Five Forest Retreats In India For Some Chills and Thrills
The Indian peninsula is a land of biodiversity and home to flora and fauna that resides at innumerable wildlife parks and sanctuaries.
Are you a lover of petrichor? Do the chirping of birds, whispering of the winds, icy water singing in the fall and all other soothing sounds of nature where you leave the cacophony of the city behind balm your senses? A forest retreat is what you are looking for as your next vacay. From the vast Himalayan mountain range to the marshy lands of the east, from the great escarpment of the western ghats to the rocky tip of the south, the Indian peninsula is a land of biodiversity and home to flora and fauna that resides at innumerable wildlife parks and sanctuaries.
Here are some of the forest reserves in India you should travel with your pals for some thrilling wildlife experience.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand
The oldest national park in India, Jim Corbett covered with sal trees is located partly along a valley between the Lesser Himalayas in the north and the Shivaliks in the south. You can catch sight of animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, different species of deer, peacocks, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear and more. Avoid the rainy seasons for a forest safari at the Jim Corbett.
Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
Situated in the North-eastern state of Assam, Kaziranga is home to endangered animals like the Rhino that is kept in preserving natural habitats with a significant population of the great one-horned Rhinos. You can also take a trip to the Karbi villages or stroll through the lush coffee and rubber plantations. Kaziranga also has a sizable population of the Wild Buffalos and Indian Elephants.
Gir Forests, Gujarat
Home to most endangered species, the Gir forest is located 65 km southeast from the historic town of Junagadh on the southernmost tip of the Kathiawar Penisula.
It is the last remaining home of the Asiatic lion. You can spend a night on the top the watchtower near the Kamleshwar dam where you can listen to the howl of the jackals.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is notable as a wildlife reserve and many tourist and nature lover. The park is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and the Pamba. The major four species of primates are also found at Periyar – the rare lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri Langur, Gees Golden Langur, Common Langur and Bonnet Macaque.
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh is a place of mythological significance. The 2000 years old Garh has several man-made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings. Bandhavgarh is also India’s top dwelling for big cats. The sight of the majestic tiger, up close and personal, is said to trigger a sense of awe in you.