Experience Breath-taking Moments in the Tiger Land
In The Tigerland
The Tiger is a symbol of power and royalty. Watching it walk or pounce on its preys is sheer thrill and excitement. Due to continuous poaching by smugglers, the numbers of tigers have come down. This beautiful animal can be mainly found in the tiger reserves and the wildlife sanctuaries. One of the brilliant ways to chase tigers is through jeep safari and elephant ride. You can explore various tiger reserves by booking an India wildlife tour. The national parks that are famous for tiger watching and tiger safari tour in India are:
Pench Tiger Reserve or Pench National Park is one of the premier tiger reserves of India and the first one to straddle across two states - Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The park sprawls across 293 sq km and the area of the Tiger Reserve is 758 sq. km.
The park has been the inspiration for the setting of Rudyard Kipling's all-time favorite classic “Jungle Book”. In Pench National park Sambar, Nilgai, Cheetal are also commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of the river. Jackals, packs of wild dog, herds of deadly bison (gaur), sloth bears and Black bug Chinkara can be found grazing in the hilly tracts of the park.
Ranthambore National Park - Ranthambore used to be the hunting ground for the erstwhile Indian Maharajas. For the wildlife enthusiasts, Ranthambore national park today offers a huge diversity of flora and fauna. It is one of the ideal places in the entire country to observe Tigers in their full glory. The ideal time to visit this park is in the months of November to May.
Bandhavgarh National Park - Nestled in the picturesque Vindhyan Mountain range of Madhya Pradesh, the lovely Bandhavgarh National Park is home to the famous white Tiger of Rewa that. This famous park offers various types of breathtaking safaris that include Tiger safari, jeep safari, and elephant safari along with other popular attractions.
Sunderbans National Park - Sunderbans National Park is the home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. This park covers an area of 2585 sq. km and it is considered as the largest mangrove forest in the world. It is now a world heritage site and is a unique example of the estuarine mangrove ecosystem. Located in the Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh, it is home to more than 400 tigers and other species of reptiles including the king cobra, water monitor, rock python and many more. This royal animal has adapted it very well to the saline and aqueous environment and is excellent swimmer too.
If you are first time visitor, you should be aware of the fact that all these reserves are protected under the 'Project Tiger' and bookings are generally done at state forest departments or through Indian tour operators. You can contact IVAT - an India travel agent. They have the necessary expertise to meet all your requirements.