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Thursday, 13 July 2017

7 Jungle Safari’s for a perfect Weekend Getaway!

7 Jungle Safari’s for a perfect Weekend Getaway!



The Himalayan highlands, scorching desert, wet marshes or the tropics, India enthralls us all with a variety of biodiversity at each and every corner. Renowned internationally for the striped Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Lion, you will be surprised by how many exotic species fill up our flora and fauna.




This vacation weekend, ditch the mainstream hill stations or the beaches and drive off to a perfect weekend getaway at a jungle safari!




Jim Corbett

One of the most famous Tiger reserves  in north India, it is also home to many other species. Dense thick forests and a stream of waterfall await you. There are also provisions to inhabit quarters inside the complex and experience a safari as close as possible. You can also go for River Rafting on the riverbanks of Kosi.

> What to see - Striped Indian Tigers, Hyenas, Spotted Deers, Elephants, Golden Jackals, Parakeets etc.
> Must do - Elephant tours, Jeep safari, Adventure sports - River Rafting
> Where to stay -







> How to reach - Hop into your car and road trip from Delhi to Jim corbett in 5 hours via NH9. Nearest railway station is Ramnagar railway - 85 km
> Charges - Rs. 200 - Indians, Rs. 1000 - Foreigners. Jeep Charges extra.






Ranthambore National Park

Once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Rajasthan, now a famous wildlife reserve, this is also a must go for Tiger sightings. The park also houses many other species of birds and trees too, in fact, the banyan trees are some of the largest in India.

> What to see - Tigers, Leopards, Jungle Cats, Indian Fox, Pelicans, Flamingos, Ibis, Egrets etc.
> Must do -  Visit Ranthambore Fort, Raj Bagh ruins and Padam Talao Lake.
> Where to stay - Tiger Moon Resort, Tiger Villa, Taj Sawai, Tree House Anuraga, Sanctuary Resort.
> How to reach - Drive from Delhi to Jaipur to Ranthambore - 350 km and nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur - 11 km.
> Charges - Rs. 75 - Indians, Rs. 475 - Foreigners. Jeep charges are extra.





Nanda Devi National Park

Located near the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, this will be perfect if you want to visit the hills and at the same time explore wildlife. However only children above the age of 13 are allowed inside the park!

> What to see - Asiatic Bear, Himalayan Deer, Blue Sheep.
> Must do
-  Trek though Nanda Devi Hills, Camping and walk in the Alpine valley.
> Where to stay - Vijay Mount View Resort, Hotel Pandey Lodge, Tattva Resort.
> How to reach - Road trip from Delhi to Joshimath in about 14 hours and the nearest railway station is Rishikesh.



Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary


This UNESCO world heritage site is a must go if you are a bird watcher as many varieties of birds flock the sanctuary during the year. Also known as the Keoladeo National Park, this is a manmade natural reserve made during the construction of Ajan Dam.

> What to see - Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc
> Must do - Visit Bharatpur, Lohagarh and Deeg Palaces and the Bharatpur Museum.
> Where to stay - Bharatpur Forest Resort, Sonar Haveli Hotel, Hotel Park Regency, Hotel Sunbird.
> How to reach - Roap trip from Delhi to Bharatpur in 5 hours. Nearest railway station is Bharatpur railway - 6 km.
> Charges - Rs. 50 - Indians, Rs. 400 - Foreigners. Video Camera and Vehicle charges are extra.







Rajaji National Park


The Elephant adobe, Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand is a beautiful reserve also home to other animals. The Ganges bisects the park making it very picturesque. It’s location between the himalayas makes it ideal for adventure lovers and tourists alike.

> What to see - Elephants, Tigers, Panthers, Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Barking deer, Mountain Bears, Sloths and over 400 Bird Species.
> Must do - Jungle Safari, Bird watching, River Rafting, Trekking, Dive in the streams.
> Where to stay - Wild Brook Retreat, Forest Rest House, V Resorts, Junglee Resorts.
> How to reach - 220 km from Delhi makes an amazing opportunity for a road trip, Nearest railway station - Rishikesh - 18km and Haridwar - 24 km.
> Charges - Rs. 150 - Indians, Rs. 600 - Foreigners. Vehicle, Camera and Guide charges extra.



Sariska National Park


Another beauty in the majestic lands of Rajasthan, Sariska National Park also used to be the hunting grounds of the Royals. The biodiversity is very rich which makes it one of the most visited wildlife parks.

> What to see - Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, Tiger, Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar, Langur, Rhesus Monkeys, Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Woodpecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.
> Must do - Visit Kankwari Fort, Ancient Shiva Temples, Sariska - Palace,
> Where to stay - Gulmohar Sariska Resort, Sariska Tiger Heaven, V Resorts Utsav Camp, Tiger Den’s Hotel.
> How to reach - 4 hours drive from Delhi and 2 hour drive from Jaipur. Nearest Railway station is Alwar - 37 Km.
> Charges - Rs. 80 - Indians, Rs. 470 - Foreigners. Video camera and Jeep charges extra.




Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary

A lush biopark managed by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh alongside the Chambal river is the Chambal Sanctuary. The park also has small sandy beaches and is home to many endangered animals which attract visitors from all over.

> What to see - Critically endangered species - Gharials, Red crown Turtles, Ganges Dolphins. Other animals include - Crocodiles, Otters, Striped Hyena, Indian Wolf, Indian Mongoose, Rhesus Macaque, Indian flying fox and many bird species.
> Must do - Explore Ater Fort, Boating near the Ghats, Bird watching.
> Where to stay - Chambal Safari Lodge, Bhadrawati Safari Lodge
> How to reach - 6 hours drive from Delhi via Yamuna Expressway and Nearest Airport is Agra - 70 km
> Charges - Rs. 50 - Indians, Rs. 600 - Foreigners. Video Camera and Vehicle Charges extra.




Explore something new and head to these amazing wildlife reserves. Be one with nature!





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Namrita Singh

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