India is not only famous for its palaces, forts and big cities. India has some of the most interesting wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Some of these sanctuaries are home to the famous royal Bengal Tiger.
There are a total of 39 tiger reserves in India. Here are the best 6 tiger sanctuaries where you can see tiger in India.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Comes at the first number to see tigers in India. Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh in central India. The total area is 448.84 square KM of the park, which can be accessed by tourist (Tala range), other remaining areas are restricted. The park is in abundance with animals such as Chital, Sambhar, Chinkara, leapord and the royal Bengal tiger. It is also a paradise for bird watchers with more than 242 different species. The park is open from October to June, but the best time to see tigers is from April to June.
Kanha National Park
This sanctuary is situated in the same region as Bandhavgarh. Sprawling across the central highland of the Mekal Range, Kanha National Park covers an area of 940 sq. kms. It is the largest park of central India. Royal Bengal tiger, Deer, Sambhar, Barasingha, and Indian Bison can be easily spotted here. While the park is open from October to June, the best time to spot tigers is during the summer months from April to June.
Ranthambore National Park
Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, it is considered as the first among which pressed and brought a positive change in the conservation of the big cats. The park offers a distinct view for wildlife lovers and the main attraction are the tiger cubs, the birds, and crocodiles. The park is open from October to June, but the greatest chances of spotting a tiger are in April and May.
Jim Corbett National Park
It is the first and oldest national park of India and is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This is one of the most visited national parks in India, so you better prepare and plan for your visit. The total area is about 1316 square KM, not all of the area is open for tourist. Tigers, Panther, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Bull Elephant, Ghariyal, Langur are found here. The park is open from October to June. However, the best time to spot tigers is from March to June.
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Situated in Idukki and Pathanamittha districts of Kerala, Periyar boasts of rich biodiversity and absolutely scenic location. Covering 305 sq kms of area, Periyar is one of the most famous national parks in Kerala. Apart from tigers, the main attraction of this national park is the sizable population of elephants. The months of March and April are the best months when you can spot the tigers here.
Sundarbans National Park
It is situated in the southern part of West Bengal, known for its abundant wildlife and Sundari trees. The main attractions here are the Royal Bengal Tiger that has adapted itself to survive in the Sundarbans and developed the ability to swim in the saline waters. It is the natural habitat of many other wild animals like jungle fowl, giant lizards, spotted deer, wild boar, crocodiles, etc. Sundarbans is also home to endangered species like Batagur baska, King Crabs and Olive Ridley Turtles.
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