Friday, May 10, 2013

India Wildlife Tour Packages | Wildlife Of India Indian Wildlife

India is full of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks many of which used to be the hunting grounds for the
Maharajas and colonial masters of the bygone era. Every year, these wildlife holiday destinations attract thousands of visitors from different parts of the globe. A major reason behind the popularity of Indian forests is the economy factor as going on a wildlife tour to quite a few other countries works out to be much more expensive than visiting India's jungles. Furthermore, India is a prime destination for Eco tourism. Eco-friendly hotels, resorts and tourism operators have sprung up around some of India's most popular wildlife travel destinations, the growing popularity of India on the tourist radar has also prompted many airlines to operate cheap flights to India. This has led to increasing competition and the availability of more and more cheap tickets for travelers. so if you're looking for Eco tourism destinations in India, it's best to start by looking at parks, tiger reserves and bird sanctuaries where a wide range of Eco- tourism options are available. [ Enquirer Now ]

Corbett National Park & Tiger Reserve:
Sprawling over a humongous area in the hill state of Uttarakhand, the Corbett National Park was the erstwhile hunting ground of the legendary Englishman, Colonel Jim Corbett. Corbett National Park has a jungle setting where you can observe tigers, leopards, crocodiles, elephants, wild boar and other animals. The park is open from mid-November through mid-June and is closed the rest of the year due to monsoon rains. The nearest town is Dhikala, which can be reached from Ramnagar (32 miles), Lucknow (90 miles) and Delhi (186 miles). Ramnagar is the closest railhead, and from the railway station you can take a local bus to Dhikala. Once at the park, you can stay in an eco-resort, take an elephant safari, tour the park and reserve by Jeep or go bird watching. There are a number of eco-friendly resorts and hotels in and around the park. There are excellent accommodation facilities in areas near the Park as well as right in the heart of the jungle. One of the best ways to explore Corbett National Park is by going on an elephant safari. Bus and Jeep tours are available as well. Before visiting Corbett, one should be mindful of the fact that the best jungle experience is felt by staying inside the park rather than putting up in accommodation facilities outside the park's boundaries. [ Enquirer Now ]

Ranthambore National Park:
The Ranthambore National Park is located in the desert state of Rajasthan. By visiting this park, it also becomes convenient to take a historical odyssey through Rajasthan and add more value to one's expenditure on flights to India. In fact, the Ranthambore Fort is part of the forest. Besides being home to the big cats like tigers and leopards, Ranthambore National Park is also full of sloth bears, wild boars, sambhars, nilgais, dholes, and chitals. One of the best places in the park for catching glimpses of wildlife is Bakula as an abundance of watering holes and pools attracts many animals to this area and lucky visitors even get to see tigresses basking in the sun with their cubs. For touring the jungle, one has to buy tickets for bus or jeep safaris. Early mornings are the best times for taking these safaris. [ Enquirer Now ]

Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is absolutely not to be missed during one's India holidays. It is the sole surviving home of Asiatic lions. Another big cat to be found here is the leopard. Besides, there are various other forms of fauna life such as wild boars, blue bull or nilgai, striped hyenas, chousinghas or four horned antelopes, as well as numerous bird species like Saras Crane, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, crested serpent eagle, and red headed falcon. Gir also has plenty of reptiles and enjoys a robust marsh crocodile population. Most visitors take the morning and evening drives into the forest and utilise the time in between visit the famous temples of Somnath such as Shore Temple, Sun Temple, and Ahilya Temple. [ Enquirer Now ]

Sunder bans National Park:
This UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is well-known for its dense mangrove forests and man eating Royal Bengal tigers. Even today, there is no consensus amongst scientists as to why tigers here are naturally man eaters. In fact, there is local superstition in the area that one is lucky not to see a tiger in Sunder bans as the person will end up as a meal for the tiger. Sunder bans also does not lack in aquatic and reptilian life forms such as crocodiles, olive riddle sea turtles, king cobras, hard shelled batgur terrapin, and chequered kill backs. For birdwatchers, the park is a veritable treat to the eyes with its exotic winged denizens such as herons, terns, white bellied sea eagles, whimpers, and eastern knots. A launch safari through the waters of Sunder ban is one of the major draws here. [ Enquirer Now ]

Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary):
Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, this 18-square-mile park is home to more than 350 different species of birds. You can reach the park, located in Rajasthan, from transport hubs at Agra (35 miles) and Jaipur (110 miles). The closest international airport is in Delhi. From August through November is the best time to see resident breeding birds, and from October through February you can see migrant bird populations. Motor vehicles are not permitted in the park, but bikes are available to rent at the park entrance or from nearby Eco-friendly hotels.

Periyan Wildlife Sanctuary & Tiger Reserve:
Periyan Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The nearest town is Chummily, and the closest railway station is 114 miles away at Kottayam. From Kottayam or Kochi (125 miles), you can take local transport to Chummily. The best time to visit the park is from October through June. The sanctuary is set around an artificial lake created by the British in 1895. Around the lake you will find an ecosystem including elephants, tigers, languor monkeys, wild boars, bison and many different species of birds, plants and flowers. Eco tourism activities include jungle night patrol, bamboo rafting, hiking and touring the area by bullock cart. [ Enquirer Now ]

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