rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Getahead » Welcome to the jungle! 5 safaris to beat the summer heat

Welcome to the jungle! 5 safaris to beat the summer heat

Last updated on: June 04, 2018 16:20 IST

A forest safari is the best way to observe animals in their natural habitat.

There are several sanctuaries and national parks in India that captivate wildlife photographers to click some of the best views, enclosing candid moments and rare sights.

Presenting six such places where you can discover wildlife through your lens. Read on!

Tiger

Photograph: Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com

1. Corbett National Park

Located in Uttarakhand, it's one of those places for wildlife photography, where the jeep safari goes deep inside the park.

It is famous for sightseeing of large carnivorous mammals, and gives photographers several candid moments.

There are apparently five different zones in the park consisting of different flora and fauna.

The rich biodiversity gives photographers a brilliant chance to catch the candid moments and also take some splendid photographs.

The Himalayan foothill gives it an extra edge over other parks. 

2. Ranthambore National Park

The park of Rajasthan is famous for luxurious train trips and safaris.

The most commonly sought animal for photography is the Bengal tigress with her cubs -- Machli, one of the tigress is fond of posing for the cameras.

A jeep safari is advised to the deep parts of the park for spotting tigers. 

3. Hemis National Park

This park attracts many tourists and wildlife photographers who can't get over taking pics of snow leopards.

The only challenge is that it is a ferocious animal, which makes it difficult to capture it.

If you are planning to take chance then this is the place for you.

It is the largest national park in South Asia. Rich in flora and fauna, it is the place for avid wildlife photographers.

The scenic beauty adds to the significance of the park.

4. Kabini

It is one of the most popular haunts for those who love to explore the wilderness and enjoy getting up close with nature.

It has a lot to offer right from the Jungle Safari, boating to trekking in Nagarhole Forest.

The nature walk in the forest is a must if you want to reconnect with the surroundings and nature all over again.

The jungle safari is a wonderful opportunity for all the environmental enthusiasts to mingle among the variety of flora and fauna.

Enjoy the royal feel of an elephant safari, as the view is just spectacular with dense forest all around -- spotting animals in their natural surroundings makes the ride worth the time and effort.

A trip to Kabani can introduce you to the world of misty forests, valleys and watercourse.

5. Bandipur National Park

Located in Karnataka, this park is famous for its wildlife riches which is 874 square km, and covers many endangered species of animals and flora.

Bandipur National Park along with Mudumalai National Park, Wayanad National Park and Nagarhole National Park forms the Nilgiri biosphere reserve.

Bandipur is one of India's first and finest Project-Tiger reserves, and also southern India's most famous.

Its priceless tiger and leopard habitat is home to three rivers and represents in part the best remaining haunt of the endangered Asiatic elephant, Indian wild dog and a plethora of life in all its sublimely understated forms and colours

This reserve is the largest protected area in South India and the region with highest number of wild elephants in South Asia.

6. Periyar Tiger Reserve

Also known as the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve is situated in the hills of the Western Ghats. 

It is home to no less than 1,800 flowering plant species, 143 species of orchids, 35 mammal species, and 265 bird species.

Other than the Royal Bengal Tiger that resides here, this sanctuary also boasts of a substantial population of the Malabar Giant Squirrel, the endangered Lion-Tailed Macaque, Asian Elephant, leopards and Smooth-Coated Otters.

Visitors to one of India's finest wildlife sanctuaries can enjoy trekking, elephant rides through the jungle, and boating on the Periyar Lake. 

Source: ANI