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HolidayIQ reviewers suggest 11 places that guarentee memorable wildlife encounters. 

1. Bandipur National Park

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Subbu shares, “Deciduous pristine forest The safari organized by the Karnataka forest department is of two types - Open Jeep and Mini Buses. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Yashraj Shah says, “Excellent place & would like to visit again If you like being in midst of nature, this is a great place to visit. On the way from Mysore to Ooty, excellent for a wildlife sighting experience. Our recent experience being there was truly mesmerizing. On the way back we visited Gopalswamy Betta which is a temple of Lord Krishna up on a mountain. Excellent view of the mountains from the temple. You should plan for the trip in advance & try to get a chance for a safari in open jeep. It is unforgettable when you are just going around & see so much wildlife. Be sure to carry some warm clothes & early morning safari starts at 6am & place has a chill to it.” Read Full Review

2. Kanha

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Jungle | Safari | Tiger | Forest

HolidayIQ Reviewer nagraj .... adds, “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. ...At the end of the long drive we left the jungle of witnessing all the technology, visitors enthusiasm, people explaining the experiences of sighting the tiger, its power, smiles with mental owe to visit again, our group of six learnt other small tips of identification, bounty of nature, some lessons on botany were our prizes. The appointment with tiger did not happen. We were not fully disappointed as the deep or core jungle provided many of the treasures which are non existent in city.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudipta Nandy says, “ 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 lovers. ...Unforgettable memories The best attraction of any National park is the jungle safari and in Kanha you have got plenty of opportunities for that. ” Read Full Review

3. Corbett

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Safari | Jungle | Tiger | Forest

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratham Tyagi says, “Land of breathtaking escape One of the most beautiful forests in India on foothills of Shivalik range offer something for every nature lover. With just 6 hours drive from capital of India, it's a getaway like no other. High rise Sal forests welcomes you with an awe and a photographer relishes every moment, be it a wide-angle lens or a Zoom lens for wildlife. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Partha shares, “A lovely place in the lap of the nature I was stunned to hear that the main forest area is nearly 1200 sq km and due to constant supervision and protection measures the animal population is just increasing there. The forest Department is now rehabilitating villagers in the buffer zones to give more space to the fauna. ” Read Full Review

4. Thekkady(Periyar)

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Lake | Elephant | Boating | Tiger

HolidayIQ Reviewer NILADRI BANERJEE says, “Where diversity flirts with nature Everything about Periyar is so beautiful. The journey starts with the uphill travel with spice garden on both sides of the zig zag hilly roads, and you will find almost all the spices growing there that are found in India. In between there are certain spots where you can halt for food. The view on both sides of the road is breathtaking with a typical smell of spices in the air....Then comes the SAFARI, the Periyar Lake, situated ideally in the centre surrounded with forests and mini hillocks, which are home to a wide variety of animals and birds as the gardens are in spices. There are these cruises (around 200 people capacity ) which offers ride across the Lake throughout the day. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer SUBRAMANIA PALLAVOOR adds, “Ecology at its best If you want to enjoy the mountains, forests and cascading water falls coupled with sighting of wild animals this is the place to be in. The range is called Gavi forest and is one of the last remaining ecological remains of Western Ghats. One needs prior permission of the forest Department to enter this preserve of wild animals. One needs to go by four wheel jeep and assistance of local driver is a must who sights and smells the presence of wild animal in a jiffy. ” Read Full Review

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5. Ranthambore

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Tiger | Safari | Jungle | Wildlife

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vidhi Khandelwal shares, “Rendezvous with nature - Missed the 'Wild Cat' though Anyone wanting to see the nature and its wonders up close must visit Ranthambore National Park at least (I went twice on different visits). It has a serene atmosphere with the occasional animal sounds.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer INDIAN IVANA abhiraj adds, “It's a great, great and great site, you will love to see the nature beauty here. Rani Padmavati committed suicide over here after that this water body is known as Padam Talab, here a Tigress ruled for many years called Machili (T-17) -"Lady of Lake". Also Jogi Mahal is situated at the edge of this Lake. If you go in summer Morning time chances of sighting of Tiger is 100%. Visited February 2015.” Read Full Review

6. Dandeli

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sri Tej says, “Superb place filled with beauty of nature It was an amazing to have river rafting in Dandeli. Made my day still remember 16th June was memorable. It gave me awesome experience on all water sports. Beauty of nature is seen in this place. Fresh breathing air. Trekking in jungle. Jungle stay was soooo awesome.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Megharaj Birje shares, “Anshi wildlife sanctuary has very dense vegetation. Jeep ride takes us through jungle, no private vehicles allowed. To be in better chance to spot wildlife go to Anshi entrance very early in the Morning and try to catch very first jeep ride. We were able to see Tiger Paw's, Hornbills, Deers, lots of Peacock. It's worth a visit. :)” Read Full Review

7. Kaziranga

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vikram Subramanyam says, “Rhinos, Deer, Wild Elephants are easily sighted, but Tigers is a rarity.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer giridhar giridhar shares, “Enchanting Tropical forest Worth Multiple Visits...The park had lot of tourists during our visit because of the Christmas holidays and so we had to wait to enter the park. Park authorities limit the number of tourists entering it and that is appreciable as too many tourists can disturb the wildlife inside. Whether one sees many wild animals or not, just a drive through this enormous tropical forest is a memorable experience. ” Read Full Review

8. Sariska

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HolidayIQ Reviewer vaibhav shares, “Relief from chaosful life and in the lap of nature Sariska is a great place for nature lovers and for adventure seekers. You can see and feel the nature, wild animals very close to you. The valley of Aravali Hills makes it a good serene place to visit. Although, it's very tough to find a Tiger there except you have a very good luck but you can feel the real beauty of nature at Sariska. Also, you can go to Pandupol, ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shivam Gupta adds, “Great Night Safari! The Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian national park located on outskirts of Alwar. It is open for visits throughout the year, the best time to visit is during winters.There are Jeep Safaris for tourists to explore the wildlife of the park really well. Jeeps can be hired from forest Reception Office. The guides are well-versed with the geography of the place and take you to good spots for watching animals.Tigers are the main attraction here. ” Read Full Review

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9. Kabini

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Priyanka Agarwal says, “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 it's magnificence.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhinav Anand shares, “this is a very special tiger park in South India which borders the Kabini River on one end and the coffee plantations of Coorg on the other. It merges into the evergreen forests of Wayanad once you cross in Kerala. The Elephant, Leopard and Tiger populations are very healthy which signifies the strength of the ecosystem. This park is truly a gem of South India.” Read Full Review

10. Gorumara

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Deep Chowdhury says, “This place is basically for weekend trips. I think there is no need to explain the beauty of this forest, because like every other national park Gorumara also has it own beauty. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Al Mamoon Mohit says, “Serene Gorumara The jungle safari is most exciting. Open jeep safari and other vehicles are available. It's a two hour trip. The core forest is dense and replete with flora and fauna. Guides are well-trained.” Read Full Review

11. Sawai Madhopur

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Tiger | Wildlife | Safari | Forest

HolidayIQ Reviewer Apurva Dalal shares, “A best place to spot TIGER Sharing my 1st ever wildlife SAFARI Experience at RANTHAMBORE. A great place to see TIGER in its natural habitat. Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary, Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan is a best place to spot TIGER. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tushar Aher adds, “Place for wild life lovers Must visit place for wildlife lovers. Tigers is the main attraction for this trip. Call your self lucky if you see one. Situated near to the madhopur village where one can stay. Staying is not an issue because from budget room to lavish suite everything is available.” Read Full Review

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