A Wildlife Holiday: Best Places In India To Spot Tigers This Summer


India has a myriad of tiger spotting destinations that would leave you with goosebumps and some adventurous moments to cherish forever. As exciting as the idea of big cat watching you through the dense flora sounds, it is even more enchanting to experience it in front of you. Let’s know more about the destinations for wildlife holidays in India where the chances of tiger spotting in the summer months are higher than anywhere else.

Ranthambore National Park

Open : October – June
Best time to Spot A Tiger: April and May

Ranthambhore National Park of Rajasthan  is one place that offers Tiger sights in the most natural environment. Experienced trippers say that tigers can be easily sighted here during the months of April – June as due to the the high temperature the tigers come out to to drink water and cool off at the three lakes inside the park, Padam Talao, Raj Talao and Milak Talao.

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Bandhavgarh National Park

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Open: October to June
Best time: April to June

Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is known for the high density of tiger population.  Sptting tigers is a matter of chance, but as Bandhavgrah is spread over just 100 square kilometers and is home to more than 50 tigers, the likeliness of spotting those wild beasts increases by a zillion times.

Safari timings are from 5.30 to 10am and 4pm to 7pm

Available hotels are The Sun Resort |  Hotel Bandhavgarh PalaceKrishna Palace

Kanha National Park

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Open: October to June
Best time: April to June

Kanha National Park of Madhya Pradesh is the first national park that can truly boast the success of Project Tiger of India . The dense woods here are sure to give goosebumps as you traverse through the forest. An important attraction within the Park is Bamni Dadar, also known as Sunset Point that offers splendid backdrop of the sunset against grazing Sambhars and Gaurs. But the frequent sightings of Tigers in the summer months roaming at Kanha is the main reason why one must visit this tiger reserve.

Safari Timings are Sunrise to 11.30 & 3 pm to sunset. Click here for more details

Hotels are Aranyakjungal |Soulacia | Kanha Resort|The Celebration| PrestigeKanha Village

Jim Corbett National Park

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Open: October to June
Best time: April – June

A few kilometers from Nainital in the verdant hills of Uttarakhand, there is Jim Corbett National Park. Stay at Dhikala in the months of April, May or June  rather than Ramnagar, and you are sure to spot a tiger in the wild.  You can be closer to nature too and spot birds, deer and monkeys right outside your room. Advance booking is a must for  accommodation and stay in Dhikala

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Pench National Park

Open: October to June
Best time: March -May

Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, is  named after Pench river, meandering through the park. The mosaic of flora ranging from humid valleys to open areas with deciduous plantations and grasslands makes it a perfect habitat for tigers and other wildlife. Because of the highest density of herbivores like deer and chital, tigers enjoy a wonderful life over here and spotting them gets very easy specially when the open grassland turn arid during the summer months.

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Tadoba National Park

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Open: October to June
Best time: March -May

Tadoba National Park is in Maharashtra. Apart from tigers, other major attraction is marsh crocodiles and rich aquatic life in the lakes of the national park. Irai Lake is one of the most important lakes in the park. Easy accessibility of viewing wild beast around the lake during April to June owing to the heat is a reason to visit Tadoba during the summer months. An important point to keep in mind is that it remains closed every Tuesday.

Safari timings are 5.30am to 8am and 3pm to 5pm.

Hotels are Tristar Hotel | Hotel Palace | Siddharth Premiere|tigress@ghosri| The ND Hotel

Choose your preferred wildlife destination now, with the summers knocking the doors this can be the best time to go for a wildlife safari and actually see a tiger eye to eye.  Call your friends, or plan with your family, grab a camera and the binoculars, and hit the road soon. The jungle cat might be waiting in the wilderness just for you!