10 Wildlife Destinations You Need To Visit For The Best Wildlife Experience in India

Should you be looking to trail a tiger or track an elephant, India has got the most exciting wildlife parks where one can do so. Its diverse landscape invites you to definitely take a look into its rich wildlife that varies in each and every region, ensuring another experience every time. So, you should get some ranger’s hat and take your pick from the top 10 wildlife destinations in India that will bring you one step closer to the country’s exotic wild.

Listed below are the  Top 10 Wildlife Destinations in India:-

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

What now stands as Bandhavgarh National Park was earlier a hunting ground for the royal family of Rewa. The park was established in the year 1968 and spread across an area of 450 square kilometers. Known for its huge tiger population, the park is the best place for tracing tigers successfully.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

A premium destination for all the bird lovers and ornithologists, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary serves as one of the best hunting reserves and bird sanctuaries in the country. It is certainly a place where enthusiasm for wildlife and photography knew no bounds.

Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park

Located in the state of Uttarakhand and was established in the year 1956, Jim Corbett National Park covers an area of 1318.54 square kilometers. This forest reserve is one of the most visited tourist places in India. The reserve was named after British conversationalist ‘Jim Corbett’.

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 Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

One of the top 10 national parks in India Ranthambore National Park is often referred to as an extension on tours to other parks and reserves, to give wildlife enthusiasts even more opportunities to see the majestic creatures in the wild. It has a large population, as well as being a home to many other incredible animal species.

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Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park

Sprawling over 777 square kilometers, Periyar nestled in the Western Ghats and is quite famous for the Periyar National Park. The excellent elephant population of the Periyar Tiger Reserve is the main attraction.

Kaziranga National Park

kaziranga rhino

Located at the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Park is home to mesmerizing wildlife such as Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Hog Deer, Capped Langurs, Tigers and Swamp Deer among others. There are several water bodies in the Park, which serve as promising sites for wildlife sightseeing.

One of the top wildlife sanctuaries in North East India  , Kaziranga National Park in Assam is home to over 2/3rd population of the endangered Single-horned Rhinos in the World. This wildlife sanctuary is also inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park

A renowned national park located in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 865 square kilometers. It was declared as a national park in the year 1974. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve boasts of almost 70 tiger reserves and more than 300 Asian Elephants, leopards and bears.

Kanha National Park


Watching a tiger in the wild is a very special wildlife experience. It has several excellent reserves that are well-managed and have dense populations. Kanha National Park covers an area of about 940 kilometers in the 2 districts which include Balaghat and Mandla.

Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Gir National Park is only home to Lions outside Africa

The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the highly popular forests in the world. The national park is known for its Asiatic Lions population. The park covers an area of 1400 square kilometers and was founded in 1965 under the Project Tiger initiative.

Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve

One of the most famous Project Tiger’s established in India, Pench Tiger Reserve conserves almost 800 square kilometers of Tiger territory. The famous Pench Tiger Reserve has served as an inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’ and is considered one of the top 10 wildlife destinations in India.

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  • Jenny

    Great list for Indian safari! To add to the list, the Hemis National Park in Jammu and Kashmir is another great destination. this park is home to the elusive Snow Leopard which is an endangered mammal.

    • Diksha Khiatani

      Hey Jenny

      Thanks for your kind words. Keep on following our blogs for more such informative posts in the future!