Places to Visit in India

India is famous for its abundant wildlife and it continues to attract nature lovers from all over the world. There are many destinations you must visit for wildlife Tours in India as India has a diverse biodiversity and its wildlife is unmatched. Wildlife sanctuaries are beneficial in that they preserve wildlife, engage in pet grooming, they take care of injured animals, preserve history, stop hunting, they help protect the landscape and they protect wildlife. A trip through Indian wildlife is an exceptional experience.

Destinations where you can get the best wildlife tours in India to include:

1. Ranthambore National Park:

The Ranthambore National Park is a renowned national park located in Rajasthan and it is a vast wildlife reserve that spans over 1,334 square kilometers. The park is home to animals such as tigers, wild boars, sloth bears, leopards, marsh crocodiles, deer, monkeys, and sambars. Tigers are the main attraction of the park and the park pulls in tourists from all over the world.

2. Hemis National Park:

The Hemis National Park is located in Ladakh. The park is a paradise with high altitudes and chilly winds. The Hemis National Park is best known for snow leopards but it has other animals and birds such as the Tibetan argali sheep, chukhar, golden eagles, ibex, snowcocks, and bharals.  The park is a picturesque location and it has an exotic landscape.

Hemis National Park was established in 1981. It is best known for its snow leopards and it is home to a variety of animals which include the Tibetan wolf, ibex, bharals, Eurasian brown bear, Tibetan argali sheep, chukhar, golden eagles, red fox, and snow cocks.

3. Jim Corbett National Park:

The Jim Corbett National Park is a top destination to visit wildlife. It is located in Uttarakhand and it is the first national park in India. The park is a renowned tiger reserve and it is home to diverse animals such as the serow, Himalayan tahr, goral, pangolins, elephants, sloth, deers, mongoose and crocodiles.

Attractions in the Jim Corbett National Park include a jeep safari, walking safari, Dhikala, Corbett falls, Kalagarh dam and Garjiya Devi temple.

Nagarahole National Park
Nagarahole National Park | source: IAS Bulletin

4. Nagarahole National Park:

The Nagarahole national park is located in Karnataka and it is also known as the Raji Gandhi National Park. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and it is the 37th tiger reserve in India. You can find different animals in Nagarahole national parks such as the Bengal tiger, sloth bear, striped hyena, and Indian leopard.

5. Bandhavgarh National Park:

The Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh and it is the best place for a wildlife tour in central India. It is a protected environment and it is densely populated by tigers. Other animals include elephants, gaurs, leopards, and deer. 

6. Sasan-Gir Wildlife Sanctuary:

This wildlife sanctuary is located in Gujarat, India and it is a habitat of the Asiatic lion. Other animals you can see in the sanctuary are jackals, hyenas, Sambar deer, antelopes, Chinkara gazelles, krait, vultures, jackals, wild boar, and monkeys.

one horned rhino Wildlife Tours in India
Kaziranga National Park

7. Kaziranga National Park:

This national park has the largest population of one horned rhinoceros in the world and it is a worthwhile wildlife location for a tour. The national park is also home to elephants, sloths, bears, panthers, tigers, leopards and buffalos. Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site.

8. Kanha National Park:

The Kanha National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh and it is a tiger reserve. The national park was popularized as Mowgli land in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. Kanha national park is home to Bengal tigers black panthers, pythons, bears, Indian peafowls, herons, eagles, hyenas, and many others.

9. Satpura National Park:

The Satpura national park is a park with dense jungle and rugged terrain. It is a perfect habitat where wild animals can flourish. The park gives you an opportunity to escape into nature.

The Satpura national park has a jeep safari, elephant safari, and boat safari. In the park, you can find tigers, sambar deer, wild boar, buck, leopards, gaur, and antelopes.

10. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Thekkady and it combines scenic beauty and biodiversity. It is a protected area for elephants and tigers. The sanctuary is also home to bison, deer, gaur, wild pigs and sambar. When you visit the wildlife sanctuary you can engage in nature walks, bamboo rafting, border trekking, tiger trails, and bullock cart rides.

There are many other destinations to visit Wildlife Tours in India such as:

Sunderbans National Park, Wildlife Tours in India
White Tiger at Sundarbans National Park | source: Treebo

a. Sundarbans National Park:

The Sundarbans national park is a unique wonder. It is a tiger reserve located in West Bengal. It is home to tigers and endangered species such as the Ganges river dolphin and estuarine crocodiles. More than 200 species of birds, 100 species of fishes and 50 species of reptiles can be found in Sunderbans. You can also find Indian grey mongoose, macaques, wild boar, fishing cats and leopard cats in the Sundarbans national park. The best time to visit the park is from October to April. 

b. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Manas wildlife sanctuary in Assam is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a tiger reserve, an elephant reserve, and a biosphere reserve. The sanctuary is a scenic beauty that includes evergreen forests, alluvial grasslands, and forested hills. Manas is home to endangered species which include tigers, pygmy hog, swamp deer, Indian rhinoceros, bison, black bears, langurs, and Bengal florican.

c. Tadoba National Park:

The Tadoba national park is a wildlife sanctuary located in Maharashtra. It is a wonderful place to enjoy the wildlife, it is rich in biodiversity, and it has a stunning lake. Animals that can be found in Tadoba include tigers, hyenas, barking deer, leopards, and gaur.

d. Pench National Park:

The Pench national located in Madhya Pradesh is rich in wildlife. It is a tiger reserve that spans 464 sq km and it is home to animals such as the Nilgai leopards, Indian wolf, wild boar, antelope, foxes, and barking deer.

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