Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Posted by jinson on 12:07 1 comment
At the onset of summer, the Tiger season sets off in India and tourists start to make a beeline to the jungles of India, to spot the big cats. India is home to world's largest population of tigers in the wild and has many wildlife parks one can choose from. Jim Corbett, Bandhavgarh, Sunderbans and Ranthanbore are the most visited wildlife Parks. But there lesser known parks, where one has a good chance to spot these predators and avoid the crowd too.
Of the smaller and lesser known tiger territories, one can visit the Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand which also has a large population of elephants and leopards.
The unexplored Dudwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh which has a great terrain for tiger watching. One of the rarest species of deer and swamp deer is also found in this area.
The Bandipur National Park in Karnataka is one of the finest tiger reserves and is home to several vulnerable and endangered species.
The Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra, the state’s oldest and the largest and supports India’s Project Tiger initiative. It is said that tiger spotting is almost guaranteed here.
The Manas National Park, in Assam is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve.
Panha National Park in Madhya Pradesh is the 22nd tiger reserve in India and the fifth in Madhya Pradesh.
The Satpura National Park in Madhya Pradesh is an unexplored and an upcoming destination. It has a unique plateau and is highly recommended to see tigers in action.
The Parambikulam though based in Kerala needs to be entered from Tamil Nadu. The safaris here is very well managed.
Since National Parks and Reserves have been steadily gaining popularity as holiday options, Holiday India offers customized packages to these offbeat reserves.