Wildlife tours are a quick getaway to beat the daily chaos and rejuvenate oneself. While monsoon and the forests blend well in terms of the beautiful landscape, the rich flora and fauna take a spectacular color in this season. If you are a nature lover and a wildlife aficionado like I am, you would want to retreat to the greens every now and then. However, very few national parks are open to public in the season.
If you are really keen on exploring the jungles, then the below mentioned parks will let you experience the wild and exotic world of the magnificent animals and birds.
Tadoba National Park
Positioned in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, Tadoba National Park is also an abode of endangered animals like sloth bears, hyenas, gaur, jungle cats, barking deer and leopards. During monsoon, all the gates of Tadoba National Park remain closed except for Moharli gate. For better sighting, don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the most prominent and glamorous wildlife parks in India. It is spread over 1,334 sq. km. It is known mainly for its population of tigers and the magnificent forts in its vicinity. The park is divided into several zones, of which 6 and 7 remain open during the monsoon.
Periyar National Park
Catch a glimpse of an array of wild animals in God’s own – Kerela. Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most important protected areas in India, notable as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located high in the hills of Cardamom and Pandalam in the Western Ghats and known as important conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in Kerala. It remains open throughout the monsoons and travelers can relish a boat ride down the Periyar Lake, offering you a sight of animals coming near to the banks.
Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is also known as the Land of Tigers and Worlds Largest Tiger Populated Reserve. This eco-tourism destination of India has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time for its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife. Besides the amazing wildlife, Corbett is also home to a host of fun-filled activities during monsoon. The Jhirna Safari zone at Corbett is open throughout the year. You can also indulge in rafting through the Kosi River.
Bandipur National Park
Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. It is located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka. Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North, it creates the India’s biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the ‘Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve’.
The tweeting of the birds, roaring of the king of the jungle and many exciting things will surely add a spice to your vacation.