There are many National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in
India and it is the only country in the world where you have
the chance of seeing the majestic Bengal Tiger in the wild.
With these animals now so threatened, many people working in
the field of conservation believe that it is only a matter
of time before there will be no wild tigers left. Tourism
can help because if the tourist dollars put more money into
the area than the poachers’ guns then perhaps there is a
slim chance that some will survive. Recently there was a
report that India would be closing its doors to all tourism
within national parts where tigers are known to inhabit.
This report was not true and at the moment the Indian
authorities say they have no plans to close the parks.
Nevertheless, time is running out – so if you want to see
this wonderful animal and the spectacular areas they inhabit
then this section of our website may help you.
It is not sensible to go to a wildlife area only wanting to
see one animal such as the tiger. You need to go in with an
open mind - enjoy the scenery and the experience and
consider any wild animal sightings as a bonus. Other mammals
you may see in India’s National Parks include leopard,
panther, elephant, deer and antelope (sambar, chital,
blackbuck), gaur, wild boar, striped hyena, sloth bear,
jackal, flying fox, mongoose, langur and macaque. There are
usually a great range of birds to be seen too – some rare
and some endemic. Commonly seen are brahminy kites, bulbuls,
hoopoes, storks, egrets, Indian rollers, drongos,
flycatchers, parakeets, mynas, kingfishers and wagtails.
India also has a rich variety of reptiles and amphibians
including the gharial (crocodile).
Descriptions of the larger parks and the accommodation that
may be found in the area are included in the relevant
geographical section of this website. If you want to plan a
trip around these parks then we hope that by listing them
here it will help you to plan your holiday. If you click on
the name it will take you to the relevant page.