India is a country famous for its wildlife, of which tiger is an important part. In fact, the country boasts of a large number of tiger reserves, which provide protection to this endangered species. In fact, the country has a total of 39 tiger reserves, which make it an attractive destination for wildlife lovers from around the globe. Many of these reserves are well maintained and provide excellent facilities for tiger watching, with minimum incidents of poaching, due to continuous efforts of the government to raise awareness against the indiscriminate of these rare animals.
Here is the list of top 5 famous tiger reserves in India:
5. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
The famous Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve lies in the lap of Vindhya Mountains in Madhya Pradesh and happens to be home to the largest number of tigers in the country. The park also houses leopards, deer, hyena, jackal, fox and Rhesus monkeys. Additionally, it also has some amazing species of exotic birds. The main attractions of the reserve are its lush green surroundings and the famous elephant and jeep safaris. The park, which was established in 1968, remains open from October to June, during which it pulls great crowds every year.
4. Sunderban Tiger Reserve, West Bengal
Sunderban Tiger Reserve is another one among the top 5 famous tiger reserves in India, which has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is the natural habitat of the Royal Bengal Tiger. This is the largest tiger reserve and mangrove forest in the country, which is located at the delta area of the rivers Ganga, Meghna and Brahmaputra, in the southern part of West Bengal. Boats are used as the means of transport in this tiger reserve, which houses nearly 400 tigers, in addition to 248 species of birds. It opens from September to March every year.