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10 Best Wildlife Safaris in India You Should Visit in 2024

By Akanksha - February 10, 2024 09:15 PM

After domesticating his way out of a forest, the man eventually turned contemporary cities into jungles. If you belong to the uncommon breed that would prefer to live in the woods once more than in cities, visiting India's wildlife reserves may be the closest thing you have to realizing your dream! Here are a few of India's top wildlife safaris to consider.

10 Best Wildlife Safaris in India You Should Visit in 2024

10. Satpura National Park: Madhya Pradesh

Satpura National Park

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You may see almost every willing person you can think of at Satpura National Park. Adventure seekers will find a tough safari through the park due to the area's lush rainforest and harsh terrain, which provide the ideal habitat for wild animals to thrive.

Make sure your camera has enough room to record all the wildlife you may see here, including the Spotted deer, leopards, sloth bears, black bucks, sambars, four-horned antelopes, porcupines, and smooth otter.

Best time to visit: October to April

9. Pench National Park: Madhya Pradesh

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Situated nearly at the boundary between Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, the Pench National Park is a 464 square kilometre tiger reserve. A patchwork of vegetation, ranging from open, dry woodlands to wet, protected valleys, is supported by the topography. Among the amazing creatures that may be found here are the Nilgai, Leopards, and Wild Boars.

Best time to visit: October to June

8. Sunderbans National Park: West Bengal

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When exploring the Sunderban National Park's mangroves, you may come across unique sights like tigers swimming in the water! The 4624 square kilometer Sundarbans region is home to a diverse range of birds, reptiles, and even salt-water crocodiles. In addition to the Royal Bengal Tiger, other abundant animals in this area include macaques, wild boar, fishing cats, leopard cats, and Indian grey mongoose.

Best time to visit: October to April

7. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: Kerala

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Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerela, this magnificent 192,000-acre wildlife sanctuary provides its people with a lush environment. Aside from birdwatchers who like the park for its tropical species, there are plenty of tigers to observe. For up-close views of the animals, including the elephants, one may also take a boat ride throughout the park.

Best time to visit: Although it is open all year round, the ideal time to visit is from September through December.

6. Kaziranga National Park: Assam

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Home to the world's biggest population of One Horned Rhino, Kaziranga National Park has an area of 429.69 square kilometres. Perhaps this area's thriving fauna is due to its remote location from human habitation. In addition to rhinos, the park's terrain is traversed by elephants, bears, panthers, and a variety of lovely birds. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is Kaziranga.

Best time to visit: The best time to go is from November to April.

5. Bandhavgarh National Park: Madhya Pradesh

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Go no farther than the Bandhavgarh National Park if you wish to witness the magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers. As one of the greatest locations in India for a wildlife safari, Bandhavgarh is now a protected area where a variety of wild animals may coexist and thrive. India's tiger population is among the densest in the country. It used to be the royal family's haunting place as well.

Best time to visit: Tigers are observed from March to May, and from October to June.

4. Sasan-Gir Wildlife Sanctuary: Gujarat

Sasan-Gir Wildlife Sanctuary

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The best way to experience this park's untamed woods and scrubland is on a Jeep safari. It is situated on the western Gujarati peninsula. This is the only location in the world where you may witness Asiatic lions, the ferocious lions that rule the forests. Some of the lesser predators found here are India Fox, striped Hyenas, and Jackals, which are located in addition to lions and leopards. The woodlands also serve as homes for several birds and reptiles.

Best time to visit: December to April; mid-June to mid-September, during the monsoon season, the park is closed.

3. Jim Corbett: Uttarakhand

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Being the first National Park in Asia, Jim Corbett is perhaps one of the most well-known wildlife parks in the country. The angrier members of the cat family—the Tigers—live in this park. People go to Corbett from all over the world only to catch a glimpse of these untamed cats. In addition to tigers, other amazing wild animals include the Himalayan Tahr, Goral, and Serow.

Best time to visit: Tigers are most frequently sighted from March to May, from mid-November to mid-June.

2. Hemis National Park: Ladakh

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The Hemis National Park is a haven for those who enjoy the extreme thrill of high altitude, brisk winds, and wildlife. The 4400 sq km park is home to 73 different species of birds and 16 different kinds of animals, excluding snow leopards.

Snow leopards, Tibetan argali sheep, ibex, blue sheep, chukhar, snow cocks, and golden eagles, to mention a few, are its most well-known inhabitants. This is home to up to 100 snow leopards, which are endangered.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is from May to September. The safari is closed in November by the park because of severe snowfall.

1. Ranthambore National Park: Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park

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With a land area of more than 1,334 square kilometres, the Ranthambore National Park is home to tigers, which are predators worthy of royalty. Wildlife photographers are drawn to tigers because they are the major attraction. The wild cats emerge to bask in the warmth of the desert while you take a safari in Ranthambore.

You won't be let down if you are unable to witness these magnificent cats because you will also be able to observe other wildlings, such as sloth bears, wild boars, and sambar, to mention a few.

Best time to visit: October to June, with sightings of tigers occurring from March through May.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Maharashtra in 2024

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