Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

India’s first and oldest national park, the Corbett National Park is like heaven for adventure seekers and wildlife junkies. Though the chances of actually spotting a tiger inside this park are rare, you may see one that is not baited or tracked! It is one of the few parks in northern India with wild elephants. The jeep safari inside the park is worth a try.

How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Corbett National Park is situated in Ramnagar in the district of Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Area: 521 km2

Route: The town of Ramnagar is the headquarters of Corbett Tiger Reserve. There are overnight trains available from Delhi to Ramnagar. Also, there are trains from Varanasi via Lucknow to Ramnagar. Reaching Ramnagar, one can hire a taxi to reach the park and Dhikala.

Ramnagar is also well connected by road with Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. One can also drive from Delhi (295 km) via Gajraula, Moradabad,Kashipur to reach Ramnagar. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from New Delhi. Alternatively, one can come up to Haldwani/Kashipur/Kathgodam and come to Ramnagar by road.

Best Time to Visit: Mid-November to Mid-June.

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

If you want to do some ‘tiger spotting,’ a trip to the Kanha, situated in Mandla, Madhya Pradeshis your best bet. These forests are vast, but you can go deep into them, thanks to the park’s huge core area, surrounded by a large buffer zone. It has a significant population of the royal Bengal tiger,leopard,Barasingha and the Indian wild dog. Spread over 940 sq kms in a horse-shoe shaped valley, you can view the safaris in this park on elephants.

General Information about Kanha National Park

  • Area: (core) 940 km²
  • Terrain: sal and bamboo forests, plateaus, meadows and meandering streams
  • Best Season: February to June
  • Morning Visiting Hours: 6:30 am to 12:00 noon
  • Evening Visiting Hours: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Closed: 1 July to 15 October

The Nearest Airports are at Jabalpur, Raipur and Nagpur (Distances 175 km., 220 km. & 275 km., respectively)

Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal

Since the Sunderbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, it is densely covered with mangrove forests. It has one of the largest reserves of the Bengal tiger in the country, and also an abundant variety of birds, reptiles and invertebrate species like the salt-water crocodile! What’s more, you’ll be signing up for their safaris not in jeeps but in canoes.

How to Reach Sunderbans National Park

By Air: Sundarban National Park is located 140 KM far from Kolakata Airport(Also known as Netaji SubashChandra Bose Airport and DUM Dum Airport)

By Rail: The nearest Railway station of Sundarban National Park is Canning Railway station which is located 80KM far from Sundarban

By Road:Sundarban National Park is well connected with kolkata.
The road map from kolkata to Sundarban National Park
Kolkata Central Metro > Tollygunge Tram Depot > Garia Main Road > State Highway 1 > Baruipur Canning Road > Cross Basanti Police Station > Take the State Highway 3 Ferry to Gosaba > Sundarban National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

The highlight of this park is that it has the highest density of tiger population in the country, so spotting a tiger is not difficult. Another tourist attraction is the Tala village nearby, which has a great choice of accommodation, suiting all budgets. You have the option of enjoying your safari on an elephant.

PRINCIPAL FAUNA 
Tiger,Panther,Spotted Deer,Sambhar,Blue bull, Wild Boar and others .Besides these animals, different kinds of birds may be seen here.

 PRINCIPAL FLORA 
Sal, Saja,Tendu, Aonla Dhawda,Jamun, Salai, Garari, Bamboo etc. 

MEANS OF TRAVELLING (INSIDE THE AREA)  
Petrol four wheeler vehicle or four wheel drive Diesel vehicle which is not older than five years.

WHERE TO STAY AND WHOM TO CONTACT FOR RESERVATION 

White Tiger Lodge,Tala

The Manager,Central Reservation Tours Division M.P.State Tourism Development Corporation Gangotri T.T. Nagar Bhopal

Forest Rest House Tala

Field Director Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve , Umaria phone: (07653)222214

Other Private Lodge

Through relevant Booking Offices

 GETTING THERE

BY AIR:
Nearest Aerodrome is Khajuraho.-200 km Jabalpur -150 Km

BY RAIL:
Nearest Railway Station 
Umaria -32 Km
BY ROAD:
Nearest Bus stand are Umaria, Katni and Jabalpur.

BEST SEASON:
Octomber  to June

OTHER NEARBY TOURIST SPOTSAmarkantak 210 Km., Khajuraho Marbel rocks Jabalpur-220 km.

 TOURIST SPOTS,

Excursions Beginat Tala, 32 Km. from Umaria , the Park Headquaters

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Located in Assam, this park lies northeast of the narrow neck of land between Nepal andBangladesh,and has a landscape of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, marshes and shallow pools. A world heritage site, you can see two-third of the world’s Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros population here. It’s also rich in elephants, wild buffalos, monitor lizards, and water birds. A private jeep tour or elephant ride are your options.

Transport

Authorised guides of the forest department accompany all travellers inside the park. Mahout-guided elephant rides and Jeep or other 4WDvehicles rides are booked in advance. Starting from the Park Administrative Centre at Kohora, these rides can follow the three motorable trails under the jurisdiction of three ranges—Kohora, Bagori, and Agaratoli. These trails are open for light vehicles from November to mid-May. Visitors are allowed to take their own vehicles when accompanied by guides.

Buses owned by Assam State Transport Corporation and private agencies between Guwahati, Tezpur, and Upper Assam stop at the main gate of Kaziranga on NH 37 at Kohora. The nearest town is Bokakhat 23 kilometres (14 mi) away. Major cities near the park are Guwahati (217 kilometres (135 mi)) and Jorhat (97 kilometres (60 mi)). Furkating 75 kilometres (47 mi), which is under the supervision of Northeast Frontier Railway, is the nearest railway station.[citation needed] Jorhat Airport at Rowriah (97 kilometres (60 mi) away), Tezpur Airport at Salonibari (approx 100 kilometres (62 mi) away), and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati (approximately 217 kilometres (135 mi) away) are the nearby airports.

Gir Forest National Park, Gujarat

The Gir wildlife sanctuary is home to the last remaining wild Asian lions on earth. But chances of seeing a tiger here are zero, because it has no tigers. Apart from lions, the second most common predator found in these forests is the leopard. The park offers many excellent drives through scenic areas, in jeeps.

TOURIST GUIDE

REACH BY AIR

  • Nearest airport is Rajkot, 165 kms via Junagadh.

REACH BY BUS

  • Distance of 400 kms from Ahmedabad via Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda.
  • Distance of 43 kms from Veraval.
  • Distance of 65 kms from Junagadh via Mendarda.

REACH BY TRAIN

  • Meter gauge rail line of 395 kms from Ahmedabad.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

  • The best time to visit this park is during the months of Mid October – Mid June, and the best recommended time is December – April.

NEAREST PLACES TO VISIT

  • Kamaleshwar dam : An official reservoir amidst lush green hills, harbouring largest population of marsh crocodiles in the country.
  • Gir Bhimchas : A water reservoir which according to the legends, was formed by Bhim when he needed to quench the thirst of his mother, Kunti.
  • Kankai & Tulsishyam temples.
  • Somnath : The famous Somnath temple is just 55 km. away from the sanctuary.

ACCOMODATION

  • Maneland Jungle lodge
  • Sinh Sadan Guest House

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

If you want to see the tiger in its most majestic avatar, visit this 1,334 sq km park in Rajasthan. Here, you can spot the tigers even during the day time, while they are busy preying. It is also counted as a famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park.

General Information

  • National Park area: 275 km² core area. 392 km² including buffer zone.
  • Tiger Reserve area: 1334 km²
  • Altitude: 215 to 505 meters above sea level
  • Kota Station has a halt of all the trains for 10-15 min and connects Sawai Madhopur with almost 50 trains.
  • Closest airport is Jaipur at 180 km
  • Terrain: Dense tropical dry forest, open bushland and rocky terrain interspersed with lakes and streams
  • Ecoregion: Kathiarbar-Gir dry deciduous forests
  • Best Season: From November to March
  • Closed: Monsoon season (July – August)