Man began life amongst nature, but slowly with evolution he came to domesticate his world and started building his modern cities. These modern cities are presently no less than a jungle now, so if you want to go back to serenity and peace that wildlife and nature bring to us, then these 3 hidden safaris in India are not to be missed!
Here is a list of 3 hidden wildlife places for wildlife lovers in India
1. Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal
Sunderbans is the home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. Whether or not you catch a glimpse of this majestic wild cat, it is sure to have seen you if you roam the waters of Sunderbans or traverse the dense mangrove and marshy landscape. This National Park is spread over 54 islands and also shares its borders with Bangladesh.
- How to reach: the major city closest to the park is Kolkata situated 95 kms away.
- Things to do: visit Crocodile Park, go on a tiger trail, and soak in the view from various watch towers.
- Species to be found: royal Bengal tiger, bull sharks, crocodiles, snakes, primates, and dolphins.
- Opening times and rules: the entry fee for Indians is INR 15 and for foreigners is INR 150. If you carry a camera an extra charge of INR 300 is levied. The best months to visit the park are between the months of September to May.
- Tip: you must indulge in the unique experience of cruising the waters to spot the wildlife alongside.
2. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
This amazing tiger’s haven is situated amidst the mountainous terrains of picturesque Nainital, the National Park is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve and is the home to a large number of the infamous jungle cat!
You may even get lucky and spot a white tiger on your safari rides at the park!
- How to reach: the park is close to Nainital and this city is roughly a 5 hour drive away from Delhi.
- Things to do: take safari rides to spot a tiger, angling at the Kosi River, pay a visit to Corbett falls.
- Species to be found here: tigers, elephants, sambar deers, spotted deer, golden jackal and much more.
- Opening time and rules: the best season to visit Corbett is from 15th November to 15th June, the park remains open from 6 to 10 am and from 2 to 6 pm. The park charges are INR 200 for an Indian national and INR 1000 for foreign visitors.
- Tip: you can enjoy a peaceful bonfire in the park with permission from the authorities.
If you are a wildlife enthusiast and culture lover, this tour is designed for you. Explore the hidden beauties of the jungle in Jim Corbett National Park that will leave you speechless.
3. Bandipur National Park
This was also one of the favored hunting grounds for the royal family of Mysore, now turned into a National Park for the conservation of wildlife. Bandipur is presently the most popular tiger reserve in southern India. Ornithologists also throng the place in addition to fans of the famous majestic jungle cat, sightings of which are a common occurrence here.
Bandipur is also home to some of the rarest species of birds in India, like the blue-winged parakeet and the Malabar grey hornbill.
- How to reach: Mysore is again the closest railway station 80 km away, Bangalore is the nearest airport.
- Species found here: sloth bears, tigers, elephants, chitals, and flying squirrels, etc.
- Best time to visit: November to June.
- Tip: one must see the Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, which is the highest peak in this region
While these were the list of famous wildlife safaris not ranked in any particular order, but that’s not all!
India being the ecological hotspot for various species has a long list of several more national parks and wildlife reserves.