ARABELLA’S TOP TEN ANIMALS TO ENCOUNTER IN INDIA
As an alternative to traditional African safari destinations, India offers one of the best safari experiences with a plethora of wildlife some of which is unique to the country’s national parks and reserves.
Destination specialist, Arabella, chooses her top ten animals to see in India with information on where and when to see them and some fun facts too!
#1: BENGAL TIGER
Royal Bengal tigers are the largest cat species in the world and the most numerous subspecies of tiger in the wild today. These big cats are capable of killing animals over twice their size and have powerful paws and jaws which helps them catch their prey.
Did you know: Every tiger in the world is unique; no two tigers have the same stripes just like a human fingerprint!
Unlike other big cats, tigers love water so can often be found around waterholes and rivers. Arabella’s top choice park to see tigers in the wild in India is Kanha National Park, a true wilderness with rolling grasslands and winding streams making it a picturesque location to enjoy tiger tracking.
WHEN TO GO
Travel between March–April for the best tiger sightings. This is the end of the dry season so tigers are easier to spot, but temperatures are high!