Sunday, January 8, 2012

Best place for tiger safari?

Where to see the tiger in the wild?

This question arises whence people plan to see the tiger in the wild in India. For many it may be just one visit to India and they would like to see the tiger in the wild on that visit. Tigers are shy creatures well almost and secretive. 

It is not easy to spot a tiger in most of their homes in India however for one reason or anther their visibility is very high in Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench and Ranthambhore in order to preference. Corbett Tiger Reserve is also a good place to see the tiger but sightings are at times difficult and infrequent.

Hence one should always prefer to visit Kanha and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in order to see the tiger. Sightings are not guaranteed but anyway a three night stay should deliver. Even if you do not see the tiger on jeep safari you can still see it if the tiger show takes. Tiger is cordoned by a group of tame elephants if they are able to track the big cat. You are then taken atop the elephant back to the place where the tiger is. This is a short elephant ride basically from your jeep to the tiger and back.  

On many occasions the forest guide accompanying you or your naturalist are able to track the tiger with their skills. This increases the chance to see the charismatic big cat The movement of tiger is found out by observing the pug marks on the jungle road and listening to the alarm cries of the animals.     

Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench National Parks are in Central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. They are accessible from Jabalpur well connected with New Delhi by air and rail. Pench is also close to Nagpur Airport about eighty plus km.   

Entry of vehicles in Bandhavgarh and Kanha is limited in each of the four zones hence your tiger safari should be booked in the advance. This can be done through an MP Online Kiosk appointed by the forest department.

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