Jungle Destinations in India

 India is one of the most diverse countries in the world, not only in its culture but also in biodiversity. The animals here have inspired many novels and stories, the most popular being The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling.

76 Jungle destinations to visit in India

Thekkady(Periyar), Kerala

Ranked 1 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.7 / 7

11881 Ratings & 196 Reviews

16 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Thekkady is a nice place but we had gone for Periyar lake and... More »

Kamal Anand , Ghaziabad , 3 months ago

Corbett, Uttarakhand

Ranked 2 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.9 / 7

3911 Ratings & 143 Reviews

17 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Its good place for stay with family and friends rooms are very nice... More »

Prashant Jain , Apr 28, 2017

Dandeli, Karnataka

Ranked 3 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.7 / 7

3112 Ratings & 149 Reviews

14 sightseeings
Dandeli was a good experience during our 3 days stay. We were a... More »

Preetham Sunny , Goa , Feb 21, 2017

Mudumalai (Masinagudi), Tamil Nadu

Ranked 4 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.8 / 7

3430 Ratings & 81 Reviews

3 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Single
Disappointed if you are looking for tiger, it should be renamed as... More »

Ashok Jolly , Delhi , Aug 15, 2016

Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

Ranked 5 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.7 / 7

3125 Ratings & 93 Reviews

9 sightseeings
The jungle divided by 3 states as in Karnataka we use to call the... More »

Bibhuti Panigrahy , Bangalore , Apr 24, 2017

Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Ranked 6 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.7 / 7

3004 Ratings & 78 Reviews

16 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Group
Ranthambore national park is situated near Sawai Madhopur... More »

Sudha Kapoor , Delhi , Jan 22, 2017

Kabini, Karnataka

Ranked 7 of 76 Jungle destinations
6.1 / 7

1041 Ratings & 39 Reviews

9 sightseeings
Kabini is just a awesome place where middle of the forest we stay... More »

Deepakanthan Raju , May 8, 2017

Sasan gir, Gujarat

Ranked 8 of 76 Jungle destinations
6.0 / 7

1017 Ratings & 87 Reviews

11 sightseeings
Sasangir was an awesome place to visit That is include adventure... More »

Ashay Shah , 3 months ago

Kaziranga, Assam

Ranked 9 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.9 / 7

1488 Ratings & 49 Reviews

17 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Family
Beautiful place and fantastic weather. Elephant safari and jeep... More »

Sachin J Thacker , Bhuj , Sep 27, 2016

Lataguri, West Bengal

Ranked 10 of 76 Jungle destinations
5.7 / 7

1099 Ratings & 27 Reviews

8 sightseeings
If you are a nature & wildlife lover and like to visit offbeat... More »

K K SAHU , Kolkata , Feb 28, 2017

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Jungle Destinations in India

India is home to tens of thousand species of trees, birds, insects and animals, with many of them being endangered. This has led to the establishment of over 500 National Parks and a steady rise in eco-tourism. Indian jungle safari tours have now become a popular adventure activity for people all over the globe. The Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Indian Rhinoceros, Gharial and the Indian Skimmer are a few of the species that have sparked the interest of vacationers with a green thumb. The tours are not just animal-centric but also based on the habitat. From the peaks of Himalayas to the sand dunes of Rajasthan, the rainforests of Arunachal Pradesh to ravines of the Chambal River, India offers diverse habitats for adventure activities and wildlife safaris.

Wildlife Tourism in India

Eco-tourism in the country is steadily gaining popularity with a wide variety of jungle resorts available for those discerning travellers. With innumerable wildlife tours, India stands close to Africa in wildlife tourism. People, especially from the large metropolises, are looking for a break from the pollution-filled city life and escape to greenery of the jungles. The crisp clean air, the tall green trees and the sounds of chirping birds are certainly a pleasant change from the busy cities. India’s diverse ecosystem is fascinating to explore. The thrill of spotting endangered animals is priceless. But these tours also play an important role in the conservation of the Indian forests. Eco-tourism has helped in bringing about an awareness of the threats faced by the flora and fauna in the country. 

Jungle Resort in India

Hundreds of jungle resorts sprung up in the last decade. These resorts not only conduct safaris into the forests but also have a range of adventure sports to tickle the fancy of adrenaline junkies. Trekking on the hills, bird-watching and nature trails are some of the fun activities one can do in the jungle. The resorts also have other in-house recreational activities like rappelling, zip-lining, camping and river rafting.

The Indian Safari Game

Choosing the best jungle safari in India is a difficult task. With a host of animals to see in India, tiger destinations take the top spot. The Bengal Tiger is not only India’s national animal but also the face of wildlife conservation. The dry grasslands of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is said to be a sure-choice for a sight of the majestic feline. The Jim Corbett National park comes second with an opposite habitat of tall Saal forest trees. The Pariyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala offers not only one of the largest tiger populations in the country but also a range of other animals such as the Nilgiri Tahr, Asiatic Elephant and Malabar Giant Squirrel.

More to See in India

Although the Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant are the most sought-after animals, India is famous world over for many other species, a few are listed below:

  • The Indian One-horned Rhinoceros at Kaziranga National Park, Assam: The Kaziranga National Park has the highest population of the Indian Rhinoceros in the world.  The forest has lush green tropical trees as well as tall grasslands and is located on the banks of the great Brahmaputra River. 
  • Bengal Tiger and Saltwater Crocodile at Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, West Bengal: The Sundarbans is a unique mangrove forest located on the borders of West Bengal and Bangladesh. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the largest crocodile species in the world – the Saltwater Crocodile. What’s more is that the Bengal Tigers here are famous for being able to swim in the shallow waters of the mangroves.
  • Gharial at National Chambal Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh: The Gharial is a Critically Endangered species of crocodile that feeds exclusively on fish. The unique attribute of the National Chambal sanctuary is that it not only houses the largest population of this prehistoric croc but it is also India’s first river sanctuary. The Chambal River also hosts a large variety of birds including the Indian Skimmer, Lesser Flamingos, Sarus Crane and hundreds more.
  • Asiatic Lion at Gir Forest National Park, Gujurat: The Asiatic Lion is the one of the 2 species of Lions. The Gir National Park is the only place in the world that is a home to the king of jungle with just over 500 lions. The dry savannah-like landscape is unique to Gujarat and is home to several other animals like Bonelli’s Eagle, Pangolin, Four-horned Antelope and the Black Buck.
  • Birds at Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan: The semi-arid forests of the Keoladeo National Park are home to over 230 species of birds. It is India’s most popular bird sanctuaries. The avian fauna here include Painted Storks, Asian Open-billed Storks, Sarus Crane and the Imperial Eagle. Apart from birds, the Park has many other animal species like Nilgai, Sambar deer, Striped Hyena and the Monitor Lizard.