National Parks- A walk through the untamed jungles!
If spotting the mysterious Cheetah or learning the language of the wild defines a picture-perfect holiday, then go the off-beaten path and unravel the untamed jungles of India. Take a jeep safari into the deserts or walk through the snow-clad mountains, it’s time to embrace the wild-life and escape the bustling cities.
If you dream of staying under the tall tree or wish to enjoy a group outing around the campfire, then tree house or tented camps are best-suited options. For luxury lovers or those looking out for adventure hotels atop hills, there are wide-range of options to choose from.
What are you waiting for? Venture into any of the six ‘not-so-known’ jungles and experience an adventurous holiday along with the fabulous stay only with Travelguru.
Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Enveloped by Satpura ranges of Hoshangabad and sprawling over an area of 1427 sq km, this Satpura National Park is shelter to beautiful birds. Take a ride through the jeep safari amidst the rugged terrain and catch a glimpse the ferocious wildcats, flying squirrel or herds of elephants. Offering tranquil atmosphere, this national park is home to the Indian Giant Squirrel. Satpura National Park truly gives a new meaning to wild-life sanctuaries in India. Jungles are not about spotting elusive tiger, but the real beauty lies in its cascading valleys, gushing waterfalls and sheer presence of over 1300 species of plants.
Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh, an embodiment of beauty with its snow-clad mountains, never-ending apple orchards also houses a wild-life sanctuary. The Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary is the only sanctuary located in the cold deserts perched on the left bank of the River Spiti. Home to some of the endangered species like blue sheep, snow leopard and the bearded eagle, adventure aficionados can truly experience the wild-side of the jungle amidst the nobility of snow-clad mountains.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttaranchal
Standing under the clear blue skies, experiencing a breath of fresh air and the lush greenery of the surroundings, experience it all at the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Extending over 45.59 sq km, this virgin land which houses over 200 species of birds was declared as ‘Important Bird Area.’ Home to the lanky deer, red fox, black beer, ferocious leopards; this wildlife sanctuary is a paradise for animal lovers. Apart from exquisite wild animals, this sanctuary has preserved its floral beauty. As you make your way through the pine forest, Oak trees and hanging mosses, you can also catch a glimpse of the fluttering butterflies or innumerable reptiles.
Hemis National Park, Ladakh
If spotting a snow leopard etching its footprints on the powdery snow enthralls you, visit to the Hemis National Park is a must. One of the largest national parks in South Asia, this park is a haven for endangered species such as Asiatic Ibex and the Tibetan Wolf. Nestled by rugged valleys and alpine trees, this wide-open land spread over 4400 sq km is a paradise for bird lovers. Tranquil lovers are in for a treat with the silence of the surroundings and the only sound of the gentle breeze.
Bandipur National Park, Mysore
Walk through the untouched lands of Bandipur National Park and experience the tranquil and pristine beauty of nature. Home to chital, mouse deer, wild-dogs and malabar-squirrels, intrepid travelers will have some real-life adventures. Cocooned by the towering Western Ghats, this 874 sq km national park which houses endangered species breathes life with their presence. Once you visit the jungle, experiences like walking through the waves of the tall green grass or watching bird’s nest hovering between the trees will surely enthrall you.
Nameri National Park, Assam
Beneath azure skies lay the vibrant waters and the lush greenery within 200 sq km of the protected land area. Nameri National Park, located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas is also known as the Elephant Reserve. This national park that shares the common border with Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is haven for animals like Leopard, Sloth Bear, Black stork and over 300 species of birds. The tranquility of the surroundings and green foliage will surely do you good. Travelers can also indulge in activities like fishing, river rafting and trekking which are refreshingly wild.
Sitting beside a river that snakes hundreds of miles, watching a growling lion pounce on its prey or the lanky deer run for life; experience the ecstasy and excitement while exploring the jungles of India. Be it national park in Ladakh or wild jungles in Assam, every forest has its own story to narrate. They teach you three things that make you a better person in life. Face life with fearless attitude, be faithful to your family and enjoy freedom that is god gifted. Understand the language of the wild and get to know the real meaning of life.