India’s rich and diverse wildlife has always attracted nature and wildlife lovers from across the globe. While some wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India, such as Bandhavgarh National Park and Ranthambore National Park see a huge rush of visitors throughout the year, many do not make it to the bucket list of wildlife enthusiasts. Similar to the popular spots these unexplored places too offer awesome wildlife experience. Here’s a list of seven such hidden gems you should book the wildlife tour packages in India.
Located at the outskirts of Bengaluru is the Bannerghatta Biological Park. The park includes a zoo, a tiger park, a butterfly park and an elephant sanctuary. Tigers, leopards, elephants, butterflies, snakes, spotted deer, and barking deer are some of the animal’s wildlife lovers can see here. The park opens at 9.30 am and closes at 5 pm on all days except Tuesdays as it is closed that day. Enjoy the grand safari for an ultimate experience and round up your wildlife tour with boating.
Bhitarkanika National Park is located in the Kendarapa district of Odisha. Covering an area of 145 km sq. the national park forms the core area of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Dense mangrove forest with salt-tolerant trees creates a perfect ecosystem for cobras and other snakes. The national park also features marshy land and several big and small water streams, which is an ideal habitat for giant saltwater crocodiles, water monitor lizards, and other amphibians. Keep in mind the opening and closing times of the national park, which is 7 am and 5 pm respectively, when booking the wildlife package. Do not miss out on boat cruising and angling or beaching at the Pentha Sea Beach.
The Hemis National Park is located in the eastern Ladakh in Jammu Kashmir. This high altitude national park is home to some of the endangered animal species such as Snow Leopard, Asiatic Ibex, Tibetan Wolf, and Red Fox. In addition, you can also spot the Himalayan Marmot and Blue Sheep here. Pine forests and meadows add to the scenic charm of the place. Since the Hemis National park is situated in the heart of the mighty Himalayas, an adventure trek at Hemins will turn your safari into a heavenly getaway. Read more about Hemis National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Manas National Park in Assam includes a Tiger reserve, elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve. Tigers, elephant, golden langur, Assam roofed turtle, and pygmy hog are some of the species you can spot here. The national park is less frequented than the Kaziranga National Park, thus offers a richer wildlife experience. Spend some quality time with family and friends at Bogamati Picnic Spot or Chowki Picnic Spot during your safari.
Khangchendzonga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Sikkim. The national park gets its name from the Kanchenjunga Mountain and is home to Red Panda, Tibetan Antelopes, Musk Deer, and Snow Leopards. The surrounding Himalayan Mountains and a number of lakes turn your wildlife safari into a scenic outing. It is advisable to book the wildlife tour package to Khangchendzonga National Park between April and May for the best experience.
Periyar National Park is located in the hilly areas of the Cardamom Hills in Kerala. The park is a nature lover’s paradise, thanks to the lush green slopes and landscapes, which make for a visual treat. The diverse flora of the Periyar National Park provides an ideal ecosystem for Elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Deers, Snakes and Reptiles. Wildlife trail, boat ride on the Periyar Lake, and bamboo rafting along the Periyar and the Pamba rivers are highly recommended for an unbeatable wildlife experience. The Park is open all days of the week from 6 am to 6 pm.
The Great Himalayan National Park is located in the snowcapped mountain regions of the Kullu Valley. Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Primates, and Himalayan Pit Viper are some of the species that have made the national park their home. The park is the crowning glory of the Himalayan slopes, thanks to the sloping hills, coniferous forests, and green landscapes. From walking among the clouds to trekking among the forest lands to taking a boat ride on the river Tirthan to camping under the stars, you can do it all in the Great Himalayan National Park wildlife tour package.
There’s no dearth of wildlife conservation parks and sanctuaries in India. So why limit yourself of a selected few? From the mighty mountain ranges in the North to the marshy lands in the East to the peninsula in the South, explore the length and breadth of the country to satiate your hunger for nature and wildlife. For the best wildlife safari experience in India, make sure you book the tour package in advance. Most of the wildlife tour package providers in India can also customize the tour to suit your requirements. Do take advantage of the opportunity and get a personalized safari that includes all the experiences for a memorable trip.