Tips for Tiger Safari in India

Even in the highest tiger population density areas, spotting tigers is not certain. Some tourists must take back-to-back safari for several days to increase the possibility of spotting tigers.

Elephant safari is the best way to get closer to the tigers while Jeep safaris will allow deep penetration into the forest, into the habitat of tigers.

Always follow your guide’s instructions while on a safari, your safety is important. This wild animals is a well-known carnivorous. Absolute silence is needed for tiger spotting. 

Usually, summers are the best time to spot tigers as the water holes will be drained out, pushing tigers to reach out of their usual habitat to find large water sources. Also, the grasses will be dried out, increasing your visibility.

What to Wear For Tiger Safari

The prime tiger spotting time is during the peak summer season. Thus, you should wear fully covering thin clothing, comfortable shoes or any footwear that covers your feet completely, sunscreen and hat as exposing your skin to sun can lead to sunburn, dehydration and other skin problems. Remember to carry a large bottle of water. And if you prefer early morning safari, carry a thin jacket.
Many of the naturalists in India are incredible as they can hear alarm call, sound of engine from a great distance. When you enter the tiger reserves in India it’s incredibly easy to become detached by your guide’s notes, instructions and eye movements, assuming that they have some inside knowledge about where the tigers are going to pop up while in fact, they don’t. So don’t be afraid to look the other way, get involved and try to discern the different deer and langur alarm calls from the broad-spectrum of jungle noises. You’re not going to become an expert anytime soon but it certainly adds to the whole amazing experience. 

Discover Jaipur, an ‘eye-catching city’ in the heart of India (Part 2)

The wind palace used to be the harem of the emperor and has now become a symbol of the locals. This monumental building is famous for its many 5-storey wind cells, the balustrades are delicately carved to each line, creating an aristocratic royal look.

The architecture here is a harmonious combination of Hindu Rajput architecture and Mughal Islamic architecture represented by the dome, curtain columns, lotus and pattern on the wall.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort is located northeast of the city of Jaipur is a famous landmark that any tourist would like to visit. The fort was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Amber was once the capital of the state of Jaipur, and is home to the Rajput rulers and Maharaja Man Singh I, the army leader of Mughal Emperor Akbar built this work in 1592 on the remains of an 11th century fortress.

Amber Fort still uses the familiar architecture in India with a combination of Rajput (Hinduism) and Mughal (Islamic) styles. The fortress looms with four tall walls forming a system covering the whole mountain. Inside there are gardens that are hundreds of years old.

To move to the fortress, you have to walk quite a long distance from the moat at the foot of the fortress to the top. The entrance fee to the inner fort is 500 rupees for foreign visitors, if you have an international student card, you only need to pay 400 rupees.

Water palace

The water palace, also known locally as Jal Mahal. This palace is frequented by kings or royalty in the summer. This palace is located in the middle of Lake Man Sagar, which was expanded and renovated by King Maharaja Jai ​​Singh II of Amber water in the 18th century, bringing the area of ​​the palace to 300 acres. This is also considered a strange and impressive work of India.

Best Tiger Safari In India (Part 5)

 Bandipur National Park

Bandipur along with Nagarhole and Mudumalai are major Tiger population area in Southern India. The tiger population in the Western Ghats is estimated to be a quarter of the whole country’s tiger population. Bus safari, elephant safari and jeep safari are allowed in this park. If you are expecting to spot tigers, it is best to choose elephant safari or jeep safari.

Situated in the Ooty – Mysore highway, this park is one of the most popular destinations for sporting tigers and elephants. The park covers along two states. On the Tamil Nadu side, this park is known as the Mudumalai reserve. The northwest region of the park with Kabini region is popular for spotting tigers during summertime. Besides tigers, visitors can find Nilgiri tahr, leopard, langur, Indian hare, and many others.

Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between March to end of June

Safari Timing – 6 am to 9 am and, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm by bus; 10 am to 11 am by elephant safari and, 6 am to 9 am and, 4 pm to 6 pm by jeep safari.

Closest Airport is Coimbatore international airport, which is 85 km away from the park

Periyar National Park

Periyar national park is a well-known wildlife sanctuary and tourism attraction of Kerala. Besides tigers and elephants, this place is filled with Indian wild dog, sambar, mouse deer, wild pig, barking deer, Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri Tahr and others.

As the probability of spotting tiger is very small in this park, you must arrive at the park early in the morning. Boating in the Periyar lake is the best way to see thirsty tigers with cubs. To increase the chances of spotting tigers, better bring along binoculars.

Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between March to end of June

Safari Timing – 7 am to 4 pm on boat ride, early morning to 3 pm by jeep safari.

Closest Airport is Kochi international airport, which is 145 km away from the park

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 Tadoba National Park

Tadoba is the oldest and biggest park of Maharashtra, being famous for spotting tigers from open air gypsy. Safaris begins from either of the two entrance gates, namely the Mohurli Gate and the Kolara Gate. Besides tigers, the park is filled with jungle cats, crocodiles, barking deer, sloth bear, small Indian civet, Indian python, sambar, Indian leopard, nilgai, wolf spiders and others.

The best tiger spotting area is the Mohurli gate region. There are also extremely good accommodation facilities in this region. The region will be extremely hot during summer time. If you are determined to visit the region for some tigers spotting action, it is better to explore this forest region during height of summer.

Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between March to May

Safari Timing begins from 5:30 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 6:30 pm (timing changes with season)

Closest Airport is Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar International airport, which is 150 km away from the park

Nagarhole National Park

Named after the Nagarahole river of Karnataka, this national park belongs to Mysore and Kodagu and is a part of the well-known Nilgiri biosphere reserve. The park is famous for being a protected habitat for wild animal such as tigers and elephants. Apart from the majestic tigers of the land, the park is filled with leopards, wild boars, sloth bear, bison and more than 260 species of birds.

There are three entrance points for safari; the Veerana Hosahalli, Nanachi and Antharasanthe gates. There are two options to spot tigers. Visitors can take the canter safari or jeep safari which runs deeper into the forest and covers top tiger habitat sites. The second option is boat trips which are open during peak season.

The Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between April to June

Safari Timing begins from 6am to 8 am and, from 3 pm to 5 pm

Closest Airport is Mandkalli airport, which is 100 km away from the park

Discover Jaipur – an eye-catching city in the heart of India (Part 1)

Discover Jaipur, visitors can not overwhelmed with the fortress, palaces, royal-style buildings with pink highlights.

General introduction of Jaipur

Jaipur is located in northern India, capital of Rajasthan state – one of the largest states. Jaipur is like a rose in the middle of a hot, dry desert. The city is not as crowded as Mumbai or New Delhi but it is peaceful and highlighted by the pink architectural works of Indian culture covering the whole city.

The pink color of Jaipur dates back to 1876, when the British occupied India. On the occasion of Prince Albert’s visit to the city, the indigenous people have painted pink paint on the whole building, houses so that they can have the affection of the British royal family and show their hospitality.

The tourist destination you should visit when exploring Jaipur

Jaipur is famous for a wide range of cultural heritages such as fortresses, palaces, royal buildings with the ancient architecture of a business town. According to a Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice survey, Jaipur is currently ranked 7th among the most worthy cities to visit in Asia.

Gaitor Palace

Gaitor Palace is located in a deep valley in Jaipur, including 3 main areas: a temple of Gan Ganesh, a monument of the rulers of Jaipur and an Italian marble tomb. It is also the former residence of the former kings and royalty of the former dynasty in Jaipur. The architectural style here is a unique blend of Hindu Rajput and Muslim Mughal.

This vast complex features impressively decorated gates, beautifully decorated inner gardens and a series of separate exhibits that are part of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. In addition, when passing through each area, you will admire the extremely intricately carved domes. The space here is quiet, soothing that helps visitors feel relaxed and comfortable when visiting.

Wind palace

The Wind Palace, also known as Hawa Mahal, was built in 1798 by the Emperor Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.

This is a check-in coordinates not to be missed when you explore Jaipur. It has a unique architectural fault with pink exterior paint and owns 953 small windows like beehives. The palace was completed in 1799, located in the heart of Jaipur and built a model based on the crown of Hindu god Krishna.

Best Tiger Safari In India (Part 3)

Satpura National Park

Tigers are born predators by nature, familiar with lurk and survive in silence. Expecting such an animal to appear in front of a long row of canters and jeeps is unreasonable. Thus, Satpura permits only 12 vehicles per day. The best venue to find tigers is Sonbhadra River. During summer, visitors can spot tigers swimming in the river to avoid the heat. This is one of the very few tiger preservation sites where walking tours are allowed. Besides tigers, visitors can find chital, gaur, leopard, porcupines, wild boars, chinkara, hyena, black buck and others.

Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between April and May

Safari Timing starts from 7 am to 11 am

Closest Airport – Bhopal Airport, which is 140 km away from the park

Pench National Park

This park is situated in the heart of the country, spreading 760 square kilometer of forest area. It nurtures 43 tigers within its boundaries. The lake regions are usually the most common tiger spotting areas. This park is one of the best sites to spot diverse wild animals. Besides the royal Bengal tiger, visitors can find sloth bear, wild boar, wild dog, barking deer, hyena, Indian leopard fox, and others.

There are seven safari zones in this park. The Turla region is the most popular region for spotting tigers. The regions around the stream in Turla are filled with tigers during summer season. Night safari is also permitted in this zone. Canter and jeep safaris are common transportation to discover the region and spotting tigers.

Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between March to June

Safari Timing begins from 7:30 am to 10:30 am and 4 pm to 6:30 pm (timing changes among season)

Closest Airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International airport, which is 95 km away from the park

Best Tiger Safari In India (Part 2)

Kanha National Park

This national park is best known among many famous national park as the background for Jungle Book of Rudyard Kipling, featuring a very high visibility due to the fact that a large part of open meadows cover this park. Besides tigers, you can spot many other wildlife animals such as gaur, black buck, jackal, porcupine, palm squirrel, striped hyena, chinkara, mouse deer, sambar and others. The best way to see tigers is by joining the early morning elephant safari trip from Mukki gate of the park.

Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between April to June

Tiger Safari Timing is from sunrise to 10 am and, from 3:30 pm to sunset

Closest Airport is Jabalpur airport, which is 180 km away from the park

Jim Corbett National Park

This is one of the oldest and the most prestigious national parks in India. Situated in the mighty foothills of Himalayas Mount, this park nurtures a diverse landscape making it a favorable home for animals to thrive. Top animals to find in this park besides tigers are sloth bear, fishing cat, leopard, goral, chital, barking deer and others. The best way to sê tigers is by coming to the eastern part of the park, Bijrani. You can also get a panoramic view of the park to sê tigers from top of watchtowers in Dhikala as well as other regions.

Tourists have the tendency to stay in forest common houses in Dhikala zone overnight to see tigers in action. Bijrani zone is the one features the highest density of tigers while in Jhirna zone visitors can spot tigers more frequently.

Best Time For Tiger Spotting is between March to June

Safari Timing from 6:30 am to 10 am and, 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Closest Airport is Pantnagar Airport, which is 55 km away from the park

Top most attractive tourist destinations in India (Part 2)

Mumbai shopping paradise

If you are a fan of shopping and love sophisticated, unique handmade products, the city of Mumbai will be an ideal destination. When it comes to Mumbai, the two most impressive things cannot be missed: this is the most populous city in India and also the capital of one of the most famous film industries in the world – Bollywood.

People call Mumbai the name of a shopping paradise because every tourist who comes here will meet many large and small shops specializing in selling typical Indian products at reasonable prices. In addition, Mumbai is also a famous place with countless beautiful landscapes such as Elephanta cave, Malabar hill, Sanjay Gandhi national park, .. and especially the Arc de Triomphe – the symbol of tourism of Mumbai city.

Ajanta cave

Ajanta cave complex, also known as cave temple, will surely be a sacred and unique destination for Buddhists when visiting India. In the most flourishing period of Buddhism, believers used their enthusiasm and skillful artistic hands to create a majestic and marvelous work in every detail. Seemingly forgotten for a long time, the Ajanta cave pagoda once again appeared majestic and sacred in the minds of each Buddha.

In more than 30 large and small caves hidden deep in the jungle on the Deccan plateau, visitors will have the opportunity to contemplate and pay homage to the paintings and statues sculpted about Buddha’s enlightenment path and Indian life. In the past through the philosophy of Buddhism.

Kashmir city

Located in northwestern India, visitors to Kashmir must complain about the dreamy and beautiful beauty of it with the beauty of “heaven on earth”. It is the harmonious combination to the end of nature, history and people that has created such an unbelievably beautiful natural masterpiece.

Upon arriving in the peaceful valley of Kashmir, every visitor will have to “stop breathing” before the snow-covered mountains, sparkling, magical in the winter or feeling lost in the fairyland when cruising on the Srinaga River in the summer. Moreover, this is also a sacred land imbued with the history of the two largest religions in India – Buddhism and Hinduism.

Best Tiger Safari In India (Part 1)

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.

Bandhavgarh National Park

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

Best Places to Celebrate New Year in India (Part 2)

Bangalore

The city is not only famous for its IT industries and hardworking people but also for throwing great parties. If lush green opened space, huge shopping malls, and beautiful weather are inviting you, Bangalore is the must travel place in order to celebrate the new year. The city can inspire you to tap your feet on beats of music without any hard attempt. A rocking crowd and live music can help you enjoy every bit of the celebration.

Puducherry
This place has always had a hipster charm and is gradually becoming as the new hip place to replace Goa. The French colonial charm of the Puducherry streets combines in harmony with the mix of cultures of peaceful Ashrams as well as ancient French architecture.

Similar to Goa, Puducherry provides a large selection of charming French style cafes, bars and lounges with affordable alcohol, visited by people around the world. If you want a relaxing New Year’s Eve then this is the ideal place to be.

Udaipur, Rajasthan
The city of lakes offers something more than just a historical place. Popular with its clear lake waters, massive Rajput Palaces, friendly people with colorful handicrafts and surrounded by the Ravalli range with its amazing wildlife.

All of this gets Udaipur to suit the title of“Kashmir of Rajasthan”. If this New Year’s Eve you would like to experience the past in royal style, then visit the heritage city of Udaipur in Rajasthan.

Gokarna, Karnataka
Gokarna is another beautiful untouched beach destination that offers a serene environment for a relaxing holiday. Gokarna has a dual life of both religious spot for the Hindus as well as the abode of Lord Mahabaleshwar.

On the other hand, it is a lover’s paradise featuring peaceful beach, the blueness of the ocean, secluded and peaceful, all of which is away from the chaos of the city. You can also get affordable accommodation at Gokarna for a relaxing New Year’s with close friends and family if you book in advance.