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8 Places That Grantee Memorable Wildlife Encounters

8 Places That Grantee Memorable Wildlife Encounters

The silent forest before encountering a Tiger, or the elephants trumpet vibrating through you, wilderness encounters are unforgetable. HolidayIQ reviewers take you straight to the action. 

1. Bandipur National Park

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Harsha Anjanappa says, “Himad Gopalaswamy (Lord Krishna), is a House-God for many a folks here and often entire families make their pilgrimage to this temple for the Lord's darshan....you will find deep trenches dug up all around the temple to ward off wild elephants and other animals.”

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

2. Wayanad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nilova Pande shares, “The elephant heaven Lovely jungle ride, the experience of driving through the serene surroundings is beautiful. You might even be lucky to sight elephants walking along the roads along with their little ones! Best time to visit would be the post monsoon season”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Naveen Kharb says, “It's a Rainforest. It's located nearby Sulthan Bathery. You will find semi evergreen, moist and deciduous forest here. You can find the forest rich in variety of flora and fauna. ...You will find Wild elephants, Monkeys Bamboo trees, Wild Cats, tigers, Owls, Peacocks etc. You will enjoy the place. ”

3. Ranthambore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Zoobie Sidhu says, “On the Tiger Trail Ranthambore National Park is a good place to spot a tiger. With Project Tiger, the endeavor to save the animal from extinction is on full swing. We were told there are 53 tigers in this park, with few more new born. The Ranthambore Fort is a part of the area and is a good sightseeing destination. Even if you do not spot a tiger, there is enough wildlife to experience, deer, sambhars, antelopes, peacocks, a lot of birds, leopards. Also visit the various handicraft centers where the women self-help groups are actively involved. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer shyam singh adds, “Great place to see animals and rare species of birds My Ranthambhore National Park visit was great. Tiger sighting was great. I have seen one of the T-19 with her cubs. Ranthambhore not only good for mammals, it is good for birding also. I have seen 200 species of bird couple of rare spices like Dusky Eagle Owl, painted sandgrouse. Going back again there with my friends.”

4. Mudumalai (Masinagudi)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer sudhir nair shares, “This was the best drive as we sighted a herd of 7 elephants incl 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. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arijit Mandal says, “No tigers but! Tigers are anyway difficult to see and you need to be very lucky, but otherwise you can usually see good concentration of elephants, Bison, Peacocks and Deers.”

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5. Tadoba

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Monica Rai shares, “Truly The Land of 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. It is hard to believe a place like this still exists, but it does. It is called Tadoba. The first time I experienced this wilderness, it captured my soul. I felt compelled to share this travel experience with others. Whether one gets to see the tiger or not but there is no guarantee except for one that you will lose all track of time as the sun rises and sets over the Vidharbha breathtaking landscape. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratik N shares, “If you want to see wild tigers in his home, Tadoba Tiger Reserve is a place to be. The tiger reserve has two zones: Buffer and Core Zone. Though core area offers better tiger spotting, people have spotted tiger with equal probability in the buffer zone as well. ”

6. Kaziranga

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Isfaqur Rahman says, “Kaziranga National Park - A place where you can see One Horned Rhino Kaziranga National Park 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. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer giridhar giridhar says, “Enchanting Tropical Forest Worth Multiple Visits...There are numerous water bodies inside, which are good places for bird watching as also spotting elephants and rhinoceros. We were told that the park has multiple entrance gates and one chances of spotting different types of wildlife is enhanced by entering through different gates as also maximising time spent inside the jungle. Kaziranga is a pristine forest far off from civilisation with its own sights and sounds and a bewitching experience. The cycle of life - of birth and death is seen inside and just taking a long ride in the forest is an elevating experience.”

7. Kabini

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Akshay Ram shares, “What an experience this game ride was. In the two hours we took the forest department safari, we got to see two Leopards, a Tiger, elephants, Deer, and Gaurs. While the forest is green and clean, kudos to the officials of the forest department, it's evident that they take conservation and poaching prevention very seriously.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anil Bonal says, “We were lucky to spot Tiger, elephants, Bison, Peacock, Crocodile, hundreds of Deers, etc. ...Don't miss to visit Nagarahole Forest if you are a Wild life enthusiastic.”

8. Gorumara

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Al Mamoon Mohit says, “The virgin forest of North Bengal, Gorumara is excellent for a 2-3 nights' stay. To explore the forest it a treat. If not for jungle safari, then also its pretty amazing place to visit. We had a two nights stay in mid March. Day one, after lunch had a leisurely walk down to nearby Lataguri. The morning next we went for jungle safari. Its green and green all over. It was chill and thrilling. Meandering the forest we saw elephants and lots of birds. Also you have four watch towers. The view from atop is mind blowing. You would feel the Nature is communicating with you. It was exciting. Amazing. Memorabl”

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