Call of the Wild: Wildlife Getaways from Delhi

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Wildlife tour in delhi

The capital city, New Delhi enjoys a strategic location when it comes to tourism. Catering to n number of tourist locations, New Delhi has various options for a weekend getaway. The good thing about all of these spectacular destinations is that they do not simply furnish a particular set of preferences. Infact there is a choice for every kind of traveller, Cultural, religious, historical, adventure, scenic, wildlife – the vast area around New Delhi has it all.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 wildlife tours around Delhi.

1.Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Wildlife Getaways from Delhi

This one definitely tops the list not just because of the highest number of tigers that it houses but also because of the enigmatic conservation of natural surroundings. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is your best bet to spot a tiger with approximately 62 tigers to its credit. Few other places to look around are:

  • Ranthambore Fort
  • Jogi Mahal
  • Raj Bagh

How to reach?

Take a train to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. From there on, board a bus or a cab to cover a distance of close to 10 km.

Accommodation: Choose from a number of resorts, guest houses and hotels in Ranthambore listed on Goibibo.

2.Corbett National Park

Corbett2

Situated in the peaceful land of the Kumaon, Corbett National is named after the environment conservationist, Jim Corbett. It is counted as the oldest wildlife park and is known for preserving a number of wildlife species including tigers, elephants and wild cats. Religious people can visit the following temples:

  • Garjiya Devi Temple
  • Sita Vani Temple

How to reach?

Ramnagar Railway Station happens to be the nearest railway station. Alternatively, you may take a bus available at regular intervals from Anand Vihar ISBT/Kashmere Gate, New Delhi.

Accommodation: When it comes to accommodation in Corbett, resorts are your best option. La Perle Resort and Namah Resort are your best bets.

3. Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar

Sariska Tiger Reserve

In the list of weekend getaways from Delhi, Sariska National Park located in Alwar comes next. The site was in news some years back for being the poachers’ target however, with continued efforts it has managed to revive its tiger population. After a jungle safari experience, look around places like Karni Mata Temple and Vinay Vilas Mahal.

How to reach?

Located approximately 212 km from New delhi, it takes some 4 hours to reach this wildlife sanctuary via NH8. A roadtrip with friends here is always a good option.

Accommodation: Get a chance to stay like the kings at the hotels in Sariska Tiger Reserve.

4.Bharatpur Bird Sancturay

Bharatpur Bird Sancturay

For a little different kind of a wildlife experience, try Keoladeo National Park or simply Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. With over 230 bird species, it is perfect destination for bird watchers, environmentalists, photographers and writers.

How to reach?

While planning for weekend tours from Delhi, this place works perfect due to this excellent connectivity. It is located at just 5 km from the Bharatpur railway station.

Accommodation: Among hotels near Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, explorers can pick:

  • Hotel Raj Palace
  • Hotel Surodh Mahal
  • Hotel Sonar Haveli

5. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji2

The locations of Uttarakhand are the perfect options for Delhi Weekend Tours. It is named after C. Gopalachari, the famous freedom fighter and is spread over a land of 1150 sq km. It has the highest number of elephants in Uttarakhand and also houses tigers in good numbers apart from deer, leopard, hyena and beers.

How to reach?

Located at a distance of around 220 km from New Delhi, vacationers can take a bus or train to Rishikesh or Haridwar. From there on, taxi and local buses are easily available.

Accommodation: V Resorts is one of the best accommodations in Rajaji National Park.

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One thought on “Call of the Wild: Wildlife Getaways from Delhi

    Anhell said:
    May 16, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Every national park has its own trtais and all are best in their own way. So for me I found sunder ban national park in West Bengal is the best where it has its own peculiar character about locale and its flora and fauna. Location wise if you know the geographic definition it called as Doab where it’s located in middle of two rivers, in other word you can say island. Rainy season will start form June till September but it consider one of the highest rainfall station because of its influence of ocean current from Bay of Bengal.This national park is one the largest reserves for the Bengal Tiger which consider in endangered creature, and also home to variety of bird, reptile and invertebrates species including the salt water crocodile. Whole national park is covered by mangrove forest and its diverse fauna. Accommodation concern lodging facilities are there which take care by national park and there is camp at Sundarbans Jungle run by tourism group with collaboration with local communities and members of Bali Nature and Wildlife Conservation Society.Mrinmayee

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