A wildlife safari is an amazing experience in India. The richness of wildlife wealth in the country because of the natural biodiversity. Not just the Bengal Tiger, the country is famous for its collection of large and small animals, colorful birds, unique plants and much more. With the help of the British Government, numerous natural beauties were safeguarded from reckless hunting. Today, India has more than 160 national parks and wildlife safari is an important tourist attraction in many parks. Here are the top national parks for best wildlife safari in India.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and famous national parks in North India. Located in Rajasthan, this is a heritage site, which is famous for its collection of tigers, Ranthambore fort and much more. The best time to visit is from October to June. Top animals to spot are lions, tigers, leopards, antelopes, sloth bears, golden jackals, hyena, nilgai, blackbuck and others. There are different types of safari is available in Ranthambore such as Jeep Safari, Canter Safari, Jungle Safari in India, Birdwatching.
Safari Timings – Safaris run for two and a half hours in the morning and evening from 7 am to 9.30 am and in afternoon from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.
Bandipur National Park
This park is famous for its richness of Western Ghat environment and the long list of animals. Located in Karnataka, this park holds around 100 species of mammals and 350 species of birds. The best time to visit the park is from October to June. The best time to visit the park to spot tigers is from May to June. Bandipur National Park charges Rs. 250 for the entry fee. Some of the famous tourist places near the park is Wayanad, Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, Bangalore, Thekkady and others.
Kaziranga National Park
Declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites is home to more than 2/3rd of one-horned rhino of the world. This park also has the highest tiger density in the world. Kaziranga’s elephant safari is the most famous tourist activity in Assam. The park holds 15 endangered species including the rhino. The park also holds 100 birds of species.
Jeep Safari Timing–
- Morning Jeep Safari – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
- Afternoon Jeep Safari – 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Bandhavgarh National Park
This park is the best when it comes to spotting tigers. Located in Madhya Pradesh, this park has 250 species of birds and 20 species of mammals. Top animals to spot here are leopards, sambar, striped hyena, golden jackal, sloth bear, antelope, chinkara, sambar, and others. The best time to visit the national park is from November to April. Apart from wildlife tours, you can also explore famous places such as Bandhavgarh Fort, Village Tala, Baghel Museum and few other interesting places.
Safari timing –
In winter – Morning – 6:00 am to 11:00 am & Evening 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
In summer – Morning – 5:30 am to 10:30 am & Evening – 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Pench National Park
Pench National Park was the main inspiration for Jungle Book of Rudyard Kipling. Elephant safari and Jungle Safari is an important safari to enjoy in this park. Top animals to spot here are gaur, jackal, hyena, langur, macaque, dhol and others. The park holds around 100 bird species. For those who want a complete wildlife experience, there is a small lodge inside the park to help tourists stay as close as possible to nature.
Safari Timings –
In winter – Morning – 07:30 am to 10:30 am & Evening – 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In summer – Morning – 06:30 am to 9.30 am & Evening – 4.00 am to 6.30 pm
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is the pinnacle of wildlife attractions in India. This is one of the most visited national parks in the country. This park holds fifty species of mammals, 580 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles. This is also one of the oldest parks in the continent. The best time to visit the park is from November to June. Jim Corbett National Park is famous for the Royal Bengal is available in the sanctuary.
Safari timings –
In winters – Morning Safari – 7.30 am to 10.30 am & Evening Safari – 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
In summer – Morning Safari – 6.30 am to 9.30 am & Evening Safari – 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Apart from these, there are numerous other national parks in India with varying natural features. With the options in hand, you can make an entire vacation with just wildlife attractions.