Can there be anything more adventurous than a jungle safari? India is a nation full of diversity, and one can find various attractions in this vast country.
Following are the best places to go for a jungle safari in India:
I. Kaziranga National Park:
Located in the north-eastern region of India in the state of Assam, the Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mostly covered in grasslands and swamps, it is the best place for wild animals to have an unhindered life. It has gained its popularity by housing two-thirds of the one-horned rhinoceros in the world. It is also famous for being home to thousands of migratory birds which arrive here every year from far-off places like Siberia. Apart from them, the rivers here are home to the endangered Ganges Dolphins. Watch towers, elephant rides, jeep safaris, and bird watching are a few of the activities visitors can enjoy here.
II. Sunderbans National Park:
Only accessible by boats, this beauty of West Bengal has also been hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beauty of the Sunderbans is its dense mangrove forests which is the only one of its kind in the planet. The main reason of its popularity lies in the Sunderbans is the home to the famous Royal Bengal Tigers. In addition to the Royal Bengals, it also houses a variety of wildlife like birds, deer, wild boar, crocodile and monkeys. Try to spot the animals while cruising through the waterways in a boat! It is truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
III. Jim Corbett National Park:
Located in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand, the Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest one in the country. Covered with deciduous trees, you can spot animals like the elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, deer and black bear. It is also a protected reserve for the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers. This place offers nature tours, elephant safaris, bird watching tours and much more for the visitors.
IV. Gir National Park:
Located in the western region of India in the state of Gujarat, visitors from all around the world flock here as it is the only place to see the Asiatic Lions in the wild. This place gained prominence with its lion-breeding programs. Apart from the Asiatic Lions, it is populated with leopards, jackals, hyenas, sloth bears, deer, and a variety of birds and reptiles. An elephant or jeep safari at dawn or dusk in Gir is a dream of every safari lover.
V. Ranthambore National Park:
Located in Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park has a unique blend of nature and history. Due to its strategic position between Central and North India, a fort was built in this area during the 10th century, and was under many rulers. Now, it is the tigers who roam behind the ramparts of ruined ancient structures of the fort. Once a popular hunting ground of Maharajas, you have a great chance to spot tigers and antelopes while taking jeep safaris offered to tourists.
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