With about 42 Tiger Reserves, India is one of the best places to witness the beauty of the royal cat. Tigers are acknowledged for their furious nature and majestic character, they are the symbol of rich wildness of India. Discussed ahead are the top destinations to witness the glorious walk of these big regal cat species.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
(Best Time: April to June)
Situated at the heart of India – Madhya Pradesh, the core area of this reserve is around 400 square kilometers. In year 1993, this reserve came under Project Tiger. Since then the management has turned more focused on improving the wildlife populace of the reserve.
Bandhavgarh is the perfect place to witness typical central Indian species with lush green meadows on the sides. Some of the wildlife attractions of the reserve are mentioned below:
• Blue Bull
• Indian Gazelle
• Rhesus monkey
• Barking Deer
Moist peninsular low level woods and the west moist mixed deciduous forests cover the reserve and form a picturesque sight.
Corbett Tiger Reserve
(Best Time: March to June)
Established in the year 1936, this is the oldest national park of India. Owing to the fascinating wildlife, the reserve is highly acknowledged as ‘the land of rare, trumpet and sings’. Stretched over a core area of 520.8 square kilometers, the Corbett offers ample space to its inhabitants to live and prosper. Being a part of the Project Tiger, the Corbett Reserve makes the best possible efforts to converse the endangered species in its woods. In addition to the tigers, the reserve serves as the home for various other fauna species including:
• Wild Boar
• King Cobra
• Hog Deer
The forests that let these species grow in its shed comprise moist deciduous, tropical dry deciduous and Himalayan subtropical pine. Further, the reserve is also making efforts for promoting eco-tourism that will further add to the protection of the ecosystem.
Kanha Tiger Reserve
(Best Time: April to June)
This is yet another tiger reserve situated in Madhya Pradesh. With the core area of about 940 square kilometers, the Kanha Reserve is a part of the Project Tiger. In addition to the tigers, the reserve is known for the conservation of Barahsingha (one of the critically endangered species of India). Further, it embraces lush southern tropical moist and dry mixed deciduous forest. One can also enjoy the shade of the peninsular Sal woods. Under the cover of these trees, the following fauna species enjoy their stay:
• Sloth Bear
• Spotted Deer
It was the Kanha National Park that inspired the great writer Rudyard Kipling for his best seller, The Jungle Book.
There are various other national parks and tiger reserves where you can witness the majestic predator. A few other important places include Panna National Park, Sunderban Tiger Reserve and Manas National Park. All these reserves stay open from October to June; however, the best time to witness tigers vary.