Top 5 Thrilling Destinations in India For Wild Life Photography

India is a place of great natural diversity and the land has been blessed with almost all types of natural resources that exist on the earth. The country has a variety in terms of landforms, languages, cultural heritage, and many such things. While there are lofty Himalayan ranges in the extreme north and north-eastern part of the country, the northern and the eastern part of the country mainly comprises of plain land. There are plateaus in the South-Western parts along with coastal plains in the extreme south, while there is the great Thar Desert in the western part of the country.


In the same way, the country is rich in terms of flora and fauna too. The region is home to some of the rarest animal species in the world while it also has many common species in abundance. So, the country is a den of varied animal species.

Animal lovers exist in all parts of the world and one of the main wishes of the lovers is to capture the movements of the wild species from behind their lenses from a very short distance. This is the reason why animal lovers from all parts of the world keep looking for some of the best places for wildlife photography. There are many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India. Here in this list, we have tried to compile some of the most thrilling destinations in India for wildlife photography.

1. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan


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Located at a three-hour drive from the state capital of Rajasthan, the Ranthambore National Park is a great place for wildlife photographers to practice their trade. The 1,334 square kilometer stretch is known for being the independent prowling ground of the tigers. The park used to be the hunting ground of the royal families during ancient days but has changed into a center of wildlife conservation courtesy of the efforts of the government.

The Park is home to a number of small lakes and water bodies, among which The Padam Talao deserves special mention. The water potholes in the Bakula area attract a lot of wild cats during summer. Apart from tigers, leopards, hyenas, Indian foxes, jackals, and many other wild animals can be spotted here.

2. Gir National Park, Gujrat


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Located in the peninsular part of the coastal state of Gujrat, the Gir National Park is the symbol of tourism in Gujrat. The presence of Asiatic Lions in the Gir forest makes India the only country in the world to have the presence of both the big cats- the king of jungle and tigers.

The lion safari available in the park gives you the unmatched privilege of having a close look at the Lions on the prowl and a golden opportunity to use your photographic skills.

3. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand


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Located in the beautiful mountainous district of Nainital, the Jim Corbett National Park is the first wildlife reserve forest in our country. It is located in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand and is abode to the highest number of tigers in the world. The specialty of this place is the presence of different varieties among the tigers too.

You are free to drive around the park and you can always be ready to capture some of the best moments of the day of these wild cats. You can also pay a visit to Corbett Falls for a change.

4. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal

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Located in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta region, the Sunderbans National Park are located at a mere 95-kilometer distance from the state’s capital city of Kolkata. It is one of the most natural abodes of the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Also, there is an abundant presence of crocodiles. So, even if you don’t get a chance to take photographs of a tiger, you won’t have to return empty-handed.

5. Kaziranga National Park, Assam


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Located in the North-Eastern state of Assam, it has the largest population of one-horned rhino in the world. Spread around a gigantic area of 429.69 square kilometers, the reserve forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. You will have the opportunity to capture some beautiful images in the peaceful environment of the park.

Author Bio:

A traveler with a great knack for visiting places of historical importance and immense natural beauty, Rohit likes to compile various lists from the places he has visited. The aim of his life is to attain a peaceful life and to him, peace comes from traveling. You will get more such lists on Trans India Travels.

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