The places to visit to spot tigers in India

Tiger is the most sought animal by tourists and people visiting various national parks.  Once on the verge of extinction, the population of tigers have been improved with government efforts especially Project Tiger. In 2008, there were 1,411 tigers which increased to 1,706 in 2010 and 2,226 in 2014.

India is a home to 70 percent of tigers in the world. Tiger is the most sought animal by tourists and people visiting various national parks.  Once on the verge of extinction, the population of tigers have been improved with government efforts especially Project Tiger. In 2008, there were 1,411 tigers which increased to 1,706 in 2010 and 2,226 in 2014.

If you are also planning your trip to see this beautiful animal, here`s a list of parks you can visit to increase your chances of tiger sighting

Kanha National Park

 

 Kanha national park is the largest national park in the heartland state of India, Madhya Pradesh. The park is spread over an area of 940 km2 in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat.  It is around 30 km far from Mandla and 80 km far from Balaghat. The park has a significant population of the Royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, the sloth bear, barasingha and Indian wild dog.

Pench National Park

 

 Pench National Park is located in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh. The national park consists of dry deciduous forests and a large number of fauna and flora including tigers, various types of deer and birds. The park stretches across an area of 757 sq km and remains open from October till June.

 Sunderbans National Park

 Densely covered with mangrove forests, Sunderban is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal Tiger located in West Bengal. It is home to a variety of bird, reptile, and invertebrate species, including the salt-water crocodile. The nearest railway station is Namkhana which links the Kolkata railway line.

 

Jim Corbett National Park

 

The oldest national park in India is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The park has the highest number of tigers but they are not easily spotted due to the abundance of foliage - camouflage - in the reserve. The nearest town of Ramnagar is well connected by rail and road to nearby cities.

Bandhavgarh National Park

 

Located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh it is one of the most documented national parks in India. The park is divided into the Magadhi, Tala and Khitauli zones and remains open from October till June. The nearest railway station is Umaria and the nearest airport is Jabalpur.

 

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