Wildlife Vacations In India – My Favorite Destinations
India is a world famous tourist destination. It attracts a large number of tourists and vacationers from all over the world. The country also captivates tourists with its unique cultural and geographical features. The county is very fascinating with rich flora and fauna that can be seen in its various wildlife sanctuaries, protected areas, tiger reserves, bird sanctuaries, and national parks. There are several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the country that attract tourists, vacationers, children, families, wildlife enthusiasts, adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, special interest tourists, environmentalists, etc. of all the world. Sundebans, Ranthambhore, Sariska, Sasan-Gir, Bandhavgarh, Keoladeo Ghana, Dachigram, Kaziranga, Manas, Periyar, Kanha, Pench, Panna, Sultanpur, Dudhwa, etc. are some of the world famous wildlife sanctuaries and parks in the India. These destinations are well facilitated with jeep safaris, elephant safaris, and hotels, lodges and wildlife resorts that offer excellent accommodation facilities.
There are many popular destinations for wildlife tours in India. In this article, I am providing brief but useful information on my favorite wildlife destinations in India.
Ranthambhore National Park
It is located in Rajasthan, India. It is widely famous for its tigers along with other wildlife attractions such as other animals, reptiles, birds, and various species of plants. Main attractions in the park Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Tigers, Jogi Mahal, Ancient Banyan Tree and Ranthambhore Fort. Ranthambhore is a photographer’s delight, as well as wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventure enthusiasts.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
It is a world famous bird sanctuary located in Rajasthan, India. It is a magnificent haven for birds and a paradise for bird watchers. It attracts a large number of tourists with its wide variety of birdlife. Thousands of rare and highly threatened birds (such as Siberian cranes) can be seen in this park during the winter season. The park is home to more than 400 species of birds. In addition, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The activity that you must enjoy in the park is the rickshaw ride, which allows you to see the charm of the bird life in the most pleasant way.
Sasan Gir National Park
Also known as Gir Vana or Sasan-Gir Vana. It is a world famous lion sanctuary located in the state of Gujarat. It is the only home to pure Asian lions. Other wildlife attractions in the jungle are Indian leopards, sloth bears, striped hyenas, Indian mongooses, golden jackals, Indian palm civets, desert rats, spotted deer, blue bulls, four-horned antelope, wild boar, etc.
Jim Corbett National Park
In my point of view, it is the best destination for a wildlife vacation in India. This world famous national park is located in the state of Uttarakhand. The park is rich in flora and fauna and never fails to attract its visitors. Corbett has long been a favorite destination and hangout for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. Corbett’s attractions are tigers, leopards, wild boars, leopard cats, Himalayan black bears, Indian gray mongoose, sloths, barking deer, spotted deer, black bucks, jungle cats, fishing cats, etc. One of Corbett’s most fun activities is the elephant safari. The park is a very popular destination for many popular wildlife tour packages in India.
Periyar National Park
Periyar is located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the preferred destinations for wildlife tours in India. It is home to a large population of Indian elephants. Tourists can see herds of playful elephants on the shores of picturesque Periyar Lake. Lake Periyar is also a must-see attraction in the park. Tourists can take a boat ride on Periyar Lake to see the wildlife attractions of Periyar National Park. The park is very rich in flora and fauna.