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Super Six Wildlife Safaris in India

Can anything be more exciting than spotting a tiger or a one horned rhino during a wildlife safari in Kaziranga or in Ranthambore National park? We all get thrilled at the thought of visiting the high altitude Hemis National Park to spot the most snowy leopard out there, right? If that interests you even mildly, then read on to know about India’s five best wildlife safaris.

Bandavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

A very popular national park in India that’s located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, Bandavgarh National Park is probably your best chance in all of India of seeing a wild tiger. The park has a large biodiversity and the density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. 

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Catching the amazing glimpses of wild creatures is simply incredible with safari opportunities in Bandhavgarh. Both jeep safari and elephant safari options are available here to make it an adventurous experience for you.

Best time to visit: October to June

Safari Timings: Morning shift- 06:30 AM to 11:00 Am, Afternoon shift- 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

One of the largest national parks situated in Rajasthan,Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district. Spanning over 1,334 square kilometers, the park is known for its rich biodiversity as you can not only spot tigers but also Sloth Bears, Wild Boars and Sambar among other creatures here.

Book Into The Wild Ranthambore National Park 3 Nights

Best time to visit: October to June

Safari timings: Morning- 7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M, Evening- 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. Located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, the park spans over an extent of 520 square kilometers. You can spot Serow, Goral, Himalayan Tahr in this park besides tigers. Corbett is also known as birdwatcher’s paradise as the park is home to some 650 species of residents and migratory birds.

Book Jim Corbett Camping 2 Nights

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Best time to visit: November to June

Safari timings: Morning- 7:00 AM to 10 AM, Evening- 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Hemis National Park, Ladakh

Hemis National Park, located in eastern Ladakh, is world famous for being the best place to see the snow leopard in the wild. Spreading as vast as 4400 sq km, the park is bounded on the north by the banks of the Indus River. Located at a high altitude, Hemis National Park has the distinction of being the largest national park in entire South Asia.

Book An Offbeat Ladakh Adventure 12 Nights

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The park is home to 16 species of mammals and 73 birds. It shelters formidable snow leopards, Tibetan argali sheep, Ibex, Blue sheep, chukhar, snow cocks and golden eagles to name a few. The 400-year-old Hemis Monastery is also located within the park.

Book a flight to Ladakh.

Best time to visit: May to September

 Kajiranga National Park, Assam

The Park which hosts two-thirds of the world’s amazing one-horned rhinoceroses is located in the Nagaon district of the state of Assam. Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Apart from rhinos, elephants, bears, panthers, wild water buffalo, swamp deer and various pretty birds inhabit the landscape of the park.

Book a hotel in Guwahati.

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Book Kaziranga to Shillong 4 Nights

Best time to visit: November to April

Safari Timings: Morning- 7:30 to 9:30, Evening- 1:30 to 5:30 PM

Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu

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Lieing in the foothils of Nilgiri mountains, this 321sqm long national park depicts a classic South Indian landscape fringed with thin gangly trees and light breezy leaves sheltering grunting wild boars and dotted chital deer. However, its main highlight is the striped Royal Bengal Tiger.

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With around 50 tigers lurking around, chances are that you might one of them if you are lucky and your timing is right. Other creatures that you may spot include peacocks, langurs, wild boars, wild elephants and deer. Visit this park during spring for best chances of spotting wildlife & birds as they approach watering holes to quench their thirst. It is also the best season for photography.

Best time to visit: February- June

Also read, 5 Bird Watching Destinations Across India

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Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek is a literature enthusiast, a poet, writer and an artist who has diverse interests. Her love for festivals, food and culture brought her close to travel and she continues to walk the woods alone! She believes that there is a mad wanderlust in every soul, a wanderlust that makes all of us a gypsy, a free spirited, a wanderer and a vagabond! With a graduate degree in English Literature from Delhi University, Priya is currently pursuing Masters in Mass Communication and working as a content writer with Trip Tap Toe.

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