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What, When, Where – All about tiger safaris in India 2022

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Why Tiger Safaris in India?

Let’s start our blog post on “All About tiger safaris in India 2022” with the tiger population in India. As of May 2021, India has over 51 tiger reserves across 18 states working dedicatedly towards the conservation of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Today the tiger population in the country is more than 3000 which is the highest in the world. Madhya Pradesh ranks the highest with 526 tigers and hence most loved for tiger safaris by both Indian wildlifers and foreign travelers. Parks and tiger reserves like Bandhavgarh National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Corbett National Park, and Kanha National Park are famous for tiger safaris in India.

 

Which are the top 3 National Parks for tiger safaris in India?

Bandhavgarh National Park :

Bandhavgarh National Park is a tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh. It has the highest density of tigers in the state. The area of the park is spread over 1536 sq km with over 50 tigers living in the wild.

Bandhavgarh National Park has been the most consistent park for Tiger safaris for the last 25 years. There has not been a single year when this park did not have good Tiger sightings of tigresses with cubs and male tigers.

  • This park shot into prominence in the 90s.
  • The famous Tigers of Bandhavgarh, namely, Banda, Sita, Charger, and then B2 became the pioneers that started the tiger tourism industry in India.
  • Other animals you can find here are chital deer, sambar deer, leopard, barking deer, wild boar, nilgai antelope, Indian Bison, wild dog, blue bull, Indian fox, and bear.
  • Best time to visit Bandhavgarh for tiger safaris: October to June.

Read more about Bandhavgarh National Park and related tiger safari tours here.

bandhavgarh tiger safari

 

Kanha National Park :

  • It was Kanha that inspired Rudyard Kipling to author ‘The Jungle Book’.
  • Kanha National Park is spread across 2051 sq km.
  • Kanha is also home to the barasingha, an endangered species of deer only found in India.
  • Other animals regularly sighted include chital, gaur, three-striped palm squirrel, common langur, jackal, wild pig, blackbuck, hyena, leopard, mouse deer, porcupine, chinkara, sambar, and ant-eating pangolin.
  • Best time to visit Kanha for tiger safaris: November to Mid-May

Read more about Kanha National Park and related tiger safari tours here.

kanha tiger safari india 2022

 

Ranthambore National Park :

Placed right in the heart of the most popular tourism circuit of the Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra), this park provides the easiest reach if you wish to include Tigers in your program.

Ranthambore has faced several challenges from poaching and has come out stronger every time due to strict measures taken by forest management. This park has a 1000-year-old fort along the boundary of the park stands as a barrier to civilization and a protector of Ranthambore.

  • One of India’s largest tiger reserves at 1334 sq km.
  • Ranthambore is a favorite of wildlife photographers.
  • Other than Tigers, the park consists of leopards, jungle cats, sloth bears, hyenas, Indian foxes, jackals and crocodiles.
  • Best time to visit Ranthambore for tiger safaris: October to June

Read more about Ranthambore National Park and related tiger safari tours here.

ranthambore tiger safari

 

When is the best season to see Tigers in India?

Other than the tiger itself, the climate and temperature can decide when can you see a tiger while on tiger safaris in India.

  • The tiger reserves are usually closed during the monsoon season, from July till the start of October.
  • November until March is great with chilling morning safaris in winters. In the afternoon, the temperature goes to mid-20 degrees.
  • March to June in most tiger watching regions are extremely hot but is a great time for sightings as tigers come out of the forests to find water. But with temperatures in the mid-40s.
  • You can avoid the crowd in the holiday season in India. Big ones include 26 January for Republic Day and Diwali which falls in October or November.
  • The temperature will slowly rise from March till Monsoon.

tiger drinking water

 

Where can I book my tiger safari tour in India?

Expert guidance is always recommended when booking wildlife safaris in India, which is where we come in. You can go on to either of our websites www.tigersafariindia.com OR www.naturesafariindia.com and browse through various Tiger Safari India Tours.

You can write to us at [email protected] with your requirements OR fill up a quick form to let us know what you will be needing on the tour. Based on those particulars, our team of experts shall get back to you within 24 hours with a tailor-made tour plan.

 

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