The best way to spot tigers in India is visiting national parks. For best safari experience, it is recommended to book accommodations in guest houses in advance. There are several resorts and hotels that provide cheaper accommodations and safari bookings.
For safari, the best time to visit national parks is the month of October and November and May and June. Always stay informed about safari timings to avoid inconvenience. For best tiger sightings, here are the best national parks in India –
Jim Corbett National Park
Located in Nainital Dist of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most exotic forests in India. It consists of 792 sq. km of buffer area and 520 sq. km of core area. It consists of total 110 tree species, 580 bird species, 50 mammal species, and 25 species of reptiles.
You can enjoy canter safari or jeep safari in Corbett. It has five different zones – Jhirna, Bijrani, Dhikala, Durgadevi, and Dhela.
It is recommended to prefer Dhikala zone or visit Dhikala only through canter. It is the most breathtaking forest region where you can get better sights of wildlife.
Ranthambore National Park
Located in Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is around 130 km from Jaipur. It is stretched over 400 sq. km of landscapes. The tigers here are fully aware of human influence. So, there is no problem for photographers to get the frequent tiger sightings.
Kanha National Park
Just like jungles in Nainital attracted Jim Corbett, Kanha influenced Rudyard Kipling to write The Jungle Book by considering the grandeur of the jungle in the heart of India. Located in the Maikal ranges of Satpura, it stretches over 950 sq. km. of area. It is well known for huge diversity of wildlife, something you cannot find anywhere else.
Mukki and Khatia are two major entrance gates. When Khatia is located on Mandla district, Mukki is located on Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh.
It has four safari zones – Kanha, Kisli, Sarhi, and Mukki. It is recommended to book your safari in advance. Some agents recommend to book at least 120 days in advance. You can book your safari online or through hotel.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh is another hottest favorite destination for spotting tigers after Kanha. It has the highest number of Bengal Tigers in India. Along with tigers, it also houses varieties of deer and huge density of leopards.
It has three core zones to visit – Tala Zone (a Premium safari zone), Khitauli Zone, and Magadhi Zone. It also has a buffer zone to explore Cheshpur waterfall in Johila River. Bandhavgarh is stretched over 105 sq. km and is located in Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh.
For budget-friendly tour packages in MP and for affordable safari bookings, Banjari Group is your best option. Here, you can find customized tour packages to explore the beauty of Madhya Pradesh at very affordable ranges.