Top 5 Tiger reserves in India

Top 5 Tiger reserves in India

Top 5 Tiger reserves in India - In details

1. Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve Mandhya Pradesh
2. Ranthambore Tiger reserve in Rajasthan
3. Jim corbett Tiger reserve in Uttrakhand
4. Kanha Tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh
5. Tadoba Tiger reserve in Maharashtra

Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve in India

Bandhavgarh national park is one of the most famous Tiger reserve amongst tourist from India and all over the world for Tiger sightings. It is located near the eastern Satpura hill range of Katni and Umaria districts in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh is world wide famous for its healthy population of Tigers and many other wild animals.

Fauna and Flora
Bandhavgarh national park is famous for its sal forest and mix forest which has more than 500 type of different plants in there. The national park is home to more than 200 different bird species, many type of insects & Reptiles. Apart from Tiger, other famous animals like Leopard, wild cat & dog, wolf, chital, sambhar deer, black buck, bison and many others can be seen there.

Best time to visit is from October to June every year.
Bandhavgarh safari zones are tala, magadhi & khitauli (These are core areas of Bandhavgarh national park). Similarly, buffer zones are Johila, dhamokhar & Panpatha.

Weather remains cold during the month of December, January and February.
March to June are the summer period of Bandhavgarh and July to September is the rainy period.

The national park does not remain open from 1st July to 14th of October every year due to rainy season.

Accommodation – There are several budget to 5 star category of hotels and resorts available near to entry gate of respective safari zones.

Connectivity from other parts of India
The entry point of this park well connects to major cities of this country.
Nearest Airports: Jabalpur, Khajurao and Nagpur
Railway Stations: Umariya, Katni and Jabalpur.

Ranthambore Tiger reserves in India

Ranthambore national park is one of the world’s popular Tiger reserves in India. It used to be a private game reserve for the royal families of Rajasthan decades ago. It is surrounded by Aravali and Vindya mountain ranges which considered to be oldest geologically and this national park offers great opportunities to tourists for sighting of Royal Bengal Tiger.

Fauna and Flora

Ranthambore national park is very rich in flora and here are about more than 400 different type of plants species in there. The national park is home to more than hundreds of different birds species, many type of reptiles, insects are also to be seen easily. Royal Bengal Tiger is king of the national park and besides Tiger, there are leopards, jungle cats, fishing cats, sloth bear, Hyena, jackal, mongoose and few species of deers (Chital, sambhar deer & Chinkara) in the reserve. Ranthambore is also famous amongst the wild life photographers or documentary writers.

Best time to visit is from October to June every year.
Ranthambore safari zones are categorized from number 1 to 10.

Weather remains cold during the month of November, December, January and February.
March to June are the summer period of Ranthambore and July to September is the rainy period.

The national park does not remain open from 1st July to 30th Sep every year due to rainy season.

Accommodation – There are several budget to 5 star category of hotels and resorts available near to entry gate of respective safari zones.

Connectivity from other parts of India
The entry point of this park well connects to major cities of this country.
Nearest Airports: Jaipur, Kishangarh and Delhi.
Railway Stations: Sawai Madhopur around 12 KMs from Ranthambore national park.

Jim Corbett national park

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest national park in India and was named in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered life Royal Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after a hunter and naturalist James Corbett. The tiger reserve is well famous among tourists from all parts of India and wild life photographers.

Fauna and Flora
Jim Corbett national park has more than 400 known species of plants and the density of the park in higher area consists of sal forests and in mixed forest in lower area of the reserve. It is also home to more than 500 different type of birds species including migratory birds. Some famous birds are crested Eagle, red jungle fowl & domestic fowl. Royal bengal tigers are the charm of the reserve and other mammals include Leopard, Jungle cat, fox, spotted deer, sambhar, barking & hog deer, sloth bear, Indian mangoose, wild boar and many more. Asiatic elephants can be seen with the herd and roaming alone as well. Python and Crocodile also there in the tiger reserve.

Best time to visit is from October to June every year.
Jim corbett safari zones are Bijrani, Dhikala, Dhela, Jhirna, Garjiya, Durga devi, Pakhro & Sonanadi.

Weather is very cold during the month of November, December, January and February.
March to June are the summer period of Jim Corbett and July to September is the rainy period.

The national park does not remain open from 1st July to 14th October every year due to rainy season. However, Dhela and Jhirna remains open through out the year except rainy days.

Accommodation – There are several budget to 5 star category of hotels and resorts available near to entry gate of respective safari zones.
Unlike, other national parks in India, there are government forest rest houses available inside the jungle area away from the crowd. These are available for booking 45 to 30 days before of the travel date. 

Connectivity from other parts of India
The entry point of this park well connects to major cities of this country.
Nearest Airports: Delhi, Dehradun and Rudraprayag.
Railway Stations: Ramnagar around 8 to 10 KMs from Jim Corbett national park.

Kanha Tiger reserves in India

Kanha national park is one of the largest national park in Madhya pradesh. It is a home to big amount of carnivores and herbivorus animals and tourists can witness the multiple species of wild animals here. Kanha national park spread about 950 sq kms (Core area) and more than 1000 sq kms of buffer zone. It was declared the forest reserve in 1879 and approx 70 year after in 1955 it was considered as national park.

Fauna and Flora
Kanha national park consists of three type of forests mainly which are sal forest, moist mixed forest and dry deciduous forest. It has more than 500 species of flowering plants. Thus, it is famous for Tiger but besides, there are many other mammals in Kanha national park. These are Panther, sambhar deer, chital, black duck, barking deer, bison, boar, jackal and many more.

It also has around more than 300 species of bird including migratory birds and is a famous place for reptiles including Python, Russell’s viper, Monitor lizard, Garden lizard etc.

Best time to visit is from October to June every year.
Kanha safari zones are Kanha, Kisli, Mukki and Sarhi (These are core areas of Kanha national park). Similarly, buffer zones are Khatia, Khapa, Sijora and Phen.

Weather remains cold during the month of December, January and February.
March to June are the summer period of Bandhavgarh and July to September is the rainy period.

The national park does not remain open from 1st July to 14th of October every year due to rainy season.

Accommodation – There are several budget to 5 star category of hotels and resorts available near to entry gate of respective safari zones.

Connectivity from other parts of India
The entry point of this park well connects to major cities of this country.
Nearest Airports: Jabalpur, Raipur and Nagpur
Railway Stations: Jabalpur, Gondia , Raipur, Bilaspur, Balaghat.

Tadoba national park

Tadoba national park also known as Andheri Tiger reserve is a wildlife sanctuary located in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, India. It is Maharashtra’s largest and oldest national park. Given its name in 1955, the reserve includes the main two parts which are Tadoba National Park and the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary. The name Tadoba has been taken from the local God name of local tribe who used to live in the dense forest of Tadoba national park.

Fauna and Flora
Tadoba national park consists of tropical dry deciduous forest which is dominated by bamboo, bija, dhauda, hald, salai, and semal. Patches of grasses can be seen through out the reserve area. As per the latest counting more than 100 Tigers are there in Tadoba national park and apart from Tiger there are other mammals which areIndian leopards, sloth bears, Bison, nilgai, dhole, striped hyena, small Indian civet, jungle cats, sambar, barking deer, chital, chausingha and honey badger. Common reptiles here are Python, monitor lizard, star tortoise, King cobra and marsh crocodile.

More than 200 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve and famous ones are hawk eagle, goldenbacked woodpecker, orange-headed thrush, Indian peafowl and warblers.

Best time to visit is from October to June every year.
Tadoba safari zones are Moharli, Tadoba and Kolsa (These are core areas of Tadoba national park).

Weather remains slightly cold during the month of December & January.
February to June are the summer period of Tadoba and July to September is the rainy period.

The national park does not remain open from 1st July to 14th of October every year due to rainy season.

Accommodation – There are several budget to 5 star category of hotels and resorts available near to entry gate of respective safari zones.

Connectivity from other parts of India
The entry point of this park is well connected to major cities of this country.
Nearest Airports: Nagpur around 110 KMs.
Railway Stations: Chandrapur is the nearest station around 45 KMs from here

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