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7 Less Explored Places to Spot Wildlife With Your Gang

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Looking for a jungle getaway that is not too crowded with your gang of friends? Here are 7 offbeat locations suggested by HolidayIQ reviewers.

1. Wayanad ; For its exotic wildlife species

Wayanad ; For its exotic wildlife species
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pallavoor Subramanian shares, “The trek to the top of the caves is tough and is not for the weak-hearted. But the effort is worth it. The view from the top with undulating views of the Wayanad peaks, tea plantations etc, transports you to a different world. The climb to the top is a little tricky with its narrow steps and steel staircase. The caves have inscriptions dating back to several centuries and are intact. It is believed that the Jains who settled here several years ago were responsible for discovering this natural wonder.” Read Full Review

2. Panna ; For its tiger reserve and diamond mines

Panna ; For its tiger reserve and diamond mines
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Monica Rai adds, “An African jungle safari experience in India! It is like none other in its natural beauty. The Ken River which flows across the forest is a natural wonder and is breathtaking too. It besieges a plethora of fauna and flora. The wildlife is vulnerable yet untouched by the effects of modern civilization, in complete harmony with nature's balance. The topography of the forest changes from region to region. It sometimes appears like the Savannah in Africa and like the Amazon on the other. The crocodiles in their unique environment display acts of amusement and fury. ” Read Full Review

3. Lataguri ; For its National Parks

Lataguri ; For its National Parks
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pallab Ghosh adds, “We visited Gorumara National Park in December 2013. We took a jungle safari in the afternoon. The forest was beautiful. We saw a few peacocks, wild boars, and a few jungle fowls. In the morning, we visited Jatraprasad, where the forest authorities served salt and molasses to rhinos, bison, and peacocks. We saw two rhinos crossing the river at a great speed (as much as they could garner given their volume and weight) for the salt and molasses given by the forest authorities. We also saw elephants and deer in this national park. ” Read Full Review

4. Simlipal ; For its rich fauna

Simlipal ; For its rich fauna
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sandipan Panda adds, “It was my first jungle safari in life along with my friends: It has two entrances. One is Pithabhata, and the other is Jashipur. We stayed in Baripada which is 22 km from Pithabhata. Baripada is a nice town. We stayed in Hotel Ambika. The hotel is just average but the restaurant is nice and has a great location. We visited in early March. Usually, there is rush between Dec-Jan. We were the only travelers on that day. As per rules, they allow only 20 cars a day from each gate. We were unable to see any tigers but saw some animals. A guide is a must. ” Read Full Review

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5. Gorumara ; For its grasslands and forests

Gorumara ; For its grasslands and forests
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Al Mamoon Mohit says, “The jungle safari is the most exciting. The open jeep safari and safaris on other vehicles are available. It's a two-hour trip. The core of the forest is dense and replete with flora and fauna. The guides are well-trained.” Read Full Review

6. Kanha ; For its birds of prey and tigers

Kanha ; For its birds of prey and tigers
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudipta Nandy adds, “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 - Kanha, Mukki, Kisli, and Sarhi - as all the zones have some specialties for any nature lovers. Kanha is the premium zone and you need to pay additional Rs. 500 for the entry ticket to this zone. It is advised that you collect the entry tickets online for all zones in advance as the counter tickets are very limited and you may have to stand in a long queue to get those.” Read Full Review

7. Jaldapara ; For its one horned rhinoceros

Jaldapara ; For its one horned rhinoceros
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudip Ghosh adds, “It's an awesome experience of jungle safaris by a Jeep. A guide is a must because you will be getting more information about Chilapata. Chilapata is a place where one can stay for 10 days and it won't get monotonous. I feel if one has to enjoy Dooars, one can stay in the Jungle Camp where food and lodging are excellent. The manager is extremely helpful and cordial.” Read Full Review

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