As an option for the favorite African safari destinations, India offers one of the best safari activities with an abundance of wildlife, some of which are unique in the national parks and reserves of the country.

The destination expert Sanjay chooses him ten animals to see in Hindustan with advice, where and when they can be seen, as well as the amazing fun facts!

1. Bengal tiger

The Bengal tigers are the most important species of felines in the world and the most numerous subspecies of the wild animal today. These big cats can shoot animals more than twice the size and with powerful legs and claws that will help their prey.

Did you know: Each tiger is unique in the world; No two tigers have the same strips as an artificial fingerprint!

Unlike other big cats, tigers love water and are often found in wells and rivers. Sanjay’s top choice of park to see a tiger in the wild in India is the Kanha National Park, a veritable wilderness with meadows and meandering streams that make it a picturesque place to enjoy the tiger tracking.

When you go

Travel between March and spring for the best tiger sightings. This is the end of dryness, so tigers are more easily accessible, but the heat is high

2. Lazy bear

Much shorter than the jungle book Disney Faultier portrayed, it usually takes 5 to 6 feet in height. These fluffy, somewhat lanky, often lonely bears are animals that live in the jungle of the Indian subcontinent.

Did you know that lazy bears are mainly looking for termites and fruits at night?

Wildlife is considered vulnerable by the IUCN. Their number has declined due to their captivating character due to habitat loss and poaching. The best park in India to see fault Satpura is National Park.

When you go

The best time to see the failures in India is the end of the dry season, fortunately, at the same time as Tiger!

3. One Listen Rhino

Similar to their African rhino equivalents, Indians have a thick gray skin and a large stature, but above all, this subspecies has only one horn before the two.

Did you know that: rhino horns are made of keratin, the same protein as hair and nails.

The habitat of the Indian rhinoceros is limited to a specific area of ​​India: the Indo-Gangetic plains, so sightings are likely if you know where to go. Drive to the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary for the best sightings; It is home to two thirds of the world population of rhinos.

Although their protective status is vulnerable, numbers have dramatically increased over the past 100 years, from just 12 people in Kaziranga at 1,908 to 1,855 today. This is a fantastic conservation success story!

When you go

Indian rhinoceros can be seen throughout the year at Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep your optics bare and the camera ready!

4. Asian Leopard

Asian leopards are very elusive, solitary creatures seen in the National Park of India on the faces of the rock. Leopards are poachers found mainly at dawn and dusk, looking for prey such as deer and poultry.

Did you know that: Indian black leopards have more rosettes of African leopards.

The populations are relatively high in India, between 12,000 and 14,000 leopards live in the wild. The best leopard area in India is Jawai. In this area it is even considered that leopards are the friends of the sacred local ancient temples!

When you go

October – March is the best time to visit  Jawai to see Asian leopards

5. Snow Leopards

Snowpeaks are among the largest intangible felines in the world. They roam the stepped hills of the Himalayas and remain camouflaged in the snow with their white / light gray fur. With the help of experienced guides, you will be able to track the prey of the leopards, as well as testing the peas themselves, to track down these mysterious creatures.

Did you know that:  Schneeleoparden can dive up to 15 meters deep and use their tails to compensate.

Snowpeople can be hunted in the Hemis National Park, a high mountain reserve in the Indian Ladakh region. Travel to Leh in our small safari group for the best chance to see snow peaks in the wild.

When you go

March and April is the best time to see snowboarding. This is when they come down from the high mountains in search of prey.

6. Jackals

Indian jackals, found in some parks in India , skins from golden buff to black / brown depending on habitat. They are also found on the outskirts of towns and villages where food is found.

Did you know: lonely jackals are known to form relationships with tigers, differing from their kill rests

The best parks to see the jackals in India are Madhav National Park, Ranthambore National Park and Chilka Wildlife Sanctuary.

When you go

Ranthambore is open from October to June and jackals can be seen throughout the year.


These elegant dotted deer are found throughout the Indian subcontinent, and it is a pleasure to see them graze and tethered through the national parks of India. Its name is believed to derive from the same root as the cheetah, the Sanskrit Citra, meaning “bright” or “spotted”.

Did you know that: The antlers’ males reach almost one meter long!

Chital can be found in  Kanha National Park . Keep an eye out for them during your tiger unit tracking game.

When you go

Chital can be seen throughout the year, but at the end of the dry season it is when they interfere in the prairie, ideal for bright sightings (March-April).

8. Life of birds

There is an abundance of birds in India, one of our favorites are the Indian Roller, impressive little birds that are part of the colorful roller family. Their brownish breasts are accented with blue and purple tip wings that stand out in their forests and meadows habitats.

Did you know that: His name is derived from the acrobatic movements they make when flying.

Corbett Ranthambore and National Parks are home to abundant species of birds, so you should be on each list of corners when you travel to India. From water birds and woodpeckers to owls and birds of prey, you will be surprised by the variety

When you go

Rollers from India are not migratory birds, so they can be seen throughout the year, but they have seasonal movements. Even if there are no Indian drums, Ranthambore has more than 580 species of birds, so you will not be disappointed when you travel!

9. The Elephants

Asian elephants differ in size from their African cousins, with a lighter weight and smaller ears, as well as a bow in the back. Elephants should drink at least once a day, so water holes are the best option to find elephants in parks in India.

Did you know that elephants can feed up to 19 hours a day?

Probably the best park in India to see elephants in the Corbett National Park is wild. This is the oldest national park in India with five zones.

When you go

From November to February is the best time to visit the Corbett National Park.

10. Asian Lions

The Asian lions are also narrower than African lions, with a little thicker, somewhat thicker fur. They are also much rarer than the African subspecies with just over 500 remaining Asian lions; They are, therefore, considered to be in danger of extinction.

Did you know that: The population of Asian lions is slowly increasing, which is good news!

The Sasan Gir National Park is the only place in the world where you can find Asian lions, making them a real privilege.

When you go

From March to May is the best time to see Asian lions in the Gir National Park. This time they do not match other wild animals in the park, but it can be mixed with the tiger locating in other parts of India.

So finally our article on about top 10 animals in india to see ends here. Amazing, right? Know more mysterious places in India? Let me know in the comments below. Do not forget to share this with your friends too to see their amazing reactions!

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