10 Best Wildlife Safaris in North India

The beauty and richness of the safari clearly depends on the geographical location of the land. Given the climatic condition and geographical pattern of North India, it is not a surprise to see a lot of wildlife parks and interesting safaris in this region.

Here are the top 10 wildlife safaris in North India to enjoy :

1. Ranthambore National Park

Types Of Safaris – Jeep And Canter

Main Attractions – Photography, Tigers

Top Animals – Tigers, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Wild Boars and Others.

Best Time To Visit – October To June

Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan, and famous for its collection of wild cats. Apart from safari to spot animals, people also ride to the Ranthambore Fort of 10th century, inside the park. You can also find many ancient temples and structures inside the park. You can find a large lake inside the park, which acts as the main spot to find numerous animals during safari.

Ranthambhore National Park Safari

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Top Reason to Visit Sawai Madhopur Ranthambore

Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Golden Triangle Ranthambore Tour

2. Hemis National Park

Types Of Safaris – Trekking And Jeep Safari

Main Attractions – Snow Leopard, Hemis Monastery, Birdwatching And Others

Top Animals – Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, Golden Eagle, Chukhar, Snow Cocks, Argali Sheep And Others

Best Time To Visit – May To September

Hemis National Park lies in Leh Ladakh and No motorable road runs through the park. Thus, trekking is the only option available. Jeep safari can take you to a handful of places and would be stalled after November, due to the considerable snowfall in these regions. If you visit during June and July, you can enjoy the Hemis festival in the monastery. You can spot numerous birds too, in this region. More than 15 endangered species of flora with great medicinal value can be found in this park.

Jeep Safari Hemis National Park

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Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Trip To Ladakh

3. Jim Corbett National Park

Types Of Safaris – Walking Safari, Trekking And Jeep Safari

Main Attractions –Dhikala, Kalagarh Dam, Garjiyadevi Temple, Corbett Falls And Others

Top Animals – Elephant, Tiger, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Sambar Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Indian Pangolin, Sloth, Monkey, Nightjar And Others

Best Time To Visit – Mid Of November To End Of June (For Spotting Tigers, Visit From March To May)

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the top national parks of the country, which is visited by numerous tourists and photo enthusiasts, every year. Apart from the rich population of fauna, this park is famous for its vegetation too. The rich foliage creates a better camouflage for large mammals and predators to thrive in this region. You can find nature guides, organized workshops, elephant rides and many other eco-tourism activities in this park.

Elephant Safari at Jim Corbett

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Suggested Tour : 5 Days – Corbett Wildlife Tour

4. Dachigam National Park

Types Of Safaris – Trekking And Jeep Safari

Main Attractions – Birdwatching, Marsar Lake And Others

Top Animals – Kashmir Stag, Himalayan Brown Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Hill Fox, Jungle Cat, Long Tailed Marmot, Leopard Cat, Jackal And Others

Best Time To Visit – April To October

If you are looking for bears, the best time to visit is September. Most of the upper areas of the park are not accessible during winter season. Apart from many endangered animals, you can find 145 species of birds in this park. This is the best place to spot many unique Himalayan flora and fauna.

Dachigam National Park, Kashmir

5. Dudhwa National Park

Types Of Safaris – Trekking

Main Attractions – Birdwatching, Safari And Others

Top Animals – Tigers, Swamp Deer, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Hog Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Fishing Cat And Others.

Best Time To Visit – November To March

The park has a good population of barasingha (a type of deer with 12 antlers) and lies in Uttar Pradesh. You can spot many birds in this region. The park holds more than 350 species of birds and a long list of migration birds, which visit the region during winter season. Visit early in the morning to spot as many colorful birds as possible.

Dudhwa National Park

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6. Great Himalayan National Park

Types Of Safaris –Trekking

Main Attractions – Birdwatching, Photography And Others

Top Animals – Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Himalayan Brown Bear, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Bulbul And Others

Best Time To Visit – September To November

Located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, this national park holds more than 375 species of animals. A trekking through the park would span 45 km. You can reach the high altitude regions of the park to spot almost all the important animals of this region. The autumn is the right time to visit the park, as the animals would descend to the lower altitude habitation to avoid the cold. You can easily spot many animals within a short range.

Great Himalayan National Park

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Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Himachal Hill Station Tour

7. Rajaji National Park

Types Of Safaris – Jeep Safari

Main Attractions – Photography, Wildlife Spotting, Birdwatching, Chandi Devi Temple And Others.

Top Animals – Elephant, Tiger, Nilgai, Hog Deer, Goral, Sambar, Leopard Cat, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Indian Langur, Monitor Lizard And Others.

Best Time To Visit – November To March

This national park covers the shivaliks located at the Himalayan foothills. Three different wildlife sanctuaries were linked together and formed as Rajaji National Park. This park is the second tiger reserve of Uttarakhand. You can find many historic structures and religious spots inside the park. Most of the jeep safaris cover all the architectural marvels of the land.

Rajaji National Park

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8. Sariska National Park

Types Of Safaris – Jeep Safari

Main Attractions –Astroport sariska, Neelkanth Temple, Birdwatching, Photography Kankwadi Fort, Sariska Palace, Pandupol Hanuman Temple, Bhangarh Ruins And Others

Top Animals – Tiger, Striped Hyena, Indian Leopard, Indian Jackal, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar, Hanuman Langur, Four-Horned Antelope, Indian Eagle Owl, Woodpecker, White-Throated Kingfisher And Others

Best Time To Visit – March To May Is The Best Time To Spot Tigers. Best Time To Visit The Park Is From November To June.

Located in Alwar, this arid forest and rocky landscape region is a famous tiger reserve of Rajasthan. A jeep safari might help you spot a tiger. It is quite rare to spot this majestic animal. You can drive through the road that spans through the length of the park. You can spot many animals crossing the road or resting under the shade. If you visit during summer, the grasses and small plants would have dried, increases the span of visibility. Also, the animals will visit the nearby water source to quench the thirst. Thus, you can easily spot the animals.

Sariska National Park

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Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Sariska and Jaipur Tour

9. Kishtwar National Park

Types Of Safaris – Trekking Or Jeep Safari

Main Attractions – Snow Leopard, Streams, Birdwatching, Photography And Others

Top Animals – Himalayan Black Bear, Indian Muntijal, Rhesus Monkey, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer And Others.

Best Time To Visit – November To March

You can find numerous migration birds in this region during winter. Located in Ladakh, this is an important national park to spot snow leopards. You can find trekking routes, cascading waterfalls and Paddar mines inside the park. The bus services to the park ends 20 km from the park. You can choose to either reach the park on foot or hire jeeps.

Kishtwar National Park

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10. Salim Ali National Park

Types Of Safaris – Trekking

Main Attractions – Birdwatching, Bhoothathankettu And Edamalayar, Taxidermic Museum, Deer Park And Others.

Top Animals – Kashmiri Stag, Snow Cock, Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Kingfisher, Monal, Paradise Flycatcher, Greater Spotted Eagle, Fish Eagle, Slender Billed Vulture And Others.

Best Time To Visit – April To November

Also known as the City Forest National Park, it is a very beautiful park located in Srinagar. The region is covered with mangrove shrubberies, which make the best habitat for numerous species of birds and mammals. Visit early in the morning to spot many birds in this region. Trekking is the only option to scale the place without disturbing the wildlife of the region.

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