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7 Halts To Make During An Elephant Trail

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An elephant sighting is thrilling and exciting! It will make your travels more memorable. HolidayIQ reviewers take you on a jumbo trail, get your cameras out and ready! 

1. Bandipur National Park

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sajin Kollara adds, “Good sighting of animals ...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, ...If you want to get more sightings halt near Bandipur Tiger Reserve information counter and obtain tickets for jungle safari.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishna Prasad adds, “This place is sheer bliss! Even during the so called 'off season' you can be sure to spot a mongoose or two, kingfishers, woodpeckers, peacocks, dholes, wild boars and elephants to name a few. ” Read Full Review

2. Thekkady(Periyar)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer SUBRAMANIA PALLAVOOR shares, “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. ...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.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suresh Babu adds, “ Evergreen with tall canopy and frequent sighting of the magnificent Indian Gaur (Largest Bovine in the World) and other animals like, elephants, deer, flying squirl, lion tailed macaque and occasional yet not impossible big cats like Leopard and Tiger and also variety of birds, you get transported to a new world free from crowd, traffic, pollution etc. ” Read Full Review

3. Nameri

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Raj Ail adds, “ On our first watch tower we encountered elephant with her cute calf barely 100-125 mts from us. Little after another set of elephant joined them, just beautiful. At other spot we were lucky to spot gooses.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Er. rahul shares, “Nameri national park is famous for its elephants and other animals including tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc. And also for being a bird watchers paradise. Safaris are available and are the most popular way to create a trip full of excitement, into the national park.” Read Full Review

4. Jaldapara

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumanta Gupta adds, “The Chilapata forest is known for being the habitat of many wild elephants and is a good place to visit if you have some time.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anindya Roy Choudh adds, “An elephant on the road itself...As slowly the jeep advanced our eyes got stuck to a wild male elephant crossing the main road. It crossed the road with its own aristocracy, stopped by a tree, looked back to us and kind of posed for a beautiful photograph.” Read Full Review

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5. Kabini

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhinav Anand adds, “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

HolidayIQ Reviewer Snehal Raibole says, “The park is home to tiger, leopard, elephant, gaur, barking deer, the horned antelope, sloth bear, dhole, bonnet macaque and common langur, plus 270 species of birds....Flanking the Kabini river, Nagarhole is a blend of dense jungle and open grounds along the river banks, which makes it a perfect for wildlife watching. ” Read Full Review

6. BR Hills

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Santosh Rao adds, “BR hills is a great getaway from Bangalore. About 4.5 hours away, this is a national park that is set in hilly terrain. Tigers are present but rare to spot. elephants, boars, deer, nilgai and great variety of trees and birds abound. Leopards are also seen in this park and in fact wandered into our lodge premises. ” Read Full Review

7. Nagarhole

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Aruna Suryanarayana says, “Eagerly waiting to visit this rout again This place is really very nice to visit during the whole year. The drive between Hunsur and Kutta is around 35 kms. During rainy and winter, you can see lush green jungle with elephants, peacocks and deer as common sightings with hanuman langoors also. Many of them get a sight of Wildcats every now and then. ” Read Full Review

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