India is well-loved among travellers for its wildlife. There is surely something special which makes wildlife destinations in India so adventurous and appealing on the same hand. Wildlife safaris in India gives incredible opportunities of spotting a tiger or hear the roar of a lion or watch the endangered Great Indian Bustard or see birds visiting from different of the world. These incredible wildlife places superbly feature the rich exotic biodiversity of the country.
Excited to wander around the vastly spread and verdant national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India? Here’s a list where you should start from!
A number of wild encounters await for you in the Rajasthan. The royal land features dry grasslands of the desert near Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, semi green forests of Mount Abu, wetlands of Bharatpur and deciduous thorn forest of Aravali. Delight in the ultimate spotting of the plethora of animals and birds including the migratory ones and unravel the best wildlife experiences in India.
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Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Rajasthan
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
- Ranthambore National Park
- Gajner Sanctuary
- Sariska Tiger Reserve
- Keoladeo Ghana National Park
- Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary
- Sitamata Sanctuary
- Desert National Sanctuary
- Mount Abu Sanctuary
- Darrah Sanctuary
- Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary
Best time for Wildlife Safari in Rajasthan
October to March is the best time to enjoy a wildlife safari in Rajasthan since the temperature soars really high during summer.
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Gujarat is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. With as many as 45 species of birds and 402 species of animals, the state lures tourists by showcasing vivid hues of wildlife and nature. Leave behind the overcrowded cities and prepare yourself for unrivalled journey into the wilderness. Don’t forget to pin point the Asiatic Lions as Gujarat is their only dwelling place in India.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Gujarat
- Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
- Gir Forest National Park
- Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary
- Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
- Blackbuck National Park
- Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pania Wildlife Sanctuary
- Shoolpaneshwar Wild Life Sanctuary
- Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
- Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
- Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
- Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary
- Marine National Park
Best time for Wildlife Safari in Gujarat
November to February is the best time for visiting the wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat as the high temperature during summer can interfere with the sightseeing.
Also known as ‘Tiger State’, Madhya Pradesh is one of the enthralling wildlife destinations in India. Animals like tigers, chital and ghariyals have found a natural habitat in the jungles of the ‘Heart of India’. A wildlife safari in MP is a life-changing experience. Nature lovers find the state to be a kaleidoscope of flora, fauna and avifauna. The charm of National Parks in Madhya Pradesh has inspired many novelists to pen down their write ups.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Madhya Pradesh
- Kanha National Park
- Bandhavgarh National Park
- Madhav National Park
- Sanjay National Park
- Van Vihar National Park
- Panna National Park
- Satpura National Park
- Orchha Sanctuary
- Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
- Bagdara Sanctuary
- Phen Sanctuary
- Ghatigaon Sanctuary
- Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
- Karera Sanctuary
- Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary
Best time for Wildlife Safari in Madhya Pradesh
Summer is bit too harsh for engaging in outdoor activates and hence best time for wildlife safari tour in Madhya Pradesh is either from July to September when monsoon adds a charm to the lush forest of Satpura or from October to February when it is a good weather to wander freely in the forests.
The majestic views of the forest, an exciting tiger trail, a boat safari through the Periyar Lake and a rendezvous with otters, wild boars, exotic birds and more – Kerala has it all. Countless wildlife admirers throng at ‘God’s Own Country’ to see these beautiful animals frisking in nature’s lap. The emerald green landscapes make the state rank amongst the popular places for wildlife in India.
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Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Kerala
- Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
- Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
- Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
- Thattekad Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
- Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
- Chimmony wildlife sanctuary
- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
- Silent Valley National Park
Best Time for Wildlife Safari in Kerala
The weather in Kerala remains pleasant and cool from September to March making it the best time for enjoying wildlife safari in Kerala.
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West Bengal is a safe shelter to diverse species of reptiles, mammals, plants, birds, amphibians and vertebrates. Grab the chance to come face to face with the famous Royal Bengal tiger which catches its prey with remarkable cunningness. Plan a day trip to the Sunderbans delta with largest mangrove forest. Click pictures of the leopard and one-horned Indian Rhinoceros strolling in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in West Bengal
- Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
- Gorumara National Park
- Neora Valley National Park
- Jaldapara National Park
- Buxa Tiger Reserve
- Singalila National Park
- Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
- Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Time for Wildlife Safari in West Bengal
September to May is the best time for enjoying wildlife safari in West Bengal since most of the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries remain open during this period.
Capture the noteworthy expressions of various birds and animals and hear the soulful chirping of the birds. If this is what you are seeking on your wildlife tour to India then Uttarakhand is the place to be. The high pastures though seem out-of-the-way but are vital part of the diverse and rich wildlife. The ‘Land of God’ holds a number of surprises to satiate the adventure seeking souls.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Uttarakhand
- Valley of Flowers National Park
- Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve
- The Asan Barrage
- Jim Corbett National Park
- Binog Wildlife Sanctuary
- Jhilmil Tal
- Askot wildlife Sanctuary
- Govind Pashu Vihar National Park
- Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
- Gangotri National Park
- Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Rajaji National Park
Best Time for Wildlife Safari in Uttarakhand
Weather remains pleasant in Uttarakhand from Mid-November to Mid-June. Thus, it is the best time for wildlife safari in Uttarakhand.
Embracing deciduous forests, tropical rainforests, bamboo orchards, riverine grasslands and numerous wetland ecosystems, Assam is one of the best wildlife destinations in India. The excellent tea and astounding wildlife tourism are the key factors for making ‘the Gateway to North-East India’ stand out amongst the rest. Choose from elephant rides, jeep safaris, jungle walks and boat safaris as per your tastes and preferences and explore nature at its best.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Assam
- Kaziranga National Park
- Manas National Park
- Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
- Nameri National Park
- Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
- Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
- Dihing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
- Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Time for Wildlife Safari in Assam
The wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Assam remain open to tourists only from November to April. Hence, this is the best time for wildlife safari in Assam.
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Karnataka is a treasure trove of some of the very distinct species. The state offers great opportunity to animal as well as nature lovers to observe vividness par excellence. A home to some of the best national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India, the destination carefully shelters tigers, elephants, two species of frogs, Micrixalus Kottigeharensis, lion?tailed macaque, turtle and dhole etc.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Karnataka
- Bandipur National Park
- Anshi National Park
- Kudremukh National Park
- Bannerghatta National Park
- Nagarahole National Park
- Bhadra Tiger Reserve
- Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
- Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kabini National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Time for Wildlife Safari in Karnataka
November to June is the best time for Wildlife Safari in Karnataka as the parks remain open during this period.
Himachal Pradesh is home to rare species of avifauna and fauna, breath-taking landscapes and uncountable adventurous activities. Partake in Wildlife camping, wildlife trekking and wildlife safaris and make your vacations even more memorable. The glimpses of India’s wild side will surely cast a spell on you and compel you to visit here often.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Himachal Pradesh
- Pin Valley National Park
- The Great Himalayan National Park
- Renuka Sanctuary
- Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
- Simbalbara Sanctuary
- Manali Sanctuary
- Daranghati Sanctuary
- Majathal Sanctuary
Best Time for Wildlife Safari in Himachal Pradesh
April to June and October and November are the best months of the year for a Wildlife Safari in Himachal Pradesh.
Sikkim is ideal destination for a splendid wildlife tour to India. One can easily spot yaks, barking deer, wild ass, snow leopard, red panda and Himalayan black bear etc. frolicking in their natural shelter. A myriad of avifauna makes the state one stop destination for bird watching. 30 species of rhododendron and 500 species of orchids make you stay here longer than intended.
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Sikkim
- Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary
- Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary
- Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khangchendzonga National Park
- Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
- Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Best Time for Wildlife Safari in Sikkim
September to March is the best time to for wildlife safari in Sikkim because of the pleasant weather.
Nature resides in India in its purest home, safeguarding plush flora and fauna making the country a popular wildlife destination. Go exploring as we have given complete information about popular wildlife destinations in India.