India is a beautiful place with vibrant colors, diverse cultures, and beautiful people. It has numerous holiday destinations from busy and bustling cities with skyscrapers to calm and soothing beaches. There is a wide array of backwaters, rivers, forests, and parks – added with its essence of Indian culture.
You can have your dose of enjoyment if you are a wildlife lover. There are various national parks and reserves with numerous unique species. The Ranthambore tour packages are something you should not miss on!
Below are some of the places where you can get a good sighting of wildlife animals
1. Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh and is known as the land of the white tiger.
It is one of the best places to spot a tiger. The park is spread across 100 square kilometers.
Bandhavgarh National Park is in the Ranthambore tour packages as it has the highest number of tigers. It is the home for almost 50+ tigers, barking deer, sambal deer, chital deer, Indian bison, blue bull, leopard, wild dog, nilgai antelope, bear, and Indian fox.
You need to hire a car to reach the cliff where the Bandhavgarh fort is located. Visit the park between April to June to get a better sight of the tigers. There are plenty of villas and hotels around the park, so you no need to worry about finding the right place to unpack. However, the airport is quite far from the location. You have to travel around 200 km from the nearest airport to reach the Bandhavgarh National Park.
2. Ranthambore National Park
Tigers in Ranthambore national park are all posers!
Because most of the tiger photos taken in India are most likely to be in Ranthambore park.
It is one of the largest wildlife parks in India with around 1330 square kilometers. It is also a happy place for wildlife photographers. This park has been the hunting ground for generations of maharajas in Jaipur. The park got its celebrity badge after Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip shot a tiger here.
Apart from the wildlife, the park is also home to many historical ruins. It is dotted with many forts and buildings – which are now occupied by leopards and tigers.
Do not visit the park in peak summer or winter since the weather will be extreme and the chances of spotting a tiger are minimal. The best time to visit the park is during April and May.
The park contains three lakes, around which you can spot tigresses and cubs. So keeping an eye on the lake will earn you some good views and clicks.
The closest airport to Ranthambore national park is 132 km away and it takes around 3 hours of travel to reach the park by car.
3. Kanha National park
Kanha National park looks scenic with wide-open meadows. The chances of spotting a tiger are high. It is also a home for many other wildlife animals including jackals, chital, gaur, hyena, leopard, samber, porcupine, and mouse seer. Kanha national park stands out for its hard-stand for barasingha, an endangered species of deer found only here.
Reach the place early to block seats for the elephant safari.
The best time to visit the park is between April to June. The closest airport is around 170 kilometers away from the park.
4. Satpura national park
Satpura national park is relatively the youngest among the other national parks. It has fewer tourists and only 12 vehicles are allowed at a time.
It is the only park where you can walk around to spot animals. You are allowed to skip safari and take an adventure along with a guide.
The park contains tigers, hyenas, leopards, sambal, chital, wild boars, foxes, and barking deer.
April and May is the ideal time to visit the park. It is a three-hour journey from the nearest airport.
5. Jim Corbett National park
Jim Corbett is one of the oldest wildlife parks in India. It is also known as the “elephant park” because of the high density of wild elephants it has.
It is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and spans over 500 square kilometers. The park is home to tigers, leopards, jackals, hyenas, Himalayan tahrs, sambal, and barking deers.
Make sure to climb up to one of the watchtowers in the park to get a clear view of all the wildlife in there. Visit the park between March to June. This park is quite close to the airport compared to others. It is just an hour of travel from the nearest Patna Nagar airport.