The unparalleled natural beauty and a number of wilderness regions of India will arrest the attention of nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. India has the second largest biodiversity in the world that includes over 2,000 species of avian, more than 500 of mammals, over 500 of reptiles and amphibians. Such wildlife species could be explored in globally known national parks in India like Kanha National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Corbett National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Periyar National Park and so on. Besides, here any wildlife aficionado could get opportunity to encounter endangered wildlife species through wildlife safari and jeep safari.
If you want to go for this daring excursion then you may read below for few useful glimpses of this journey.
Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is around 130 km from the state capital of Jaipur. This wildlife park was given the status of tiger reserve in 1973 and after that it became a national park in 1980. The best time to visit here is from November to March. Here, you can explore a vast number of wildlife species like:
Species of flora: Dhok, Neem, Dhak, Jamun, Khajur, Banyan
Species of animals: Tigers, Bluebull, Caracal, Leopards, Indian Gazelle Jackal, Desert Cats, Indian False Vampires, Striped Hyenas
Species of birds: Parakeets, Darters, Flamingos, Cuckoos, Cormorants, Bitterns, Herons, Great Indian Horned Owl, Egrets.
How to reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is at Jaipur, about 80 km away from this park.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is located at Sawai Madhopur, approx. 11 km.
By Road: Ranthambore National Park is well connected to all the major and neighboring cities of Rajasthan like Agra, Delhi and Jaipur etc.
Kaziranga National Park is situated in Nagaon and Golaghat districts of Assam. This wildlife park is renowned among all the wildlife lovers. The best time to visit here is from Mid November to early April. Here, you wildlife aficionados can search a variety of species such as:
Species of flora: Talauma Hodgsonii, Garcinia Tinctoria, Aphanamixis Polystachya, Ficus Rumphii, Cinnamomum Bejolghota.
Species of animals: Fishing Cat, Golden Jackal, The Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, Indian Tigers, Leopards, Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo, Eastern Swamp Deer, Bengal Fox.
Species of birds: Spot-Billed Pelican, Ferruginous Duck, Lesser White-Fronted Goose, Black-Necked Stork, Greater Adjutant, Slender-Billed Vulture, Asian Openbill Stork, Nordmann’s Greenshank.
How to reach:
By Air: Nearest airport is located at Guwahati, around 217 km and another airport is at Jorhat, about 97 km away from Kaziranga.
By Rail: Furkating is the nearest railhead. It is about 75 km away.
By Road: NH-37 is the nearest National Highway to reach there.
Kanha National Park lies in Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the India’s finest tiger reserves. This park is the finest wildlife site for all the photography enthusiasts. The best time to visit here is from February to June. At this spot, you can look for a large number of wildlife attractions which are listed below:
Species of flora: Dendrocalamus Strictus, Sal (Shorea robusta), Indian Ghost Tree (kullu) and other Mixed Forest Trees.
Species of animals: Hare, Monkey, Mongoose, Swamp Deer, Indian Gaur, Four Horned Deer, Porcupine, Hyena, Tiger, Jackal Fox, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Bison, Deer, Sloth Bear.
Species of birds: Kingfishers, Green Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Fly Catchers, Storks, Teals, Pintails, Pond Herons, Egrets, Peacock, Jungle Fowl, Rock Pigeons, Warblers, Pea Fowl.
How to reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is at Jabalpur, around 200 km away.
By Rail: The nearest rail head is at Jabalpur, around 175 km.
By Road: This park is well connected to all major cities like Jabalpur 175 km, Khajuraho 445 kms, Nagpur 266 km, Raipur 219 km.