Amidst the deafening noise of car horns in the city, the sound of chirping birds fades from our memories. There is no denying the simple joy we experience on getting back in touch with nature. With more than 80 national parks and 450 wildlife sanctuaries, India is home to numerous species of fauna and flora. Be it the deserts of Rajasthan or the mountains of Uttarakhand, India embraces wildlife to its bosom.
If you are craving some time to spend amidst wilderness, here are the top 4 wildlife destinations in India you might want to visit:
1. Bandhavgarh National Park: Located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, this national park is loved by wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is loved for its breathtaking array of flora and fauna. When in an open gypsy cruising through the dense forest trail, you will surely feel the tingling sensation as listen to the alarm calls of Langur and feel the presence of Tigers. There are over 22 different species of mammals and 25 species of birds, thanks to its ideal geographical positioning. This wildlife is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, the pride of Indian wildlife. You have got to be really unlucky not to see the Royal Tigers here.
2. Ranthambore National Park: This national park is home to royal predators. Take a safari and see if you can spot its native tigers. Surrounded by the Chambal and Banas rivers, the park also serves as a perfect habitat for wild boars, nilgais, leopards, hyenas and sambar deer. The lush greenery and the gamut of chirping birds will make you forget all your worries and stress. To make the most of your visit, book the Ranthambhore Safari Lodge, which is surrounded by trees and lawns. Another place where you can accommodate is the only heritage hotel in Ranthambore, Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge.
3. Jim Corbett National Park: This national park is located at Uttarakhand. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, it is spread over districts like Garhwal and Nainital. This national park is home to over 160 tigers, elephants, chital deer, leopards, flying foxes, Indian pangolins and many other wild animals. If you are an animal lover then Jim Corbett National Park is a must-see on your travel itinerary.
4. Kaziranga National Park: Catch a glimpse of one-horned rhinoceroses, panthers, bears, elephants and a wide array of beautiful birds. This national park, extending up to 430 sq. kms, is one of the rare areas in eastern India that is undisturbed by human presence.