Join the jungle kingdom, where Mr Sher Khan the Tiger and his troop will greet you as Holidaymine takes you for a wild safari into the domain of the true abode of the blue-blooded Bengal Tigers that rule the land and a variety of other exotic animals that obey his commands. You can live the very scene of the famous novel 'Jungle Book' and be the Mowgli of this enchanting wild kingdom.
Corbett National Park-Uttarakhand
Situated in Nainital District of Uttarakhand Corbett has been a great destination for tourists all around the globe. It is India's first national park named after the hunter Jim Corbett, who played a key role in its making. The park came into existence in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger.
Jim Corbett National Park has five different safari zones from where tourists can enter and can watch wildlife at close proximity. The park is blessed with the plethora of wildlife where you can immerse yourself with several activities like bird watching, trekking, fishing, elephants ride and many more. The tigers being the star performers of the park, decide to put on a show as dawn hits the park. This is also one of the best times to view the majestic tigers in their natural habitat.
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Kanha Tiger Reserve-Madhya Pradesh
Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is considered to be one of the finest wildlife reserves in the world. Its landscape is a stunning combination of luxuriant meadows, wooded slopes and crystal clear streams.
The park has a large population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. Its stunning flora and fauna seem like the park has been inspired by the famous “Jungle Book”. The most striking features of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambhar and chital is common. The open meadows during the cold winter months are the time to spot Mr.Sher Khan the park’s, magnificent royal tiger.
Ranthambore National Park-Rajasthan
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. It is considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Today the Ranthambore National Park is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has managed to grab the attention of many wildlife photographers throughout the world.
This jungle kingdom is famous for its Diurnal Tigers. To accompany them the park is also famous for Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits and Cobras. Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears and Black bucks add to the enchanting beauty of the stunning Ranthambore Park.
Photo Credit: Christopher Kray
Sariska Tiger Reserve-Rajasthan
Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in Alwar District of Rajasthan in lap of Aravali hills and situated 200 Kms from Delhi. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project Tiger" as a tiger reserve in 1979. Tourists flock to the reserve in large numbers as it is easily accessible from major cities in India.
Sariska is prime tiger country, with the terrain chiefly comprising of undulating plateau lands and wide valleys. Besides tiger, the Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan is home to an enchanting variety of fauna, namely Spotted Deer, Sambar, Blue Bull, Tiger, Leopard, Caracal, Rusty Spotted Cat, Jungle Cat, Four-horned Antelope, Wild Boar, Jackal, Hyena, and others. Sariska is also well known as the habitat of Rhesus Monkeys, which are commonly found around Talvriksh.
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Bandhavgarh National Park-Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951.
A trip to Bandhavgarh will definitely take you to the lush greenery of the forested regions that are incredibly the natural abode of the variant of wild. With elephant and jeep safari you can have a closer look at the exotic wildlife. You can sight the royal tigers making their grand entry surrounded by several animals to obey its every command.
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Sundarbans National Park
Where the land meets the sea at the southern tip of West Bengal lies the Indian Sunderbans, a stretch of impenetrable mangrove forest of great size and bio-diversity. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sunderbans is a vast area covering 4264 square km in India alone.
The Indian Sunderbans forms the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. A paradise for birdwatchers, the list includes such rarities as the Masked Finfoot, Mangrove Pitta and the Mangrove Whistler. It is a home to more than 250 tigers. The Bengal Tigers have adapted themselves very well to the saline and aqua environs and are extremely good swimmers. As you enter the adventurous wild land of the Sunderbans you'll be thrilled to see the chital deer and rhesus monkey. The aqua fauna of Sunderbans include a variety of fishes; red fiddler crabs and hermit crabs. There are crocodiles, which can be often seen along the mud banks. You can also take a ride in the river launch which is an experience in itself. Sit on its canopied upper-deck on comfortable chairs and watch the wonders of the Sunderbans pass by!
Pench National Park-Madhya Pradesh
The Pench National Park is nestled in the Southern slopes of the Satpura ranges of Central India. The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari.
The Pench National Park has always been rich in wildlife. It is dominated by fairly open canopy; mixed forests with considerable shrub cover and open grassy patches. The high habitat heterogeneity favors’ high population of Chital and Sambar. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighborhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book!