India has a diversified culture, natural vegetation, and a broad assortment of wildlife. We have so much forest acreage that nearly every animal and mammal species can be found here. Some have become extinct over time, while others are now threatened. Tourists can still visit these forests, which have been designated as national parks, as part of a wildlife safari. Take a peek at the top wildlife safaris in India, hand-picked for you.
This national park, which encompasses around 13,200 square kilometers, is well-known for its tigers. The best time to visit Ranthambore National Park is from March to May when jungle safaris are plentiful. A three to four-hour safari would cost you between Rs. 1500 (Jeep Safari) and Rs. 57,000/-. (Special Safari for the entire day).
Jim Corbett, a tiger hunter, built Asia’s first national park, which is now one of the world’s most visited. Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, and Durga Devi are the four key sections of this jungle safari. Bengal Tigers, Chital, deer, Asiatic Elephants, Gharial, Black Bears, and other animals can be found here.
What was once a hunting field for the royal families is now a protected nature refuge. Officials lead guided safaris to see leopards, barking deer, nilgai, Bengal fox, striped hyenas, and other wildlife. This location is best visited around October. A four-hour jungle safari will cost Rs. 6,500.
You may remember this national park from the feature film Mowgli. Panthers, bears, elephants, pythons, and other animals can be seen, just like in the novel. Plan a trip to this rainforest safari between October and mid-June. A three-hour jeep safari here will cost you roughly INR 6,000.
This enormous region of forest in Madhya Pradesh is home to several animals such as Spotted Deer, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Blackbucks, Antelopes, and so on. A wildlife safari here in the months of October, November, and May would be a rewarding experience for a price of Rs. 2750-6500 per person.
This wildlife reserve in Gujarat is India’s only refuge for Asian lions. Leopards, jackals, and Indian foxes can also be found here. A jungle safari in December will be the most thrilling experience on an Rs. 4500 budget.
Kaziranga National Park, located in the scenic valleys of Assam, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the one-horned rhinoceros. If you’re considering a trip here, a jungle safari between November and April is the best time to go at a cost of Rs.3,800.
Many species live in this 4000 sq km of marshy swampland in west Bengal, including Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Cats, Macaques, wild boars, and others. The most ideal month to schedule a wildlife safari in this area is probably April.
India is more than its mountains, deserts, historical monuments, cuisine, and distinctive cultural festivals. We also have opportunities for you to observe wildlife up close if you’re an adventurous person. Plan your trip to take part in one of these wildlife safaris if you visit India.