The population of tigers in India had reduced drastically, but the past few years have seen a significant rise in the numbers. This increase has encouraged wild-life enthusiasts from all around the world to book tickets to the country to visit its national parks and tiger sanctuaries. Nowadays, most of the tiger reserves in India are offering Tiger Safari Tours for the local and foreign tourists. A large number of these are located in the western part of the country. If you are planning to visit the cultural attractions of Rajasthan or the commercial capital of India, Mumbai, take some time off to see to these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Have a look at three popular tiger reserves in India.
Ranthambore National Park
The magnificent Ranthambore National Park, situated in Rajasthan covers more than 1300 sq kilometres in area. The national park is a famous tourist destination for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and wildlife photographers from across the globe. It is also known as one of the best tiger reserves in the country and makes for an ideal setting for wildlife photographers. You can also go on Tiger Safaris which are available twice a day, the first one at 06:30 AM and the other at 2:30 PM. The tours last for about three hours.
Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
Situated in the Chandrapur district, Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the oldest national park in the state of Maharashtra. In 1993, it was declared a “project Tiger Reserve. Apart from Tigers, Tadoba boasts a plethora of wildlife species including leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, hyena, jackal and sambar to name a few. Apart from the fauna, the reserve also has various floral species and a majestic lake. It is because of the majestic treks and exciting wildlife sightings that Tadona-Andheri Tiger Reserve is fondly called “The Jewel of Vidharba”.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Sariska Tiger Reserve, located in the heart of the Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan’s Alwar district is a famous wildlife sanctuary. It is also among the most visited national parks in India. In 1858, Sariska National Park had been recognised as a wildlife sanctuary and was listed as a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger. A large number of visitors come to explore the reserve in hopes of spotting the elusive tiger. It is just a few hours’ journey from Delhi and is situated close to Jaipur. The best time to visit the reserve is before sunrise or after sunset.