Wildlife travelers love exploring the flora and fauna but out of every species that they get to see or witness, tigers are the most loved. The once depleting number of tigers was last noted to be as high as 2,967 in 2018 which definitely is a reason to rejoice for all the nature lovers as they are a crucial part of our ecosystem.
And, while there are now thousands of tigers growing in the country, some travel enthusiasts still find it difficult to spot them. And that is why we are up with this write-up.
Love tigers but don’t know the places in India to find them? Well, fret not because we are here to help you know about the same. Following is the list of tiger reserves in India where you will find tigers for sure. Scroll down to take a look.
1. Satpura National Park
This one is one of the newest national parks as it was built in 1981 and it maintains a low profile. In the Satpura National Park, only twelve vehicles are allowed in one go which keeps this place sorted and clean. Apart from the tigers, the park is also home to flying squirrel, porcupines, foxes, blackbucks, bears, wild dogs, wild boars, mouse deer, chinkara, barking deer, chital, sambar, gaur, leopards, and hyena. It is also the one and the only park where you are allowed to take a walk as well.
2. Jim Corbett National Park
This one, on the contrary, is one of the oldest national parks of India which was established first as Hailey National Park in the year 1936. Then in the 1950s, as a tribute to the legendry Corbett, a hunter-turned-conversationalist, it was named after him. The popular Jim Corbett National Park not just boasts tigers but also rare animals like jungle cats, leopards, sloth bears, fishing cats, bharal, jackals, Himalayan tahr, goral, chital, serow, barking beer and sambal.
3. Kanha National Park
This is where the chances of finding a tiger are quite thick. In fact, many travellers have seen them and have documented the same. Booking an early morning safari on an elephant from Mukki entrance would do the trick for you as this gate has a lesser number of tourists. Here also, you would find a wide range of animals like ant-eating pangolin, sambar, chinkara, porcupine, mouse deer, leopard, striped hyena, blackbuck, wild pig, jackal, common langur, three-striped palm squirrel, gaur, and chital.
4. Ranthambore National Park
The maximum number of photos of tigers taken in India is taken at this place. Spread in an area of over 1,300 km, Ranthambore National Park is every wildlife photographer’s favourite. In fact, it is known as one of the best tiger reserves in India where you will also find crocodiles, jackals, Indian foxes, hyenas, sloth bears, jungle cats, and leopards.
5. Bandhavgarh National Park
If at Ranthambore National Park you have good chances of spotting a tiger, here, the chances are the greatest. Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park is home to over fifty tigers. Initially, the place was also known as the land of white tigers and even though the place still has this as its second name, no white tigers exist in this NP in the current time. Other animals that can be found here are Indian bison, leopard, Indian fox, blue bull and more.
6. Sundarbans Tiger Reserve
The hub of the Bengal tigers, Sundarbans is known as the world’s hugest mangrove forests. This place is not just home to 500 tigers but also the landscape of this place and the way all the animals come together to help you get the rawest and truest wildlife experience. Apart from tigers, you will also find fishing cats, chital, leopards, and many other animals.
7. Pench National Park
Situated in Madhya Pradesh, do you know that it is this NP that is the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book? Including the tigers, here 32 mammal species live. Pench National Park might not be among the most popular National Parks of India but you would be surprised to know that this place is also Collarwali’s abode. For the unversed, she is the same tigress who raised 5 cubs and mother of who was a part of the Spy in the Jungle series by BBC.
8. Tadoba National Park
Known as Maharashtra’s Land of Tigers, this one is also one of the newest NPs of India that has seen tremendous growth in the population of tigers. Apart from seeing tigers, sloths and leopards, you can visit this place for bird watching as well.
9. Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve
Here also, the likelihood of spotting a tiger is good. Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve is not just abode to a lot many tigers but also to the highest number of Asian elephants in the entire world. You can also spot Indian wild dogs, leopards and many more animals in this NP situated in the western ghats of Karnataka.
10. Panna National Park
Sited in the Chhatarpur and Panna districts of MP, this one is the 22nd reserve in India dedicated to the tigers. In 2007, this NP bagged the Award of Excellence from the Tourism Ministry courtesy the good shape it was kept in. In 2009, due to planned poaching, the tiger population completely eliminated here but thanks to the efforts of the relocation of tigers taken by the forest department, now Panna Tiger Reserve has 10 cubs and 4 tigers.
So, the next time someone asks you to come along to spot a tiger, tell them who is the boss here with this list. Happy chilling with the big cats!
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