Who doesn't get excited about wildlife safaris? You don't have to be an animal lover but still we bet that you won't get bored on such trips. It is obvious that watching wild animals in their natural habitat is a wonder in itself. India has a wide range of wildlife reserves and are known for safaris. A tour into the interiors of forests, watching wildlife happily roaming around is most interesting.
Many wildlife destinations in India provide jungle safaris. Hence, they are an integral part of wildlife tourism. To name a few, Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Bandipur National Park, etc. are some of the famous National parks where you can go on safaris. However, there are many more reserves that are worth your time and patience. Yes, have a look at some best places for jungle safaris in India. This pictorial tour will definitely urge you to go on a wildlife safari!
Note: Safari timings differ according to the seasons. So please check and book it before hand.
Nagarahole National Park
Nagarahole National Park in the foothills of the Western Ghats is one of the top wildlife destinations of Karnataka. October to May is the best time to visit Nagarahole National Park. Nagarahole Safari Timings are Morning: 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM and Evening: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. (Timings change according to season and climatic conditions).
PC: Pradipta Majumder
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places to spot tigers in Rajasthan. October to Febrauary is the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park. Safari Timings for October to February is Morning: 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM and Evening 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM. It is surely one of the top places for wildlife safaris in India.
Periyar Tiger Reserve
The enticing Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the best wildlife places in Thekkady of Kerala. September to February is the best time to visit Periyar Tiger Reserve as the climate will be pleasant. The safari timings for winter season at Periyar is between 5:30 AM to 4 PM. However, it changes according to the season.
PC: Manoj Karingamadathil
PC: Manoj Karingamadathil
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park in Nainital is one of the best and oldest national parks in North India. November to June is the best time to visit Jim Corbett but it has different zones which are open in different seasons. Timing for safari in Jim Corbett is between Morning: 5:45 AM - 9:15 AM and Evening: 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM. It differs according to climatic changes.
PC: © Ranjith Kumar 2016
Gir National Park
Sasan-Gir National Park is known for Asiatic Lions in India. December to March is the best time to visit Gir National Park in Gujarat. Timings for Gir National Park is Morning: 6:00 AM - - 12:00 PM and Evening: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
PC: Shovik 14
Mudumalai National Park
Mudumalai National Park in Nilgiri is one of the best wildlife destinations in South India. The months from September to October and January to March is the best time to visit Mudumalai. The safari timings will be Morning: 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM and Evening: 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
Kaziranga National Park
The World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park in Assam is worth a visit. The duration from November to April is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park. It is also one of the best places for jungle safaris in India. Kaziranga Safari timings starts from Morning: 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM and Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.