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Wildlife Safari Tours in India

Wildlife Safari Tours in India

You can easily get to see wild animals in zoological parks, but the experience is somewhat subdued. The environment of the zoos is artificial, and not being able to see the creatures in their natural habitat does not induce much of a thrill. Go on a wildlife safari in India to feel what you have not been able to in such man-made environs. See them roam around in their untouched habitat, listen to their sounds and feel your heartbeat rise with excitement.

About Indian Wildlife

Some of the largest creatures across all genera are in India, including tigers, elephants, gaurs, big cats, rhinos, hippos, large vultures, long snakes and massive fish. In total, the country is home to over 800000 kinds of animals, which account for over 7 percent of the global species.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks of India

Some of the best and most famous protected territories to take a wildlife safari in India are listed below:

  • Kanha: While the plateau here is covered with grasses, bamboo and sal are abundant on the flatter sections. During a trip through the area, look out for tigers, swamp deer, sloth bears, blackbucks, owls, hyenas and pythons.
  • Bandhavgarh: Sal and Bamboo are the most common trees here along with groves of fruits like mango, jamun and gooseberries. Some of the most prominent animals found here are leopards, gaurs, vultures, chinkaras, nilgais and four-horned antelopes.
  • Ranthambore: The region consists of hilly terrains, plateaus and meadows. Trees like dhok cover the majority of the landscape, except for plateaus, which are covered with grasslands. Tigers, leopards, hyenas, several species of deer, nilgai, cats, bats, foxes, toads, frogs, crocodiles, lizards and venomous snakes live here in plenty.
  • Pench: This wonderful spot is located in Madhya Pradesh. Grasslands and dense, dry and moist forests are found here along with sal and bamboo dominating the terrain. Deer, foxes, hyenas, jungle fowl, peafowl and about 170 bird species have been recorded here.
  • Panna: This place lies in the zone where the Northern Plains meet the tropical wet and dry deciduous belts. Among trees, teak is the most widely distributed type, with patches of grass and thorny plants. Here you may be able to spot wolves, tigers, hyenas, geese and vultures.
  • Corbett: Perhaps the most famous spot for a wildlife safari in India is Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. The geography here features hills, valleys, ravines, gorges and narrow streams. Sal, peepal and bamboo forests provide shelter to creatures like bears, tigers, elephants, buffaloes and monkeys.
  • Sunderbans: Lying in the vast delta of the Ganga River, it is an expansive mangrove forest. Apart from mammals, you will be able to sight dolphins and porpoises, and birds like storks and kingfishers.
  • Kaziranga: The land of the one-horned rhinos, Kaziranga National Park is located in Assam. There are several rivers and lakes here while the land area is covered by tall grasses. Other than rhinoceroses, it is home to leopards, civets, bears, jackals, vultures and many other creatures.
  • Tadoba: About 160 km Nagpur, the protected area of Tadoba contains dense jungles of dry deciduous trees. The most prominent species here are deer, tigers, cobras, eagles, dragonflies and spiders.
  • Bandipur: Once the personal territory of the king of Mysore, Bandipur is now a protected territory of India. Teak, rosewood, sandalwood, laurel and bamboo trees are widespread here. Animals here include chitals, gaurs, dholes, langurs, birds of prey and snakes.
  • Satpura: As the name suggests, it is tucked away in the Satpura Mountain Range. The vegetation here comprises teak, tendu, bael, mahua and other broadleaf plants. You will see dholes, bisons, boars, deer and squirrels here in plenty.
  • Gir Forest: Gir, the lion country, is in the state of Gujarat, and the vegetation here mainly consists of shrublands. Apart from lions, you can look for cobras, nilgais, chitals, boars, owls, eagles and cats.
  • Rann of Kutch: Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, lying on the Rann of Kutch, is the breeding ground of flamingoes. Apart from sheltering wolves, hyenas, pelicans, flamingoes and foxes, it is also known for the hordes of fossils that were found here.
  • Periyar: The moist deciduous and tropical evergreen forests of the region consist of rosewood, teak, banyan and peepal trees. The forests here are inhabited by bats, squirrels, macaques, kites, eagles and coral snakes.
Wildlife Tours in India


  • Tigers: Pench, Corbett, Tadoba, Bandipur, Periyar, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Ranthambore and Sundarbans are important tiger reserves.
  • One-Horned Rhinos: Kaziranga National Park in Assam is the largest and most famous area to be set up for the conservation of one-horned rhinos.
  • Lions: The Asiatic lion is conserved in a lot of sites, with Gir Forest being the most widely known of all.


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