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India is a country where diversity in nature awaits whoever wants to explore it. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from the Himalayan mountain range to the deepest Indian Ocean — you need to make up your mind about which to visit first.

However, did you know that India does offer plenty of exotic wildlife safaris which can take your breath away?

Yes, our country includes some of the deepest forests as well. In these forests, the wild animals make their playground as they roam around free unlike in a zoo. In case you don’t like to see animals imprisoned in a cage, the wildlife safaris are for you. 

While you are planning your next tour within the country, make sure to pay attention to these wildlife safari destinations. While you are exploring these national parks during daylight or at night, nobody knows what you exactly might find!

This article tells you the details of some of the best wildlife Safari destinations in India. Scroll down to know more about where you can make a memory of a lifetime.

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has an amazing national park in store for you. Jim Corbett National Park is named after the great hunter who used to protect humans from man-eating tigers. It is also the first national park established in Asia. It’s also the oldest national park in India since it was founded in 1936. In 1973, Project Tiger was started here to save the tigers from going extinct.

The Jim Corbett National Park has six different tourist sections. The Bijrani Safari Zone is the most famous tourist attraction around here. It contains large meadows which have a serene beauty that tourists are most likely to enjoy. The Jhirna Safari Zone is an important tourist section as well. It is accessible all time of the year. Dhela Safari Zone is an ecotourism section which was opened in 2014. This area is a part of the tiger reserve zone accessible by tourists. It also remains open throughout the year, and it’s popular because of the variety of animals. Dhikala is the largest jungle safari tourist section around here. Just in case you don’t want to miss out on anything, make sure to spend a night here to experience the variety of fauna. Durga Devi Zone is everything to you if you love to watch birds too much. The Sitabani Buffer Zone is not really a part of the main sanctuary. However, nothing stops you from exploring it anyway.

Check out the Corbett Tour Packages at Thomas Cook to get the most exciting travel experience.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Want to witness mother nature at her best? Then Kaziranga National Park should be at the top of your list. Aside from being a national park, it is one of the best biosphere reserves in the country as well. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is also a part of Project Tiger like Jim Corbett. It spreads across 430 square km of land.

While talking about wild animals in Kaziranga, there is more diversity than you think. The diverse fauna of Kaziranga includes Royal Bengal Tigers, the Asiatic Water Buffalos, the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Swamp Deer, Sloth Bears, Leopards, Capped Langurs and more. If you are lucky, then you can have a chance to meet with some rare bird species including Ruddy Shelducks, Spot-billed Ducks, Falcated Ducks, Pochards, Piculets, Northern Pintails, a variety of Geese etc. You can see some bats as well as they have made their abodes in the trees. To witness the wildlife and birds at once, you will need to go on a Jeep Safari or an Elephant Safari. You need to choose from these two options to explore the four different sections.

Select a time period between Novembers to April which is best time to visit the Kaziranga National Park.

Check out Thomas Cook’s Kaziranga Tour Packages to avail the most exciting deals.

Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal

Want to explore the largest mangrove forest in the world? In that case, look no further than Sundarban National Park in West Bengal. Sundarban is known for its tigers. The natives of Sundarban worship them as their saviours. However, that is not all there is.

In 1987, Sundarban National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire area of Sundarban, which is originally a delta, spans between both India and Bangladesh. The name Sundarban originated from the Sundari trees which are seen everywhere around here.

When it comes to wildlife, Sundarbans National Park offers you its greatest Royal Bengal Tigers. Some of them are man-eaters who prey on humans. When you are on the way through the waters on a boat, you might want to look out for the crocodiles. No other sanctuary in India is as pure as Sundarban. You can feel it too the moment you set foot on the damp soil. There’s something around here that wants you to be around nature. Around 260 species of birds have made this place look and sound like heaven. 

Come visit Sundarban National Park between Octobers to March. If you’re lucky, you may be able to spot several tigers.

Book a Sundarban Tour Package today in Thomas Cook to get exciting deals.

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Don’t you want to see those famous locations where the royals used to hunt back in the day? Well, then you need to check out Ranthambore National Park, situated in Sawai Madhopur.

Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in India. It is located 130 km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It was originally established in 1955, and in 1973 it was included in Project Tiger. It wasn’t a fully operational national park until 1980.

This national park is spread across 400 square km, excluding the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary. The structure of this place is somewhat ancient by the looks of the first and the ruins that are everywhere around here. It won’t be an exaggeration in case this sanctuary reminds you of old times. You will see history mixing with wildlife everywhere you look. This right here is the speciality of this place. You might see the tigers hunting for yourself. 

The wildlife includes Leopards, Spotted Deer, Royal Bengal Tigers, Sambar Deer, Sloth Bears and more. This national park is also home to some rare bird species including Waterfowls, Sandpipers, Sarus Cranes, Serpent Eagles, Nightjars, etc. It could be your idea of paradise if birdwatching is a passion of yours.

In Ranthambore National Park, there are guided tours available to make your exploration a walk in the park. You just need to book a Jeep or a Canter to get the job done. Make sure to visit from March to May which is the best time to visit Ranthambore national park to see the tigers. 

Check out the Ranthambore Holiday Packages in Thomas Cook to get the best deals.

Hemis National Park, Ladakh 

Don’t let your Ladakh tour be boring and just the usual. Ladakh is such a place where you need to be ready for anything. After all, it is a place for adventure seekers. 

However, did you know that Ladakh is also home to the country’s largest national park?

Or this also happens to be the largest national park in Asia also?

In case you had no idea that Ladakh has such beauty in store, then don’t waste your time. Prepare yourself to spot a Snow Leopard which is found only here. 

Hemis National Park is spread across 4,400 square km of land. Surely you can imagine how gigantic this place actually is. Aside from the famous Snow Leopards, you will find Himalayan Marmot, Tibetan Wolf, Red Fox, Blue Sheep, Ladakhi Wild Sheep, Tibetan Sheep, Eurasian brown bears etc. Birds are also found here, especially the Tibetan species. If the day belongs to you, you might find a lammergeier vulture, fire-fronted serin, red-billed chough, brown accenter, Himalayan Griffon etc. The surprising aspect is some people actually live in this sanctuary.

As for visiting the Snow Leopards, make sure to visit in Winter. Since these creatures like to hide from human eyes, they are not easy to find. However, you can hope to get lucky.

Check out the Leh Ladakh Tour Packages on Thomas Cook’s website to book a trip.


There’s no time to waste anymore now that you know all about the best safaris in India. Prepare yourself and pack your bags to go on the wildest ride of your life. And don’t forget to carry a good quality camera to capture the moments.

If you are looking for some of the best tour packages in India, make sure to visit Thomas Cook’s India tour packages.


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