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10 Jungle Safaris to Make You the Best Storyteller

10 Answers to: What Did You See on Safari?

A tiger relaxing in the ruins of a fort or an elephant herd going berserk on the floodplains of a dam, escape with your gang on a safari this weekend! Return with stories only you'll have lived through. Our HolidayIQ reviewers tell you where to go for the most thrilling safaris. 

1. Ranthambore: For a 90% chance of spotting a tiger

Ranthambore: For a 90% chance of spotting a tiger
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Tiger | Safari | Fort | Jungle

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jyoti Sahu shares, “I visited the National Park in October 2015 and took the morning safari. The gypsy charges a certain fee but it is worth it. As you enter the park you can see variety of flora and fauna. A bird watcher might also love it during winters when they start migrating to these parts. Everything apart, people visit this place to spot the Royal Bengal tiger and once you do spot it, you will love the place even more. The No. Of tigers are decent and there is a 90 % chance of spotting.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Singh Hira adds, “Real tiger Park It's a life time experience to stay at Ranthambore area and the Jungle. Every inch is important here at Ranthambore. I was lucky to spot the oldest tiger the first time. Best place for a wildlife lover. My suggestion is to stay near the park. Get up early morning to get a vehicle for the Jungle safari. If you are a wildlife photographer, take the Jeep and be ready with your camera gear. ” Read Full Review

2. Bandipur National Park: Name the animal and you'll see it here!

Bandipur National Park: Name the animal and you'll see it here!
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sajin Kollara shares, “Good sighting of animals on the way to Bandipur tiger Reserve Want to get sighting of wild animals without diving in to the dense forest..? Yes Merely a journey to the Ooty-Gundlupet National Highway which passes through Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur tiger reserve will give you abundant sightings en route during our journey we spotted elephants, Gaur herd (Indian Bisons), Wild boar, Cheetal Deers, Sambar Deers, Peacocks, Serpent Eagles, Changeable hawk-eagle, Gray Langurs and Ruddy Mongoose. Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Subbu says, “The safari organized by the Karnataka forest department is of two types - Open Jeep and Mini Buses. There is plenty of Deer around and with all the elephants migrated to cooler reserves (Mudumalai and Wayanad), you would lucky to spot a tiger here than anywhere else as this is a type of vegetation preferred by the big cat. ” Read Full Review

3. Kanha: Protecting tigers and wildlife since forever

Kanha: Protecting tigers and wildlife since forever
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Jungle | Safari | Tiger | National Park

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nagraj says “Kanha National Park at Madhya Pradesh is the home for tigers. Well protected area for tiger conservation. Madhya Pradesh must be proud of its achievement in protecting the tigers. Kanha is very well scientifically planned area. Being a protected area, the wild life department has created zones in the forest in order to control the number of visitors not avoid the disturbance jungle life. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudipta Nandy says, “Unforgettable memories here! The best attraction of any national park is the jungle safari and in Kanha, you have got plenty of opportunities for that. Although the elephant safaris are banned in Kanha, the jeep safari is equally thrilling. Kanha National park has got 4 tourist zones for visitors and it is recommended that you opt for all the zones, i.e Kanha, Mukki, Kisli and Sarhi as all the zones hide some specialties for any nature lover” Read Full Review

4. Mudumalai (Masinagudi): An elephant safari that will make you go aww and oo

Mudumalai (Masinagudi): An elephant safari that will make you go aww and oo
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudhir Nair adds, “This was the best drive as we sighted a herd of 7 elephants including a calf, Loath Bear, Variety of Deer, Wild Boar, Peacock, Wild Hens, and Monkeys. The sighting of the elephant Herd at close quarters, sitting in the car, was the jewel in the crown. Avoid taking the elephant safari at the safari Point at Mudumalai and take the safari trucks instead as they are worth the cost even if you aren't too lucky with sightings. Take your camera with enough battery options as charging may be a problem, not unless you are staying at one of the private hotels. Relax and soak in the beauty of the forest with wildlife.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harsha Anjanappa says, “Being one of the few lucky ones we came across a mother elephant with a baby with their backs towards us. To see a real wild Pachyderm gave us a thrill. There is an Interpretation Centre. A peacock dormitory and a forest lodge like guest house called Abhayaranyam -which does not require you to go deep into the interesting Jungle.” Read Full Review

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5. Thekkady(Periyar): Catch a glimpse of black bears in full throttle!

Thekkady(Periyar): Catch a glimpse of black bears in full throttle!
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Lake | Elephant | Boating | Tiger

HolidayIQ Reviewer SUBRAMANIA PALLAVOOR shares, “The drive through the forest is exhilarating which city dwellers like us cannot get daily. We sighted at least two herds of elephants in their full majesty at close range. In addition, we saw a big black bear moving in full throttle. In addition, a countless number of Black Tailed Monkeys, Giant Squirrel etc; are a common sight. Once you reach the guest house you are attached to Forest Guard who take pains to explain everything in a proper way. The visit covers trekking for 5 km up the hills, visit forest museum, boating in Gavi lake, visit Gavi falls etc; While on the trekking trail, we are also blessed to have a wonderful view of the Lord Ayyappa Shrine from a distance in all its glory. On the day we visited there was no cloud cover enabling a clear view. The package includes sumptuous break fast and lunch. The visit was an unforgettable experience and will remain in our memory for ever. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanjeev Gupta shares, “We managed to see some Sambhars and a few elephants. The ride lasts about one and half hours. A good way to see some wildlife in natural habitat. Though one should not expect to see tigers.” Read Full Review

6. Kaziranga: To see a one-horned Rhino

Kaziranga: To see a one-horned Rhino
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Isfaqur Rahman says, “Kaziranga National Park - A place where you can see the One-Horned Rhino is located in Golaghat District of Assam. It is the home to the world famous One-Horned Rhino. Kaziranga boasts of the most densely populated tiger population in India. It falls under the tiger Project of Govt of India. Besides these, Kaziranga is also the home of the famous Indian elephants and many others animals and birds. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ektaara Hussain adds, “Kaziranga National Park a main attraction of Assam. Very beautiful location and the atmosphere is awesome. You can see rhino, deer and many birds here. Jeep safari and elephant safari is good. Guards working hard for the tourists. ” Read Full Review

7. Tadoba: Wildlife at its supreme!

Tadoba: Wildlife at its supreme!
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Monica Rai says, “Truly the Land of the tigers! Imagine endless dense forest teeming with millions of wildebeest, towering boulders sprawling with tawny tigers and cubs, and the earthy smell seized by the monsoon brimming in mist. Imagine a place completely unaware of civilization where wildlife still reigns supreme. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Garde shares, “The place is very good for sighting tigers, deer, cheetahs, panthers, and other wild habitats. The best timing for the safari is in winter and summer. The forest is reserved for tigers especially. ” Read Full Review

8. Kabini: Home to beautiful wild cats

Kabini: Home to beautiful wild cats
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkataramanan G says, “Kabini is famous for Leopard sightings. Most of the tourists get to see elephants, Indian Gaur, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Langur, Bonnet Macaques, Red Jungle Fowl etc. The lucky ones also get to see the tiger or Sloth Bear or Dhole the Indian Wild Dog.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Priyanka Agarwal shares, “I went for the Jeep safari both days since I was very eager to spot wild cats (tiger and leopard). The safari experience was Brilliant! It was my first safari and I actually spotted a magnificent tiger, walking majestically in front of our Jeep. All of us just sat there in awe of its magnificence. We took as many photographs as we could, ” Read Full Review

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9. Sunderbans: Not just for tigers but reptiles too

Sunderbans: Not just for tigers but reptiles too
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shilpz S says, "We did spot number of crocs, monitor lizards, birds, multiple coloured crabs, and tree crab. Etc. A walk around the village at Sunderbans is also a delight, the mud huts, cattle, the fur-coated sheep, little goat kids :) and the funky rickshaws.You can also visit the mudflats in low tide.” Read Full Review

10. Gondia: Wild dogs, tigers, bees, birds and so much more

Gondia: Wild dogs, tigers, bees, birds and so much more
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajendra Makharia shares, “ Right in front of our eyes was one of the largest and finest of majestic beasts Endu, the biggest male tiger in the sanctuary. He was sauntering majestically barely ten to fifteen yards from us. I scrambled for my camera and with fumbling fingers managed to fire off few frames as he was walking towards a nullah. This was my first and the last sight of him, I had never seen a tiger this size in my life. He was ten years old weighed over 350 kgs.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkataramanan G shares, “We could see a pack of 9 Wild Dogs (Indian Dhole), herds of Indian Gaur, herds of Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar and a Yellow Snake coiled around a tree.We also saw Racket Tailed Drongo, Black Drongo, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Fish Eagle, Peacock, Indian Hawk Cuckoo, Green Bee Eater, Rufus Treepie and a variety of other birds.” Read Full Review

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