If the dark of the forest allures you, mark these 5 Jungles on your travel map

When the heart reckons for being close to nature, it is time to enjoy a genuine wildlife getaway.

The concrete jungle of the cities overshadows the green heavens, the chirping of the birds, the dark and cool canopy of trees, and the roar of animals. When the heart reckons for being close to nature, it is time to enjoy a genuine wildlife getaway.

Boasting of 99 national parks, 40 tiger reserves and 450 wildlife sanctuaries, India has an enthralling assemble of fauna and flora. There is no land in India untouched by the mother nature with its rich wildlife and exotic species of trees, be it the steep slopes of Uttarakhand or the deserts of Rajasthan, every nook and cranny of India embraces rich wildlife.

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Royal predators would find a home where else than the land of the palaces in Rajasthan. Wildlife photographers and safari enthusiast are mainly attracted to this place due to the Tigers being the main attraction of the park easily fetch the interest of wildlife photographers.

While enjoying a safari in Ranthambore, you will be enthralled by the sight of these cats prancing freely and absorbing the warmth of the desert. In addition to the tigers, there are various other wild beings like Sloth Bears, Wild Boars, Sambar and so on that lure tourists.

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Asia’s very first National Park and the first Tiger Reserve has not yet lost its sheen. The popularity of this jungle and mushrooming of resorts although has made the jungle a less homely destination yet than saga hasn’t seen a full stop. Besides the dangerous cats, 

Jim Corbett National Park is a habitat for Fishing Cats, Serow, Goral, Himalayan Tahr and several other fascinating wild species and has been the ideal destination for many movies.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

The picturesque North East will never fail to allure you be it with their food, tradition, lifestyle, or nature’s gifts. The One-Horned Rhinoceros is a rare species that is found in Kaziranga only. Although subjected to excessive poaching, thanks to the initiative by the Ministry of Forest and Wildlife, Kaziranga National Park is still home to world’s largest population of One Horned Rhinoceros.

This place is far away from the human inhabitance and perhaps that is why wildlife is flourishing so beautifully here. Apart from Rhinos, Elephants, Bears, Panthers and various pretty birds dwell in the Kaziranga National Park. If time permits the visit Majauli the largest riverine island in the world for its unique lifestyle and exotic flora and fauna.

Sunderban Mangrove Reserve, West Bengal

Tigers are the best swimmers and above anything are smart creatures who eye their prey for long before attempting to hunt them. To catch a swimming tiger, visit the mangrove forest of the Sunderbans. Be it the crown for cosseting world’s largest forest cover of the Mangroves, or for forming India’s largest tiger reserve, or for boasting a tiger populace that has adopted an amphibious lifestyle, Sunderban owns them all.

Unlike all another jungle safari in a low noise vehicle, the Sunderbans tour happens in steamer or boat. Further, it is also UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and by now you know the reason behind this honour. The best time to visit Sunderbans is pre-monsoons or winters.

Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka

This national park in Karnataka along with Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur National Park make one of the biggest biosphere reserves in India called Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.The reserve invites more tourists with its surreal landscape that comprises of rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls.

The park is home to wild animals like tiger, leopard, wild dog, sloth bear, hyena spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, four-horned antelope, gaur, wild boar and elephant and shelters about 250 species of avifauna making it a perfect place for a wildlife safari vacation in India. You could also visit the nearby Dubare Elephant Camp in Kushalnagar.

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