If you’re the adventurous sort and love nature, going on a wildlife tour in India will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life. India is a fascinating country and many people who’ve been there come away with unique and unforgettable memories. If you love nature, you will absolutely love to go on a wildlife tour of the country. Some of the most amazing, interesting, beautiful and dangerous wildlife can be found in India. Let’s take a look at some of these animals that will be the highlight of your visit.
1. Tiger Safari
It’s estimated that the tiger is one of the most photographed animals in the world. It is one of the world’s largest cat species but unfortunately, this beautiful animal’s numbers appear to be dwindling. It’s also thought that the 21st century may be the last we’ll see of tigers in the wild.
Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh is a good place to see tigers. Open jeep safaris occur twice a day. At one time, you could go on an elephant, but unfortunately, it’s been discontinued. You can see elephants though, as well as so many other species of birds, but of course, the biggest attraction is undoubtedly the Bengal tiger.
2. Elephant Safari
Have you ever ridden on an elephant’s back? It’s an amazing experience as you sit on top of the world’s largest land mammal. Despite being incredibly powerful, they are very gentle and well-trained as you take in the breathtaking scenes of the jungles of India. You will also encounter other forms of wildlife at close quarters. Don’t worry; you’ll be safe, as nothing wants to mess with an elephant! Ride an elephant through the jungle and it’s a memory you will cherish for the rest of your life.
3. Gir National Park
Many people may not realize that there are lions that are native to India. India is the only country in the world apart from countries in the African continent where lions are a native animal. You can see these animals at Gir National Park in the Indian state of Gujarat. You can also enjoy other wildlife such as hard-to-find birds, foxes and even hyenas.
No list about Indian wildlife will be complete without our close relatives, the monkeys. There are many species of monkeys in India and can be found all over. You can see them in temples, on buildings and in the trees. These guys are naughty, so be careful. Some of them are very used to people and if you have food on you, you had better hand it over!
So, take a wildlife trip to India and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and enjoy the diversity of wildlife on one of the many safaris. You will never forget the magical time you’ll have in this fascinating country.