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What are the best destinations for wildlife tours in India?

Author: Sachin Yadav
by Sachin Yadav
Posted: Jan 11, 2022
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There are two types of people in the world, one who likes to accumulate materialistic things and the other who love to collect experiences. Research says that the former ones might feel satiated for a temporary period and the object of desire appeals to them for some time and so they start planning about acquiring the next thing on the list. The second type of people who love to collect experiences by visiting different places on earth feel happier and their soul is quenched with the feeling of getting rejuvenated every time they collect a new experience.

Since you have visited this link, you are the one belonging to the second category invariably. You get swayed away by wilderness, the beauty of nature, the variety of cultures, and the plethora of the wonders of the world. India is a cultural concoction and has a wonderful treasure of national parks and enthralling places filled with natural beauty. The concept of a national park arose due to the rising cases of poaching resulting in the fear of losing some of the species that were on the verge of extinction.

Our flora and fauna define our country’s inclusion and our focus on the preservation of everything that nature created. So, the wildlife department belonging to some of our states embraced the treasure of wilderness and tourists started getting attracted to these for ages. The charm of seeing a wild being free from cages gives the satisfaction of the next level. Let us explore some of the most sought-after national parks for the most enthralling wildlife tours. Each one has its USP and therefore needs to be explored by you at least once in your lifetime.

Jim Corbett National Park

This is the breath-taking wildlife sanctuary tucked away in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This is spread across a sprawling 581 sq km area rich in flora and fauna. This national park takes pride in being India’s first. The inmates of this park include a variety of species of migratory birds like the red junglefowl, crescent serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet, etc. There are about 36 species of dragonflies and 7 species of fish that can be found here. Coming to the wilder counterparts, you can find Bengal tigers camouflaging in the thick flora, leopards, white tigers, sambar deer, barking deer, Himalayan black bears, fishing cats, etc. All in all, this is a must-visit park to give you the most enthralling memories ever.

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is in the Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan near the Aravali hills and Vindhya plateau. This bewitching park is spread across a 392 sq km area of land and the inmates of this park, especially the Royal Bengal tigers can be spotted even during the daytime when you go on your jungle safari trek. The park was named after the Ranthambore fort. When you visit this bewitching park load your camera with pictures and videos of the royal Bengal tigers, Barasingha, the controversial blackbuck, sambar, the spotted deer, Indian hog deer, and many other inmates including a widespread of flora as well.

Gir National Park

Gujarat tourism is incomplete without a visit to the coveted Gir National Park. Gir National is synonymous with Asiatic lions. Majestic and daunting, the king of the jungle is the main attraction of this national park that is spread across an area of 1412 sq. km. You can go on a lion safari which is a budgeted trip within the park in a group of 4 or 5 people and catch a glimpse of the wide array of species of animals and birds here and have a memorable time. Some of the inmates of this park include jackals, leopards, lions, tigers, monkeys, and more than 300 species of birds. Carry your mobile and DSLR to capture the majesty of these enthralling fellow beings here and say yes to your adventurous streak.

Kaziranga National Park

If you happen to visit the northeast i.e., Assam in particular, tick this off your treasured bucket list. This bewitching national park is situated in the Golaghat, Karbi, Anglong, and Nagaon districts of Assam and was built as early as 1908. This enthralling national park was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. The park is spread across a 431 sq km area sprinkled with marshland, tropical moist broadleaf forests, and elephant grass. The deciduous and semi-evergreen forests are part of the flora of this park making this one of the most enchanting parks in India. Kaziranga forest is invariably popular for its one-horned rhinoceros which is one of the most coveted possessions of this national park. You can also catch a glimpse of tigers, leopards, swamp deer, sloth bear, sambar, gaur, Indian muntjac, etc here.

Bandhavgarh National Park

If you happen to travel to the cultural land of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park, tucked away in the quaint Umaria district here, is a must-visit. This enthralling park is spread across a sprawling 1536 sq km area and was established in 1968. This bewitching park is home to a wide species of flora and fauna. When you visit this gorgeous park, catch a glimpse of the breath-taking white tigers, Bengal tigers, causing, Asiatic jackal, Nilgai, striped hyena, jungle leopard, etc. All you need is a mobile with unlimited storage and a relentless spirit to experience the beauty of nature that this park boasts of effortlessly.

Tadoba

How can we not talk about the national park which is the most sought after in Maharashtra? Yes, we are rightly talking about Tadoba National Park in the Chandrapur district in Maharashtra. The Andhari river flows mightily and peacefully near this forest. This enchanting park has a rich treasure of flora and fauna. The smooth meadows, thick forest area, and deep valleys are a perfect set-up for the abode of a plethora of tigers, Indian leopards, chital, barking deer, sambar, striped hyena, jungle cats, chausingha, etc. Catch a glimpse of the royal beasts soaking up the sun during afternoons and make your holidays as memorable as ever.

Sundarbans National Park

If you want to pump your adrenaline rush to its peak, travel to the Sundarbans National Park where there is a large population of man-eating tigers. Yes, hold your breath! Located in the swampy edges of South 24 Parganas, in West Bengal, this forest is spread across a sprawling 1330 sq km area covered by the mangrove forests. The Royal Bengal tigers here have learned the uncanny ability to swim in the saline waters. When you visit this park, marvel at nature’s creatures that adapt to the various evolving environment and express your gratitude. Catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal tigers, leopard cats, Indian grey mongoose, jungle cat, flying fox along with some rare reptiles like the saltwater crocodile, olive ridley turtle, hawksbill turtles which are also classified as endangered.

Kanha National Park

This is another coveted national park of Madhya Pradesh, tucked away in the Maikal ranges spread across Mandala and Kalaghat. This enthralling national park covers an area of 1945 sq km. One interesting fact about this forest is that it inspired the famous author, Rudyard Kipling to curate the novel "Jungle Book", while he was exploring this forest. The rest about Jungle Book is history, to say the least. When you visit this park, spread your travel plans across two days and stay at some of the Resorts Near Kanha National Park to get rid of fatigue. This would help you to start your expedition in the early hours of the morning seamlessly. When you explore the park in a jungle safari catch a glimpse of the wide variety of flora and fauna including tigers, panthers, Barasingha, sambar, the blackbuck, barking deer, jackal, etc. This is the perfect national park to satiate your wanderlust and wilderness.

Having said that, the exhaustive list of national parks is given right here, make your pick and visit these and tick them off your bucket list at the earliest.

About the Author

Sachin writes often on Indian Wildlife, technical topics related to business services. Sachin also provides search engine optimization services and website content in English.

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