10 Best Tiger Reserves in India
Tigers are magnificent species that humans are both scared of and fascinated by. According to National Tiger Conservation Authority, there were 2967 tigers in India in 2021. There are a total of 53 tiger reserves in India today. Visiting these tiger reserves is on the bucket list of many wildlife enthusiasts and a sure way to catch a glimpse of these wild cats.
Here are some tiger reserves in India you should visit to watch these splendid creatures in their full glory.
One of the largest tiger reserve in India, the Ranthambore Tiger reserve is one of the best places to watch the Royal Bengal Tigers and learn more about their rich heritage. Raj Talao, Padam Talao, and Malik Talao inside the reserve are beautiful spots for tourists to visit and spot some wilderness. One can take a safari and spot tigers, various species of birds, and other wild animals too.
You can book your holiday at Clarks Safari Ranthambore, a Club Mahindra associate property.
Located near Delhi and Jaipur, Sariska National Park offers nature lovers the opportunity to watch the wildlife up close. The national park is home to Bengal tigers, crocodiles, and leopards. It is a place for nature and wildlife lovers to feel close to nature and watch wild animals in their natural habitat.
The beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife have made Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve the main attraction for wildlife enthusiasts in the country. You can spot the Royal Bengal Tiger, and species of birds, reptiles, and elephants roaming about freely.
You can plan your stay at Club Mahindra Corbett, a 5-minute drive from the Jim Corbett National Park. After a thrilling jungle safari, check into the resort to reminisce about the day and relax amid the natural beauty of Corbett.
Kanha Tiger Reserve is home to some of the rarest and most extinct wild animals. The Hallon valley and Banjar forests inside the reserve are picturesque sights that make for great pictures. Green meadows, dense forests, and tiny streams flowing through the park are gorgeous sights for nature lovers.
You can book your holiday at Club Mahindra Kanha for a magical stay experience.
One of the biggest tiger reserve in India, Bandipur has a lot to see and many exciting things to do. Along with tigers, the reserve houses other animals like jackals, elephants, sloth bears, and gaurs. The best part about this reserve is that there are many other adventure activities like camping, trekking, safaris, and rappelling for tourists to indulge in.
Plan your stay at Club Mahindra Danish Villa Resort or Club Mahindra Green Derby Resort in Ooty. Both the resorts are a short drive away from Bandipur Tiger Reserve. You can go for the popular Bandipur Forest Safaris from one of these resorts. Combine your hill station getaway with this safari to add some thrill to your vacation.
This is the largest tiger reserve in India covering 2585 sq. km of land. Home to the glorious Bengal Tigers, Sunderban also houses many endangered species of animals, which includes aquatic mammals and reptiles. The best part about Sunderban is that, unlike other national parks, they do not offer jeep safaris. They use boats for sightseeing and transportation, making the experience unique for visitors.
Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala is home to 35-40 tigers and many other endangered animals. The wildlife sanctuary is rich with lush green forests and mountainous scenery. The sanctuary also has an artificial lake, which is a great spot for tourists to relax.
Located a mere 10-minute drive from the sanctuary is Club Mahindra Thekkady. Plan your stay at this peaceful resort, conveniently located for you to enjoy the jungle safari in Kerala and many other places around that lure nature lovers.
Named after the Indravati river, this is one of the largest tiger reserve in India. The national park is home to many tigers, avifauna creatures, and other endangered species. One can easily spot tigers, wild boars, leopards, flying squirrels, Indian bison, and more exotic animals. The lush forests and the Indravati river flowing through the national park make it a paradise for nature lovers.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Manas National Park is a treat for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. It has a large population of tigers and an elephant reserve. Tourists can spot various animals in the park and enjoy adventure activities like elephant rides and boating in the serene Manas River flowing through the national park.
The park is called the ‘Jewel of Vidarbha’ and is one of the biggest national parks in Maharashtra. The national park has a tiger reserve that houses many tigers. It is also home to panthers, jackals, wild dogs, hyenas, and deer.
India has over 70% of the world’s tiger population. We are fortunate to be living in a land where it is possible to see these magnificent creatures up close. Add this extraordinary experience to your bucket list already. You won’t regret it!