India has over 500 wildlife sanctuaries and about 100 National Parks that are attempting to preserve its rich flora and fauna. One of the 18 biodiversity hotspots in the world, it has 197 species of amphibians, 408 species of reptiles, 410 species of mammals, 1300 species of birds and 2550 species of fishes. There are as many as 28 Tiger Reserves in India that are actively working to salvage the highly endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger. The amazing diversity of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian fauna Indian wildlife sanctuaries have to offer are enough lure in themselves for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The tiger sighting opportunities at Ranthambore National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park are unmatched. Besides, forests in India are also known for Asian Elephants, Asiatic Lions, Leopards and Indian Rhinoceros. The elephants at Periyar and rhinos at Kaziranga are a big attraction, while Keoladeo National Park is known as home to a number of indigenous and migratory birds. Bird watching tours at Keoladeo are an opportunity to see rare Siberian cranes, beautiful Indian peacocks and as many as 26 rare bird species. The unusual wildlife tours take you to conservation centers for a particular fauna species, such as National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can see how Indian crocodiles live and reproduce.
After Africa, India perhaps has maximum number of eco-zones and unique habitats. An India wildlife tour can take you to high mountains and highlands in the North, temperate and desert forests in the West, plains and grasslands in Central India, riverine areas and swamplands to the East, and tropical forests of the South. Then, there are virgin forests of the island archipelago to explore too. The vast variations in latitudes, altitudes, rainfall, topography, and vegetation of these wildlife areas are interesting to watch and shoot. Expert guides, with ample real-life adventures and local knowledge to keep you safe and well assisted during your jungle safaris, add thrill and excitement to your wildlife tours.
Nowhere in the world will you be able to ride a camel through deserts to see reptiles, embark on an elephant safari to inaccessible corners of the jungle to see forest animals from close quarters, enjoy boat rides that take you so close to bird nests and tigers lazing around in the sun that you can stretch and touch them in a single wildlife tour. Jeep safaris around national parks, waiting for hours to click tigers at strategic positions such as water spots, nature walks with expert tour guides who know all about the best trails through the jungles, and bicycling through bird sanctuaries are other wildlife pleasures that you can experience during your jungle adventure in India.
The discerning travelers to India can find some of the best luxury hotels, forest lodges, jungle camps and hunting resorts in India that allow them to stay in style and elegance even in wilderness. Some of these forest resorts are so rich, beautiful and unique that a stay here in itself is a pleasure for the tourist. Wildlife tour experts can advice you on staying in elaborately decorated huge Mughal-style tents, and rooms with glass walls to allow seamless view of jungles and its inhabitants at all times and make your wildlife tour to India truly exceptional.