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7 Spots to See The Rare Red Panda. Yes, You Read That Right!

7 Wildlife Destinations To Spot The Vulnerable Species Of Red Panda With Your Gang

Red pandas join the list of endangered species and they are only found in few wildlife hotspots across the world. In India, these adorable creatures can be found in the temperate regions. HolidayIQ brings you everything that you need to know before you head to spot the red pandas. Check out the reviews here. 

1. Neora National Park: To spot the red pandas in their natural habitat

Neora National Park: To spot the red pandas in their natural habitat Share source: pexels.com

HolidayIQ reviewer Abhijit Gupta says, "Neora Valley National Park, Darjeeling is one of the most favorite attractions in Darjeeling district. It is the land of the famous and endangered red panda. The national park is very popular for bird sighting and natural habitat of the red panda. The park is close to Lava and Kalimpong." Read Full Review

HolidayIQ reviewer Hitesh Baruah says," Its nice to see the red pandas in their real atmosphere. Most attractive animals were the fox and red panda." Read Full Review

2. Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary: Stay overnight and watch the adorable red pandas

Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary: Stay overnight and watch the adorable red pandas Share source: Wikimedia Commons

HolidayIQ reviewer Nirmal Kumar says,"One of the beautiful places in Darjeeling, one must visit.  Seeing the red panda was an incredible experience. There are forest department cottages as well as private hotels that provide food and accommodation. Tourism activities are restricted here from July to September. The forest is open to all for the rest of the year but it is advisable to avoid the hot summer season.This sanctuary lies in close proximity to Gorumara National Park."

3. Kanchendzonga National Park: For an exclusive safari to spot the red pandas

Kanchendzonga National Park: For an exclusive safari to spot the red pandas Share source: medium.com

HolidayIQ reviewer Piyush Jain says, "The National Park visit in Gangtok was over at around 4 pm. We were amazed by the number of red pandas that we saw here. We hardly could find any other animal and all that we saw were red pandas. It was amazing to see the conservation effort of the sanctuary to save these species who are on the verge of extinction." 

4. Nainital Zoo: To see the red pandas and for a bird's eye view of Nainital

Nainital Zoo: To see the red pandas and for a bird's eye view of Nainital Share source: Wikimedia Commons

HolidayIQ reviewer Jaideep Pandya says,"Zoo location at such high altitude in itself makes it worth seeing, the zoo is neat & clean with amazing animals like red panda, Japanese monkey, bear, panther, tiger and amazing birds. For kids and elders too, it's worth visiting. After visiting the whole zoo we felt very tired. But the experience was very nice.  No doubt that zoo is too small as compared to other zoo but when you reach the top of the mountain you will feel that you are the only one man at that height because you will see Nainital at your foot."

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5. Himalayan Zoological Park: To watch them play in the first wildlife park of the Northeast

Himalayan Zoological Park: To watch them play in the first wildlife park of the Northeast Share source: Pixabay

HolidayIQ reviewer Dr. Valerian J Lemos says, "The red panda was a dream come true. I had never before seen a panda and the sight captivated us all. The guy was the lord of the bamboos, and he made us feel small, silly and primitive.It is the first park of its kind in the entire north-eastern part of India, which was established in 1991. The animals residing in this park are kept in replicated natural conditions. Most part of this park is covered with forests of Red Panda, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Barking Deer and Himalayan Black Bear."

6. Padmaja Naidu Park: To catch sight of endangered species like red panda and snow leopard

Padmaja Naidu Park: To catch sight of endangered species like red panda and snow leopard Share source: pixabay

HolidayIQ reviewer Swarup Pal says," Very nice zoo; Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is one of the best wildlife parks that I have visited till date. I fell in love with Darjeeling. Among the animals, the red panda was one of my favorite animals. I enjoyed most at this place. " Read Full Review

HolidayIQ traveler Pankaj Tagalpallewar says,"It is a very good park which has many herbivores and carnivores including endangered species like snow leopard and red panda. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute attached to it is also a very good museum which has all information about the Himalayas. You should take a guide with you for better information." Read Full Review

7. Phushrey Lake: To view red pandas by the Phushrey Lake

Phushrey Lake: To view red pandas by the Phushrey Lake Share source: wikimedia.org

HolidayIQ reviewer Sumit Sen says,"This lake is amidst the forests. On reaching this spot you will get beautiful imageries in the crystal clear water and you can experience the live red panda here along with the colorful butterflies fluttering above the lake. Phushrey Lake is situated a few kilometers from Aritar, amidst the forests. There is an old log, reflecting its beautiful image in the water of the lake. Tourists can also spot red panda and there are various species of butterflies and wild orchids around the lake."

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