Tigers and other big game are multiplying in the parks and reserves of India. April 01, 2012
Travelers seeking the best places to see Tigers in India have reason to be optimistic this year. Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been offering India Tiger safaris for more than a decade...Hz8gfr" title="Rajasthan Royal Wildlife Safari">"Rajasthan Royal Wildlife Safari" explores the famous Ranthambore National park and several lesser known parks and reserves in north central India. India reserves of Panna, Bandhavgarh, and Kanha, all of which are reporting increases in tiger populations this year. In addition, travelers will learn that other species of large mammals have been successfully reintroduced into preserves and parks where they had been eliminated. The Gaur, or Indian Bison, once again roams Bandhavgarh and the Asiatic Blackbuck, a kind of antelope, now thrives in Kanha National Park. There are plans to re-introduce the Asiatic Cheetah to Kuno Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
Few good and current guidebooks to finding Indian wildlife exist. The key to finding the rare birds and animals of India is traveling with an experienced naturalist. Unlike the big game of Kenya and Tanzania which has lost most fear of humans through decades of protection, Indian animals are still wary and unaccustomed to well-meaning tourists equipped with cameras rather than guns. India wildlife tours. "The Indian conservation community is very pleased to see positive results of efforts to save our wildlife. Even some of the lesser known parks now offer regular big cat sightings."
Sakhrel notes that it is possible to see Tigers year round, but generally the best viewing conditions in most areas are in the dry season from November to April. He also notes that while there are new accommodations for tourists near some of the parks, increasing wildlife interest on the part of Indian and international travelers means reservations at the best-sited lodges often fill months in advance.
The total population of Bengal Tigers is probably still under 2,000. A nationwide census carried out in 2011 estimated a total of 1,706 up from 1,411 from the previous count in 2007...Follow Journeys on Twitter or Facebook.
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