named after the well known Ranthambore Fort which is under the UNESCO World Heritage. Its unique vegetation includes dry deciduous forest where one can spot the Royal Bengal Tigers. It is one of the leading reserves of India under the Project Tiger which is a home to many other mammals like hyena, leopard, sambar, wild boar and sloth bear. It is recommended to visit this Park from March till June.
Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Wildlife
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Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is the first national park of India. It is the most widely visited wildlife safaris of India. It is considered as one of the finest reserves with its scenic surroundings, moderate weather and wildlife in abundance which includes deer and wild elephant. This Park shelters more than 50 species of mammals along with 580 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles. This versatile reserve is the oldest national park in Asia. The best recommended time to visit Corbett National Park is from November till March.
Suggested Tour : 5 Days – Corbett Wildlife Tour
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park of Assam is one of the sites under UNESCO World Heritage. It shelters Single Horned Rhinoceros, which is about 2/3rd of the world’s population of Rhinoceros. It is also regarded as home to tigers, water buffalo, swamp deer, bog deer, Indian fox, wild boar, Jackals, elephants, and leopard. This wildlife reserve in the North Eastern part of India is known as a protected area for more than 100 species of birds. The Birdlife International reckoned this place as an “Important Bird Area.”
Suggested Tour : 14 Days – East India Wildlife Tour
Bandipur National Park
Being a part of the World Heritage Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Bandipur National Park is considered as one of the best wildlife safaris in South India. Located in the state of Karnataka, this park is a home to more than 100 species of mammals along with 350 vibrant species of bird. This national park is well connected to Ooty and Bangalore. The safaris are managed by the Government and are allowed twice in a day. The best time to visit this park is between May and June though it can be visited all round the year.
Suggested Tour : 14 Days – Periyar Bandipur Wildlife
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Bandhavgarh National Park
“The Heart of India,” Madhya Pradesh houses one of the finest national parks for spotting tigers in India. It is Bandhavgarh National Park which has the highest density of tigers in India. It was once a renowned home for white tigers. The last among the white tigers named Mohan is now showcased on the walls of Rewa’s Royal Palace. More than 250 species of birds and over 20 species of mammals which include tigers, leopards, Striped Hyenas, Chinkara Wild Boar, Antelopes, Sambar, Sloth Bear and Golden Jackals. This national park is among the few reserves of India where elephant safaris are popular. You can visit this place in the months of November and April which is known to be the best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park.
Suggested Tour : 16 Days – India’s Best Tiger Wildlife Safari
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