With more than 1,500 tigers living within its boundary, India is home to nearly 50% of the world’s wild tiger. Living in over 50 different national parks, tigers is thriving in India. If you are expecting to take a tiger safari, you should choose the parks with the maximum number of tigers, various safari option and good visibility to spot the tigers.
Here are the Top Tiger Safaris in India that you can choose.
This wildlife sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh has the top density in terms of the country’s national animal. Around 55 tigers are living in just 100 square kilometer. This park was also popular for white tigers which was not spotted for 50 years ago and many other animals such as sambar, chital, blue bull, antelope, wild boar, wild dog, Indian fox, leopard, bison, and nilgai.
The best way to get closer to tigers is by using jeep or elephant safari visiting four zones covered in this park. However, as only limited number of vehicles is allowed to access each zones daily, visitors should book in advance.
Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between April and June.
Safari Open Time: 5:30 am to 10 am and,4 pm to 7 pm
Closest Airport – Jabalpur airport, which is about 200km away from the park
2. Ranthambore National Park
This park is one of the biggest in the country and is very popular among wildlife photographers. It’s used to be a hunting ground before being transformed to a protection and reserve site. Other important animals living here are jungle cats, sloth bear, jackals, Indian fox, crocodiles, and leopards. Tigers are usually living in the Bakaula region of the park, which is filled with a dense forest and many watering holes.
Ranthambore has the longest living tigress of the world. Of which, Machli – the queen of the park – was 20 years when she died- the higher age than the average lifespan ( 10-15 years). The tigress won lifetime achievement record for being a top tourism destination and playing a critical role in conservation. There are ten zones in Ranthambore National park and zone 4 has the highest number of tigers.
Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between April to May
Tiger Safari Open at 7 am to 10:30 am and, 2:30 pm to 6 pm
Closest Airport – Jaipur airport, which is about 150 km away from the park