7 Best Wildlife Safari Destinations in India you must take this year

Sunderbans National Park-West Bengal

Someone once said “India is a land of animals”. One may not agree with it figuratively, but literally I say it’s true, for we have abundant fauna in India which we can pride ourselves for.  Indian jungle safari is an experience which every foreigner coming to India has to go upon. So we took it upon ourselves to make the list which will give you a virtual journey through all these wildlife tourism areas for your holidays this year, which will definitely make you go cuckoo. So here we have the best places for wildlife safaris in India which you must take this year.

1. Gir Wildlife SanctuaryLion of all National Parks

Main Attractions: lions, the king of the jungle will come before you and roar with his all their might. See lions in their grandest grandeur.

  • Area: 1,412 square kilometres
  • Where: Gujarat
  • Best time to visit: December to April

2. Jim Corbett National Park – I have got the eye of the tiger

Main Attractions: Located at the foothills of Himalayas, you can see tigers here roaming freely all day. See the beauty of the Himalayan landscape with tigers and other animals like Serow, Goral, and Himalayan Tahr.

Jim Corbett National Park - Uttarakhand
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  • Area: 1,318 square kilometres
  • Located at: Near Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Best time to visit: November to June whereas tigers best spotted from March to May.

3. Ranthanbore National Park- Have a Rajasthani feast among the wildcats

Main Attractions: we have established that tigers are common to see in wildlife sanctuaries, but what about cultural appropriation mixed with tiger watching? Bask in the beauty of Rajasthani culture while viewing those wildcats.

Ranthanbore National Park- Rajasthan

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  • Area: 1,334 square kilometres.
  • Located at: Rajasthan
  • Best time to visit: October to June while tigers can be seen between March and May.

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4. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary- Let the trumpets blow

Main Attractions: Set in the background of lush green forests, elephants roam around majestically around the place giving us a grand tour of the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary. Also famous for exotic birds, many people also come here for bird watching.

Periyar Wildlife sanctuary - Kerala
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  • Area: 925 square kilometres
  • Located at: Kerala
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year

5. Kaziranga National Park- Unicorns (One horned rhinos) are real

Main Attractions: The major attraction of the area is the one horned rhino which is a rare and endemic species. Watch the flow of the Brahmaputra river flow ferociously towards the mouth.

Kaziranga National park - Assam
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  • Area: 430 square kilometres
  • Where: Assam
  •  Best time to visit: November to April

6. Sunderbans National Park- Sabse sundar sunderban

Main Attractions: Marshy lands turn into seas during the high tide, and tigers sprinting and swimming through the marshes. Fishing Cats, Leopard Cats, Macaques, Wild Boar, and Indian Grey Mongoose How amazing does that sound?

Sunderbans National Park-West Bengal

  • Area: 4624 square kilometres
  • Where: West Bengal
  • Best time to visit: October to April

7. Kutch Desert wildlife sanctuary- White sand shimmers

Main Attractions: When you are bored of seeing trees and forests, come to this place and be allured by the white sand and the pink flamingos. The major attractions also include the ancient Harappan city of Dholavira. Also, don’t be surprised by mirages in the middle of the day.

Kutch Desert wildlife sanctuary - Kutch

  • Area: 7,506 square kilometres.
  • Where: In Kutch, near Bhuj town, in the state of Gujarat.
  • Best time to visit: Avoid the summers for they might get too hot.

Once you see these places you will realise how amazing it feels to be free. Let it be human or animal. So tell me, when will you break free from your monotonous routine?

Written by Sruthi Nair

As a travel buff, I believe that one life is not enough to see all the places in this planet! Why search for heaven up above when it is right beside you? I call myself an ardent believer of following your (dream) destinations! Join me on this journey of discovering more of this amazing Earth one article at a time.

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