Just like other aspects that make India a wonderful travel destination, its wildlife also offers a huge variety. A wide range of animal, bird and plant species make the Indian wildlife worth exploring. If you are searching for a great wildlife tour destination, India is certainly one of the best.
During your Adventure wildlife tour of India, you’ll rediscover the natural beauty of India. Though India is home to an array of wildlife species, the Bengal Tiger, the one-horned rhino, the Indian Lion, deer, python, sloth bear, crocodile, Indian elephant, monkeys and snakes are the major attractions for wildlife lovers.
You’ll be surprised to know that India boasts as many as 120+ national parks, 18 bio reserves and 500+ wildlife sanctuaries – located in different parts of the country. Many of the animal species that are rare and threatened are also found in India. During your wildlife tourism of India, you’ll simply be spellbound by the kind of variety the country has to offer. Over the last couple of decades, human encroachment has posed serious threats to the existence of wildlife in India. However, the Indian government has been taking a number of steps to protect the country’s wildlife treasures. The Wildlife Protection Act and the Project Tiger have proved quite effective as far as the protection of the Indian wildlife is concerned.
Popular Wildlife national parks in India include –
- Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand)
- Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Park (Rajasthan)
- Bandipur Sanctuary Park (Karnataka)
- Sariska Tiger Conservation Park (Rajasthan)
- Kaziranga Wildlife National Park (Assam)
- Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary (Madhya Pradesh)
- Sunderbans National Park (West Bengal)
- Bandhavgarh Wildlife Conservation (Madhya Pradesh)
- Periyar National Park (Kerala)
- Hemis Wildlife Park (Jammu and Kashmir)
There are many more national parks and wildlife sanctuaries like these in India. If you are passionate about exploring a wide variety of wildlife species, you’ll find a wildlife tour of India like a dream come true.
The northern part of India is one of the most visited for wildlife viewing. In this region, there are 500 species of mammals and 2,000 varieties of birds. During your wildlife safari tour of north India, you’ll spot animals such as the Indian tiger, the Indian elephant, leopards, snow leopards, chital, fox, Rhesus monkeys, langurs, jungle cats and hyenas among others. The Jim Corbett National Park, located in the state of Uttarakhand, is one of the best places to explore the wildlife species of northern India. Established in the year 1936, it’s also India’s first national park.
The eastern part of India is also home to a fair share of wildlife. If you plan a tour to this part of India, you should head straight to states like Assam, Bihar and West Bengal. Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park are located in Assam while the Sunderbans National Park is located in West Bengal. These national parks have played a vital role in saving the dwindling number of wildlife species in India. A wildlife tour of this part of India is truly worth undertaking.
There are countless tour operators that offer different types of wildlife tour of India. But not all of them are local experts and reputable. It’s important that you choose to travel with a wildlife tour operator that specializes in wildlife tours and knows every corner of the country like the back of their hand. Once you know where you want to go and what you want to see, you can get in touch with an expert travel agent and request them to plan a wildlife tour for you. Or else, you can ask them for a list of most visited wildlife destinations in the country and then have them plan a wildlife tour that suits your travel needs the best. If you have already found a wildlife tour which needs a couple of tweaks here and there to suit your specific requirements, your travel agent should be able to do that for you as well without any complaints.