Where Can I See Tigers in India?
India is known to have an enriching wildlife. In fact, it is home to the majestic tigers that are exclusive to this amazing country. Let’s find out where you can find tigers in India
Tigers in India
India is known to have an enriching wildlife. In fact, it is home to the majestic tigers that are exclusive to this amazing country. Let’s find out where you can find tigers in India.
With world’s tiger population receding year by years, watching the one is no less than a wonder, especially when they’re in their natural habitat. According to experts, the best way to spot tigers is to visit India’s natural parks. Not only you will get a chance to see these rare and elusive predators in the best setting, you’ll also get enthralled by captivating scenic beauty around.
Ranthambhore and Kanha National Parks are known to be the best places for tiger spotting, while Satpura, Tadoba and Pench still offer good tiger masses but with various activities available. Keep your eyes open and you may just spot one. Let’s delve deeper below.
2. MADHYA PRADESH
Having nearly 70 per cent of the world’s wild tigers (with its population of Bengal tigers numbering 2226 during the last census in 2014), the central state of Indiaprovides the world’s best tiger-spotting chances. Among its 50 tiger reserves, Madhya Pradesh – known as India’s ‘Tiger State’ – is home to some of the country’s most available and best-maintainedtiger reserves including Kanha, which is extensively thought to be the inspiration of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book. Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan and Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand also offer amazing chances of tiger sightings.
How: Apart from Satpura in Madhya Pradesh, which is the only reserve providing walking safaris, safaris are carried out in Maruti Suzuki Gypsies which can be booked for morning, afternoon, and occasionally night drives with a local guide. Make time for a minimum of four drives for the higher chance of spotting a tiger.
Apart from tiger, you could also see other wildlife species like O sambar, spotted and swamp deer – raptors (owls and eagles), gaur, langurs, macaques, and if you’re lucky, maybe even a sloth bear or a jungle cat.
3. BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Another great place to spot a tiger is Bandhavgarh National Park, which is known for its tiger sightings. The Park is placed within the Madhya Pradesh region in Central Northern India and though a bit out of the way it is quiteeasy to get to.
Bandhavgarh is a low-size but wildlife-rich and attractive park. In fact, it is a wonderful location for an Indian tiger safari. The ruins of Bandhavgarh Fort cover the 800m high central plateau that search over the rocky hilltops, monsoon and sal forests of the park that are dwelling to a range of wildlife and vegetation including nearly 90 tigers, 25 leopards, chital, sambar, langur monkeys, jackals and various birds including the crested serpent eagle, white-eyed buzzard and parakeets!
4. BANDAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
is one of the latest associates of Project Tiger, but its history is thought to be rested as far as the 1st century BC. Due to its various cave settings and ancient ruins, findings are still being made at present! The park has the maximum density of tigers in India and is one of the smallest parks.
5. RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Ranthambhore is a great tiger safari spotting setting, not only for the findings but for the majestic fort and the wide-ranging landscapes. Apart from being one of the best places to spot the tigers in the wild, the sharp rocky hills, dry forest, and grassy fields and lakes make this a fantastic location just for the scenery.
There are many tigers in this park and although never definite, your probabilities of noticing them are quite high. Ranthambhore is one of the most prevalent parks in India, but a freshdevelopment into five new region and the inclusion of a new fleet of jeeps has help visitors reach and encourage more tigers to cross the park's boundaries. Though the numbers of visitors are quite high, once you spot your first tiger you will come to know why so many people travel here on a tiger safari.
6. SATPURA NATIONAL PARK
Though considered one of country’s best places for tiger spottings, the tiger population is surging here, and they can sporadically be seen pestering through the park’s rocky hills, woodlands, ravines and gorges. Satpura is not a preferred choice if tiger sighting is all you want.
This less frequently visited park is a greatterminus for those looking to head off the trodden path and experience some of the most amazing wildlife and wilderness that Central India has in its belly. Sandstone peaks for a melodramaticsetting, as large numbers of leopards, dhole and sloth bears make their way through the moorlands, while mugger crocodiles prowl in bays and colossal squirrels dart through the grasses.