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Some National Parks & Sanctuaries

Bandipur National Park & Tiger Reserve
Season: March - July, September-Oct (open throughout the year)

Main Wildlife: Elephant, tiger, gaur, sambar, chital wild dog, sloth bear, partridge.

Accommodation: Forest Rest House at Kakanhalla, Mulehole, Kalkere and Gopalaswamy (Betta)

Nearest Town: Gundulpet (20 km)

Rail: Nanjungud (55 km).

Air: Mysore (80 km).

Nagarhole National Park

Season: October - April (open throughout the year)

Main Wildlife: Elephant, tiger, panther, chital, sambar, sloth bear.

Accommodation: 2 forest rest houses, Kabini Jungle Lodge.

Wild Escapes
Tiger at Corbett
Bird Watching: Corbett
Nagarhole Visit

Poachers' Paradise
Cruelty to Animals


Nearest Town: Kutta (7 km)

Rail & Air: Mysore (96 km).

Bandhavgarh National Park

Season: February - June (the park is open from November 1 each year and closes for the monsoon early in July).

Main Wildlife: Tiger, gaur, panther, sambar, chital, nilgai.

Accommodation: Forest Rest House, Bandhavgarh Jungle Camp, White Tiger Lodge (MPTDC)

Nearest Town: Umaria (35 km)

Rail: Satna (112 km).

Air: Khajuraho (210 km), Jabalpur (195 km)

Kanha National Park

Season: February-June (closed July-Nov).

Main Wildlife: Tiger, gaur, panther, barasingha, sambar, chital, nilgai, blackbuck, barking deer, mouse deer, wild dog, boar.

Accommodation: Forest rest houses at Kisli, Mukki, Supkhar and Garhi, MPTDC- Log Huts at Kisli; bungalow at Mukki, Kanha Safari Lodge and Kanha Jungle Lodge at Mukki, Kipling Camp and Wild Chalet Resort at Kisli.

Nearest Town: Mandla (65 km)

Rail & Air: Jabalpur (160 km) or Nagpur (247 km).

Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary)

  Season: Open throughout the year.

Main Wildlife: Waterfowl, blackbuck, nilgai, sambar, chital, fishing cat, jungle cat and mongoose.

Accommodation: In the sanctuary: Shanti Kutir forest rest house: Forest lodge, bungalow, Golbarh Palace Hotel.

Nearest Town: Bharatpur (2 km)

Rail & Air: Bharatpur (2 km)

Agra (55 km).

Ranthambhor National Park

Season: October - April.

Main Wildlife: Tiger, panther, hyaena, jackal cat, civet, sambar, chital, nilgai, partridge.

Accommodation: Jogi Mahal in the park, Castle Jhoomer Baori Forest Lodge RSTDC, Maharaja Lodge, Sawai Madhopur.

Nearest Town: Sawai Madhopur (4 km)

Rail: Jaipur (132 km).

Sariska National Park and Tiger Reserve

Season: November - June, very dry summers are good for game-viewing but very hot.

Main Wildlife: Tiger, panther, hyaena, jungle cat, civets, sambar, chinkara, nilgai, four-horned antelope.

Accommodation: Forest Rest House: Tiger Den Tourist Bungalow, Hotel Sariska Palace.

Nearest Town: Alwar (36 km)

Air: Jaipur (110 km).

Corbett National Park

Season: February - May closed mid June mid Nov.

Main Wildlife: Tiger, elephant, panther, sloth bear, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, porcupine, four-horned antelope.

Accommodation: Forest Rest House at Khinna Saraduli, Bijrani and Ghairal, Dhika forest rest house, loghuts, tourist huts, tented lodges.

Nearest Town & Rail: Ramnagar (19 km)

Air: Phoolbagh (Pantnagar) (50 km).

Dudhwa National Park

Season: December - January.

Main Wildlife: Tiger, panther, sloth bear, sambar, swamp deer, chital, hog deer, barking deer, nilgai.

Accommodation: Forest Rest Houses at Dudhwa and Sathiana.

Nearest Town & Rail: Dudhwa (10 km)

Air: Lucknow (260 km).

Kaziranga National Park

Season: November - March.

Main Wildlife: Great Indian one horned rhino, wild buffalo, elephants, many water-birds at jheels.

Accommodation: Forest Rest Houses and bungalows, Kaziranga Forest Lodge

Nearest Town: Bokahat (23 km)

Rail & Air: Jorhat (95 km).

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