27 March 2015

India has a very rich and diverse wildlife. From the mammoth mountain ranges in the north, the marshy lands in the east, to the tip of Kanyakumari in the south, India is home to a number of Wildlife conservation parks and sanctuaries.

Here’s a list of the places you should travel to this year for their exquisite wildlife in India.

1. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

This National Park is located in Rajasthan and was previously a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas. Now a wildlife conservation park, this park is most famous for its Tiger trails and Bird watching tours.

Capture tigers at Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

How to get there: The Park is three hours’ drive from Jaipur.

Things to do: Bakula has a lot of waterholes and hence is crowded with wildlife. The Raj Bagh ruins are ancient ruined structures, domes and arches. The Padam Talao is another lake worth visiting. The Ranthambore fort is ideally located. The view from the top is mesmerizing.

Species to see: Tigers, leopards, Hyenas, Jackals, Jungle cats, Indian Foxes and a wide range of birds like Pelicans, Ibis, Flamingos, Egrets, Parakeets

Opening/Closing times: The Park is open from October to June. It is closed for the remaining months of the year. The morning trip is from 6.30 am to 10 am. And the evening trip is from 2.30 pm to 6 pm. The Charges are around Rs. 75 for an Indian national in a canter and Rs. 131 for an Indian national in a gypsy. For foreign nationals it is Rs. 475 in a canter and Rs. 530 in a gypsy.

Where to stay: Taj Sawai, Tree House Anuraga, Tiger Den resort, the tiger villa, Tiger moon resort, Sanctuary resort, Ankur resort

Adventure Tip: You could soar high in the sky in a hot air balloon for some spectacular views of the National Park.

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