Coming face to face with wild animals in their natural habitat is an enthralling experience. If you seek such adventures, then rejoice as there are numerous marvelous wildlife areas in India, offering just that. Here are some of the best places for jungle safari in the country.
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Spread across more than 500 square miles of area, Ranthambore National Park is among the largest and most popular jungle safari destinations in the country. The biggest draws of the park are its tigers. However, you can also come across many other animals, such as sloth bears, wild boars, monitor lizards, Indian chameleons, Indian flying fox and sambars.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
The pride of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park is another place where you can come across the majestic tigers. The oldest national park in India, it is also one of the best wildlife parks in the country. It is home to deer, sambar, ghariyal, bear and a wide variety of birds. There are numerous resorts in Jim Corbett where you can enjoy a delightful stay during this adventure. If you are a wildlife enthusiast who hasn’t been to Jim Corbett, you should be checking out deals on a hotel booking website already.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Located in the state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River. While the place is home to tigers and elephants, they are not its biggest draw. The highlight of Kaziranga is one-horned rhinoceroses. It boasts the highest population of one-horned rhinoceros, classified as ‘vulnerable’ by the World Wildlife Fund.
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
The largest national park in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is the place that provided the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. It was declared a forest reserve in 1879, and a wildlife sanctuary in 1933, before being elevated to the status of a national park in 1955. The park is renowned for its rich biodiversity and gives people a chance to come across deer, tigers and more.
Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
The largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans are a hotspot of biodiversity. A safari in the forest will be an enthralling experience that will remain etched in your memory for a long time. It is arguably the best place in the country to come face to face with the royal Bengal tiger. Your jungle safari in the Sundarbans will also give you a chance to come across many other animals of the region.
Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand
The alpine valley comes alive during the monsoon season when thousands of flowers showcasing more than 300 varieties envelope the entire area. The scenery looks truly bewitching. However, you have to take on a strenuous journey to arrive at this stunning spot. Apart from these, there are numerous other places as well that you can visit for an amazing experience amidst nature and wilderness. These include Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, Mudumalai National Park and Great Himalayan National Park.