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7 Wild Road Trips From Delhi

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Delhi is synonymous with food, history and as a gateway to the mighty Himalayas. Delhi is also a center to explore fantastic wilderness areas, home to iconic species like the Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, One horned-rhinoceros, Leopard, Hyena, Gharial and River Dolphins.

7 Wild Road Trips From Delhi:

  1. Gulmohar Sariska Resort, Sariska (Rajasthan)
  2. Tiger Home Ranthambore, Ranthambore (Rajasthan)
  3. Wild Brook Retreat, Rajaji National Park (Uttarakhand)
  4. Corbett Hideaway, Corbett (Uttarakhand)
  5. Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  6. Jambolana Safari Camp, Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Hotel Bharatpur Ashok, Bharatpur (Rajasthan)

1. Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan

Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthansource: sariskasafari.com

Distance from Delhi: 230 km

Spread across 866 square km in the low altitude peaks of the Aravallis, is this forest wildlife refuge of grasslands, canyons and thick woodland. The wildlife safaris, Bangarh fort and Pandup pole temple make this trip an excellent getaway.

Raj: The forest was just superb. Whether you see a Tiger or not, its still worth visiting place (Though we were lucky enough to see them). Nature binds you as soon as you enter the Reserve.

Budget stays: Tiger Den

Mid-range stays: Gulmohar Sariska Resort

Luxury stays: Sariska Palace Hotel

2. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthansource: www.trekhub.in

Distance from Delhi: 405 km

Hunting grounds of the erstwhile Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore is spread across the converging point of the Aravallis and the Vidhya mountain range. Legendary battles between the tiger and marsh crocodile fill the local folklore. Wildlife Safaris,the Ranthambore Fort, Amreshwar Temple and boat safaries on the Chambal River make this trip worthwhile. 

Mahan Jyoti Bhattacharyya: It is paisa-vasool adventure trip. During the safari in the afternoon, by the grace of God, we saw a beautiful tiger. During the safari, we got to see lots of different animals too.

Budget staysTiger Safari Resort

Mid range staysThe Pugmark

Luxury staysThe Oberoi Vanyavilas

3. Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand

Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhandsource: www.wildbrookretreat.com

Distance from Delhi: 230 km

Rajaji National Park is an Indian national park and tiger reserve that encompasses the Shivaliks, near the foothills of the Himalayas. It is spread over 820 km²., and three districts of Uttarakhand: Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal. Wildlife Safaries, Bird Watching, Trekking and spiritual journey to Haridwar and Rishikesh make this place a must visit. 

Rishab: Rajaji national park is a beautiful tiger reserve. It is situated next to the city of Rishikesh. During a safari in the park if you are lucky you can see a tiger, leopard, wild elephants and many more. 

Budget staysV Resort Rajaji National Park

Mid range staysWild Brook Retreat

4. Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand

Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhandsource: www.jimcorbettnationalparkonline.com

Distance from Delhi: 230km

Named after the legendary Jim Corbett, This collage of landscapes is a treat for the wildlife enthusiast. Grasslands engage large herbivores in their daily feeding rituals, dense woodlands are a sanctuary for the breeding wildlife. The river Kosi adds to the vibrancy of the place. Possibilities of sighting the Tiger, Hyena, Leopard, Porcupine, Indian Peafowl(Peacocks), Sambar Deer along with learning about Jim Corbett, make this a must visit. 

Milind Kumar: The open gypsy safari was really adventurous. We could see huge number of spotted deer. We met a group of seven wild elephants and a huge tusker. It was from a distance of about 50 feet. The unforgettable experience was with a tigress when she crossed the road at a distance of 8 feet from our open gypsy. 

Budget staysDeer View Hotel & Resorts 

Mid range staysWelcome Heritage Corbett Ramganga Resort

Luxury staysHideaway River Lodge

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5. National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary

National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuarysource: www.rajasthan-tours-online.com

Distance from Delhi: 325 km

This is a land that has retained its unique landscapes, rugged charm and rare wildlife. This is a 5400 sq km tri-state protected area in northern India for the critically endangered gharial (small crocodiles), the red-crowned roof turtle and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. The boat safari lets you get close to the Indian Skimmer, Migratory birds in winters. The closest city is Agra

Budget staysClarks Shiraz Hotel

Mid range staysTrident Agra

Luxury stays:  The Oberoi Amarvilas

6. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradeshsource: www.indileak.com

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve located on the Indo Nepal border in the Lakshmipur Kheri district of  Uttar Pradesh is covered with swamps and marshes which make it the home of Barasinghas or the Swamp Deers also major habitat for tigers in India. The Wildlife Safari, Elephant Safari, Boat Safari in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary all attract many tourists every year. The one horned Indian Rhino is the latest to call this sanctuary home

Deeepti: If one wants to experience undisturbed nature, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is the place. Dense forests of Terai are unique in the world. Its a different world altogether, different from so called touristy destinations. 

Budget staysHotel Landmark

Mid range staysTigerhino Resort

Luxury staysJambolana Safari Camp

7. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan

Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthansource: www.thousandwonders.net

Distance from Delhi: 182KM

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland. The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, provides grazing grounds for village cattle, and earlier was a waterfowl hunting ground. Today the park is a pit stop for many migratory birds along with resident antilope species. Trekking through the park along with bicycle rides are common ways to explore this watery paradise

Devika:  There are natural water bodies here which attract birds to migrate from as far as Europe during winter. You can find more than 300 hundred species of birds to be seen here. 

Budget staysHotel Raj Palace

Mid range staysThe Bagh

Luxury staysLaxmi Niwas Palace

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