Indian Safari Guide


The reason India is one of the world’s Biodiversity Hotspots is simply because it houses an extraordinary range of habitats and biodiversity. Owing to its rich and varied biodiversity, India isone of the most promising countries if one is planning to experience an adventurous safari tour. With tiger as its national animal and peacock as its national bird, India ranks ninth in the world for mammals with around 412 species and it has 12% of the planet’s fishes and birds. No wonder, our land is a nature lover’s paradise.   TigerA wide range of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries provide an opportunity to both conserve these assets and give people a chance to go and see them in the wild. Safaris are thrilling. May it be a lion walking past you or the sight of a tiger or rhino, it gets your adrenaline flowing. Wildlife tourism is at its peak right now with the country having almost 500 wildlife sanctuaries, 100 national parks and 14 biosphere reserves. This is a guide for everyone waiting for this rush in their nerves.  WHICH ANIMAL IS WHERE Snow leopard Snow-leopardHome to the mighty and majestic, amazing wildlife sanctuaries are spread across the country. The elusive snow leopard in Ladakh, at Hemis Altitude National Park is a perfect getaway for a calm and dramatically adventurous safari trip with snow-capped peaks as the surroundings! A treat for wildlife photographers, with its picturesque surroundings, Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan is considered to be the best tiger reserves in India. White Tiger   White-TigerKnown for its thriving flora and fauna and the original home to white tigers, the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, is also a habitat for Indian bison, sambars, langurs and cheetahs. Cheetah & Bison CheetahEstablished in the year 1936, Jim Corbett Reserve in Uttarakhand has the distinction of being India’s first national park. It offers tantalizing sight of tigers and is also home to wild elephants, sloth bears, langurs, rhesus macaques and peacocks. Elephants ElephantsGir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the white land of Gujarat, is the only place in the world where one can find Asiatic lions in the wild. It also inhabits leopards and spotted hyenas. Lion LionWith over 300 species of birds including crested serpent eagles, Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh offers great odds of tiger sighting! Serpent eagles Serpent-eaglesEarlier known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Rajasthan has rare birds such as the painted stork and numerous raptors and water birds. Birds & Water Birds Water-BirdsHighly famous for its abundant wildlife and Sundari trees, Sunderbans National Park in the southern part of West Bengal is the natural habitat of many wild animals like jungle fowl, giant lizards, spotted deer, wild boar, crocodiles, etc. Interestingly, the Royal Bengal Tigers which are found here have adapted themselves to surviving in the Sunderbans and developed the ability to swim in saline waters. Also found here are endangered species of Batagur baska, King Crabs, Olive Ridley Turtles, Gangetic and Irrawaddy dolphins. King crab & Spotted deer Spotted-deerAn amalgamation of the ‘Big Five’, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park is a residence for the rare one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, elephant, swamp deer and wild buffalo. Rhino RhinoIf you wish to go on a trekking spree along with sambar, elephants, tigers and gaurs, then Periyar Tiger Reserve, in Kerala is your resort! BEST TIME TO VISIT: Coming early in the year is always the best thing to do in case of mammals because the weather is dry and the foliage is thin thus making the animals come out for water. Agreed that Indian climate is notorious, but March to May is considered the prime time for safaris. As for birds, the winter months from October to February are the most favourable.

I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!”

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