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Jungle Lovers! 11 Places to Spend a Weekend with Your Troop

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Wondering how to make your weekend trip with your gang a memorable one? We have listed out some of the best wildlife locations that are sure to add exciting some flavours to any holiday. 

1. Wayanad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rubal Arora adds, “You get to the forest department's part through a difficult road. Pay 750 per group (10) and start your trek with a guide provided to you by the forest department. I personally hadn't seen a more peaceful and beautiful scene in my life. Silently enjoy the beauty of nature and spend some time feeling the cold air brush through your hair.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Muhammed Sharukh shares, “Planning for a sunday adventure getaway with your crazy friends? Then this is the perfect place, being the tallest peak in Chembra Peak offers a panoramic view of entire Wayanad on the top. The love shaped pond is an award for the struggle taken to reach there.

2. Chikmagalur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kamal Krishnamurthy adds, “Excellent weekend getaway. There were 2 things that made my trip memorable, first, the resort location and 2nd is the jungle. We went for Jungle safari in the morning. Since Jungle lodge was the only resort in that area, we had only one jeep that was entering the forest, in essence, less sound and more of jungle wilderness. We spotted deer, langurs, Gaurs and a leopard. After the safari, we went for water sports which included kayaking, Jet Skiing, Coracle ride and the best was jumping from a trampoline into the water below. On the 3rd day, we went for safari saw many animals best was the hornbill nest & an injured Asian palm civet which was being treated by wildlife officials.”

3. Corbett

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratham Tyagi adds, “One of the most beautiful forests in India on foothills of the Shivalik range offers something for every nature lover. 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. The Bijrani zone is a hit lately with a tigress and her 4 sub-adult cubs blessing tourists with their sighting almost every day.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tushar Bhutani adds, “Jungle safari in the jeeps is a must do, bird watching and other outdoor activities like rappelling, rock climbing etc.

4. Sasan gir

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Jain says, “The place is situated between the Gir Jungle. This is the only place in Asia where you can see Asiatic lions. Gir National Park offers 3 safari timings and the best chances to see a lion are in morning 6 am to 9 am and noon 3 pm to 6 pm rides.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “Surroundings are quiet and noise of birds and animals including lion are very clearly heard. We can also see lions nearby very easily.

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5. Thekkady(Periyar)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer NILADRI BANERJEE adds, “The Periyar Lake, situated ideally in the centre surrounded by forests and mini hillocks, which are home to a wide variety of animals and birds as the gardens are in spices. Depending on your luck you can see different species of deer, bison, elephants, birds, and more, all strolling around the vast expanse of open landscape.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer SUBRAMANIA PALLAVOOR shares, “If you want to enjoy the mountains, forests and cascading water falls coupled with the 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.

6. Ranthambore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nilova Pande shares, “Ranthambore is nothing of the sort you would've experienced before. Unlike other forests where tourists are allowed only in the periphery, the jungle safari here takes you right within the depths of this vast jungle. And boy what a thrill it is! The jungle itself is beautiful and has rivulets, hills and extremely exciting terrains.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prashant Yadav says, “I suggest to pre-book the seats in gypsy only, which will enhance your chances of tiger sighting.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jyoti Sahu says, “Everything apart, people visit this place to spot the Royal Bengal tiger and once you do spot it, you will love the place even more.”

7. Bandipur National Park

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sajin Kollara shares, “Good sighting of animals on the way to Bandipur Tiger Reserve. If you want to get more sightings halt near Bandipur tiger Reserve information counter and obtain tickets for jungle safari.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Subbu shares, “The safari organized by the Karnataka forest department is of two types - Open jeep and mini buses. There is plenty of deer around and with all the Elephants migrated to cooler reserves (Mudumalai and Wayanad), you would lucky to spot a tiger here than anywhere else as this is a type of vegetation preferred by the big cat.

8. Kabini

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkataramanan G says, “Kabini is famous for leopard sightings. The lucky ones also get to see the tiger or sloth bear or Dhole the Indian wild dog.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sweekruti Pradhan adds, “The path from the entrance till the check post is nothing less than an adventure (if you happen to be at the right time). There are lots to see in Nagarhole because the sanctuary is not wired by electric fencing and the animals walk right up to the road.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Priyanka Agarwal says, “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 its majesty.

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9. Kanha

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nagraj adds, “Kanha, National Park at Madhya Pradesh is the home for tigers. Well protected area for tiger conservation. The moment we entered the core jungle, the weather changed, chill, cold cutting winds and I regretted not carrying the light sweater. The intricate colour combination of the vegetation gives you the energy of a different kind and takes away the pain and trouble taken to enter the park. The tiger roar is loud can be heard at long distances. When it is around, all other animals start the warning calls. The most insecure are the langoor, when the langoors activities escalate, one can be certain, the tiger is around the corner.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Bilat Singh shares, “Quite apart from the chance of seeing a tiger, the national park itself is a sight to see, with a diverse ecosystem and many other creatures that subsist on it.

10. Bandhavgarh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nagraj says, “Within one hour we encountered the tigress. We heard the cat call, which was a very powerful, there was an echo. Our driver and guide had no problem spotting the animal. The glimpse of the tigress left all of us stunned, it was only about 15 feet from we were, a huge, soft slowly walking cat. In the frenzy, I forgot that I have a camera. My wife reminded me, thanks to her. Those two minutes was very valuable in my life. I have no idea how to describe the huge cat. The skin was shining, gave the impression as if someone has brushed and made her ready for a fashion show. We could see her yawning, lazy walks, stretch, and relax with majestic style while sitting, getting up to parching the tree and marking her territory.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mousima Chatterjee says, “Bandhavgarh is well known for the highest density of Royal Bengal tiger. It has three zones."

11. Sunderbans

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HolidayIQ Reviewer ishita says, “Netidhopani, which is a part of the core area of Sunderbans, is an excellent site where you may find the pleasure of spotting the Royal Bengal tiger. With a beautiful cement walk paved around, this Watch Tower has dense forest spots which may satisfy your trail to find the most royal creature. ” HolidayIQ Reviewer Biswajit Chanda says, “near Naubanki we came across a scene which we'll cherish throughout our lifetime. We sighted two Royal Bengal tigers, sitting in the muddy river bank. They were in a very relaxing mood and didn't roar for a single time. They gave us enough time to take snaps of such precious moments of our life.”

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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