13 Best Wild Life Experience you can get in India
Best wildlife tour destinations of India
India has a very affluent and diverse wildlife. From the mammoth mountain ranges in the north, the marshy lands in the east, to the tip of Kanyakumari in the south, India is home to a number of Wildlife conservation parks and sanctuaries.
Here’s a list of the places you should travel to this year for their exquisite wildlife in India.
This National Park is situated in Rajasthan and was aforementioned a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas. Now a wildlife conservation park, this park is most famous for its Tiger trails and Bird optically canvassing tours.
How to reach: This national park is three hours’ drive from Jaipur.
Things you can do: Bakula has a plethora of waterholes and hence is crowded with wildlife. The Raj Bagh ruins are archaic ruined structures, domes and arches. The Padam Talao is another lake worth visiting. The Ranthambore fort is ideally located. The view from the top is mesmerizing. You could soar high in the empyrean in a sultry air balloon for some spectacular views of the National Park
Species to see: leopards, Tigers, Hyenas, Jungle Indian Foxes, cats, and a wide range of birds like Pelicans, Ibis, Flamingos, Egrets, Parakeets, Jackals.
Opening/Closing times: It is open from October to June and it’s closed for the remaining months throughout the year. In the morning the trip starts from 6.30 am to 10 am and the evening trip starts from 2.30 pm to 6 pm. It costs around Rs. 75 per person for an Indian national in a canter and Rs. 131 for an Indian national in a gypsy. For the foreign nationals it is Rs. 475 in a canter and Rs. 530 in a gypsy.
2. Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal
How to reach: This national park is around 95 kms away from Kolkata
Things to do: Visit on a Tiger trail, you can find various watch towers and the crocodile park also. You can get the opportunity to experience a unique cruising in the waters & spotting the wildlife alongside.
Species to watch: The Royal Bengal Tiger, bull sharks, Crocodiles, dolphins, primates and snakes.s
Opening/Closing timing: Best time to visit the park between September and May. Here entry fee is Rs. 15 for an Indian and Rs. 150 for a foreigner. Rs. 300/- is chargeable extra for carrying a camera.
- Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett national park situated in Nainital, is the part of the larger Corbett tiger reserve. You can find white tiger as well here if you are lucky enough.
How to get there: From Delhi Nainital is around five hours drive
Things to do: you can try drive around the park to catch a glimpse of the marvelous wildlife, you can also endeavor angling at Kosi River and visit the Corbett falls. You can also enjoy a bonfire night in the middle of the complete wildness.
Species to see: Tigers, Golden jackal Spotted deer, Sambar deers, Elephants,
Opening/Closing timing: From 15th November to 15th June is the best time to visit here. This Park is open from 6 am to 10 am and then from 2 pm to 6 pm and charges are Rs. 200 for an Indian national and Rs. 1000 for a foreigners.
4. Gir National Park, Gujarat
If you want to see Asiatic lions the best place is The Gir National forest in Gujarat. You can enjoy presence of the king of jungle here at the fullest. Gujarat tourism also provides best tourism experience for the same.
How to reach: Junagadh is the nearest city to Gir national Park. It has a railway stations which connects it with the bigger city as Ahmadabad.
Things to do: Off course it is the best place for lion safari to get up and close with the king of the jungle. You can also try boating amongst the many lakes in Gir
Species to see: Asiatic Lions, monitor lizards, sloth bears Indian leopards, crocodiles, jungle cats, striped hyenas, snakes etc
Opening/Closing timing: Park is open every year from 16th October to 15th June. In the morning the timing is from 6 am to 12 pm. and in the evening timing is 3 pm to 6 pm.
Upto 6 Indian Nationals travelling in a jeep charges would be INR 4000 and for foreign nationals upto 6 travelling by jeep, charges is INR 10, 000
5. Bannerghatta Biological Park, Karnataka
Bannerghatta Biological Park is situated just outskirt of south Bangalore which includes a zoo, a butterfly park an elephant sanctuary and a tiger park.
How to reach: This Park is 22 kms away from Bangalore city.
Things to do: You can go for tiger safari or can check out the Butterfly Park. There is another option for boating also.
Species to see: barking dears, Tigers, leopards, Elephants, butterflies, snakes, spotted deer etc.
Opening/Closing times: Park opening time is at 9.30 am and closes at 5 pm and weekly closed in Tuesday. For butterfly park entry fee is Rs. 30 for adults and Rs. 20 for children. There is an option for grand safari which costs Rs. 260 for adults and Rs. 130 for children.
6. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga National Park, Assam is famous for the largest population of one horned Rhino in the World.
How to get there: This national Park is five hours drive from Guwahati which is connected to most major cities by rail and road
Things to do: You can go on a safari to spot Rhinos and tigers. Viewing the entire park from the watchtower is also a great option. You can check out the tea plantations as well around the park. Explore wildlife while you sail on the glinting waters of the river Brahmaputra.
Species to see: Wild Buffalo, Swamp deer, Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants,
Opening/Closing times: The park is open daily from 1st November to 30th April i.e., for 6 (six) months. Jeep safari timings are from 7.30 am to 9.30 am and 2pm to 3.30 pm. The entry fee is Rs. 50 for an Indian national and Rs. 500 for a foreign national.
7. Periyar National Park, Kerala
This park is in the hilly areas of the Cardamom Hills in Kerala. Hanging among the hills, this park is actually a nature lover’s paradise. With it’s lush green slopes and beautiful landscapes, it is a visual treat.
How to get there: The famous Periyar National Park is a three hours’ drive from Kochi which is a very well-connected city with an airport as well
Things to do: For a thrilling experience you can go for bamboo rafting along the river. Here the wildlife trail is highly recommended as you can take a boat ride on the Periyar Lake, Check out the wildlife sanctuary.
Species to see: Elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Deers, snakes and reptiles
Opening/Closing times: The Park is open all days of the week from 6 am to 6 pm. The adult entry fee for Indian national is Rs. 25 and Rs. 5 for an Indian child. For an adult foreigner charge is Rs. 300 and Rs. 105 for a child.
8. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh National Park has a large population of tigers and langurs. It is situated at the center of India and is home to the famous white tiger.
How to reach: To reach Bandhavgarh is bit difficult as it has no airport facility. The nearest town of this Park is Jabalpur. You can get taxis services which ply from Jabalpur to Umaria.
Things to do: You can go for a birding tour or for a jeep safari to catch a glimpse of the thrilling wildlife. Also do not miss out to visit to the Khajuraho temples & Bandhavgarh fort.
Species to see: Bengal tigers, Elephants, reptiles and a large number of birds, dears, primates,
Opening/Closing times: This Park is open from 15th of October to 30th of June and the entry fees are for foreigners Rs. 4000 and for Indian nationals Rs. 2000 for a jeep carrying up to 6 people.
9. Hemis National Park, Jammu Kashmir
Hemis National Park is a high altitude national park in eastern Ladakh in Jammu Kashmir. This park is home to many rare animals like the snow leopard, the Asiatic Ibex, the red fox, Tibetan wolf. This park has also includes a pine forests, meadows and is nothing short of a safari in heaven.
How to get there: The nearest railway station of this national park is Kalka in Haryana. The park is 5 kms away from the Leh district and leh-manali highway can also be used to access the park.
Things to do: Best is to take an adventure trek at Hemis
Species to see: the Asiatic Ibex, snow leopard, the red fox, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan marmot, Blue sheep
Opening/Closing times: This Park is open on all days. For an Indian national the entry fee is Rs 20 and Rs. 100 for foreign nationals.
10. The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh
This park is situated in the snowcapped mountain regions of Kullu with coniferous forests, and green landscapes; this park is the ultimate crowning glory of the Himalayan slopes.
How to reach: To reach the Park starting point is at Kullu Valley which is connected to most major cities by road.
Things to do: It is the best place to go on a trek among the forest lands and take a boat ride on the river named Tirthan. You can also camp under the stars
Species to see: The snow leopard, primates, Himalayan pit viper, musk deer
Opening/Closing times: This Park is open throughout the year and the entry fee is Rs. 50 for an Indian national and for a foreign national Rs. 200
11. Tadoba, Maharashtra
Tadoba- one of the largest national parks in Maharashtra is actually close to the city, Nagpur, this place is most famous for Tadoba crocodiles and Tigers.
How to reach: This Park is very close to the Nagpur city. The closest railway station is Chandrapur.
Things to do: Go on the tiger safari and bird watching trails
Species to see: Andhari sanctuary and The Chimur Hills
Opening/Closing timing: This Park is open from 15th October to 30th June and closed on Tuesdays. Timings are 6 am to 11 am and 3 pm to 6 pm. The entry fee for an adult is Rs. 10 and Rs. 5 for children
12. Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand
The mesmerizing sight of valley of flower complements the mountain view of Nanda Devi National Park. This famous Nanda Devi National Park situated in Chamoli district Uttarakhand and is the home of the Asiatic black bear.
How to reach: You can reach here by road from Joshimath and nearest railway station is at Rishikesh
Things to do: You can take a walk in the alpine valley and also can enjoy the excellent views from various hilltops and peaks
Species to see: Himalayan musk deer, Asiatic black bear, blue sheep,
Opening/Closing timing: The best time to visit this park is in between of April and October.
13. Khangchendzonga, Sikkim
It is famous for the red panda. You can find Tibetan antelopes and snow leopards as well. This national park gets its named after the famous Kanchenjunga Mountain in Sikkim.
How to reach: You can reach here from Gangtok.
Things to do: Best thing you can do obviously getting a glimpse of the Red Panda. You can see lots of Lakes and mountain peaks also
Species to see: Snow leopard, red panda, Musk deer
Opening/Closing timing: The best time to visit is this park during April and May. For an Indian national entry fee is Rs. 200 per head for the first seven days and Rs. 400 per head for a foreign national for the first seven days.