Tadoba Tiger Resort and Other Top Indian Wildlife Destinations
Posted: Nov 30, 2015
Because of the exceedingly pleasant climate and a large number of holidays during the festive season in India, the winter months have traditionally been most popular with tourists to draw up their itineraries and start packing their travel bags for a well-deserved holiday with family and friends. Because of the extremely limited opportunities most urban residents have to see wildlife, visits to the various national parks and reserves are among the top of the list of almost every holidaymaker. Here are some of the top draws:
Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, Assam
Situated in the delta of the Brahmaputra River, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is most famous for being home to the endangered Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, as well as the wild Water Buffalo, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, and more. With a population of 2400 rhinos, the reserve is home to more than two-thirds of the world’s remaining one-horned rhinoceroses. In 2006, it was declared to be a tiger reserve. It has a tiger population among the densest in all the protected areas around the world. The park is also home to large populations of swamp deer and wild elephants. The park is considered to be also extremely significant in the conservation of avifaunal species. The diverse topography and vegetation that changes from grassy hills to swamplands and evergreen forests is ideal for spotting a large assortment of mammalian, reptilian, and avian wildlife.
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
Two Kannada words 'Nagara' connoting 'Cobra' and 'Hole' meaning 'River' combine to form Nagarhole, the name given to the river after which the National Park has been christened. The pristine river winding its course through the rich tropical forests separates Nagarhole Tiger Reserve from the adjoining Bandipur National Park. The park, spread over the Kodagu and Mysore districts of the state, became the 37th tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1989. The park not only has a very healthy tiger population but is also home to large herds of elephants, and Indian bison. Not only do you have some of the best chances to see tigers, and elephants but also leopards at close quarters. Forming a portion of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, tourists have the opportunity to revel in river cruises, and also enjoy the numerous waterfalls, forest streams, and hills that form the unique topography of the park.
Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
First established in 1935, it was given the status of a national park two decades later. Situated in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra’s north-eastern part, it is easily approachable from Nagpur that is linked very well by air, rail, and road with all parts of the country. Among the main attractions of the park is the Tadoba Lake that is situated in the midst of a pristine deciduous forest and grassy rolling hills. The Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is in fact the outcome of the merger of the Tadoba National Park with the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary. The name is derived from the name of a local deity, Taru, and the Andhari River that meanders through the sanctuary. Get to know more about the local culture and attractions at http://tigersheavenresort.co.in/
With a tiger population density that is above average and the unique topography and vegetation, it can be quite easy to spot the magnificent beasts as they loll in the shade of teak trees or bamboo thickets or come for a drink at the lake or the watering holes. Apart from this, you can get to see leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, civets, wild dogs, jungle cats, gaur chital, barking deer, spotted deer, sambhar and nilgai, not to speak of an astounding variety of avian, reptilian and insect life. The sight of the marsh crocodiles lazing in the lake can be unforgettable.
Anaimalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu
Among the most attractive eco-tourism destinations in the country, Anaimalai Tiger Reserve, also known as Indira Gandhi National Park is situated in Tamil Nadu’s portion of the Western Ghats. The verdant deciduous forests, dotted with picturesque waterfalls, rivulets, reservoirs, and dams are home to a large assortment of wildlife as well as flora. Apart from the elusive tiger stalking about in the teak and rosewood groves, tourists can hope to see the famous Nilgiri langur, elephants, the magnificent lion tailed macaque, wild dogs, and a large variety of deer such as mouse deer, chital, sambhar, barking deer, NilgiriTahr, etc. Spotting the panther, wild bear, civet cat, pangolin, sloth bear, porcupine, flying squirrel as well as he crocodiles in the Amravati Reservoir can be a memorable affair.
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